Ohio State Men's Basketball Gameday March 24, 2019
Opponent Houston (32-3)
Site BOK Center (17,996)
Time Approx. 8:40 p.m. ET
Television TNT | March Madness Live
Talent Brad Nessler (Play-By-Play)
Steve Lavin, Jim Jackson (Expert Analysis)
Evan Washburn (Sideline)
Radio OSU-IMG Sports Network (67 stations)
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Radio Talent Paul Keels (Play-By-Play)
Ron Stokes (Expert Analysis)
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Ohio State and The NCAA Tournament
Ohio State makes its 29th appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2019. Overall, Ohio State has a 51-27 record all-time in NCAA Tournament play. The Buckeyes have advanced to play in 10 Final Fours, have finished as the runner up four times (1939, 1961, 1962, 2007) and own one title (1960). Ohio State finished third four times (1944, 1945, 1946, 1968). The Buckeyes played in four-consecutive NCAA “Sweet 16s,” a record accomplishment for Ohio State and the longest streak in the country from 2010-13. Ohio State last accomplished three-consecutive “Sweet 16s” from 1960-62. The Buckeyes have made 14 “Sweet 16” appearances in NCAA Tournament play.
2018-19 Buckeyes in NCAA Play
Entering the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the 2018-19 Buckeyes had nine games of NCAA experience and five starts. C.J. Jackson, Andre Wesson, Kaleb Wesson and Musa Jallow have now played in three games while Keyshawn Woods has played in two, one each at while at Wake Forest and Ohio State.
Holtmann in the NCAA Tournament
Chris Holtmann, the 2018 Big Ten Coach of the Year, has led his teams to five-consecutive NCAA Tournaments (three at Butler and two at Ohio State), going 6-4 in NCAA Tournament contests. Holtmann’s teams have one at least one game in each NCAA Tournament appearance to date.
Notable Numbers–Jackson 2 shy of 1,000
C.J. Jackson reached 100 career 3-pointers made with three makes vs. Cleveland State (11/23/18) … for his Ohio State career he is (148-407/.364) from distance … has scored 998 career points after a 2-point effort vs. Iowa State and is working to become Ohio State’s 58th all-time 1,000-point scorer … his 148 career made 3s ranks No. 8 all-time in Ohio State history … Kyle Young, who missed four games with a stress fracture in his right leg, is 78-of-116 shooting this season (.672) … he returned to action vs. Penn State Feb. 7 after suffering the injury vs. Maryland Jan. 18 … Joey Lane has appeared in 14 games this season, with one start, and is 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-5 from 3-point range … he also has six rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals in 2.7 minutes per game.
The Ohio State vs. Houston Series
Ohio State is 4-0 all-time vs. Houston. The teams played a home and home series in 1963 and ‘64 with the Buckeyes winning at home 79-63 in the opener and then 77-69 at Houston in 1964. Ohio State defeated the No. 1 ranked Cougars in the 1968 Final Four third place game 89-85 in Los Angeles. The most recent meeting was in Kansas City Nov. 23, 2004 in the Guardians Classic, a 78-61 Ohio State victory.
Ohio State vs. The American Athletic Conference
The Buckeyes are 26-14 all-time vs. teams currently making up the American Athletic Conference, including a 4-0 record vs. Houston. Ohio State defeated Cincinnati in the last meeting vs. an AAC member to open the 2018-19 season at Cincinnati. The Buckeyes won that game 64-56 Nov. 7, 2018.