#15 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1)
@ #20 Butler Bulldogs (6-3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
12:00 PM EST ESPN, WKNR 850-AM
Saturday afternoons in the winter: In case you are not following the Army/Navy game at 2:30 PM on CBS, you can also follow this college dandy today. Sure, sure, college football is grand and Army is playing for a berth in the EagleBank Bowl, but it is about time to pay attention to college basketball. What better way to do that than this contest between two polar opposites. The Ohio State University will begin the meat of its schedule minus Evan Turner today, taking on the mid-major Bulldogs from Indianapolis.
By size alone for the two schools, you can get a load of how this is a very intriguing match up. Ohio State ranks among the nation’s leaders with well over 50,000 combined students at all of their campuses while Butler, a private school, has just under 5,000 total students. Should be an interesting match-up at ol’ Hinkle Fieldhouse so leave your comments as the game unfolds here. Hopefully David Lighty (pictured above via Andy Altenburger/Icon SMI) can lead the Bucks to the huge road victory.
Here are some assorted links/previews from around the web:
“Ohio State guard Evan Turner to be missed in several key areas” [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
“Preview: #15 Ohio State at #20 Butler” [Eleven Warriors]
“Pregame Glance: Butler” [The Buckeye Battle Cry]
“OSU-Butler Preview” [Columbus Dispatch]