January 14, 2020

Buckeyes Head to East Lansing Looking for Three in a Row



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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State is looking to match its season-high win streak of three games as it travels to Michigan State on Thursday for a 6 p.m. tip. The Buckeyes won both games last year vs. the Spartans and have won three in a row overall in the series. Ohio State won two of its three games last week to improve to 3-2 in the conference while Michigan State stopped a two-game skid on Sunday with a 69-52 home win over Wisconsin. There are currently no undefeated team in Big Ten play so this is a key game for both teams.

Ohio State at Michigan State
Date:January 16, 2020
Time:6:00 p.m.
Venue: Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich.
Live Stats:Statbroadcast
Game Notes:Ohio State | Michigan State | Big Ten
  • This is the 85th meeting all-time between the two teams and the Buckeyes have doubled-up the Spartans, leading the series 56-28.
  • The Buckeyes finished their three games in six days stretch last week 2-1, including winning the last two vs. No. 24 Michigan on Thursday and Penn State on Sunday.
  • Ohio State is 10-6 overall and sit just one game out of first in the Big Ten at 3-2.
  • The Spartans started out hot, winning seven of their first nine games but has since have dropped five of the last seven. MSU picked up a second conference win on Sunday, defeating Wisconsin 69-52 at the Breslin Center. Nia Clouden (15.2) and Taryn McCutchen (11.8) both average in double figures for the Spartans.
  • Freshman guard Kierstan Bell has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week each of the last two weeks and three times this season. She averaged 12.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while making seven threes in the three games last week.
  • Dorka Juhasz notched her second double-double of the year with a 23-point, 12-rebound effort vs. Penn State. She tied her career-high with three three-point makes in each of the last two games.
  • The Buckeyes have made 10 or more threes in each of the last two games. The last time OSU had 10 or more triples in back-to-back Big Ten games was February of 2017 when they did it in four-straight.
  • OSU dished-out 22 assists vs. Penn State on Sunday. The last time OSU had 20+ assists vs. a B1G team was Feb. 25, 2018.