November 7, 2022

No. 3 Buckeyes Face No. 2 Rutgers Wednesday in Piscataway


No. 3 Ohio State at No. 2 Rutgers — 2022 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
6 p.m. ET
Piscataway, New Jersey — Yurcak Field (5,000)
Watch: BTN
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Game Notes: Ohio State | Rutgers
Rosters: Ohio State  PDF | Rutgers
Season Stats: Ohio State | Rutgers

Big Ten Tournament Central

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State continues its season in the 2022 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals at Rutgers Wednesday. First touch between the No. 3 Buckeyes and the No. 2 Scarlet Knights is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the match.

Ohio State (10-2-5) defeated No. 6 Michigan State, 1-0, to advance. Rutgers (8-4-6) continued on after a scoreless tie with No. 7 Wisconsin. The Scarlet Knights moved on by winning 5-4 in penalty kicks.

The Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights battled to a 2-all draw Sept. 30 in Columbus during the regular season.

  • Ohio State entered the 2022 Big Ten Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Buckeyes are 21-26-2 all-time in the league tournament, including a 4-4 record as the No. 3 seed. When playing in Columbus, Ohio State is 10-4 in BTT competition after the 1-0 win over MSU last week.
  • The Buckeyes are 2-0 in league tournament play vs. the Scarlet Knights. Ohio State defeated Rutgers 4-0 in 2015 and 1-0 in 2019 in BTT competition. The Buckeyes are 11-22-2 away from Columbus in conference tournament play.
  • Prior to facing Michigan State, Ohio State last played host to a league tournament game in 2015 as the No. 1 seed. The Buckeyes defeated Penn State (1-0, ot) and Rutgers (4-0) before a loss to Maryland (0-2).
  • The Buckeyes finished 7-0-2 at home during the 2022 regular season and then added a win in the 2022 Big Ten Tournament over MSU for an 8-0-2 record at JOMS this year. Ohio State was 8-0-1 in 2010 and 4-0-1 in 1974 and 4-0-0 in both 1965 and 1967 to mark the only other undefeated home seasons in Ohio State history. The eight home wins this year are the most since a 10-2-2 record at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in 2015.
  • Ohio State entered postseason competition at 9-2-5 overall, the most wins since the 2015 team posted a 13-7-3 overall record. The Buckeyes (10-2-5) have won 10 or more games in a season 20 times in program history.
  • Ohio State’s regular-season record (9-2-5) is tied for the best in program history in terms of fewest losses. The Buckeyes tied the previous best regular-season record (7-2-0) posted by the 1967 Buckeyes. The 2022 record of 9-2-5 also is the best in the Big Ten era (1991-present). Previously, the 2007 teams had the fewest losses in a season at 17-4-5.
  • The Big Ten Conference announced its 2022 Award winners Nov. 4. Ohio State was well represented. Junior Laurence Wootton (Midfielder of the Year) and senior Keagan McLaughlin (Goalkeeper of the Year) also garnered First Team All-Big Ten honors. Senior Xavier Green and sophomore Anthony Samways were named Second Team All-Big Ten by the league coaches. Rookies Tanner Creech and Luciano Pechota (unanimous) earned spots on the All-Freshman team while senior Brayden Durbin was named Ohio State’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.