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How to Watch Indiana Basketball Against Ohio State on Saturday

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Indiana basketball (14-6, 5-4) hosts Ohio State (11-9, 3-6) on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Here's how to watch, with game time and TV information, three leading storylines, the latest on the point spread, the coaching matchup, series history and more.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Saturday's primetime matchup features two Big Ten teams on opposite paths OVER the last month.

Ohio State is desperate for a victory after losing six of its last seven games. The  Buckeyes have never missed the NCAA Tournament under coach Chris Holtmann, but they're teetering toward the wrong side of the bubble now.

On the line for Indiana? A chance for its first five-game win streak in conference play since the 2015-16 season when the Hoosiers won the Big Ten under coach Tom Crean. Trayce Jackson-Davis put up freakish numbers in wins over Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan State and Minnesota, and he's not ready to stop any time soon.

"We've just got to keep grinding, and play together," Jackson-Davis said. "And that's what we're doing.''

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How to watch Indiana Hoosiers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Who: Indiana Hoosiers (14-6, 5-4) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-9, 3-6)
  • What: Halfway point of Big Ten schedule
  • When: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 28
  • Where: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) in Bloomington, Ind.
  • TV: FOX
  • Announcers: Gus Johnson (play-by-play) and Jim Jackson (analyst)
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Start your free trial)
  • Radio: IU Radio Network (Bloomington: 105.1 WHCC-FM, Indianapolis: 107.5 WFNI-FM)
  • Radio Announcers: Don Fischer (play-by-play), Errek Suhr (color), John Herrick (pregame, halftime, postgame)
  • Point spread: Indiana is a 4.5-point favorite against Ohio State, and the over/under is set at 145.5 points, according to the SI Sportsbook. For a complete breakdown on both teams vs. the spread this season, CLICK HERE
  • Associated Press poll: Indiana received 61 votes in the AP poll, the second most votes of any team outside the top 25 behind Duke's 102. The Hoosiers were ranked in the first nine polls, but this is their third consecutive week unranked. Ohio State is unranked for the third week in a row. The Buckeyes have appeared in four polls this season, most recently at No. 24 on Jan. 2. 
  • KenPom rankings: Indiana is No. 23 overall in the KenPom rankings as of Friday night. The Hoosiers are No. 43 in adjusted defensive efficiency and No. 26 in adjusted offensive efficiency. Ohio State is ranked No. 20 overall, No. 76 in adjusted defensive efficiency and No. 9 in adjusted offensive efficiency.
  • Season projections: As of Friday, Indiana has the third-best odds to win Big Ten regular season title at plus-4000, behind Rutgers at plus-1000 and Purdue at minus-950. Indiana is plus-1900 to reach the Final Four and plus-7500 to win the National Championship, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Last three games: Indiana won 61-57 at Minnesota on Wednesday, beat Michigan State 82-69 on Sunday and won 80-65 at Illinois on Jan. 19. Ohio State lost 69-60 at Illinois on Tuesday, beat Iowa 93-77 on Saturday and lost 63-60 at Nebraska on Jan. 18.
  • Last season's records: Indiana went 21-14 overall, 9-11 in Big Ten play, 14-4 at home, 3-8 on the road and 4-2 at neutral sites in 2021-22. The Hoosiers finished ninth in the Big Ten, defeated Wyoming in the NCAA Tournament First Four and lost to Saint Mary's in the Round of 64. Ohio State went 20-12 overall, 12-8 in Big Ten play, 13-3 at home, 4-6 on the road and 2-3 at neutral sites in 2021-22. The Buckeyes finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten and earned a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they beat Loyola-Chicago but lost to Villanova in the Round of 32.
  • Series history: Indiana leads the all-time series 109-88. Ohio State holds a 7-3 advantage in the last 10 matchups and a 23-17 lead since 2000. Each of the last five games have been decided by nine or more points. Indiana coach Mike Woodson averaged 20.3 points in eight games against the Buckeyes. Indiana holds the series' longest win streak at nine games, spanning from 1974-78.
  • Last meeting: No. 22 Ohio State defeated Indiana 80-69 in overtime on Feb. 21, 2022 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. In a second half full of swings, Ohio State led Indiana by 10 with 11:49 remaining, but the Hoosiers stormed back to take a four-point lead with 2:47 left. Indiana did not score in the final 2:47, and an E.J. Liddell dunk with six seconds on the clock sent the game to overtime. Ohio State dominated the overtime period 17-6 to secure the win. Malaki Branham led Ohio State with 27 points, and Liddell added with 16 points and seven rebounds. Four Hoosiers scored in double figures, led by 16 from Xavier Johnson, but Indiana shot 34.4 percent.

Leading scorers

  • Indiana Hoosiers
    • F Trayce Jackson-Davis: 19.7 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 3.2 bpg
    • G Jalen Hood-Schifino: 12.1 ppg, 4.4 apg, 4.3 rpg, 39.3 3-point FG pct
    • G Tamar Bates: 8.3 ppg, 41.4 3-point FG pct
    • F Miller Kopp: 8.2 ppg, 45.0 3-point FG pct
  • Ohio State Buckeyes
    • F Brice Sensabaugh: 17.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 46.7 3-point FG pct
    • F Justice Sueing: 13.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 26.4 3-point FG pct
    • F Zed Key: 11.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 56.3 FG pct
    • G Sean McNeil: 9.8 ppg, 40.7 3-point FG pct

Meet the coaches

  • Chris Holtmann, Ohio State: In his sixth season at Ohio State, Holtmann is 118–65 and 61-46 in Big Ten play. He's never missed the NCAA Tournament at Ohio State, but he has not made it past the Round of 32. Ohio State's best finish in the Big Ten under Holtmann was tied for second in his first season in 2017-18 when he won Big Ten Coach of the Year. Before Ohio State, Holtmann coached Butler to a 70–31 record across three seasons, reaching the NCAA Tournament each year with a Sweet 16 appearance in 2017. A Lexington, Ky. native, Holtmann played basketball at Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. from 1990-92 and Taylor University in Upland, Ind. from 1992-94. Holtmann began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Taylor, followed by assistant coaching roles at Geneva College, Taylor, Gardner-Webb and Ohio. He first became a head coach in 2010 at Gardner-Webb, where he finished with a 44-54 record in three seasons. 
  • Mike Woodson, Indiana: In his second season at Indiana, Woodson holds a 35-20 overall record and a 14-15 mark in regular season Big Ten play. Woodson has NBA head coaching experience with the Atlanta Hawks from 2004-10 and the New York Knicks from 2012-14. Dating back to 1996, Woodson has also been an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. Woodson played at Indiana University from 1976-80, and was named the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player as a senior under coach Bob Knight. He was the 12th overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft, and played for various teams from 1980-91, averaging 14 points over 786 games. 
Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) reacts to his shot against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second half at Williams Arena. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports © Provided by Hoosiers Now on FanNation Indiana Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) reacts to his shot against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second half at Williams Arena. Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Three things to watch in Indiana vs. Ohio State

1. How does Indiana approach Brice Sensabaugh?

The current frontrunner for Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Brice Sensabaugh leads Ohio State with 17.4 points per game while shooting 46.7 from 3-point range. At 6-foot-6, Sensabaugh is listed as a forward and can certainly score down low, but he also handles the ball on the perimeter and shoots plenty of 3s. The Hoosiers have struggled against wings like Sensabaugh – think Jamison Battle's 20 points on Wednesday – so they'll have to be better prepared for another versatile threat. Trey Galloway has drawn the assignment on the opponent's best guards recently, but Indiana might also throw a bigger defender at Sensabaugh like Jalen Hood-Schifino, Tamar Bates, Miller Kopp or even Jordan Geronimo in hopes of altering his shot. Indiana's defense involves a lot of switching, so expect some different looks from the Hoosiers guarding Sensabaugh.

2. Key, Okpara battling Jackson-Davis

Trayce Jackson-Davis dominated Ohio State with 27 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in a 16-point win in the first matchup last season, but the Buckeyes held him in check with 13 points and nine rebounds to beat Indiana in the second game. With E.J. Liddell off to the NBA, it'll be up to 6-foot-8 junior Zed Key and 6-foot-11 freshman Felix Okpara to try to limit Jackson-Davis, who's averaging 27.3 points, 14.3 rebounds, 4.8 blocks and 3.8 assists with a 63.4 field goal percentage during Indiana's four-game win streak.

3. Bounce-back game for Jalen Hood-Schifino?

Indiana freshman point guard Jalen Hood-Schifino exploded in the aftermath of Xavier Johnson's injury on Dec. 17 with a 33-point performance against Northwestern and a 16-point game in a win over Wisconsin. He hasn't looked like himself in the last two games, however, scoring two points on 1-for-6 shooting against Michigan State and six points on 2-for-11 shooting against Minnesota. He's played well against Big Ten opponents in the past, but Indiana will need him to bounce back on Saturday against Ohio State.

Related stories on Indiana basketball

  • WOODSON EXPECTED TO RETURN: Indiana coach Mike Woodson is expected to be back in action on Saturday against Ohio State after missing Wednesday's game against Minnesota with COVID. CLICK HERE
  • JACKSON-DAVIS SETS IU BLOCKS RECORD: Trayce Jackson-Davis set the Indiana basketball record with 233 career blocked shots in Wednesday's win at Minnesota, passing Jeffrey Newton's previous record that stood since 2003. Take a look back at some memorable blocks from Jackson-Davis' freshman to senior year. CLICK HERE
  • IU-MINNESOTA GAME STORY: Trayce Jackson-Davis led Indiana with 25 points and 21 rebounds, and got a huge offensive rebound and basket in the final minute to give the Hoosiers a 61-57 win at Minnesota on Wednesday. It was the first 20/20 game for an Indiana player since D.J. White in 2008. CLICK HERE
  • TOM BREW COLUMN: It was asking a lot for Indiana to blow out Minnesota. No Indiana team has had four straight Big Ten wins of 13 points or more since the undefeated 1976 team it to end its regular season. So a tight win, let's take it. CLICK HERE
  • WHAT YASIR ROSEMOND SAID: For the first time in his college coaching career, Indiana assistant Yasir Rosemond had to call all the shots on Wednesday night at Minnesota after head coach Mike Woodson couldn't go because of COVID. He helped guide the Hoosiers to a 61-57 victory. Here is the transcript and video from his postgame press conference. CLICK HERE
  • WHAT JACKSON-DAVIS SAID: It was another epic night for Indiana senior Trayce Jackson-Davis, who had 25 points, 21 rebounds and six blocked shots in the Hoosiers' 61-57 victory over Minnesota. Here is the video and transcript of his postgame press conference. CLICK HERE

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