No. 22 Ohio State will face off against Nebraska on Monday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.
Ohio State is off to an 8-0 start in Big Ten play and has already matched last season’s win total with 17 victories this season. However, the Cornhuskers are also playing well as of late. The visitors own a 14-7 overall record and are 5-3 in Big Ten play. They’ve won seven of their past nine contests, including a 20-point triumph over No. 23 Michigan on Thursday.
The Buckeyes own a 14-4 advantage over Nebraska in the series history. However, Nebraska won the last meeting between the two programs, which came during the 2016-17 season.
Ohio State-Nebraska basketball: Game time, information
Ohio State and Nebraska 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 Ohio State-Nebraska basketball game on TV and online?
Cory Provus and Stephen Bando will call the game.
How can I listen to the Ohio State-Nebraska basketball game on the radio?
Matt Andrews will have the call on 97.1 FM (WBNS) in Columbus. A full list of Buckeye basketball radio affiliates can be found here.
The game can also be heard on the Husker Sports Network, including 590 AM (Omaha), 1400 AM (Lincoln) and 880 AM (Lexington). The radio broadcast begins one hour prior to tipoff. Kent Pavelka and Ben McLaughlin will have the call for Nebraska radio.
Ohio State-Nebraska basketball preview
Ohio State comes into Monday’s game hotter than ever, having gone nearly a full month without losing. The Buckeyes’ last defeat came against North Carolina on Dec. 23 in New Orleans. Dating back to the start of December, they’ve won 12 of their past 13 contests.
“I think that’s a reflection on the players as much as anything,” head coach Chris Holtmann said after the Buckeyes’ victory against Northwestern on Wednesday. “I firmly believe that. We’ve got a group that had a really good player returning from injury, and we’ve got a group that really likes each other. It’s easy to like each other when you’re on the streak that we’re on right now, but I sensed that they even liked each other when we hit some rough spots earlier this year. Our chemistry has been fantastic. I also think right now we have a hungry team. Now, we’ll see how much that continues. But that’s great credit to the leadership in our group.”
The Buckeyes could run into some trouble from a fatigue standpoint, though. The Nebraska game will mark Ohio State’s fourth game in an eight-day stretch, with the first three of those coming on the road. Meanwhile, the Huskers have played their past two games at home and haven’t played since Thursday. Ohio State had one day in between games after facing Minnesota in New York City on Saturday. The Buckeyes showed no sign of fatigue with the way they dispatched the Gophers, but it’s something to watch for as they look to extend their unblemished Big Ten record.