The Northwestern Wildcats (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) are on the road hoping to pick up a win against the Ohio State Buckeyes (12-7, 2-4) after a weeklong break.
The Wildcats pounded Iowa by 35 their last time out, getting important contributions from point guard Bryant McIntosh (20 points, 10 assists), shooting guard Scottie Lindsey (22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) and small forward Vic Law Jr. (12 points). The Wildcats led from wire to wire and held the conference’s leading scorer, Peter Jok, to just four points.
Ohio State, meanwhile, has managed to string two straight wins together after a disastrous 0-4 start to conference play. Thad Matta’s squad lost Keita Bates-Diop on January 5 and struggled after that. But the Buckeyes seem to have found some semblance of rhythm with back-to-back wins over Michigan State and Nebraska.
Northwestern has not won in Columbus since 1978, and the Buckeyes own a 117-45 lead in the series all-time.
Game time: 12 p.m. CT
TV Channel: BTN
Online streaming: BTN2Go
Mobile: BTN2Go app
Radio: WGN 720, Sirius 145, XM 195
Betting line: Ohio State -1