Good news everyone! For the time being, we can shelf any "will Ohio State actually make the NCAAs?" talk, thanks to the Buckeyes' huge win at Wisconsin, sending the Badgers out of the ranks of the top 25, and the Buckeyes off the proverbial bubble.
Ohio State has a chance to make an even bigger statement, and help solidify their potential seeding, after taking a wrecking ball to any goodwill they earned before Big Ten play by dropping games to Nebraska, and something called a Penn State. They'll get that chance tonight, when they tussle for the second time with the high flyin' #17 Iowa Hawkeyes, in Iowa City.
The Hawkeyes took the first meeting 84-74 in a closely contested matchup that could have gone either way. You can get ready for the game by listening to the dulcet tones of my baritone voice on this podcast with Black Heart Gold Pants (NOTE: the intro song to this podcast was so funny I actually cried in the office). Then you should read our excellent preview, detailing the math you need to know to understand this game.
And then you should tune in with us. Join us in the comment thread, where we can enjoy every Aaron Craft steal, every SLAM THOMPSON DOT GIF, and every..uh, let's be honest, errant shot attempt, together.
|OHIO STATE BUCKEYES||IOWA HAWKEYES|
|17-5, 3-5 | Unranked AP / #25 Coaches|| 17-5, 4-4 | #17 AP / #13 Coaches |
|Aaron Craft||G||Roy Devyn Marble|
|Lenzelle Smith Jr.||G||Mike Gesell|
|Sam Thompson||F||Melsahn Basabe|
|LaQuinton Ross||F||Aaron White|
|Amir Williams||F/C||Adam Woodbury|
|Date:||February 4, 2014 ||Location:||Iowa City, IA |
|Time:||7:00 p.m. ET ||Arena:||Carver-Hawkeye Arena |
|TV:||ESPN - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1301 HD/31 SD, WOW! 211 HD/33 SD, DirecTV 206, DISH 140||Spread:||-6|
|Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460||Over/Under:||139|
|Internet:||WatchESPN||SBN Affiliate:||Black Heart Gold Pants|
|Patrick Vint singing 'Royals' dot mp3|