Well, it’s “alternate uniform night” in Ann Arbor, as the Sun And Blue meet up with the Scarlet and Gray. Michigan is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Indiana this weekend, and will look to avenge their earlier loss to Ohio State as well.
Today’s game is scheduled for 9 PM EST on the Four Letter Network. The LiveBlog is scheduled to start 15 minutes before tip.
Number Seven Ohio State. Number Nine Kansas. Is there really more that needs to be said?
Joining us as usual are the other members of the Buckeye Blogger Network. Make sure to stop by their place and say, “hey”: Buckeye Ninja, Our Honor Defend, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, Buckeye Empire, The Buckeye Blog, Unscripted Ohio, and Fox Sports Ohio.
The Liveblog will tip around 3:30 PM EST, with the Basketball game starting at 4:00 on CBS… Hello, Clark Kellogg!
Last week, if you subscribe to BTN.com, you got a glimpse of the Ohio State Men’s Basketball team in their exhibition against Walsh. This week, members of tBBC gave you an inside look at the coaching staff. Today, we will take a deeper look at the matchup against Marquette in the Carrier Classic.
|School Type:||Private Nonprofit|
|Division:||NCAA Division 1|
|Stadium:||BMO Harris Bradley Center|
|Head Coach:||Brent “Buzz” Williams|
The pre-season #4 team in the country gets things started off with a scrimmage of sorts against the Cavaliers of Walsh University from North Canton, Ohio. Still competing in the NAIA in basketball, they will be making the switch to NCAA D2 for the 2013-14 season. Led by former player Jeff Young in his 10th season at head coach, they will provide us with an opportunity to see what bench players will give us this season. The Cavs and the Buckeyes have met six times with the first exhibition taking place in 2006-07.
|Location:||North Canton, Ohio|
|Founded:||Walsh University was first founded as LaMennais College in Alfred, Maine in 1951|
|School Type:||Private – Roman Catholic Church|
|Division:||NAIA D1 – Moving to NCAA D2 by 2013-14|
|Conference:||Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference|
|Head Coach:||Jeff Young – Walsh University|
|Experience & Accomplishments||224-44 (9th yr.) For seven consecutive seasons, Jeff Young took the Cavs to the heights of the NAIA. Walsh made seven straight trips to the National Tournament, won a national title in 2005, and finished as runners-up in 2010. After a year of playing in limbo, Young is poised for his next challenge; elevating the Cavs to the elite of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division ll. Young enters the 2012 season with the highest winning percentage of all active coaches.|
|Program History||First yr. of basketball: 1962-63
Overall all-time record: 868-555
No. of yrs. in NAIA Tournament:13
Last Post Season Appearance/opponent: Cedarville 3/3/12
Result: won 78-77 OT/OIC Title Game