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2019 Schedule
2-0, 1st in Big Ten
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Ohio State spoils Bearcats' homecoming party 64-56

Kaleb Wesson scored 15 points, and C.J. Jackson hit a driving bank shot and a pair of free throws in the final 30 seconds Wednesday night as Ohio State held on for a 64-56 victory over Cincinnati, spoiling the Bearcats' return to their on-campus arena.

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State will launch an esports campus-wide collaboration that includes competitive collegiate teams, academic studies and multidisciplinary research, the university announced on Wednesday. The collaboration will span five colleges at the university and will launch a curriculum with a focus on game studies and esports, allowing students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as an elective course in esports content production. The university's esports teams will compete in a new state-of-the-art arena that is being constructed on campus; the teams will also participate in the Electronic Gaming Federation alongside fellow Power 5 schools. Specific games for those teams have not been announced at this time.

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44dJeff Borzello

No. 44 Liddell picks Ohio State over Mizzou, Illini

ESPN 100 forward E.J. Liddell, a 6-foot-7 Belleville West (Illinois) power forward who prefers to do most of his work around the basket, has committed to Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes.

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44dKyle Bonagura

Ohio St. transfer Lyle to miss New Mexico season

New Mexico guard JaQuan Lyle, who sat out last season after transferring from Ohio State, is expected to miss the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon during practice on Saturday.

Watch: Team Fredette vs. Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State Alumni)

Watch: Team Fredette vs. Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State Alumni)

OSU's alumni team wins TBT game on alley-oop slam (0:45)
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123dJeff Borzello

PG Carton chooses Ohio St. over IU, Michigan

Point guard D.J. Carton, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Big Ten rivals Michigan and Indiana.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

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166dAdam Rittenberg

UNC-Michigan highlights ACC/Big Ten clashes

Michigan, the 2017-18 national runner-up, will host North Carolina on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Other matchups include Michigan State at Louisville and Indiana at Duke on Nov. 27.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Evaluated and spoke with Kahlil Whitney last weekend at the EYBL. He is receiving heavy recruiting attention from Florida State, Louisville, Illinois , Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, Seton Hall and Saint John's. He is one of the better small forwards in the class of 2019.

Keita Bates-Diop heading to NBA (0:32)
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233dAdrian Wojnarowski

Buckeyes' Bates-Diop to enter NBA draft

Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will pass on his final year of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft in June. He also will hire an agent, he announced.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The drama in the West Region over the past few hours, depicted in one plot:

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

In a win over Ohio State in the second round on Saturday, Gonzaga showcased the poise we witnessed when Mark Few's team made a run to the national title game last year. With 5:14 to play in Saturday's game, the teams were tied, 67-67. Over the next three-plus minutes, however, the Bulldogs launched an 11-2 run that helped Gonzaga regain the momentum.

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.5Tied-85th
Rebounds Per Game36.0Tied-217th
Assists Per Game14.0Tied-170th
Points Allowed58.535th

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Tournament History

Final Fours11
Tournament Record55-30
Championship Seasons1960
Tournament Appearances31