After shaking off the shackles of a five-game losing streak, Ohio State will return to the road for a Tuesday night game at Illinois.
The Buckeyes defeated Iowa, 93-77, on Saturday for their first victory since winning at Northwestern on New Year’s Day. It moved Ohio State to 11-8 overall and 3-5 in Big Ten play, making the Buckeyes one of eight teams with either four or five conference losses entering Tuesday’s games.
Illinois, too, just had a streak snapped. After opening Big Ten play with three straight losses, the Fighting Illini had responded with a four-game winning streak leading into last Thursday’s home showdown with Indiana. At the State Farm Center, the Hoosiers blasted Illinois and left with an 80-65 win that dropped the Illini to 13-6 overall and 4-4 in Big Ten play.
“They have a really passionate fan base that always shows up,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “Their wing ability is really impressive and what has carried them. Like a lot of teams they’ve had some times where maybe they’ve struggled with a relatively new group or a lot of new faces, but really good team.”
Here’s what to know about Ohio State vs. Illinois
What time does Ohio State basketball play today vs. Illinois?
Tipoff: 7 p.m.; State Farm Center, Champaign, Illinois
What channel is the Ohio State game on against Illinois?
The Ohio State Buckeyes will play Illinois in a game televised on ESPN.
Is the Ohio State basketball game streaming?
Yes. The game will stream on any computer, phone or tablet via multiple options: The ESPN app with a cable provider login, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling, DirecTV and on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
Listen to Ohio State men’s basketball: OSU radio station information
The Ohio State game will broadcast in Columbus on 97.1 FM/1460 AM.
Here are the radio announcers:
- Paul Keels (play-by-play)
- Ron Stokes (analysis)
Who are the TV announcers calling the Ohio State Buckeye game?
Here are the TV announcers:
- Brian Custer
- Robbie Hummel
- Myron Medcalf