The No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes were on upset alert right out the gate in their season opener earlier this week. They’ll look for a better performance when welcoming the Niagara Purple Eagles to Value City Arena.
Zed Key proved to be the hero for Ohio State (1-0) as he successfully put in a game-winning layup at the buzzer to lift the Buckeyes to a 67-66 win over Akron. He finished the game with 14 points and five rebounds while E.J. Liddell had a 25-point, 11-rebound double-double performance.
Niagara (0-1) came out on the losing end of its season opener, a 63-60 setback to Xavier. Marcus Hammond went off for 25 points and six rebounds in the loss.
How to watch Niagra vs. Ohio State
When: Friday, November 12th, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
TV: Big Ten Network Plus
Where to stream online: Fox Sports App
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Ohio State -19.5
Ohio State will come out focused in this one and not flirt with danger like it did against Akron on Tuesday. However, 19.5 is a bit steep and I’ll need to see more from the Buckeyes before I start laying it with them as overwhelming favorites.
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