Ohio State Men’s Basketball: Conclude Opening Home Stand vs. Bowling Green tonight

#17 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green
November 15, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio – Value City Arena
Watch: BTN
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Bowling Green
 Ohio State | Bowling Green
Season Stats: Ohio State | Bowling Green

Ohio State will wrap up it’s opening three-game home stand on Monday night by hosting in-state foe Bowling Green. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. and BTN will have the call. This will be the first game of the Fort Myers Tip-off which will conclude next week in Fort Myers, Fla.

Single game and season tickets are sale at the Ohio State Ticket Office online.

  • This game will be the first game of the Fort Myers Tip-off. Both teams will head to Fort Myers next week and will compete in separate divisions. Ohio State will be matched against Seton Hall, Cal and Florida.
  • This will be the seventh all-time meeting between the two schools. Each of the previous six meetings have also been in Columbus and the Buckeyes are 4-2 in those games.
  • Including the season-opening win over Akron, the Buckeyes are 59-13 all-time against the Mid-American Conference.
  • Ohio State won the first two games of the season, knocking off Akron 67-66 on a buzzer-beater by Zed Key and then pulled away from Niagara in the second half for an 84-74 victory last Friday.
  • E.J. Liddell averaged 27.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and shot 55.9 percent from the floor over the first two games. He had 25 points and 11 rebounds vs. Akron for the fifth double-double of his career. He has also blocked seven shots on the year.
  • Zed Key tied a career-high with 14 points against Akron and then scored 11 points in the win over Niagara. That was the first time in his young career in which he scored in double figures in back-to-back games.
  • Point guard Jamari Wheeler has seven assists and no turnovers through the first two games.
  • Bowling Green opened the year with a 79-71 loss at Western Carolina and then beat DIII Ohio Wesleyan 101-60 last Friday night.
  • Daeqwon Plowden, who was an All-MAC honoree last season, is averaging a double-double through the first two games with 16.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg.
  • Ohio State is one of three Power 5 teams to have won 20 or more games in each of the last three seasons.
  • Liddell was one of five unanimous selections on the preseason All-Big Ten Team. He was named to the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Preseason Watch List as well as the NABC Player of the Year Preseason Watch List.
  • Head coach Chris Holtmann is in his fifth season with the program. He has an 89-44 record at Ohio State and an overall coaching record of 203-129. His teams have won 20 or more games in each of the last eight seasons.



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