#4 Ohio State Men’s Basketball at Penn State tonight at 8 PM

Feb. 17, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio –No. 4 Ohio State (17-4, 11-4) is back in action at 8 p.m. Thursday vs.  Penn State (7-10, 4-9) at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. The game will be televised by BTN.

GAME BASICS

·       No. 4 Ohio State and Penn State play at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center. BTN will televise. This is the second meeting of the season between the teams (OSU 83-79, Jan. 27 at VCA).      

·       Ohio State is 11-4 in the Big Ten after defeating Indiana at VCA last Saturday (78-59).

·       Chris Holtmann’s teams are 3-4 vs. Penn State. The Buckeyes own the all-time lead in the series, 37-18. Ohio State is 11-8 in State College at the Bryce Jordan Center.  

·       When ranked among the Top 25 in the Associated Press poll, Ohio State is 20-8 vs. Penn State. Junior Duane Washington Jr. leads returning Ohio State players in the series with 12.8 points per game in four career meetings. Washington has connected on 16-of-33 field goals (.485) and 11-of-22 from 3-point range (.500). Sophomore E.J. Liddell is next with 11.7 ppg. in three games.

·       The Buckeyes have five games remaining and have already equaled the 11 wins from 2020 in Big Ten Conference play. Ohio State has three remaining home games: vs. No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Iowa and No. 5 Illinois. The Buckeyes travel to Penn State and Michigan State.

For more on the Buckeyes please go to: https://go.osu.edu/atpsu21821

Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University as seen from Beaver Stadium, 2006 photo By Robert J. La Verghetta – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

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