Ohio State’s Ryan Day, Chase Young earn top Big Ten honors

Carrie Guzman
December 7, 2019

Ohio State is now viewed as one of the best teams in the nation, with wins over both Cincinnati to open the season and a trouncing of Villanova three weeks ago.

North Carolina Tar Heels forward Garrison Brooks goes up for the slam dunk.

"Think about what my team has done so far", North Carolina coach Roy Williams said, noting some early victories resulted from having better talent but not necessarily better execution.

The only thing that stood in the way for the fourth-ranked Spartans on Sunday at the Moda Center was No. 9 North Carolina, a team that had steamrolled its way to the Victory Bracket championship and happened to have beaten Michigan State seven straight times.

North Carolina is a 3.5-point favorite at home, while the over/under for the game has been set at 139.

This year Ohio State was presented with a similar opportunity and ended with a more favorable result. Wesson, a junior forward, is nearly averaging a double-double (12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game). North Carolina is expecting its key guys to play, but majority won't be at 100 percent.

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Despite opening up the season at 6-1 with one win over a ranked team, UNC has struggled on offense scoring the ball and particularly at the guard position.

Miles Bridges scored 11 points while Nick Ward had seven points, eight rebounds and four blocks. "I expect nothing but the greatest".

The Buckeyes came out of the half using a 10-3 spurt, capped by layups from Washington Jr. and Kyle Young, to take a 39-30 lead at the 16:49 mark but Anthony responded with a pair of triples to make it a three-point contest.

The balance is good, but the biggest challenge facing the Buckeyes could be if there's extreme game pressure after so many early blowouts. Ohio State's three-point shooting is a problem and yes they have Wesson, and yes they beat No. 10 Villanova by 25 points. We won a game and now we get back with probably another top-10 team coming in Notre Dame, who comes off Maui playing really, really well. Anthony, though he was seen in a walking boot after the OR game, is expected to play Wednesday night.

ThePenn State Nittany Lions are on the road for a Big Ten clash with 6th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. He's supposed to put up numbers, that isn't why Ohio State was 0-2 against the Boilermakers last season.

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