State of Ohio vs Eastern Illinois
Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 19 o’clock
Venue: Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: State of Ohio | Eastern Illinois
Rosters: State of Ohio | Eastern Illinois
Season Stats: State of Ohio | Eastern Illinois
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Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State wraps up its three-home game opening this week by hosting Eastern Illinois at the Schottenstein Center on Wednesday night. The tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center and will be televised on BTN. Connor Onion and Jess Settles will have the call.
- The teams meet for the third time. Ohio State won 72-59 in 2001 and 69-50 in 2003. Both games took place in Columbus. Velimir Radinovic scored a game high in the 2003 game with 16 points.
- Jack Owens, a freshman assistant coach, is a graduate of Eastern Illinois. As a senior, he averaged 11.7 points and 6.5 assists per game while also serving as the team captain. He also received an honorable mention at the All-Ohio Valley Conference as a senior.
- Ohio State opened the season with back-to-back wins over Robert Morris and Charleston Southern and is hopeful for its seventh straight 3-0 start and 12th 3-0 start in the last 13 seasons.
- The Buckeyes have shot over 51 percent in each of their first two games and are outselling their opponents at 20 rebounds per game. That number is the sixth-best in the country as the week begins.
- Zed Key had a double-double in each of his first two games and is now only the fourth Buckeye in 40 years to open a season with consecutive double-doubles. He joins Keita Bates-Diop (2017), Jared Sullinger (2010) and Evan Turner (2009). Not a bad list.
- Justice Sueing has hit double digits in each of the first two games. He scored 20 points on the opener, which was just two points off his OSU high.
- Freshman Brice Sensabaugh was also in double figures in the first two games. He scored 17 points on his debut and followed that up with a performance of 14 points last time out.
- Isaac Likekele was making quite a Buckeye debut, scoring nine points, nabbing nine rebounds, dishing out six assists, blocking two shots and swiping two steals. He led the team through two games with 10 assists.
- Sean McNeil is considered the team’s “sniper” and has hit a pair of threes in each of the first two games of the season.
- Head coach Chris Holtmann is in his sixth season with the program. He has an Ohio State record of 109-56 and an overall coaching record of 223-141. His teams have each won 20 or more games in the last nine seasons.