Ohio St. Rumors & News

  • Thad Matta says Ohio State basketball transfers 'got rid of problems'

    The Comeback "Ohio State is known as a football school, but men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has built a perennial contender in Columbus. Last season, however, the Buckeyes took a step back with 21-14 record and a second-round NIT exit. Things went from bad to worse as an exodus of highly touted freshmen then..." July 15

  • Austin Grandstaff leaves Oklahoma for DePaul

    Eleven Warriors "Austin Grandstaff's basketball journey has taken him from Texas to Ohio to Oklahoma, and his next stop will be in Illinois. The Ohio State transfer, who transferred from Oklahoma without logging a minute, is headed to DePaul. " June 13

  • Ex-Ohio State guard A.J. Harris transferring to New Mexico Sate

    Eleven Warriors "Friday night, former Ohio State guard A.J. Harris announced via his Twitter feed that he will be transferring to New Mexico State. " May 28

  • Former Ohio State center Daniel Giddens joining Alabama

    Eleven Warriors "The second of three post-season transfers from the Ohio State men's basketball program has found a new home. Center Daniel Giddens will transfer to Alabama. The former four-star recruit made the announcement Sunday via his Twitter account." May 15

  • Top Ohio State Target Markell Johnson Announces he Will Reclassify to 2016 Class

    Eleven Warriors "There has been a cloud of mystery surrounding the recruitment of four-star point guard Markell Johnson for some time now. Nobody really seemed to have a solid gage on where he'd be attending school or even what class he'd be in: 2016 or 2017? One part of that picture gained some clarity Monday..." May 03

  • Buckeyes announce that freshman guard A.J. Harris will also transfer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Three transfers in one day. Ohio State coach Thad Matta announced via a university statement on Tuesday night that freshman guard A.J. Harris has been given permission to transfer from the Buckeyes basketball program. Harris is the third player to transfer from Ohio State in the last 24..." March 30

  • Are things falling apart for Thad Matta and Ohio State?

    The Comeback "In 2015-16, for the first time in eight years, Ohio State basketball made it through an entire season without appearing in the AP Top 25 at any point. The Buckeyes missed the NCAA Tournament (and lost in the NIT), and suddenly it’s been three years since the once ascendant program reached the..." March 30

  • Daniel Giddens asks for his release from Ohio State basketball team, expected to transfer per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State freshman center Daniel Giddens has asked for his release from the team, and intends to transfer according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Borzello. An Ohio State spokesperson confirmed to cleveland.com that Giddens has asked for his release, but the team has offered no other information..." March 29

  • Report: Ohio State's Trevor Thompson declares for NBA draft

    The Score "Ohio State center Trevor Thompson has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. The sophomore is testing the draft waters after a season in which he averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes." March 27

  • Florida 74, Ohio State 66

    The Sports Xchange "Florida started the second half on a 14-2 run to break open a close game and defeat Ohio State 74-66 in a second-round NIT game on Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Gators (21-14) started the game on a 9-0 run and came out in the second half just as hot as they increased..." March 20

  • Ohio State 72, Akron 63 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "The last time Ohio State didn't make the NCAA Tournament was 2008, and the Buckeyes went on to win the NIT championship. The Buckeyes still have a chance to repeat history, but it won't be easy after struggling to beat Akron 72-63 in overtime on Tuesday night in an NIT opener at Value City..." March 15

  • No. 2 Michigan State runs over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, No. 2 Michigan State is playing like an angry basketball team. That anger was on full display Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and..." March 11

  • Ohio State 79, Penn State 75

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Marc Loving made 13 of 15 free throws while scoring 24 points to help Ohio State deliver a 79-75 victory over Penn State on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament at Indianapolis. Freshman guard JaQuan Lyle contributed 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for..." March 10

  • Emotional win for Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- One by one, Michigan State's seniors kissed the center court logo at Breslin Center during the closing seconds of their last home game. Denzel Valentine finally got his turn, then embraced head coach Tom Izzo after another special performance. Valentine..." March 05

  • Ohio State upsets fading No. 8 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The frustration is getting real for Iowa. The eighth-ranked Hawkeyes continued their late-season swoon, blowing a six-point lead in the final minutes and falling 68-64 to Ohio State on Sunday in a Big Ten game in Value City Arena. The loss dealt a serious blow to..." February 28

  • Forbes leads No. 6 Spartans over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tom Izzo would never complain about a late-season Big Ten win on the road, but the Michigan State coach was not pleased with what he saw Tuesday night in Value City Arena. The sixth-ranked Spartans didn't execute to Izzo's satisfaction and he was disappointed with the..." February 24

  • Report: Ohio State's Tate could miss rest of season with shoulder injury

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate has had an MRI on his left shoulder, and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain, multiple sources have told The Dispatch. He injured his right shoulder during February of his senior season at Pickerington Central and had surgery to repair a..." February 23

  • Ohio State 65, Nebraska 62 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore forward Jae'Sean Tate scored the go-ahead basket on a driving shot with 31.6 seconds to play, and Ohio State defeated Nebraska 65-62 in overtime on Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Freshman point guard JaQuan Lyle scored 19 points to lead Ohio State (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten). He..." February 20

  • Ohio State 76, Michigan 66

    The Sports Xchange "Five Buckeyes scored in double figures and the Ohio State defense held Michigan to 20.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc in a 76-66 win Tuesday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Wolverines came into the game ranked 12th in the nation in 3-point shooting, making 40.4 percent of..." February 16

  • Ohio State 79, Rutgers 69

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Keita Bates-Diop scored 24 points and guard Kam Williams came off the bench to add 19 points as Ohio State defeated Rutgers 79-69 on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Forward Jae'Sean Tate went 9 of 11 from the field and had 22 points and 13 rebounds,..." February 13