Ohio State Men's Basketball Gameday March 12, 2020
Opponent vs. Purdue (16-15)
Site Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,500)
Time 6:30 p.m. ET
Television BTN | BTN Plus
Talent Kevin Kugler (Play-By-Play)
Stephen Bardo (Expert Analysis)
Rick Pizzo (Sideline)
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Off the Bench
Kaleb Wesson Welcomed to Exclusive Club
Ohio State junior Kaleb Wesson has entered both the 1,000 career point and 500 career rebound club with 1,072 points and 566 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Ohio State vs. Northwestern Series
Ohio State leads the all-time series with the Wildcats 119-47. Ohio State owns a 69-15 record in Columbus and is 49-32 in Evanston. The teams have played on a neutral court once with the Buckeyes owning the win. Andre Wesson has faced Northwestern four times over his career, most of any current Buckeye. He averages 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in the series. Younger brother Kaleb Wesson averages 15.0 points and 7.0 boards in two meetings. Duane Washington Jr. scored 19 points in two appearances in the series a season ago.
Northwestern enters the game with the Buckeyes at 6-12 overall and 1-7 in the Big Ten. The Wildcats are 1-8 after starting the season with a 5-4 record. The most recent Northwestern win was at home vs. Nebraska, 62-57, Jan. 11. Three Wildcats average in double figures on the offensive end. Miller Kopp (13.3 ppg.), a sophomore forward, Pat Spencer (11.0 ppg.), a grad transfer guard and Boo Buie (10.2 ppg.), a freshman guard.
Ohio State vs. The Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 828-736 against current league members. Chris Holtmann faced six league opponents during his six years as a head coach prior to taking over for the Buckeyes in 2017-18. He entered his first year of Big Ten competition with a 4-5 record vs. conference foes. He is 30-30 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.