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The “Beat The Buckeyes Game Thread: #16 Ohio State At Rutgers

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NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Rutgers Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

#16 Ohio State (12-2; 2-1) At Rutgers (7-6; 0-3)

How To Watch, Listen, News & Notes

Where: The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Tip-off: Wednesday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: BTN - Brandon Gaudin & Stephen Bardo

Stream: BTN2GO

Radio: Live Listen - WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM/XM 384 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM - Matt Howe & Sam Marsdale

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #115; Ohio State #24

(Rutgers has moved back 6 spots since the loss to Maryland)

KenPom Prediction: Ohio State 67 Rutgers 62; Rutgers has an 32% chance to win.

Vegas Line: Ohio State -6

Series History: Ohio State leads all-time 6-2 including the last meeting, a 27 point home victory last February.

Game 13 recap, four thoughts, and additional observations


Rutgers has lost its last six Big Ten regular season contests dating back to last year. As the legendary coach Herb Brooks said, “great moments are born from great opportunity.” With the ranked Buckeyes coming to the RAC, Rutgers has the opportunity to deliver the biggest win of the season so far. They’ll have to give their best performance to do it, but as we know in college basketball, anyone can beat anyone on any given night. The Scarlet Knights can’t shoot this poorly forever. Perhaps they’ll break of this prolonged slump in a big way tonight. Join us in the comment section and follow us on twitter for live commentary during the game.