Non-Conference Tilt With IUPUI Set For Tuesday – Ohio State Buckeyes

#19/18 State of Ohio vs. IUPUI
January 18, 2021
19 o’clock
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Consider: BTN
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network aus Learfield
Live stats:
Game Notes: State of Ohio | IUPUI
State of Ohio | IUPUI
Seasonstatistics: State of Ohio | IUPUI

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Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State resumes its home stand Tuesday when it hosts the Horizon League’s IUPUI Jaguars. This is the second of three games this week as the Buckeyes take on Nebraska this Saturday at 2:15 p.m. Tipping Tuesday is set for 7pm when Chris Vosters and Trent Meacham will call the action on BTN.

  • The game was added to the schedule on January 10 as a makeup game. Both programs had to cancel three games due to a COVID hiatus.
  • This will be the third meeting ever between the two teams. Ohio State won the first contest on December 9, 2001, but that win was later annulled by the NCAA. The second meeting also took place on December 9, 2010, with the Buckeyes winning that game 75-64.
  • The Buckeyes have a perfect 8-0 at home this season and are one of only two Big Ten (Indiana) teams to remain spotless at home this year.
  • Ohio State is currently ranked 19th in the latest AP poll and 18th in the Coaches Poll.
  • This will likely be the last non-conference game of the regular season. The Buckeyes are 6-2 in non-conference games this year, including a win over No. 1 Duke on Nov. 30.
  • J. Liddell comes in just 25 points from 1,000 in his career. He would be the 60th Buckeye to reach that career milestone and the first since Duane Washington Jr. last season.
  • Liddell has hit double digits in all 15 games this season and has a streak of 26 straight games with 10 or more points dating back to last season. He is fourth in the conference at 19.9 ppg and leads the conference in attempted free throws. He’s also ranked in the top 10 nationally for fouls drawn every 40 minutes.
  • Jamari Wheeler did not miss a game in his collegiate career, playing in all of his team’s 142 games. He’s been the veteran point guard for the Buckeyes this season and has also been a threat defensively as he’s fourth in the conference with 1.6 steals per game.
  • Freshman Malaki Branham is the second buckeye with a double-digit average of 10.2 ppg. He has averaged 18 points per game over the past five games.
  • Head coach Chris Holtmann is two wins out of 100 as the Buckeyes’ mainstay. He has 212 career wins in more than 11 seasons as a head coach.
  • Forward Harrison Hookfin has accompanied the program for the past more than three seasons. But after the Jan. 16 Penn State game, coach Holtmann announced that he now has a scholarship.



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