Ohio State Buckeyes Hoops Review: Where The Buckeyes Stand Heading Into Exam Break

Ohio State Buckeyes Hoops Review: Where The Buckeyes Stand Heading Into Exam Break

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Ohio State Buckeyes Hoops Review: Where The Buckeyes Stand Heading Into Exam Break

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is in the midst of a ten-day exam break, before its next game against Bucknell. Entering break, the Buckeyes (8-1, 2-0), are ranked No. 19 in the nation and tied for first place in conference play.

Since the football season is winding down and fans are beginning to turn their attention to the hardwood, we’ll take a closer look at how the Buckeyes got to where they are now.

The scarlet and gray tipped their season off at the newly renovated Fifth Third Arena, on the campus of Cincinnati. Ohio State dominated the game early, en route to a hard-fought 64-56 win over the Bearcats.

Fort Wayne came calling for the home opener in Columbus, where the Buckeyes cruised to a 107-61 victory, in the first game of a holiday tournament.

Getting back on the road, Ohio State traveled to Creighton, winning yet another crucial early season game 69-60, that might come in handy down the stretch.

While many teams were out on the islands, the Buckeyes played host to three different teams over Thanksgiving break.  Ohio State scorched South Carolina State 89-61, surged past Samford 68-50 and pounded Cleveland State 89-62 to sweep the Buckeye classic at a perfect 4-0.

Upping the competition, Syracuse, a college basketball blue-blood visited Columbus, to stun Ohio State 72-62 in its own building.  The Orange came alive in the second half, scorching the nets for 43 points.

Entering Big Ten play, the Buckeyes were in an unfamiliar spot with the Syracuse loss.  However, Ohio State bounced back strong, with a thumping of the Minnesota Golden Gophers 79-59.

The Buckeyes traveled out to Champaign, to face the Fighting Illini of Illinois, before exam week.  Ohio State fell into a hole at halftime but ultimately prevailed 77-67, to hit the books happy.

When the Buckeyes return, they will host Bucknell on Saturday, December 15th at Value City Arena.  The team has four more games before Big Ten play officially gets going again, this time for good.

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