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Ohio State gets another basketball transfer in Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson (courtesy Virginia Tech)

Ohio State head basketball coach Thad Matta has had some good news the past two weeks.

First, he received word that Temple University forward Anthony Lee would transfer.

On Sunday, Virginia Tech freshman center Trevor Thompson said that he would be coming to Ohio State as well.

The two players add height and depth to the frontcourt. Lee is 6’9, Thompson is 7’0.

Trevor’s dad is former MLB outfielder, Ryan Thompson, who played nine years with the Mets, Cleveland, Houston, the Yankees, Florida and Milwaukee. Now 46 years old, Thompson won a World Championship with the Yankees in 2000.

With Virginia Tech during the 2013-2014 season: 2013-14: Played in 30 games, making ten starts … Named to the All-ACC Academic team … Made collegiate debut in the win over West Virginia, scoring five points, grabbing five rebounds and blocking three shots … Recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Western Carolina … Grabbed six rebounds and blocked five shots against VMI … Grabbed eight rebounds and added four points off the bench against VCU … Scored four points and blocked a shot in just three minutes of action against UNCG … Brought down four rebounds and added eight points against UMES … Made the first start of his career against No. 2 Syracuse, scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds … Recorded the second double-double of his career with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Wake Forest … Scored seven points and added four rebounds against Maryland … Scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots at Florida State … Had eight points and six rebounds at Pittsburgh … Grabbed 12 rebounds and scored eight points in the win over Miami … Neared a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds against NC State … Matched his career best with 15 points, adding three steals and six rebounds at No. 6 Duke … Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds against No. 19 North Carolina … Led all players with 10 rebounds, also adding six points, at Maryland … Scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in ACC Tournament game against Miami.



Dayton Flyers begin NIT Title defense at College of Charleston

(courtesy of Dayton athletics)

(courtesy of NIT via wikipedia commons)

The defending National Invitation Tournament Champion Dayton Flyers will be able to defend their title as one of 32 teams selected to the 2011 NIT.

UD earned the #3 seed and will begin on the road to take on #6 seed College of Charleston tonight (Tuesday, March 15) beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

Dayton enters the 2011 NIT as the #3 seed in its region, but goes on the road to Charleston, South Carolina due to UD Arena hosting the NCAA First Four. During last year’s NIT Championship run, the Flyers won at Cincinnati, at Illinois and in Madison Square garden against Ole Miss and North Carolina.

The College of Charleston, 24-10 overall, won the Southern Conference regular season championship. The Cougars led by 2011 SoCon Player of the Year, Andrew Goudelock.

The Southern Conference is Appalachian State, UT-Chattanooga, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, Samford, North Carolina-Greensboro, Western Carolina and Wofford.

UD is attempting to be the third team to win the NIT Championship in back-to-back seasons.

The Flyers’ NIT history is rich with success. Last season was Dayton’s third NIT title. UD previously won the NIT in 1962 and 1968. Last year was also UD’s 22nd appearance in the postseason NIT.

The Dayton, Ohio school has been the runner-up five times and showcases a 40-20 all-time record. Head Coach Brian Gregory is 7-1 all-time in the NIT. Dayton’s 22 NIT appearances are second only to St. John’s 27 berths.

The Flyers reached the finals five times in the 1950′s and won the tournament in 1962 under coach Tom Blackburn and 1968 under coach Don Donoher.

Info courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Chris Wright scores 30 to lead Dayton to win over scappy Western Carolina, 70-61

Chris Wright going in for a layup (courtesy of Dayton athletics)

Dayton forwards Chris Wright and Chris Johnson were the only flyers in double figure scoring, but that was just enough in defeating Western Carolina 71-60 Saturday night in UD Arena.

Wright equaled his career high 30 points, while Johnson scored 14 of his 15 points in the second half.

Western Carolina started out the game on a 5-0 run, but the Wright took the game over and got hot, scoring 12 of UD’s first 17 points.

WCU took another five-point lead with 1:54 left in the first half, but Dayton battled back to tie the game at 27-27 at the half as freshman Juwan Staten scored on a buzzer beater.

In the second half, Wright and Johnson took control and put the team on their backs, scoring a combined 31 points of the team’s second half total of 44, making 10 of their 14 field goal attempts. UD shot .625 (15 0f 24) from the floor and .867 (13-15) from the line in the second half.

Wright was a very consistent player, scoring his 30 points in just 27 minutes of playing time, and on just 13 field goal attempts. He made 10 of 13 field goals and 10 of 12 free throws. His 10 free throws matched his career high. He was also the game’s leading rebounder with eight.

During the game, Wright moved past Ed Young into Dayton’s Top 25 in career scoring. Wright now has 1,280 career points, six behind former teammate Marcus Johnson, who just graduated last year.

The moves UD to 8-3 on the season while the Catamounts drops to 4-9.

Western Carolina was led by redshirt freshman Trey Sumler, who had 15 points.

info courtesy of  Dayton athletics

#2 Ohio State whips Western Carolina, 85-60

The Ohio State men’s basketball team played a rare game in St. John Arena and won going away, 85-60 over Western Carolina, 85-60.

The Catamounts, from Cullowhee, North Carolina are coached by former Wittenberg University and Ohio Bobcats coach Larry Hunter. The school is in the Southern Conference and has an enrollment of under 10,000 students.

Dallas Lauderdale (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

The Buckeyes shot 50 percent from the floor.

Ohio State, 8-0, was led by freshman Jared Sullinger, playing despite a cold, scored 17 points in 22 minutes.

Dallas Lauderdale, William Buford and Deshaun Thomas added 13 points apiece.

Four OSU players had at least three assists, and eight players had at least one assist.

The Catamounts left Columbus with a 4-8 record.

compiled from Ohio State athletics news

Jared Sullinger named Big Ten Player and Freshman Basketball player of the Week

Jared Sullinger (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Jared Sullinger had a record-setting week in Ohio State’s wins over IUPUI and Western Carolina last week to earn his second Big Ten Conference Player of the Week and fifth Freshman of the Week awards.

The 6’9 freshman from Columbus Northland High School, averaged 28.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 64 percent from the field (16-25) and making 25-35 from the foul line (.714).

Against IUPUI, Sullinger scored 40 points, and Ohio State freshman record and the first 40-point game for a Buckeye since 1986. He connected on 12-of-17 shooting and set Ohio State freshman records for both made (16) and attempted (23) free throws.

He battled an illness against Western Carolina, Sullinger scored 17 points in just 22 minutes of playing time. He connected on 9-of-12 from the free throw line and 4-of-8 field goal shooting in Ohio State’s eighth win of the season.

Sullinger’s second player of the week honor marks the first time a Big Ten freshman has earned two in a season since Ohio State’s Greg Oden accomplished the feat in the 2006-07 season.


* 2nd 40-point game by a Big Ten freshman all-time.

* 57th all-time OSU player has scored 35 or more points in a game all-time.

* Last OSU player to score 40 or more points in a game was by Dennis Hopson (41) at Dayton in 1986.

* Last time a Big Ten player scored 40 or more points in a game was by Shawn Respert of Michigan State vs. Indiana on 1/11/95.

Info courtesy of Ohio State athletics

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