Ohio State welcomes Northwestern to Value City Arena tonight

21 Ohio State vs. Northwestern • When: 7 p.m. • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 13

Where: Value City Arena • TV: BTN (Brandon Gaudin/Stephen Bardo)

Radio: 97.1 The Fan (Paul Keels/Ron Stokes)

Satellite Radio: Sirius (None), XM (OSU 372/NU 384), Internet (372/974)

Game Basics

  • Ohio State and Northwestern meet on the hardwood with a 7 p.m. tip Wednesday at Value City Arena in Columbus. The Big Ten Network will televise.
  • The Buckeyes left Piscataway, New Jersey with a key road win over No. 15 Rutgers last Sunday, 79-68. Duane Washington Jr. led the way for Ohio State with 17 points.
  • Ohio State is 3-3 in the Big Ten with all three losses on the road. The Buckeyes are 2-0 in home conference games this season.
  • Chris Holtmann’s teams are 5-2 vs. Northwestern. Ohio State is 13-1 all-time at Value City Arena vs. the Wildcats.
  • Ohio State leads the all-time series against Northwestern, 120-48. The Buckeyes are 69-15 in Columbus with a 50-33 record in Evanston, Illinois. The Buckeyes are 1-0 in neutral-site meetings.
  • It’s Land of Lincoln week for the Buckeyes with a 7 p.m. home game vs. Northwestern (Evanston) Wednesday and a noon road contest at Illinois (Champaign) Saturday. It will be 1,477 days (4 yrs, 16 days) since the Buckeyes last played in Champaign (Jan. 1, 2017).

GAME PREVIEW COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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