Ohio State vs. Penn State Basketball Game Preview And Prediction

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Penn State's two wins over the Buckeyes mark Ohio State's only two losses in the Big Ten.

All three of Penn State's remaining regular season games give the team opportunities to boost its NCAA Tournament resume. The Buckeyes haven't lost yet in a true road game, and none will be more hard than the one they just won at Purdue last week.

Ultimately, Penn State's NCAA Tournament hopes took another massive hit as the blue and white fell 4-2 at Michigan State. Now, the Nittany Lions will have a chance to beat ranked foes in back-to-back games for the first time since January 2011 when the Nittany Lions beat No. 18 Michigan State and No. 16 IL consecutively.

Ohio State had their best run in the 2nd Half with 10:32 on the clock. In that one, Ohio State's top scorer was Kaleb Wesson with 18 points.

He'll need to be on his game as he likely will be guarding Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, the favorite to win the Big Ten Player of the Year award. Both coaches were pursued by National Football League teams and Division I programs during the off season.

Another win against a top ten Ohio State team would help that cause, but a win by Ohio State would be a big step towards realizing the dream of a conference title.

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Tate 3-5 0-0 6, A.Wesson 1-3 1-1 3, K.Wesson 3-8 1-2 7, Bates-Diop 4-11 1-2 10, Jackson 5-11 2-2 13, Young 2-3 0-1 4, Potter 1-4 4-5 6, Jallow 1-4 3-4 5, Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Dakich 0-1 0-0 0. But the Buckeyes' lead isn't safe with three games left, especially if they shoot as poorly as they did inside the Bryce Jordan Center where they made just 28 percent of their field goals over the first 20 minutes.

Afterward, Carr grinned when asked if he draws any personal satisfaction from the fact opponents are running through their playbooks and personnel on account of him. I was curious to see how Iowa might attack an Ohio State team that won fairly comfortably in Iowa City differently, then the Buckeyes whacked them in Columbus. Haas added 12 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, and Vincent Edwards added 10 points and six boards.

"I think obviously our guard depth is a bit of a concern, particularly at that position", Holtmann said. Garner said. "I think the home court advantage, that atmosphere is what this school has been waiting for and it'll be great for a lot of fans to show up and support us".

The Lions go for win No. 20 at Purdue on Sunday; the No. 6 Boilermakers enter that contest off a 57-53 upset loss at Wisconsin.

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 8 Ohio State (22-5, 13-1) at No. 22 MI (21-7, 10-5), Sunday.

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