Weekly record: 1-1
Season record: 7-1
Ohio State held its free game for students on Wednesday against Syracuse, but things didn’t exactly go according to plan. Syracuse dealt Ohio State its first loss of the season. After kicking off the week ranked No. 16, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ohio State fall a bit in the next AP rankings when they come out.
Some highlights from the game: Kaleb Wesson continued his strong year, putting up 13 and 8. C.J. Jackson led the team with 19 points, along with 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Freshman Luther Muhammad led the squad with 6 assists.
Wednesday’s brightest moment, though, came from off-the-court:
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) November 29, 2018
The touching video features all your favorite former Buckeyes, from Aaron Craft and Jon Diebler to Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate. It’s worth the three minutes of your day.
On Sunday, the Buckeyes took down the Minnesota Golden Gophers 79-59. It was their first Big Ten matchup of the season. Both of the Wesson brothers came to play against Minnesota.
Kaleb Wesson put up 16 along with 4 boards while Andre Wesson put up 15 and 6 boards. Kyle Young came very close to a double-double with 10-8. Perhaps the most impressive stat of the night, though, was that Ohio State held Minnesota to 0/13 from behind the arc on the night.
The team’s next game will be @ Illinois on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Weekly record: 2-0
Season record: 3-2
After a pretty long hiatus (two cancelled games), the Buckeyes came back strong against North Carolina on Thursday Night against North Carolina. While not exactly the powerhouse in women’s basketball that the school is in men’s basketball, UNC had been getting some love in the AP poll (they were in the ‘Others receiving votes’ section), and Ohio State had its best offensive game of the season against the Tar Heels. Led by Carmen Grande’s 23, the Buckeyes put up 76 points. Dorka Juhasz added 18 points of her own along with 16 rebounds in a very impressive double-double.
Sunday night, the Buckeyes took on Cincinnati at home. Let me just go ahead and tell you: Dorka Juhasz is a baller. She notched her fourth double-double in five games with 17 and 13 to lead the Buckeyes to victory over the Bearcats, 69-56. Graduate player Adreana Miller put up the 1,000th point of her career on a three in the first quarter, and Makayla Waterman put up a career-high 6 assists.
In all, the Buckeyes came back into action firing all cylinders, and it showed with an impressive 2-0 week.
The team’s next game will be @ Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11 p.m.. Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff will be making his first trip back to Washington after serving as the team’s head coach from 2011-2013.
Header photo courtesy of Ohio State Athletics.