Ohio State vs. Chaminade
Date: November 1, 2022
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Rosters: Ohio State | Chaminade
2021-22 Season Stats: Ohio State | Chaminade
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The final week of preparation for the 2022-23 college basketball season is underway and Ohio State will host Chaminade in a final tune-up Tuesday evening. The exhibition game is slated for a 7 p.m. tip at Value City Arena inside the Schottenstein Center and it will be streamed exclusively on BTN+.
- Ohio State features a largely new but talented group in 2022-23. Only three players on the roster have played a game in an Ohio State uniform prior to this year – Eugene Brown III, Zed Key and Justice Sueing.
- Ten new faces join the fold and included in that is a five-member freshmen class that was ranked in the Top 10 nationally. Brice Sensabaugh was Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year last year. Bruce Thornton earned the same honor in his home state of Georgia. Roddy Gayle Jr., played on one of the top high school teams in the country last year in Wasatch Academy. Felix Okpara is a long 6-11 post player who brings a strong defensive presence. Bowen Hardman is a lights-out shooter from Cincinnati. All figure to make an impact this season.
- The Buckeyes also welcomed a host of talented transfers this summer. Tanner Holden, a Wheelersburg, Ohio native, played 92 games at Wright State over the last three seasons averaged 16.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals. Isaac Likekele played the last four seasons at Oklahoma State and was the only player in program history to have more than 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 400 assists. Sean McNeil made 155 three-pointers over his three seasons at West Virginia, where he played in 89 games and averaged over 12 points per game each of the last two seasons.
- Likekele, Sueing and Key were all elected captains of Team 124. For Sueing, this is the second-consecutive year he has been named a captain. He missed all but two games last year but is returning healthy and is poised for a big season.
- Zed Key returns as the team’s leading returning scorer and rebounder. The Bay Shore, N.Y. native averaged 7.8 points and 5.6 rebounds last season while shooting over 56 percent from the floor. As the main veteran low post presence, he will be “Key” to the Buckeyes success this year.
- Redshirt-freshman Kalen Etzler worked hard on his shot last season and also added 15 pounds of muscle. The 6-8 wing has certainly benefited from his time with the program over the last year and a half and has found a role for himself this season.
- The Buckeyes have also added a pair of walk-ons in Ohio native Owen Spencer and guard Colby Baumann. Spencer, a 6-10 post player from Cincinnati, appeared in 12 games in his two years at the Citadel before transferring back to Ohio.
- The regular season will kickoff next Monday against Robert Morris at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes’ non-conference schedule will feature six home games as well as a trip to the Maui Invitational, a trip to Duke for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and a trip to New York to face North Carolina in the CBS Sports Classic.
- The opener of the 20-game Big Ten season will be on December 8, at home against Rutgers.