Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images
Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes are 6-0 in the Big Ten.

Ohio State: Buckeyes basketball beats Rutgers; Michael Thomas catches 2 TDs in Saints’ heartbreaking loss

Ohio State football is the No. 1 topic in Wake Up  every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Buckeyes basketball beats Rutgers on the road

Ohio State basketball is now 6-0 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes picked up their latest conference win on the road Sunday night, beating Rutgers 68-46. It was the 10th win in 11 games and fifth victory in a row for the Buckeyes, who are now 15-4 this season. Keita Bates-Diop had 20 points and 9 rebounds against the Scarlet Knights. Here’s a full box score.

Former Buckeye D’Angelo Russell, who was not pleased with Ohio State after Thad Matta’s departure, was in attendance. Russell currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

NFL.com ranks Dwayne Haskins, J.K. Dobbins among ‘must-watch’ sophomores

Ohio State will have two of the most-exciting sophomores in the country in 2018, according to NFL.com. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins and running back J.K. Dobbins were both on NFL.com’s list of “must-watch” second-year prospects in 2018.  Both players were among the top 10 with Haskins at No. 3 and Dobbins at No. 9.

Here’s what NFL.com’s Chad Reuter said about Haskins:

Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer will have Haskins ready to play for his redshirt sophomore season. He saved Ohio State’s chances to win the Big Ten championship with his play in relief of J.T. Barrett against Michigan. He’ll have tough competition at his position, but I expect him to establish himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the country.

The full list can be found here. It was topped by Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, who led the Crimson Tide to a national title last Monday.

MORE: Sign up here to get this roundup in your inbox every morning!

Ohio State hockey splits weekend series at Penn State

The No. 6 Buckeyes men’s hockey team split a weekend series at No. 13 Penn State. Ohio State fell, 5-2, on Friday night, but the team bounced back with a 5-1 win Saturday night. Here are some highlights from the win, which pushed the Buckeyes to 15-5-4 on the season:

Michael Thomas catches two TDs in Saints’ loss to Vikings

Michael Thomas had another great game in what turned out to be his last of the season Sunday. The second-year wide receiver out of Ohio State caught 7 passes for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Saints in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round game against Minnesota.

Thomas’ two scores were part of a Saints comeback that looked like it was complete until a last-second heave from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs lifted the Vikings to a stunning win.

Kelsey Mitchell scores 3,000th point

Ohio State women’s basketball star Kelsey Mitchell hit another impressive milestone Saturday. The senior guard hit the 3,000-point mark in a win against Indiana. Mitchell is just the 13th player in NCAA history to accomplish the feat.

Let’s keep talking

Want to keep the conversation going? Hop over to our free Ohio State message board to get Buckeyes analysis. Sign up now and join the discussion here.

Oversleep and miss a recent Wake Up Sloopy? No worries. We have all our past editions here.