COLUMBUS, Ohio — Quick thoughts following a 74-66 victory for Kansas in a top-10 showdown against Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena. Overview: The venue apparently doesn’t make any difference. Kansas has the formula for beating Ohio State anywhere the programs play. After beating OSU at home during the regular season a year ago and in a neutral building at the Final Four, the Jayhawks and coach Bill Self continued their mastery in the series between the top-10 programs by completing the trifecta with a convincing win in Columbus, the team’s first true road game of the season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Redshirt freshman Ben McLemore scored 22 points and No. 9 Kansas proved it was more than just a bully at home by beating seventh-ranked Ohio State 74-66 on Saturday. It was the third victory for the Jayhawks (10-1) in little more than a year over the Buckeyes (9-2). Kansas won a 64-62 thriller in last year’s NCAA semifinals. The Jayhawks, who had yet to play a true road game, held Ohio State without a field goal for more than 10 minutes of the second half. The Buckeyes, who were led by Deshaun Thomas ‘ 16 points, hit just 9 of 36 shots from the field in the final 20 minutes. Jeff Withey added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks. Elijah Johnson added 13 and Travis Releford 11. Shannon Scott had a career-high 15 for the Buckeyes. The game was expected to be a major challenge for Kansas, which has won nine in a row since losing to Michigan State 67-64 on Nov. 13 in Atlanta. The Jayhawks came in 7-0 at home, with two other games played before friendly fans in nearby Kansas City. They…
It was only around eight months ago that Kansas took down Ohio State in the Final Four, and now the two meet sharing 9-1 records. Despite key pieces from last year’s matchup (Thomas…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After Kansas knocked off Ohio State for the second time in two meetings last season, this time in the national semifinals, Buckeyes guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. didn’t have the heart to even watch the championship game. He temporarily lost interest. But when Ohio State’s schedule came out this summer and Smith saw that No. 9 Kansas was coming to play at the seventh-ranked Buckeyes on Saturday, he made special note of it. The teams have changed – each lost their top player from last season’s Final Four matchup. But a lot still is riding on it when the Jayhawks (8-1) and Buckeyes (8-1) meet for the third time in little more than a year, this time at Value City Arena.
What to watch this weekend: Ohio State seeks revenge against Kansas (The Dagger: College Basketball Blog)
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The players would probably never say it out loud, but the Ohio State basketball team has to have a measure of revenge on its mind heading into this weekend’s showdown with Kansas. The…
The game vs. the Jayhawks Saturday will be the 10th meeting in the all-time series. Kansas is 6-3 overall. KU has won the last four games in the series, including two games last season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following a closer than expected win over Winthrop on Tuesday that saw Ohio State trail the Eagles five minutes into the second half, I asked Aaron Craft if a wakeup call was what the No. 7-ranked Buckeyes needed heading into their primetime matchup with No. 9 Kansas this Saturday (4 p.m., CBS).