IUPUI @ Ohio State
Current Records: IUPUI 1-14; Ohio State 11-4
What to Know
The IUPUI Jaguars are on the road again Tuesday and play against the #19 Ohio State Buckeyes at 7 p.m. ET Jan. 18 at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes will be strutting in after a victory while IUPUI will be stumbling in from a defeat.
There's no need to mince words: IUPUI lost to the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers this past Saturday, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 89-54.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, OSU beat the Penn State Nittany Lions 61-56 on Sunday. It was another big night for OSU's forward E.J. Liddell, who had 19 points in addition to eight boards.
IUPUI is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Now might not be the best time to take the Jaguars against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
IUPUI is now 1-14 while the Buckeyes sit at 11-4. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: IUPUI is stumbling into the contest with the 351st most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 16.4 on average. OSU has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 17th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 10.7 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Value City Arena -- Columbus, Ohio
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Buckeyes are a big 33.5-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Buckeyes as a 32.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.