Don’t look now, but at 21-5 (12-1), the Ohio State Buckeyes are officially in first place in the Big Ten. Thanks to a Keita Bates-Diop’ tip in with 2.8 seconds left, the Buckeyes secured their biggest win of the season Wednesday night.
Seven months into the Chris Holtmann era, the Ohio State Buckeyes secured their first signature win of the season, upsetting No. 1-ranked Michigan State, 80-64, Sunday afternoon in Columbus. Now 4-0 in the Big Ten, the Buckeyes may have put college basketball and the rest of the conference on notice following their stunning win over the top-ranked team in the country.
After an incredible 20-point comeback to beat Michigan and start Big Ten play 2-0, the Ohio State Buckeyes carried that momentum into the rest of the week to go a perfect 2-0 on the hardwood this past week. Their dominate win over William and Mary allowed head coach Chris Holtmann to clear his bench.
Even though it was against two opponents that Ohio State should have easily beaten, getting the first-game jitters out of the way for both the new coaching staff and seven newcomers was important for the Buckeyes. Ohio State began a perfect 2-0 during the first weekend of college basketball after beating Robert Morris and Radford.
In just one month, Chris Holtmann and company at the Ohio State University have assembled the top recruiting class in the Big Ten in 2017 for the Buckeyes.
New head coach Chris Holtmann is already seeing positive signs on the recruiting trail as the second best player in the state of Ohio flipped his commit to the Buckeyes and will be ready to help contribute.