Oct. 28, 2011

Attention Buckeye Nation! Looking for more ways to stay up-to-date with the latest Ohio State happenings? Check this out! Every Friday, features one of the many Ohio State athletic Twitter accounts to follow. With the 2011-12 men’s basketball season on the horizon, this week’s #FF is two of the newest additions to Ohio State’s Twitter and Facebook families: @OhioStateHoops and

This year’s Buckeye squad was recently voted as the Big Ten favorite by a panel of Big Ten media. The team finished last season’s campaign with a 34-3 overall mark, Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and a No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Under the direction of eighth-year head coach Thad Matta, the Buckeyes enter the season ranked No. 3 nationally in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

Highlighting this year’s youthful roster is Big Ten and national Freshman of the Year Jared Sullinger. Recently named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year, the Columbus product averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds a game last season.

Joining Sullinger on the roster is one senior, two juniors, five sophomores and four freshmen. Lone senior William Buford is a three-time All-Big Ten honoree, while sophomore guard Aaron Craft was last season’s Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year. 

Ohio State opens the regular season Nov. 11 (9 p.m.) vs. Wright State at VCA.

Tweets: 19

Likes: 382 

Ohio State Men’s Basketball in 140 characters…
Preseason Big Ten favorites … led by sophomore Jared Sullinger & senior William Buford … head coach Thad Matta … ranked No. 3 nationally. 

For more Ohio State men’s basketball on Twitter, check out… – Twitter account for assistant coach Jeff Boals – Twitter account for video coordinator Greg Paulus – Associate Athletics Director for Communications Dan Wallenberg – Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Alissa Clendenen