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)
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Off the Bench
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 1,168 points and 625 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Ohio State vs. Maryland Series
Maryland leads the all-time series with Ohio State 9-6. The Buckeyes are 4-3 in Columbus and 1-6 in College Park. The teams have met once on a neutral court with Ohio State earning the win. Ohio State is 1-1 vs. Maryland when ranked among the Associated Press Top 25. Ranked Maryland teams are 7-3 vs. the Buckeyes with wins in each of the last seven games when ranked. This will be the first meeting in which both teams carry an AP Top 25 ranking into the game. Senior Andre Wesson has faced the Terrapins six times, most on the Ohio State roster. He averages 6.2 points and just over two rebounds in the series. Junior Kaleb Wesson adds 10.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in four games vs. the Terrapins. Duane Washington Jr. averages 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in three career meetings vs. Maryland.
The Terrapins enter the game with the Buckeyes with a 22-4 overall record and a 12-3 slate in Big Ten Conference games. The Terps started the season 10-0 before a loss in State College to the Nittany Lions. Since beating Ohio State in College Park Jan. 7 (67-55), the Terps lost their next two games to Iowa and Wisconsin on the road but have since rattled off nine Big Ten Conference wins. Senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. leads the team with 16.7 points per game. Sophomore forward Jalen Smith contributes 15.4 ppg. and a team-leading 10.5 rebounds a game. Aaron Wiggins, a sophomore guard, adds 10.1 ppg.
Ohio State vs. the Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 833-738 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 35-32 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.