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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Off the Bench
Buckeyes Post 20 Wins in 2019-20, Now Have 20+ Wins in 15 of the Last 16 Seasons
Ohio State has 30 seasons with 20 or more wins and three with 30 or more. Chris Holtmann has won at least 20 games in each of his three years at Ohio State and the Buckeyes have won 20 or more in 15 of the last 16 seasons. The Buckeyes are 21-9 this year after the win vs. No. 23 Illinois last Thursday.
Kaleb Wesson Welcomed to Exclusive Club
Ohio State junior Kaleb Wesson has entered both the 1,000 career point and 500 career rebound club with 1,232 points and 666 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Ohio State vs. Michigan State Series
Michigan State leads the all-time series with Ohio State 71-57. The Buckeyes are 37-24 in Columbus and 17-42 in East Lansing. The teams have met eight times on a neutral court with Michigan State owning a 5-3 record in those games. Ranked Ohio State teams are 22-14 against the Spartans while MSU is 25-10 when ranked in games vs. the Buckeyes. When both teams are ranked when facing one another, MSU leads 9-7. Andre Wesson has faced the Spartans a team-leading six times. He averages 5.2 points and 3.0 boards. Kaleb Wesson contributes 13.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in four career meetings with Michigan State.
Scouting Michigan State
The Spartans enter the game vs. the Buckeyes at 21-9 overall and 13-6 in Big Ten Conference play. The Spartans have won five of the last six league games following a three-game losing streak on conference play. Senior Cassius Winston leads the Spartans with 18.3 points per game followed by classmate Xavier Tillman’s 13.7 ppg. Tillman also leads the team in rebounding with 7.7 boards a contest.
Ohio State vs. the Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 837-738 against current league members. Chris Holtmann faced six league opponents during his six years as a head coach prior to taking over for the Buckeyes in 2017-18. He entered his first year of Big Ten competition with a 4-5 record vs. conference foes. He is 39-32 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.