Basketball

Buckeyes Host Penn State Wednesday In Rescheduled Matchup

Ohio State announced Sunday afternoon that they have added a rescheduled game to their upcoming schedule this week, as Penn State will come to Columbus Wednesday evening for a 7:00 pm tip off.

This is was a game that was originally supposed to be played on January 6, but was postponed due to a COVID-19 situation within the Penn State basketball program.

The game will be played at Value City Arena.

The Buckeyes were originally slated to have a week off in terms of games, and head coach Chris Holtmann said after Saturday’s win at No. 10 Wisconsin that he wasn’t sure if they’d go out looking for a matchup to keep them fresh this week.

This will be the first matchup with Penn State this season, who currently sits near the bottom of the Big Ten standings with a 2-5 mark in conference and a 5-6 record overall.

Ohio State is currently 6-4 in the Big Ten and 12-4 overall. Saturday was their third-consecutive road victory over a Top 15 opponent, which had never been done before in program history. In fact, the last time they defeated three-consecutive Top 15 opponents away from home was 1960, which was also the last year the Buckeyes won the national title.