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Scarlet & Gray Win 81-56 to advance to TBT Final Four
July 23, 2017

Tell me you have all been following the TBT championship brackets!  You know, the summer tournament where the winner gets $2 million and the top 100 fans of the winning team takes home a share of the money. Still don't have your interest peaked?  What if I told you that a team of former OSU players just made it to the Final Four!  David Lighty with 23 points and William Bufford with 21 points lead the team to an 81-56 win over a group of former Marquette players. 

What is the TBT? TBT stands for The Basketball Tournament  which is a 5-on-5 single elimination tournament.  This year 64 teams entered the field of play. Team "Scarlet & Gray" includes former stars like, Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft, Dallas Lauderdale, Evan Ravenel, Jon Diebler and the previously mentioned Lighty and Bufford.

Our Buckeyes will next play on August 1st against a team of former Syracuse Players for the right to play for the championship.

-Gregg Watson​
2017-18 Schedule Released
August 16, 2017

The 2017-18 OSU Basketball schedule was released today. The Buckeyes will play an exhibition game against the College of Wooster November 5th before the season-opener against Robert Morris on the 10th. Ohio State opens its Big Ten schedule at Wisconsin December 2nd and hosts Michigan December 4th before resuming conference play at Iowa January 4th. With the Big Ten Tournament moving to New York, the conference tournament will be played Feb. 28-March 4 at Madison Square Garden. 

For the compete, schedule check out the OSU Basketball page.  

-Gregg Watson​
Holtmann Lands 2018 Commit
September 19, 2017

Jaedon LeDee, a 6’8”, 218 lb small forward and #59 in the ESPN top 100 from Kincaid School in Houston, Texas has verbally committed to coach Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State men’s basketball program today. LeDee took official visits to Oklahoma and Texas A&M and unofficials to Houston, Cal and UCLA before committing to the Buckeyes. This is a huge get for Holtmann and company after losing 3 commits after Thad Matta was let go and losing Torrence Watson, a recent commit, who changed his mind due to personal concerns. This is a big first step for the coaching staff as they attempt to make a splash in the 2018 recruiting class after pulling in the #1 class in the Big Ten this year.

- Jason Harris​
Bucks Land Another 2018 Commit 
September 20, 2017

Chris Holtmann and his staff have added their second commitment in as many days for the 2018 class as 3 star point guard Duane Washington from Chatsworth, CA pledged his allegiance to the Buckeyes. Washington held over 30 scholarship offers but chose Ohio State over the likes of UCLA and Michigan among others. Washington, originally of Grand Rapids, MI, is the son of former NBA player Duane Washington, Sr. and the nephew of former NBA star Derek Fisher. The 6’3” 180 lb Washington is ranked as the 8th best player in California and among the top 300 players in all of high school basketball. Look for Ohio State to add at least 2 more players and potentially 3 to add to next year’s class with plenty of high level prospects considering the Buckeyes as a finalist in their prospective college decisions.  

- Jason Harris​
Basketball Bucks Add a Third Commit for 2018 
September 22, 2017

Coach Holtmann has started gaining some momentum on the recruiting trail as he and his staff gained their 3rd commitment in less than a week.  Luther Muhammad, a 6’4” 185 lb shooting guard from Jersey City, New Jersey has let it be known his intention to play for the Buckeyes next season. Muhammad, a 4 star prospect, is a consensus top 100 player in the country, ranked the number 71 overall player by 247Sports. He visited Ohio State the weekend of September 9 when the football team took on Oklahoma and was also considering West Virginia, St. Johns and Xavier. He will join Jaedon LeDee and Duane Washington as 2018 verbals, who committed earlier this week.  

- Jason Harris​
Holtmann Gains 4th Commit This Week 
September 24, 2017

Coach Holtmann and the Ohio State men's basketball program have had quite the week and it ended even higher as 3 star Small Forward Justin Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio announced his interest.

If the name sounds familiar to you it is because Ahrens had originally committed to Thad Matta and his staff. When the coaching changes occurred earlier this year, he put his commitment on hold. Fortunately, Ohio State's interest in Ahrens never waned, even with new coach Chris Holtmann and his staff taking over. Ohio State still has one more spot available for the class of 2018.

 ​- Jason Harris​