COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State men’s basketball team is back to its winning ways.
Well, at least for now.
After an 0-4 start in Big Ten play, the Buckeyes picked up their first conference win of the season on Sunday with a 72-67 victory over Michigan State. The Ohio State basketball team still sits in the back of the pack in the Big Ten standings, but at least temporarily, the Buckeyes once again have a winning taste in their mouths.
“The feeling was good. Obviously, it’s good to win, said Ohio State center Trevor Thompson. “I feel like a lot of guys who have been through the Big Ten, myself included, realize how rigorous and tough the Big Ten is. It’s a long season still left. There’s a lot of games and a lot of opportunities to just continue to add on.”
The Buckeyes’ (11-7, 1-4 Big Ten) next opportunity will come on Wednesday, when they’ll travel to Lincoln to take on Nebraska. The Cornhuskers currently lay claim to a 9-8 record on the season, including a 3-2 mark in conference play.
Guard Tai Webster leads Nebraska on the season with 18.3 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Glynn Watson Jr. (15.1 points per game) and forward Ed Morrow (10.1) join Webster with double-digit scoring averages.
After a 3-0 start in conference play, the Cornhuskers are currently in the midst of a two-game losing streak, having suffered defeats at the hands of Northwestern and Michigan.
On Tuesday, Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, Thompson and guard C.J. Jackson met with the media to discuss the Buckeyes’ most recent victory and their upcoming matchup with Nebraska. You can watch Matta’s comments in the video above and see what the players had to say below.
The Buckeyes and Huskers will tip-off at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday in a game televised on the Big Ten Network.