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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Buckeyes in the Challenge
Ohio State has participated in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the last 17 years and has a 6-11 record in the event. The Buckeyes first took part in the event during the 2002-03 season against Duke in Greensboro, N.C., a 91-75 Blue Devils’ victory. Ohio State defeated Virginia Tech in Columbus in 2005-06, 69-59, for its first victory in the event. The 2011 game vs. Duke in Columbus pitted the highest combined ranking of Ohio State (2) and Duke (3) in the Buckeyes’ previous Challenge games. That record was nearly tied in 2012 with the No. 4 Buckeyes traveling to No. 2 Duke. Ohio State was No. 3 and North Carolina came in at No. 7 in the 2006 Challenge. The Buckeyes enter the event this year at No. 6 with the Tar Heels ranked No. 7. Ohio State has faced a ranked ACC opponent 12 times in the Challenge.
Ohio State vs. North Carolina Series
Ohio State and North Carolina have met 14 times with the Tar Heels owning a 12-2 record in those games. No. 6 North Carolina has been ranked among the Top 10 in eight of the last 11 meetings. Ohio State’s last win in the series was an 80-73 win in the 1992 NCAA Midwest Regional in Lexington, Kentucky. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 3 in that game while the Tar Heels were rated No. 18.
The Buckeyes vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference
Ohio State is 67-50 all-time vs. current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ohio State last played an ACC school Nov. 28, 2018 vs. Syracuse at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes lost that game 72-62. Ohio State has played each ACC school at least once and own wins against all but Clemson (0-2) and North Carolina State (0-1).
Kaleb Wesson Earns Big Ten Honor
Kaleb Wesson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference office announced Nov. 18. Wesson helped the Buckeyes to a 76-51 win over No. 10 Villanova in Columbus with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal. The double-double was his second of the season and eighth of his career. The conference honor was his second as a Buckeye.