November 9, 2017

Holtmann Era Begins This Weekend


Nov. 9, 2017

Ohio State Buckeyes (0-0) vs. Robert Morris Colonials (0-0); Radford Highlanders (0-0)

Date: Nov. 10/12, 2017
Site: Value City Arena (19,049)
Game Time: 7:01/2:31 p.m.
Television: BTN Plus/
Talent: RMU: Tim Tully (Play-By-Play)
David Austin (Expert Analysis)
Caroline Rice (Sideline)
Radford: Dylan Tyrer (Play-By-Play)
David Austin (Expert Analysis)
Caroline Rice (Sideline)
Radio: OSU-IMG Sports Network (63 stations)
Satellite Radio: None
Local Radio: WBNS-FM 97.1, AM-1460
Radio Talent: Paul Keels (Play-By-Play)
Ron Stokes (Expert Analysis)

Starting Five, Plus One
• Ohio State is a combined 26-0 all-time vs. teams representing the Northeast and Big South conferences, the leagues of the first two opponents this season. The Buckeyes are 12-0 vs. teams representing the Northeast Conference (Robert Morris) and 14-0 vs. Big South schools (Radford).
• Mike Conley Jr. was elected into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017 and was officially recognized during Hall of Fame Weekend on the Ohio State campus the weekend of Oct. 7. Conley is the 39th men’s basketball student-athlete to be elected to the Athletics Hall of Fame. Conley, now in his 11th season with the Memphis Grizzlies, was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft after leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA National Championship game in 2007.
Evan Turner, who was Ohio State’s 38th Hall of Fame inductee a season ago, was recognized Sept. 9 during Ohio State’s matchup with Oklahoma on the gridiron for his donation of $500,000 to the men’s basketball program. The donation will be used for graphics and to name the hallway outside the men’s basketball practice facility. Turner was the National Player of the Year in college basketball in 2010 and was the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft that year (Philadelphia).
• New at home games this year, the Buckeyes will join the students in signing Carmen Ohio following each game. Players and coaches will line up in front of the student section (behind team benches).
Chris Holtmann will be coaching in his 200th game of his career and first at Ohio State when the Buckeyes take on Robert Morris at 7 p.m. Friday at Value City Arena. Holtmann is 114-85 in six seasons as a head coach, three each at Gardner-Webb and Butler.
• Holtmann received National Letters of Intent Wednesday from a quartet of high school standouts from Ohio, California, Texas and New Jersey. Justin Ahrens, a 6-5 forward from Versailles, Ohio; Duane Washington, a 6-3 guard from Chatsworth, California; Jaedon LeDee, a 6-9 forward from Houston, Texas; and Luther Muhammad, a 6-3 guard from Jersey City, New Jersey, all signed on with Holtmann and the Buckeyes on national signing day.

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