January 4, 2022

Ohio State Hosts Illinois Thursday Evening


RV/RV Ohio State vs. Illinois

Date: Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

Venue: Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center

Game: vs. Illinois (7 p.m. ET) | Live Stats | B1G+

Rosters: Ohio State | Illinois

Game Notes: Ohio State


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The RV/RV Ohio State women’s basketball team (9-3, 1-2 Big Ten) opens the new year on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tip against Illinois (5-7, 0-1 Big Ten) inside Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center. The game will be broadcast live on B1G+ (login required) and AM 1460.

Tickets for the 2021-22 season in Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center are now available. Fans can purchase mini planssingle-game tickets and group tickets. All group tickets must be bought in advance by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS and then selecting option two. Fans with ticketing questions should call the Ohio State Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BUCKS or email athletic.tix@osu.edu.

  • Ohio State is receiving votes in the AP Poll released on Monday and the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.
  • Ohio State wrapped up 2021 with a 90-71 loss at No. 9/7 Michigan on New Year’s Eve.
  • Jacy Sheldon and Taylor Mikesell led the Ohio State offense with 26 and 25 points, respectively, marking the first time since March 3, 2018 that two Buckeyes have put up at least 25 points each in a single game. This was Sheldon’s fifth 20-point game of the season and Mikesell’s third as both have scored in double figures in each of the first 12 games.
  • Ohio State forced 21 turnovers and scored 21 points off those turnovers in the contest.
  • Illinois enters the game with a 5-7 overall record and dropped its lone Big Ten matchup so far this season, though the Fighting Illini have not played since Dec. 22 due to positive COVID-19 test results within the program.
  • Aaliyah Nye leads the Illinois offense as the only player to average double figures with 11.3 ppg as the team averages 65.08 ppg as a whole. Kendall Bostic averages 11.4 rebounds per game to lead the Fighting Illini on the boards.
  • Ohio State holds a 54-20 lead in the all-time series against Illinois and leads 27-5 when the two programs meet in Columbus. The Buckeyes own the last eight meetings against the Fighting Illini.