Buckeyes return home to host young, talented Golden Gophers at 6:30 pm

Dinner at the Schott

  • Fans can enjoy 50 percent off all concession items and non-alcoholic drinks from 5-6 p.m.
  • Public parking is available off Olentangy River Rd as well as in the St. John Arena lots

Ohio State vs. Minnesota
January 12, 2023
6:30 p.m.
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Watch: FS1
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Minnesota
 Ohio State | Minnesota
Season Stats: Ohio State | Minnesota

TICKETS: Season, single-game, group and mini plans are available men’s basketball games this season. Visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com or call the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center at 1-800-GOBUCKS.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State returns home looking to get back to its winning ways as it hosts Minnesota on Thursday evening. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Value City Arena inside the Schottenstein Center and it will be televised on FS1. Brandon Gaudin and Casey Jacobsen will call the action.

This will be an All-Access game as both head coaches will be mic’d-up and their audio will be the feature audio throughout the broadcast.

  • The Buckeyes and Golden Gophers are meeting for the 156th time with the Buckeyes officially leading the all-time series 90-60.
  • The Buckeyes swept the season series last year, winning 75-64 in Minneapolis and 70-45 in Columbus. Ohio State has won the last three meetings with the Golden Gophers.
  • Ohio State comes into the game on a bit of a skid, having dropped both games last week to No. 1 Purdue and on the road at Maryland.
  • The Buckeyes are No. 14 in the NET rankings and have the most efficient offense in the country according to Kenpom.
  • The Buckeye offense is led by freshman Brice Sensabaugh who is averaging 16.7 points per game. In fact, the freshmen group is averaging almost 46 percent of the OSU scoring and 42 percent of the minutes played this season. Both averages are in the Top 10 in the country.
  • Ohio State leads the Big Ten in three-point shooting percentage (38.4) and is second in overall field goal percentage at 48.9 percent. Despite being out-rebounded by 14 at Maryland on Sunday, the Buckeyes are second in the Big Ten in rebounding margin at +6.5 per game.
  • Brice Sensabaugh, who is a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week has been the team’s leading scorer in seven of the last eight games. He is averaging 19.4 ppg over the last seven games since joining the starting lineup and his 16.7 ppg is third-best among freshmen nationally this season.
  • Zed Key left the Purdue game after just four minutes with a shoulder injury and did not play against Maryland. The Buckeyes were out-rebounded by 14 and allowed 34 points in the point.
  • Felix Okpara filled-in admirably in 30 minutes against Purdue but was saddled by foul trouble against Maryland, playing just 12 minutes.
  • Minnesota opened the year 4-1 but has since lost seven of its last nine, including all four of its Big Ten games. The Golden Gophers have recently returned to full strength health-wise and only fell at Wisconsin 63-60 last week followed by an overtime loss to Nebraska last Sunday.



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