#24/23 Ohio State at Maryland
Date: January 8, 2023
Time: 1 p.m.
Venue: XFINITY Center – College Park, Md.
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Game Notes: Ohio State | Maryland
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State looks to get back on track this Sunday when it heads to College Park, Md., to take on the Terrapins. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at the XFINITY Center and the game will be televised on ESPN. Kevin Brown and Jon Crispin will call the action.
- The brief series with Maryland has been close as the Terrapins’ win on February 27 of last year gave them a 10-9 edge in the all-time series.
- The XFINITY Center hasn’t been kind to the Buckeyes as they are just 1-5 in the building. The only win was a 73-65 victory on Feb. 8, 2021 during the COVID “No Fans” season. Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr., each had 18 points in the win.
- The teams met twice last February and they split the two meetings with each team claiming a 15-point victory on its home floor. E.J. Liddell had 24 points in the win in Columbus while Fatts Russell made six three-pointers and finished with 27 points to lead the way in College Park.
- Ohio State comes into the game at 10-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The four losses have come at the hands of No. 17 San Diego State, No. 17 Duke, previously No. 1 North Carolina and No. 1 Purdue.
- The Buckeyes are No. 9 in the NET rankings and have the second-most efficient offense in the country according to Kenpom.
- The offensive efficiency is remarkable given the amount of scoring coming from freshman (44.2 percent) and the balanced scoring across the board. Eight players are averaging at least 4.0 points per game. In the game against No. 1 Purdue, nine different players scored at least two points, and the lone player who didn’t was Zed Key who suffered a shoulder injury and only played four minutes. The Buckeyes also shot 50 percent as a team and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc in the game.
- Brice Sensabaugh has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week each of the last three weeks. He is leading the team in scoring at 16.3 ppg and has been the team’s leading scorer in six of the last seven games. He is averaging 19.0 ppg over the last six games since joining the starting lineup.
- Maryland got off to a fast start, winning its first eight games. But since then, the Terrapins are 2-5 over the last seven games and have lost their last three Big Ten games. Maryland assistant coach Tony Skinn was on the Buckeye staff last season.
- Sean McNeil knocked-down a big three-pointer against Purdue on Thursday, giving the Buckeyes a 69-66 lead with under a minute to play. That was the 180th three-pointer of his career.
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