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 1,129 points and 605 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 88-84. The Buckeyes are 54-30 in Columbus and 27-57 in West Lafayette. The teams have met four times on neutral courts with the Buckeyes winning three. Andre Wesson has faced Purdue four times, most on the Ohio State roster. He averages 10.3 points and two rebounds in the series.
Scouting the Boilermakers
Purdue travels to Columbus with an overall record of 14-11 with a 7-7 slate in Big Ten Conference play. Two Boilermakers average in double figures, led by sophomore center Trevion William’s 11.2 points a game. Sophomore guard Eric Hunter (10.5 ppg.) also scores in double figures. Williams also leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 boards a game.
Ohio State vs. The Big Ten
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 831-737 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 33-31 vs. conference opponents in nine years as a head coach.