The Ohio State men's basketball program finds themselves in unfamiliar territory – at least from a 2013-2014 schedule vantage. The Buckeyes look to bounce back from a difficult overtime loss in East Lansing, but standing in their way is a more than game Fran McCaffery and the University of Iowa.
LaQuinton Ross was a venerable non-factor against Sparty but will likely need to be back on his game to counteract the offensive contributions of Iowa star Roy Devyn Marble. Amir Williams will need to continue being the improved '13/14 version we've seen in the early goings than the one from the last two seasons given the Hawkeyes' strength in the interior. And Marc Loving will need to show he's growing up in a hurry, as the Buckeyes could very conceivably go back to the well to see how he handles moving on from some of the mental mistakes he made down the stretch against Tom Izzo's bunch.
Below is your Ohio State-Iowa GameThread. Whether you're a Buckeye, Hawkeyes, Bawkeye, or some kind of neutral observer, welcome. For a special treat, comment sans subject "@oracle gif me". #GoBucks
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
12-3, 2-1 | #20 AP / #23 Coaches
15-1, 2-1 | #3 AP / #3 Coaches
Roy Devyn Marble
Lenzelle Smith Jr.
January 12th, 2014
1:30 p.m. ET
Value City Arena
CBS - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1010 HD/10 SD, WOW! 201 HD/10 SD, DirecTV 10, DISH 10
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