Last night was not pretty, but the Buckeyes pulled out a 69-58 victory against Rhode Island in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncansville, Conn. The Buckeyes will take on Washington today at 4:30 in their final game of the weekend. The Huskies earned an 83-79 overtime win against Seton Hall in the second game of the classic last night.
|School:||University of Washington|
|Division:||NCAA Division 1|
|Stadium:||Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion|
|Head Coach:||Lorenzo Romar|
Even though the season is still young, the Buckeyes and Huskies already have a common opponent. Ohio State defeated Albany 82-60 in its first game of the year. Washington fell to the Great Danes 63-62, which kind of opened some eyes around Columbus.
It has been the two-headed attack of Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas for the Buckeyes this season–as expected. Thomas is averaging 22 points per game and Craft 16.5 on the young season.
Washington has a nice little 1-2 punch of its own in Abdul Gaddy and C.J. Wilcox. The two Husky stars have averaged 30 points per game between them on the young season.
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Washington fell to the Great Danes of Albany 63-62 not days after the Buckeyes defeated the same Albany team 82-60. Washington turned it around last night against Seton Hall and managed to pick up the 84-73 win in overtime, outlasting a 27 point effort by Seton Hall’s Fuguan Edwin.
This will be a good test for the Buckeyes as the Huskies are an athletic team that play good defense. I expect a low-scoring affair here as both teams set themselves up in the half-court and trade body-blows.
Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. and, for the first time this season, OSU will be on national television on ESPN2.