Ohio State and Indiana close out their respective regular seasons on Friday, Feb. 23 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. No. 16 Ohio State is looking to keep its Big Ten title chances alive with a victory in the team’s second meeting of the season with the Hoosiers.
Find the game time, TV and streaming information and more below.
Ohio State-Indiana basketball: Game time, details
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Place: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind.
What channel is Ohio State-Indiana on?
Ohio State-Indiana will be airing on Fox Sports 1.
How can I watch Ohio State-Indiana online?
Indiana-Ohio State will be streaming on the Fox Sports Go app.
What’s at stake for Ohio State and Indiana?
Ohio State’s Big Ten title chances aren’t great after the team lost back-to-back games to Penn State and Michigan. But the Buckeyes can still claim a co-regular season title in Chris Holtmann’s first season. Ohio State needs to beat Indiana on Friday and have Michigan State lose at Wisconsin on Sunday to share the 2018 conference crown. Ohio State would finish 15-3 and be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament (due to a head-to-head win over Michigan State) in this scenario.
Indiana, meanwhile, is looking to finish with a 9-9 mark in the Big Ten in Archie Miller’s initial campaign with the Hoosiers. Indiana is a likely candidate for the NIT, and a win against the Buckeyes would help the team’s postseason seeding.
Ohio State-Indiana basketball preview
Ohio State’s last two trips away from Columbus have not been kind to the Buckeyes. The program’s conference title hopes took a huge hit as the team suffered a Feb. 15 loss at Penn State and then a loss at Michigan just three days later. If Ohio State wants any part of the Big Ten title, it’ll have to leave Bloomington with a victory. The Buckeyes got back on the winning side of things Tuesday night, running away from Rutgers in the second half for a 79-52 win.
“They are good. They have a lot of weapons and they all seem to be playing their roles. Jae’Sean Tate is a monster. He gets to the rim and makes big plays for them,” Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said after the game. “They have Bates-Diop who can do a lot of things. Then they have some guys around them that really enjoy playing the roles that they hav, and they have good shooters on the perimeter. They are a very difficult team to get ready for and they are very good defensively, so they don’t have any weaknesses there. They’re a good basketball team.”
Ohio State beat Indiana handily, 71-56, on Jan. 30. The Hoosiers have been playing some better basketball since that game, however. Indiana won four straight games before falling at Nebraska on Tuesday night. At 16-13, Indiana is two wins away from matching its total from last season.
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