OSU Men’s B-Ball: Will Playing on Friday Be Lucky (or Unlucky) for #13 Buckeyes?
First, #13 Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann was named the 2018 B1G Ten Coach of the Year. Second, Buckeyes star forward #33 Keita Bates-Diop was named the 2018 B1G Ten Player of the Year, as well as remaining in the hunt as a top-10 finalist for the prestigious Naismith Trophy. The latter recognizes the best men’s college basketball player in the country and Ohio State’s NBA-prospect has an impressive résumé to boast. Third, three Buckeyes earned All-B1G Ten honors: Keita Bates-Diop (First Team), Jae’Sean Tate (Second Team) and Kaleb Wesson (All-Freshman Team).
— Big Ten Men’s Hoops (@B1GMBBall) February 27, 2018
The second-seed Buckeyes will try to add more shiny hardware at this weekend’s B1G Ten Tournament in Madison Square Garden. #13 Ohio State will play Friday night at 6:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network against the winner of tonight’s game between Northwestern and Penn State.
P.S. OSU fans are probably rooting for the Wildcats tonight.
OSU Women’s B-Ball: Will Playing on Friday Be Lucky (or Unlucky) for #13 Buckeyes?
Senior guard #3 Kelsey Mitchell, the B1G Ten Player of the Year as voted by conference coaches, will lead the one-seeded Buckeyes in the B1G Ten Tournament this weekend in Indianapolis. Like the men’s team, three Buckeyes earned first and second team All-B1G Ten honors: Stephanie Mavunga (First Team), Kelsey Mitchell (First Team) and Linnae Harper (Second Team). Ohio State will go into Indy on a 4-game winning streak and a dominating 25-point road win against Penn State.
The #13 Ohio State Buckeyes will play either the Boilermakers or the Scarlet Knights when they take the court Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse at noon on BTN2Go.
— OSU W Basketball (@OhioState_WBB) February 27, 2018
Crew SC Starts Working for the Cup (of Salvation Away from Anthony Precourt)
With forward #11 Gyasi Zardes acclimating well to his new Midwestern home and midfielder #32 Pedro Santos looking more comfortable in his second year with the club, the new-look Crew SC enter this season with some optimism. And with a healthy combination of new players – young and old – the Black & Gold will be an exciting team to watch. Also keep in mind that, quite possibly, the backbone of the new USMNT with a necessary phoenix-complex (goalie Zack Steffen, defensive midfielder Wil Trapp and forward Gyasi Zardes) is currently starring for Crew SC right here in Columbus.
It’s almost as if Columbus is a critically important soccer city in the United States…
— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) March 1, 2018
Columbus Crew SC kicks-off their 2018 MLS campaign in a highly-anticipated matchup against the 2017 MLS Cup champion Toronto FC in Canada on the same BMO Field where their 2017 season ended. The game is this Saturday at 1 p.m. on ABC 6 WSYX and Spectrum Sports.