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
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 1,158 points and 618 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Ohio State vs. Iowa Series
Iowa leads the all-time series with Ohio State 78-76. The Buckeyes are 49-27 in Columbus and 25-50 in Iowa City. The teams have met three times on neutral courts with the Buckeyes winning two. Ohio State is 15-18 all-time in games when Iowa is ranked among the Top 25 and 24-13 when the Buckeyes carry an Associated Press Top 25 ranking into the game vs. the Hawkeyes. When both teams are ranked in games vs. one another, the Buckeyes are 5-3. Ohio State has won the last three games vs. Iowa when the Hawkeyes were ranked at the time of the game vs. the Buckeyes, including a 76-69 win at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Feb. 4, 2014 over the No. 17 Hawkeyes. Ohio State was unranked in all three of the wins over ranked Iowa squads. Senior Andre Wesson has faced Iowa five times, most on the Ohio State roster. He averages 6.6 points and two rebounds in the series. Junior Kaleb Wesson averages 12 points and 6.8 rebounds in four meetings while sophomore Justin Ahrens averages 17.5 points and 3.0 boards in the series. He has faced Iowa twice. His 29 points, which included a 6-10 effort from 3-point range and a 9-9 effort at the foul line, were instrumental in a 90-70 win over the Hawkeyes last year in Columbus.
Scouting the Hawkeyes
Iowa plays host to the Buckeyes with an overall record of 18-8 with a 9-6 slate in Big Ten Conference play after a 58-55 win at Minnesota Sunday. Three Hawkeyes average double figures offensively with junior Luka Garza, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, at 23.7 points per game. Sophomore Joe Wieskamp is next with 14.9 ppg. while freshman CJ Fredrick adds 10.7 ppg. Garza, No. 4 in the conference in rebounding, tops the Hawkeyes with 9.7 boards a game.
Ohio State vs. the Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 833-737 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 35-31 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.