Ohio State finally got a much needed win against a less than impressive Nebraska team just days ago in Columbus. The city will be hosting another Big Ten team tonight, as the Purdue team makes their way into town. The Boilermakers are coming off a four-game winning streak and have already beaten the Buckeyes once this season; fortunately, home court advantage goes along way for the struggling Ohio State team. D'Angelo Russell had a lower scoring game against the Cornhuskers, but was great at pushing production to Jae'Sean Tate and Sam Thompson. If Amir Williams and Marc Loving can step up their roles, this team shouldn't have a problem creating their own winning streak.
The Buckeyes have struggled on the road this season, so being able to get back onto their home court and regain their confidence should be coming at a perfect time ahead of the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. There are limited chances left for the Buckeyes to fix remaining problems and contribute to their tournament seeding; a win tonight over the Boilermakers definitely wouldn't hurt. Having already fallen to Purdue earlier this season, Matta and the Buckeyes will looking for revenge; but will they get it?
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How to watch
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: 97.1 FM the fan
TV channel: Big Ten Network (Channel 1333 on Time Warner Columbus)
Live streaming online: BTN2Go.com