OHIO STATE BUCKEYES TEAM FACTS:
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Stadium: Jerome Schottenstein Center
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Rivals: Michigan Wolverines
Mascot: Brutus Buckeye
National Championships: 1 (1960)
Notable Alumni: Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek
The Ohio State Buckeyes have been playing basketball since 1898, and played their first game against East High. The team has had a storied history of success. The Buckeyes have been to the Final Four 10 times, with their last appearance in 2007. In 1911, the Buckeyes joined the Big Nine Conference (which would later become the Big Ten Conference). Ohio State won their first ever NCAA Tournament Championship in 1960, defeating California.
The Ohio State Buckeyes play their home games at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, which can hold 19,200 fans. The center is home to the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as men's ice hockey. The center is the largest arena in the Big Ten, and can seat up to 21,000 people for concerts and touring shows. St. John Arena, the Buckeye's former home, would fit inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center twice.
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