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Buckeye Shootaround — Stetson at Ohio State | Tip-Off Time, TV, Lineups, Predictions

Ohio State Buckeyes Shootaround

The No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) will take on the Stetson Hatters (2-1) out of the Atlantic Sun Conference Monday night. The game is set to tip at 8:37 pm and will be aired by the Big Ten Network. This is OSU’s fourth meeting all-time with the Hatters, who are coming off of a 77-55 loss to Purdue-Ft. Wayne on Saturday. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, will be taking the court for the first time since their 25-point win over No. 10 Villanova last Wednesday.

Opening Tip

Who: Stetson at No. 16 Ohio State

What: Men’s Basketball

Where: Columbus, OH — Value City Arena

When: Monday, 8:37 (BTN)

Why: Because not every game can be a big one.

Line: Ohio State -30


The Buckeyes


Three-Point Territory

+ The win over Rutgers marked the third consecutive game Ohio State has held its opponent to 20 or fewer field goals. The last time this happened was 1/29/15 in an 80-56 win vs. No. 16 Maryland (18-59), in a 60-58 loss at Purdue on 2/4/15 they held the Boilermakers to 19-45 shooting, a 79-60 win over Rutgers 2/8/15 holding the Scarlet Knights to 20-69 from the field, and in a 75-55 home win against Penn State 2/11/15. The Nittany Lions shot 19-59.

+ The Buckeyes are 11-0 vs. teams currently representing the Atlantic Sun Conference, including a 3-0 record vs. Stetson. Ohio State last played a team from the Atlanic Sun Nov. 29, 2013, a 99-64 win over North Florida for the then No. 7 Buckeyes at Value City Arena.

Ohio State vs. The Atlantic Sun
Florida Gulf Coast …………………………………………… 1-0
Jacksonville …………………………………………………… 2-0
Kennesaw State
Lipscomb………………………….. …………………………… 1-0
NJIT
North Florida…………………….. …………………………… 2-0
Northern Kentucky…………….. …………………………… 1-0
South Carolina-Upstate ……… ………………………….. 1-0
Stetson …………………………….. ………………………….. 3-0
Totals ………………………………………………………….11-0

+ There were several personal bests and milestones set by individual Buckeyes in the win over Villanova. Duane Washington Jr. scored 14 points to record a season high. Washington went 4-for-6 (.667) on 3FGs for a season-high four made 3-pointers. He went 3-for-5 (.600) on 3-pointers in the first half. Kyle Young pulled down seven rebounds to total 200 for his career. With 10 points and 11 rebounds, Kaleb Wesson recorded his second double-double of the season. The last double-double was 11/10/19 against UMass Lowell in the Buckeyes’ last game. Wesson has eight total in his career. E.J. Liddell went 3-for-3 for FGs and 2-for-2 for 3FGs, scoring eight points, a season and career high for the freshman. Liddell recorded his first made 3-pointer of his career. D.J. Carton scored 11 points, tied his career-high with five rebounds and dished out a career-best five assists.


The Stetson Hatters


What You Need To Know

+ The Buckeyes and Hatters have met three times previously with Ohio State winning all three. The series began in 1977 with a home-and-home contract between the schools. The Buckeyes won 108-71 in Columbus and then 63-50 at Stetson in 1979. The most recent meeting was in 1984 at the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida, a 73-67 win for the Buckeyes.

+ This will be Stetson’s first game against a Big Ten opponent since visiting Iowa on Dec. 5, 2016. Overall, this is just the 13th game for Stetson against a Big Ten opponent. Stetson is 1-11 all-time against the Big Ten, with the lone win a 58-56 victory at Purdue on Nov. 24, 1990.

+ Stetson freshman Jaret Griffith is the only Ohio native on the Hatters’ roster. He hails from Huron, and graduated from Akron Coventry. Griffith also attended Western Reserve HS.

+ Stetson is 2-38 all-time against Associated Press Top 25 opponents. The Hatters’ last win against a nationally-ranked opponent was a 76-69 victory over West Virginia on Dec. 21, 1982 in DeLand.

+ Rob Perry scored 34 points against Western Illinois on Nov. 9, the most by a Stetson freshman since 1983. Perry earned ASUN Newcomer of the Week for that performance, Stetson’s first conference weekly award by a freshman since the 2017-18 season. Fellow freshman Mahamadou Diawara has scored in double figures in each of his first three games. Junior Christiaan Jones reached 500 career points in the win over Trinity Baptist.


Five Ohio State Predictions

+ EJ Liddell scores a career-high in points. Liddell should get plenty of minutes and plenty of opportunities to top his current career-high of eight points.

+ Kaleb Wesson will have his first 20-poitn night. He will finally take over the scoring lead tonight and never give it back.

+ Kyle Young will have a double-double. Young might be the only guy excited to be playing Stetson on a Monday night at 8:30 pm because he’s excited to play anybody whenever.

+ DJ Carton will set a career-high in assists. Shouldn’t be too difficult for him to top his five assists from Villanova.

+ The Buckeyes will hold Stetson under .400 shooting tonight. On the season, the Hatters are connecting on .476 of their shots. Ohio State may hold them 100 points under that.

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