Ohio State basketball topped Rutgers 79-52 in a Big Ten game at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Ohio State now owns a 23-7 record going into the game, while Rutgers is 13-17.
The Buckeyes are now 14-3 in conference play, while the Scarlet Knights are at 3-14.
Ohio State-Rutgers basketball score: Live updates, stats
Final score: Ohio State 79, Rutgers 52 — Box Score
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Ohio State-Rutgers basketball: Time, how to watch online
Ohio State basketball plays Rutgers at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The game is being televised on BTN.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20
TV channel: BTN
Ohio State-Rutgers basketball: Radio information
The Ohio State-Rutgers game is available on the radio via the Ohio State IMG Sports Network.
Ohio State-Rutgers basketball: Preview
In the first meeting between these two teams, Ohio State traveled to Rutgers and came away victorious, winning, 68-46. The Buckeyes were led by Keita Bates-Diop, who scored 20 points and recorded 9 rebounds and 5 blocks in that game.
The Buckeyes 46 percent from the field, while the Scarlet Knights connected on 28 percent of their shots. Ohio State also out-rebounded Rutgers, 46-30.
For the season, Bates-Diop leads Ohio State in points per game with 19.6. He also leads in rebounding and blocks per game at 8.8 and 1.6, respectively.
The Buckeyes have four players averaging at least 11 points per game this season — those being Bates-Diop, C.J. Jackson, Jae’Sean Tate and Kaleb Wesson. As a team, they have shot 48.6 percent from the field this season.
Ohio State is now led from a coaching perspective by first-year coach Chris Holtmann. Holtmann comes from coaching Butler, where he spent three seasons with the Bulldogs, accumulating a 70-31 record overall.
For Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights are in the second year of coach Steve Pikiell. Pikiell went 15-18 with Rutgers a season ago, and went 3-15 in Big Ten play. So far this season, his team is 13-16 overall and 3-13 in conference play.
The Scarlet Knights’ scoring leader this season is Corey Sanders, who averages 14.2 per contest. Sanders is just one of two players averaging at least 11 points per game this season, with Deshawn Freeman (11.3) as the other.
The Buckeyes have four scorers at 11 or more, but Rutgers’ Geo Baker averages 10.9. Despite the rebounding edge going heavily in the favor of the Buckeyes in the first matchup, the Scarlet Knights accumulate more rebounds per game as a team this season, with 40, compared to the Buckeyes’ 37.
Rutgers shoots just under 40 percent as a team, at 39.9 percent, while Ohio State shoots it at 48.6 percent.