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
The Ohio State vs. Nebraska Series
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Nebraska 17-4. The Buckeyes are 9-1 in Columbus and 6-2 in Lincoln. The teams have met three times on a neutral court with Ohio State owning a 2-1 record in those games. Ohio State is 10-1 vs. Nebraska when ranked among the Associated Press Top 25. The Buckeyes have won seven of the last eight games in the series. Andre Wesson has faced the Cornhuskers five times, most on the Ohio State roster. He averages 4.8 points in the series. Kaleb Wesson averages 10.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in three career meetings. Luther Muhammad recorded his career high with 24 points in his only meeting with Nebraska a year ago. He also grabbed six rebounds.
The Cornhuskers enter the game with the Buckeyes with a 7-20 record and 2-14 in Big Ten Conference play. League wins have come at home vs. Purdue and Iowa. Nebraska is led by senior guard Haanif Cheatham’s 12.5 points per game. Sophomore guard Cam Mack adds 12.0 ppg. ahead of junior guard Dachon Burke Jr.’s 11.8 ppg. The Huskers rebound by committee with seven players averaging between 3.7 and 6.0 rebounds per game.
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 1,183 points and 634 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
Ohio State vs. the Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 834-738 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 36-32 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.