Ohio State coach Thad Matta was not pleased by speculation about his future that prompted the school’s AD, to proclaim his support for the most successful men’s basketball coach in school history. The loss to Rutgers left Ohio State (17-15) and out of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.
14th-seeded Rutgers beat 11-seed Ohio State 66-57 in the Big Ten Tournament.
Jae’Sean Tate hit a layup with three seconds left to lift Ohio State past Penn State 71-70.
C.J. Jackson scored 18 points, JaQuan Lyle had 17 and Jae’Sean Tate added 15 as Ohio State knocked off No. 16 Wisconsin 83-73.
Michigan State topped Ohio State 74-66. Marc Loving led the Buckeyes with 22 points.
17th-ranked Maryland topped Ohio State 77-71. Jae’Sean Tate led the Buckeyes with 20 points.
College Basketball, Marc Loving and Trevor Thompson each scored 19 points to help Ohio State beat Minnesota 78-72.
College Hoops, Scottie Lindsey scored 21 points, Bryant McIntosh had 17 and Northwestern beat Ohio State 74-72. The Buckeyes host Minnesota Wednesday night.
Marc Loving scored on an inbound play with less than a second to play, and Ohio State defeated Nebraska 67-66.
Ohio State topped Michigan State 72-67.