Campus Insiders: Ohio State / Dayton Preview

Written March 18th, 2014 by MaliBuckeye

As a part of their “68 in 60″ series, our friends at Campus Insiders take a look at each of the teams heading into The Big Dance.

Ken will be checking in tomorrow with a full preview of the Buckeyes/Flyers matchup, but for now, here’s two minutes worth of great insight:

Ohio State

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Big Dance Wide Open

Written March 16th, 2014 by Scott

The decisions have been made.

The picks are in.

It’s anybody’s NCAA Tournament.

Really.

Ohio State has a tough, but winnable draw.

OSU is the No. 6 seed in the South and will play the Dayton Flyers, who many thought would be in the First Four, in Buffalo.

The Flyers made it without having to play in the extra game.

The winner gets a very beatable Syracuse in its own backyard.

The Big Ten got interesting draws. In addition to OSU having to play a hungry Dayton team, Wisconsin could get Oregon, with five scorers, in the third round.

Nebraska gets Baylor in the second round and then Creighton in the third round. Brutal. A CBS guy was already talking about Baylor-Creighton in third round.

Michigan got a No. 2 seed in the Midwest when many had TTUN as a No. 1. The Wolverines get two easy games, Wofford and then the winner of Texas-Arizona State.

Iowa got stuck in a First Four game against Tennessee and will play No. 6 UMass with a win. Most projections had Iowa in cleanly, meaning no First Four.

Michigan State gets a No. 4 seed and plays Delaware in Spokane and then either Cincinnati or Harvard in the third round.

The Midwest is loaded. Louisville, Wichita State, Kentucky, Michigan, Duke. Three of last year’s Final Four Teams. Holy stacked bracket, Batman.

Wow!

Stay tuned.

MBB B1G Tourney: Ohio State vs Michigan LiveBlog

Written March 15th, 2014 by MaliBuckeye

Ohio State’s efforts to return to the B1G Finals run through the hearts and souls of That Team Up North, just as it should be.

The Buckeyes will look to not only punch their ticket to the finals with a win today, but also to get revenge for the 10 point loss to the Wolverines earlier this year in Columbus.

Tip is approximately at 1:40 PM in CBS… Go Bucks!

Pregame Glance – Walsh University

Written November 2nd, 2013 by Ken
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One hard-looking Cavalier

The 2013-2014 basketball season is nigh upon us; in fact tomorrow, to be exact. The #10 Ohio State Buckeyes host the Walsh University Cavaliers at Value City Arena. This is the 6th consecutive year the two teams have opened their seasons competing against each other in exhibition play. Walsh is in their 2nd season as a D-II program, moving up from the NAIA. The Cavs have made a smooth transition in arguably the best basketball conference in D2. Walsh went 18-8 last season while playing in the tough GLIAC conference.

This has been the traditional, for a few years, ‘preseason’  tune up for both teams before the start of pre-conference play. I like the fact that this involves an instate school (think Tressel scheduling YSU) as an opportunity for both teams to work out any kinks.

School: Walsh University

Location: North Canton, OH

Founded: 1958

Student Population: 3,100

School Type: Private, Catholic

Division: D-II

Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)

Arena: Alumni Arena

Seating: 2,000

Built: 2009

Head Coach: Jeff Young

Year: 9th

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