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Last Week in Buckeye Basketball: Week 7

Men’s Basketball

Weekly record: 2-0

Season record: 11-1

Another successful week for the men’s BasketBucks in the books! The team nabbed two wins, one at home and one in Chicago against UCLA, to improve their record to 11-1 on the season. Right now, the team is ranked No. 15 in the AP poll, but if they keep stringing together wins, it won’t be long before Chris Holtmann’s crew breaks into the top 10.

On Tuesday, the Bucks took on the Youngstown State Penguins and overmatched them. Kaleb Wesson led all scorers (no surprise here) with 31 points (!!!) in only 23 minutes. Luther Muhammad and C.J. Jackson each added 11 of their own, and Jackson also dished 7 assists and grabbed 7 boards in the Buckeyes’ 75-56 victory.

Jackson was also a strong proponent in the Buckeyes 8-66 victory over the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. He scored 20 points in the second half (22 in the game), grabbed 7 rebounds, notched 6 assists and was a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line. Couple that with a 15 and 12 double-double from Kaleb Wesson, 11 points and 6 boards from Kyle Young and 5 blocks by Andre Wesson, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

Kyle Young also connected with Keyshaun Woods for probably the play of the night:

Other highlights from the week:

The team’s next game is Saturday, Dec. 29 vs High Point.

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Women’s Basketball

Weekly record: 0-2

Season record: 4-5

Not quite the week the women’s team was looking for, but there are some bright spots. The team played back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday against Butler and Virginia Tech, respectively, and dropped both matches.

Both games were played in West Palm Beach (part of an invitational tournament), and traveling far west has proven to be a bane for the team this season. Three of the team’s five losses this season have come in the Pacific Time Zone. Against Butler, the team fell 66-53, but both Carly Santoro and Makayla Waterman showcased strong performances in the loss. Santoro led the team with 14 while Waterman put up 10, grabbed three rebounds, blocked four shots and got two steals.

Ahem. Dorka Juhász is a baller. Yes, the team lost to Virginia Tech 81-73, but Juhász dropped 27 points, went 3-for-3 from three, grabbed 8 boards and dished 2 assists. Sadly, the Hokies were stronger in the late game and pulled away from the Buckeyes at the end. However, Juhász remains one of the brightest spots on this Buckeye team and one of the more dominant players on the court whenever she’s out there.

The team’s next game is Friday, Dec. 28 @ Purdue.

Header photo courtesy of Ohio State Athletics/Twitter.

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