Ohio State Buckeyes Mens Basketball Tickets
The Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team is a Division I program for the Ohio State University. The team is located in Columbus, Ohio and play their home games at Value City Arena. Value City Arena has a capacity of 18,809 people and was built in 1998. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference, and have won one NCAA National Championship in 1960. Throughout the course of their history, the team has officially made it to 21 NCAA Tournaments, with 13 Sweet 16 appearances, and 10 Final Fours. They are currently coached by Thad Matta, who has led the team to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, and a 221-65 record which features two Final Four appearances.
The first basketball team at the school was formed in 1892, and played with tepid success. The Buckeyes first real taste of success came under coach Fred Taylor. Taylor was hired in 1958 and led the team to their first and only NCAA Championship, coaching All-American Jerry Lucas, who went on to win the 1973 NBA Championship with the New York Knicks. In the late nineties and the beginning of the 21st century saw a period of turmoil within the team. Jim O’Brien was hired in 1997 and led the team to four 20+-win seasons and a Final Four appearance. Unfortunately for the team, they committed a series of rule violations, which rescinded all of those accomplishments. Since the scandal, the team has won five conference titles, and gone to the NCAA tournament six times, making the sweet sixteen or going past it four times.
Many top players have come out of Ohio State, including 9 consensus all-Americans and five Big Ten Players of the Year. 35 players have been drafted into the NBA out of Ohio State. Ohio State’s biggest rivalry game is between the Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines. Ohio State holds the advantage in that series 83-70 with the Buckeyes walking away the victors during their last matchup.