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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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 (140-379/.369) from distance … has scored 940 career points after a two-point effort at Purdue and is working to become Ohio State’s next 1,000-point scorer … Kyle Young, who missed four games with a stress fracture in his right leg, is 69-of-95 shooting this season (.726) … he returned to action vs. Penn State Feb. 7 after suffering the injury vs. Maryland Jan. 18 … Joey Lane has appeared in 13 games this season and is 4-for-6 from the field and 3-for-4 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. Northwestern Series
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Northwestern 119-46. The Buckeyes are 69-15 in Columbus and 49-31 in Evanston. The teams have met just once on a neutral court, an Ohio State win. C.J. Jackson averages 8.0 points in three meetings against the Wildcats. He averages 4.3 rebounds as well. Kaleb Wesson averages 15 points and seven boards in two games vs. the Wildcats.
Scouting the Wildcats
Vic Law leads a trio of Wildcats in double figures offensively with a team-leading 15.3 points a game. Dererk Pardon contributes 13.9 ppg. ahead of Ryan Taylor’s 10.3 ppg. Pardon provides a team-high 7.9 rebounds a game. Northwestern enters the game with a 12-17 overall record. The Wildcats are 3-15 in Big Ten Conference play with losses in their last 10 league outings.
Ohio State vs. the Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 825-727 against current league members. Chris Holtmann is new to the Big Ten but no stranger to Big Ten competition. He faced six league opponents during his six years as a head coach prior to taking over for the Buckeyes last year. He entered his first year of Big Ten competition with a 4-5 record vs. conference foes. He is 27-21 vs. conference opponents in eight years as a head coach.