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2017–18 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented The Ohio State University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Chris Holtmann, in his first season with the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes played their home games at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio as members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 25–9, 15–3 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place. As the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they lost to Penn State in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the West region. They defeated South Dakota State in the First Round before losing to Gonzaga in the Second Round.

2017–18 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 17
2017–18 record25–9 (15–3 Big Ten)
Head coachChris Holtmann (1st season)
Assistant coaches
  • Ryan Pedon (1st season)
  • Mike Schrage (1st season)
  • Terry Johnson (1st season)
Home arenaValue City Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 16 2   .889     30 5   .857
No. 11 Purdue 15 3   .833     30 7   .811
No. 17 Ohio State 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
No. 7 Michigan 13 5   .722     33 8   .805
Nebraska 13 5   .722     22 11   .667
Penn State 9 9   .500     26 13   .667
Indiana 9 9   .500     16 15   .516
Maryland 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
Wisconsin 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Minnesota 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Illinois 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Iowa 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
Rutgers 3 15   .167     15 19   .441
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Buckeyes finished the 2016–17 season 17–15, 7–11 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for 10th place. As the No. 11 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they lost in the first round to Rutgers.[1][2]

On June 5, 2017, the school announced that head coach Thad Matta would not return as head coach.[3] On June 9, the school hired Butler head coach Chris Holtmann as head coach.[4]

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marc Loving 2 F 6'8" 220 Senior Toledo, OH Exhausted Eligibility
Derek Funderburk 4 F 6'9" 205 Freshman Lakewood, OH Dismissed from the team due to failure to meet team expectations[5] Later enrolled at NC State to play basketball.
David Bell 10 C 6'9" 225 RS Sophomore Cleveland, OH Transferred to Jacksonville
JaQuan Lyle 13 G 6'5" 210 Sophomore Evansville, IN Transferred to New Mexico
Jimmy Jent 23 G 6'4" 195 Sophomore Columbus, OH Left the team due to personal reasons
Trevor Thompson 32 C 7'0" 250 RS Junior Indianapolis, IN Declared for 2017 NBA draft

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Andrew Dakich 13 G 6'2" 190 Graduate Student Zionsville, IN Transferred from Michigan. Will be eligible to play immediately since Dakich graduated from Michigan.
Daniel Hummer 40 G 6'0" 175 Junior Upper Arlington, OH Transferred from Air Force. Under NCAA transfer rules, Hummer will have to sit out for the 2017–18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility. Will join the team as a preferred walk-on.

2017 recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Kaleb Wesson
#11 C
Westerville, OH Westerville South High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Jul 3, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Kyle Young
#21 SF
Massillon, OH Jackson High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jun 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Musa Jallow
#27 SF
Bloomington, IN Bloomington North High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 7, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 17, 2017.

2018 recruiting classEdit

RosterEdit

2017–18 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 0 Micah Potter 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Montverde Academy Mentor, Ohio
F 1 Jae'Sean Tate 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Pickerington High School Central Pickerington, Ohio
G 2 Musa Jallow 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Bloomington High School North Bloomington, Indiana
G 3 C. J. Jackson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Eastern Florida State College Charlotte, North Carolina
G 13 Andrew Dakich 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) GS Michigan Zionsville, Indiana
G 14 Joey Lane (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Deerfield High School Deerfield, Illinois
G 15 Kam Williams 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Mount Saint Joseph High School Baltimore, Maryland
F 24 Andre Wesson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Westerville South High School Westerville, Ohio
F 25 Kyle Young 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Jackson High School Massillon, Ohio
F 33 Keita Bates-Diop 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr University High School Normal, Illinois
F 34 Kaleb Wesson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Westerville South High School Westerville, Ohio
G 40 Daniel Hummer (I, W)   6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Air Force Upper Arlington, Ohio
G 43 Matt Lehmann (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Bishop Watterson High School Columbus, Ohio
G 45 Connor Fulton (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Alta High School Salt Lake City, Utah
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

The 2018 Big Ten Tournament was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.[6] Due to the Big East's use of that venue for their conference tournament, the Big Ten Tournament took place one week earlier than usual, ending the week before Selection Sunday.[7] This resulted in teams having nearly two weeks off before the NCAA Tournament.[7]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 5, 2017*
4:00 pm, BTN+
Wooster W 88–63 
 17  Bates-Diop   9  Bates-Diop   5  Dakich  Value City Arena (11,499) 
Columbus, OH
Regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
Robert Morris W 95–64  1–0
 19  Bates-Diop   11  Bates-Diop   6  Jackson  Value City Arena (11,128) 
Columbus, OH
Nov 12, 2017*
2:30 pm, BTN+
Radford W 82–72  2–0
 22  Bates-Diop   10  Tied   3  Tied  Value City Arena (10,425) 
Columbus, OH
Nov 16, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN
Texas Southern W 82–64  3–0
 17  3 tied   12  Bates-Diop   9  Jackson  Value City Arena (9,984) 
Columbus, OH
Nov 19, 2017*
2:00 pm, BTN+
Northeastern
PK80–Phil Knight Invitational campus–site game
W 80–55  4–0
 24  Tate   7  Bates-Diop   3  Tied  Value City Arena (10,779) 
Columbus, OH
Nov 24, 2017*
12:00 am, ESPN2
vs. No. 17 Gonzaga
PK80–Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket Quarterfinals
L 59–86  4–1
 12  Tied   10  Bates-Diop   3  Jackson  Veterans Memorial Coliseum (7,878)
Portland, OR
Nov 24, 2017*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Stanford
PK80–Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket
W 79–71  5–1
 23  Jackson   11  Bates-Diop   3  Tied  Moda Center 
Portland, OR
Nov 26, 2017*
3:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Butler
PK80–Phil Knight Invitational Motion Bracket
L 66–67 OT 5–2
 19  Jackson   11  Bates-Diop   6  Tate  Veterans Memorial Coliseum 
Portland, OR
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Clemson
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 65–79  5–3
 21  Bates-Diop   7  Bates-Diop   5  Tate  Value City Arena (17,189)
Columbus, OH
Dec 2, 2017
5:00 pm, FOX
at Wisconsin W 83–58  6–3
(1–0)
 19  K. Wesson   11  Bates-Diop   5  Bates-Diop  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 4, 2017
6:30 pm, FS1
Michigan W 71–62  7–3
(2–0)
 18  Bates-Diop   9  Bates-Diop   4  Jackson  Value City Arena (12,546)
Columbus, OH
Dec 9, 2017*
12:00 pm, BTN+
William & Mary W 97–62  8–3
 27  Bates-Diop   7  K. Wesson   6  Jackson  Value City Arena (11,158)
Columbus, OH
Dec 16, 2017*
6:00 pm, BTN
Appalachian State W 80–67  9–3
 19  Tate   8  Tied   6  Jackson  Value City Arena (12,616)
Columbus, OH
Dec 19, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN
The Citadel W 94–65  10–3
 17  Tied   8  Potter   5  Dakich  Value City Arena (10,752)
Columbus, OH
Dec 23, 2017*
1:30 pm, CBS
vs. No. 5 North Carolina
CBS Sports Classic
L 72–86  10–4
 26  Bates-Diop   9  Tate   6  Tate  Smoothie King Center (8,119)
New Orleans, LA
Dec 30, 2017*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
Miami (OH) W 72–59  11–4
 19  Bates-Diop   9  Bates-Diop   6  Jackson  Value City Arena (15,131)
Columbus, OH
Jan 4, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Iowa W 92–81  12–4
(3–0)
 27  Bates-Diop   13  Bates-Diop   6  Dakich  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (10,933)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 7, 2018
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 1 Michigan State W 80–64  13–4
(4–0)
 32  Bates-Diop   7  Bates-Diop   5  K. Wesson  Value City Arena (17,599)
Columbus, OH
Jan 11, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Maryland W 91–69  14–4
(5–0)
 26  Bates-Diop   8  Bates-Diop   6  Tied  Value City Arena (12,014)
Columbus, OH
Jan 14, 2018
7:00 pm, BTN
at Rutgers W 68–46  15–4
(6–0)
 20  Bates-Diop   9  Tied   6  Jackson  Louis Brown Athletic Center (7,476)
Piscataway, NJ
Jan 17, 2018
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 at Northwestern W 71–65  16–4
(7–0)
 13  Potter   8  Bates-Diop   8  Jackson  Allstate Arena (6,018)
Rosemont, IL
Jan 20, 2018
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 vs. Minnesota
B1G Super Saturday
W 67–49  17–4
(8–0)
 17  Bates-Diop   12  Bates-Diop   5  Tate  Madison Square Garden (4,136)
New York City, NY
Jan 22, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 Nebraska W 64–59  18–4
(9–0)
 20  Bates-Diop   7  Tied   4  Jackson  Value City Arena (10,918)
Columbus, OH
Jan 25, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 Penn State L 79–82  18–5
(9–1)
 25  Bates-Diop   10  Tate   5  Jackson  Value City Arena (13,464)
Columbus, OH
Jan 30, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 Indiana W 71–56  19–5
(10–1)
 16  Tate   13  Bates-Diop   5  Bates-Diop  Value City Arena (14,041)
Columbus, OH
Feb 4, 2018
12:00 pm, FS1
No. 17 Illinois W 75–67  20–5
(11–1)
 35  Bates-Diop   12  Bates-Diop   4  Jackson  Value City Arena (18,743)
Columbus, OH
Feb 7, 2018
8:30 pm, BTN
No. 14 at No. 3 Purdue W 64–63  21–5
(12–1)
 18  Bates-Diop   11  Bates-Diop   5  Tate  Mackey Arena (14,804)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 10, 2018
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 Iowa W 82–64  22–5
(13–1)
 18  K. Wesson   8  Bates-Diop   5  Jackson  Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
Feb 15, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 8 at Penn State L 56–79  22–6
(13–2)
 13  Jackson   5  3 tied   2  3 tied  Bryce Jordan Center (10,981)
University Park, PA
Feb 18, 2018
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 at No. 22 Michigan L 62–74  22–7
(13–3)
 20  Tate   15  Tate   3  A. Wesson  Crisler Center (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 20, 2018
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 16 Rutgers W 79–52  23–7
(14–3)
 18  Jackson   10  Tate   4  A. Wesson  Value City Arena (15,620)
Columbus, OH
Feb 23, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 16 at Indiana W 80–78 2OT 24–7
(15–3)
 24  Bates-Diop   14  Bates-Diop   6  Tate  Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 2, 2018
6:30 pm, BTN
(2) No. 13 vs. (7) Penn State
Quarterfinals
L 68–69  24–8
 25  Bates-Diop   7  Tate   6  Jackson  Madison Square Garden (14,530)
New York City, NY
NCAA Tournament
Mar 15, 2018
4:00 pm, TNT
(5 W) No. 17 vs. (12 W) South Dakota State
First Round
W 81–73  25–8
 24  Bates-Diop   12  Bates-Diop   5  Jackson  Taco Bell Arena (11,662)
Boise, ID
Mar 17, 2018
7:45 pm, CBS
(5 W) No. 17 vs. (4 W) No. 8 Gonzaga
Second Round
L 84–90  25–9
 28  Bates-Diop   7  Tate   4  Tate  Taco Bell Arena (11,686)
Boise, ID
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. W=West.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 22 13 17 14 8 16 13 17 17 Not released 
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 22 13 18 16 9 15 14 16 17 21

^Coaches Poll did not release a Week 2 poll at the same time AP did.
*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit