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
Ohio State Big Ten Tournament History
The No. 7 seed in the 2020 Big Ten Tournament, the Buckeyes are 27-15 all-time in BTT play since the event began in 1998. Ohio State has won 24 of its last 35 league tournament games, including 16 of the last 23. By seed, Ohio State is 11-2 as No. 1, 3-1 as No. 2, 2-1 as No. 3, 4-3 as No. 5, 2-2 as No. 6, 1-1 as No. 7, 4-2 as No. 8, 0-1 as No. 9 and 0-2 as No. 11. Ohio State has entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed five times (2000, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011). The Buckeyes have four titles (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013) and eight title game appearances (2003, 2006, 2009, 2012). Ohio State, 13-6 in BTT openers, has been seeded higher in 25 BTT games all-time and are 21-4 in those games. As the lower seed, the Buckeyes are 6-11 all-time. Nine of the Buckeyes’ opening games in the last 15 years have been decided by six or fewer points. Ohio State is 8-1 in those games.
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 1,240 points and 672 boards. Wesson became the 29th Buckeye all-time with both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
The Ohio State vs. Purdue Series
Purdue leads the all-time series with Ohio State 88-85. The Buckeyes are 55-30 in Columbus and 27-57 in West Lafayette. The teams have met four times on neutral courts with the Buckeyes winning three. When ranked among the Associated Press Top 25, Ohio State is 28-7 vs. the Boilermakers. Andre Wesson has faced Purdue five times, most on the Ohio State roster. He averages 9.8 points and three rebounds in the series.
Scouting the Boilermakers
Purdue takes on the Buckeyes with an overall record of 16-15. Two Boilermakers average in double figures, led by sophomore center Trevion William’s 11.5 points a game. Sophomore guard Eric Hunter (10.6 ppg.) also scores in double figures. Williams also leads the team in rebounding with 7.6 boards a game.
Ohio State vs. the Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 837-739 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 39-33 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.