Ohio State Commit Felix Okpara Discusses Commitment and Relationships at Ohio State

Early Monday afternoon the Ohio State basketball program got some big news both literally and figuratively. That news came in the form of the commitment of 2022 center Felix Okpara out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The top-50 player and four-star prospect has been a top target for the Buckeyes for quite …

Chris Holtmann Provides Summer Updates for Buckeye Basketball

COLUMBUS – Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters on Tuesday to provide some updates on the latest with the Buckeyes. Holtmann discussed EJ Liddell’s return, Duane Washington’s departure, and much more. The highlights of everything that was talked about can be found below. It’s been a unique summer. There have been …

Four-Star Center Felix Okpara Commits to Ohio State

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann and company have done it! They have landed their future center in the 2022 class after securing a commitment from four-star center Felix Okpara out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Okpara gives the Buckeyes something they desperately needed in this 2022 class — a definitive …

Bruce Thornton Discusses Relationships, 2022 Recruiting Class and Guidance From Current Buckeyes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Spring has sprung which means basketballs are bouncing on courts all across the country at AAU tournaments. This past weekend, one of the best tournaments in all of the Midwest took place, as Made Hoops Midwest Mania hosted top teams from Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and even Canada for a weekend of …

Chris Holtmann With Spring Updates On Buckeye Hoops

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters via Zoom on Wednesday to provide some updates on his team. He looked back on this past season and ahead to the future. Here are the highlights of everything that was said. — Wanted to echo the prayers and thoughts regarding the tragic passing of …

Ohio State Basketball Assistant Coach Terry Johnson Leaving for Purdue

The Purdue basketball program announced late Thursday morning that Ohio State assistant coach Terry Johnson had accepted a position on Matt Painter’s staff with the Boilermakers. Painter has been the head coach at Purdue since 2005 when he took over for long-time coach Gene Keady, whom Painter played for in the early ’90s. Johnson was …

The Big Man Board: Five 2022 Post Players Ohio State is Watching

With March Madness concluding, we have now reached college basketball’s offseason. Coaching changes are taking place, prospects are declaring for the draft, and the transfer portal is as full as anyone has ever seen it. And that’s just a broad strokes review of what is happening across the national college basketball landscape. Specifically in Columbus, …

Chris Holtmann, Duane Washington Preview NCAA Matchup With Oral Roberts

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann and junior guard Duane Washington spoke with reporters on Tuesday to provide some updates on the health of the team and also to preview Friday’s NCAA Tournament game against Oral Roberts. Here are the highlights of everything that was said. Chris Holtmann — Yesterday was important for the …

Third Time the Charm for Buckeyes Against Boilers?

Ohio State got a win in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament against Minnesota on Thursday and their reward is a matchup against the 4-seed Purdue Boilermakers, who just happen to be the only team to have swept the Buckeyes this year. While that might sound like a bad thing, this might turn …

Chris Holtmann Previews Big Ten Tournament

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters on Wednesday to preview this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes will find out who they play later tonight, and until then, Holtmann and his team must prepare for a pair of opponents. He discussed that situation and more throughout his Zoom session with the …

Chris Holtmann Previews Illinois, Talks Senior Day, Postseason

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters today to preview Saturday’s matchup with No. 4 Illinois. He also answered questions about senior day and the upcoming postseason. Here are the highlights of everything he had to say. — Holtmann started out by saying a couple of things about seniors Kyle Young and …

As March Looms, Defense Remains Biggest Challenge for Buckeyes

Earlier this season, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann remarked that his squad was never going to be an elite defensive team and that they would need to find ways to win despite some of their shortcomings. For the most part they have overcome their defensive issues by simply outscoring their opponents. That’s what …

Chris Holtmann Wednesday Updates, Previews Michigan State

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters on Wednesday, proving updates on his team and also previewing Thursday night’s matchup at Michigan State. Here are the highlights of everything he had to say. — This Michigan State team is much different than the one they played earlier in the season. They are …

Buckeyes Need to Play ‘Very Best’ Against Elite Wolverines

The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (18-4, 12-4) host No. 3 Michigan (15-1, 10-1) Sunday at 1:00 pm in what is expected to be one of the games of the year in the Big Ten. This will be the first matchup of the year between the two teams. Both squads were in action Thursday evening, …

Chris Holtmann Previews Top 5 Matchup Against Michigan

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann met virtually with reporters on Friday to preview Sunday’s matchup against No. 3 Michigan. The game is scheduled for a 1:00 pm tip on Sunday in Value City Arena. The game will air on CBS. — This Michigan team is a national title contender. They are deep with …

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