This is a Big Ten conference game between the Buckeyes and the Lions as Penn State looks to revenge their 30 point blow out to Ohio State from last season. It was their worst loss of the year and they have been waiting for the chance at revenge, this season however has not been what they expected they have lost games to subpar teams that has destroyed any chance of getting a call to the big dance but the NIT tournament is still a possibility if they change their ways.
Ohio State on the other hand has really improved on their outing from last season, even with the loss of a few of their starters to the League they have pulled together and come out with a good recruiting class that has elevated this team to a 22-6 record. The interesting thing is that all six of their losses have come to Big Ten conference teams, something that should add a little extra momentum for the Nittany Lions as they come into this one.
Penn State has a difficult road ahead of them, Ohio State moves the ball well and is very aggressive under the rim on defense, an important part of this game for the Lions will be their second chance opportunities because the Buckeyes do not give them away easily. Pushing the game´s tempo and forcing the Buckeyes to stick to perimeter shooting will give Penn State a chance to attack the rim on offense and look for the foul early.
Ohio State is -17 in this game because of the Nittany Lions defensive problems in recent games, after watching a few of the Buckeyes games this year they have too much offense to hold back, the Lions are not going to be able to defend them or keep them out of the perimeter, take Ohio State in this game.