#16/16 Ohio State vs. Maryland
Date: February 6, 2022
Time: 1 p.m.
Venue: Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Maryland
Rosters: Ohio State | Maryland
Season Stats: Ohio State | Maryland
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The season of starts and stops hopefully resumes on Sunday as No. 16 Ohio State will play host to Maryland in front of a national audience on CBS. This will be the first of two regular season meetings this year as the teams will also meet in College Park later this month. Tip-off Sunday is set for 1 p.m. with Ian Eagle and Bill Raftery calling the action.
- Sunday’s game against Maryland will be just the 18th meeting all-time between the two programs. The Terrapins lead the overall series by a slim 9-8 margin.
- The teams met six times prior to Maryland joining the Big Ten before the 2014-15 season. Since joining the conference, Maryland leads the series 7-4.
- Last year, the teams met just once in College Park on Feb. 8. Four Buckeyes scored in double figures led by Duane Washington Jr. and Kyle Young with 18 points apiece as Ohio State won 73-65.
- Ohio State remained at No. 16 in both the AP and coaches polls this week
- The Buckeyes will hopefully play seven of their final 11 regular season games at home where they are a perfect 9-0 this season. The Buckeyes are the only Big Ten team undefeated on their home floor this year.
- Thanks to COVID and plane issues, the Buckeyes have had breaks between games this season of 22 days, nine days and Sunday will mark three weeks since playing a Big Ten game at home.
- Ohio State has had four games this season decided by a bucket in the final seconds and a total of seven games that featured a one-possession lead with less than 20 seconds to play in regulation.
- With his 23-point effort at Minnesota last Thursday, E.J. Liddell became the 60th Buckeye to score 1,000 career points. He is now 53rd all-time in scoring in school history with 1,031 career points.
- Liddell is the only player in the country averaging 19.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.8 assists per game.
- Cedric Russell has provided a spark off the bench in recent games. The Louisiana transfer had just 39 points through the first 15 games but has scored 29 (9.7ppg) over the last three games with seven made three-pointers.
- Malaki Braham is the only other Buckeye averaging in double figures at 10.6. He has had three 20-point games this season, including a team-high 20 points in his first career game at Mackey Arena last Sunday.
- Through the first 14 games of the season, the Buckeyes were averaging nearly 13 turnovers per game. Over the last four, OSU is averaging 7.3 per game including a season-low six in each of the last two.
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