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Let’s meet Ohio State’s starting lineup

We’ve got about three and a half hours to kill before tip-off, so let’s spend them getting to know the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Before you get too excited about making fun of the man bun on #00 Mickey Mitchell, unfortunately, he cut it off a few weeks ago.)

Let’s meet the starting lineup…

Guard, 6-5, 210, Freshman; 8.9 ppg, 4.8 apg

You may remember Lyle as a former UK recruit. You also might remember him as the recruit who confirmed the allegations in the Louisville sex scandal. Lyle committed to Louisville in June of 2013, then decommitted two and a half months later. In October, he confirmed Katina Powell’s story about the Cards and also talked to the NCAA about it. Is it wrong if I actually cheer for him a little today?


Forward, 6-8, 220, Junior; 15.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg

Loving is the Buckeyes’ leading scorer, averaging 35 minutes per game. The 6’8″ forward takes 25.9% of the team’s shots and leads Ohio State in three-pointers made with 18.

He really wants a Netflix subscription for Christmas:


Center, 6-11, 250, Redshirt Sophomore; 5.4 ppg, 4 rpg

In addition to have awesome initials, Trevor Thompson started the season but lost his spot to freshman Daniel Giddens after three games. After battling the flu, he worked his way back into the lineup and put up 10 points in Ohio State’s win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday. At 6’11”, 250 lbs., he’ll present a good test for Skal on the inside.


Forward, 6-4, 225, Sophomore; 12.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg

Tate is Ohio State’s second leading scorer. At 6-4, he’s somewhere between a guard and a small forward, and put up 17 points and 10 rebounds against Northern Illinois on Wednesday, only his second career double-double.


Forward, 6-7, 235, Sophomore; 11.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Pronounced Kay-tah Bates Dee-opp, the sophomore forward also had a double-double on Wednesday. He had this block and slam vs. Air Force:



#15 Kam Williams

The backup guard scored 22 points in Ohio State’s win over Grambling State earlier this year. He’s averaging 5.4 points per game.

#04 Daniel Giddens

The 6’10” freshman gives the Buckeyes another look inside and actually started three games in place of Trevor Thompson. He’s averaging 5 points and 5 rebounds per game.

#00 Mickey Mitchell

Yesterday, the NCAA ruled Mitchell eligible, so today is the first game he’s available for the Buckeyes. Who knows if he’ll play, but he’s worth mentioning because he was also a Calipari recruit once upon a time and played on the same high school team as Julius Randle.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.