Nebraska basketball lost to Ohio State, 64-59, on the road Monday evening. Find the box score, key plays and more from the game below.
Nebraska-Ohio State basketball box score
Ohio State 64, Nebraska 59. It wasn't pretty, but the Buckeyes are now 9-0 in the Big Ten and alone in first place. pic.twitter.com/kIUZvBdJ4e
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Final from Value City Arena.
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Nebraska-Ohio State basketball live updates, score
Nebraska-Ohio State basketball: Game time, information
Nebraska and Ohio State play at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 22.
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Monday, Jan. 22
Location: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
How can I watch the Nebraska-Ohio State basketball game on TV and online?
Cory Provus and Stephen Bando will call the game.
How can I listen to the Nebraska-Ohio State basketball game on the radio?
Nebraska and Ohio State can be heard on the Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington). Online radio will be available at Huskers.com, on the Huskers App, and on TuneIn Radio and the TuneIn Radio App. The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tipoff.
Kent Pavelka and Ben McLaughlin will have the call.
Nebraska-Ohio State basketball preview
Nebraska comes into Monday’s matchup having won 7 of its past 9 games. The Huskers’ most recent win was a 72-52 victory over No. 23 Michigan last Thursday. Nebraska held the Wolverines to 37.5 percent shooting, as well as limiting Michigan to just 4-of-18 from 3-point range.
James Palmer Jr. led the way for Nebraska against Michigan with 19 points. Four Huskers were in double figures by the end of the night. The win snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Wolverines that predated Nebraska’s time in the Big Ten.
The Huskers’ defense has improved significantly during the past month, which has been a major factor in recent wins. Since giving up a season-high 94 points to UTSA on Dec. 20, Nebraska has held its past eight opponents to just 38.8 percent shooting. That includes 28.8 percent from 3-point range.
As for Ohio State, the Buckeyes come into the matchup having just defeated Minnesota 67-49 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Ohio State is coached by first-year coach Chris Holtmann, who has guided the Buckeyes to 12 wins in their past 13 games.
Ohio State boasts a veteran group of athletes that includes two juniors and two seniors in its lineup. Junior forward Keita Bates-Diop averages 19.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, and is currently one of the front-runners for Big Ten Player of the Year. Junior C.J. Jackson averages 13.1 points per game and is shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. Senior Jae’Sean Tate averages 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He also shoots 55 percent from the field.
Though Ohio State will be a difficult matchup for Nebraska, the past two meetings between the two programs has been decided by one point.