Name: The Ohio State University
No, not what they call themselves: That's actually the official name of the school, as evidenced by the header on their own website.
Location: Columbus, Ohio
The hell's a Buckeye? Officially, a tree, specifically the nut from the tree if Brutus Buckeye is to be trusted (he is not). Buckeye can also refer to a breed of chicken, a train, or a butterfly. It's also the name of a Lamb Of God song.
Last Season: 25-10, lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Dayton.
This Season: 1-0, with a 37 point win over UMass-Lowell
KenPom Ranking: #16
Returning Points Leader: Sam Thompson, 6'7", 200 lb., 7.9 ppg
Returning Rebounds Leader: Amir Williams, 6'11", 250 lb., 5.8 rpg
Returning Assists Leader: Shannon Scott, 6'1", 185 lb., 3.4 apg
Yeah, and? I presume you mean D`Angelo Russell, the 6'5" freshman guard from Louisville by way of Montverde Academy. Russell started the UMass-Lowell game and led Ohio State in scoring with 16 points on 7-14 shooting. He also had four rebounds, six assists, and three steals in just 26 minutes. Yeah, it was "just" UMass-Lowell, but the kid's a McDonald's All-American.
No, not that part: Yes, the Buckeyes played four guys 6'7" or taller for at least 15 minutes against UMass-Lowell, plus starting center Amir Williams played just 10 minutes. Wojo's going to have to get creative.
Head Coach: Thad Matta, in his 11th season at Ohio State (276-83). In 14 seasons including stops at Butler and Xavier, Matta has a career record of 378-114.
Last Meeting: I don't want to talk about it.
All Time Series: Ohio State leads, 6-4.