TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round.
Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes to a...
Ohio State hangs on to beat Indiana, 79-75 in Big Ten
CHICAGO (AP) — Rolling along with a 20-point lead in the second half, Ohio State appeared to be in the clear.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — With Kaleb Wesson out serving a suspension, Dererk Pardon took full advantage.
Pardon had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Northwestern snapped a 10-game losing streak with...
No. 8 Michigan State holds off No. 14 Ohio State 86-77
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riding a seven-game winning streak, No. 8 Michigan State came to Columbus to play No. 14 Ohio State with captain and scoring machine Joshua Langford sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The team's two other veterans had to pick up the slack.
Jackson leads No. 15 Ohio State past UCLA 80-66
CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State was locked in a tight game with UCLA when Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann made a small tweak to his approach against the Bruins.
Then everything changed.
C.J. Jackson scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, and No. 15 Ohio State handed UCLA its third consecutive loss with an 80-66 victory Saturday.
No. 15 Ohio State survives gritty Bucknell to win 73-71
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bucknell saw its chance but couldn't quite get there.
Trailing No. 15 Ohio State by two points, the Bison had the ball after a Buckeyes turnover with 14 seconds left. But a 3-point shot by Bruce Moore bounced off the front of the rim. Ohio State rebounded and held on for a 73-71 victory Saturday.
No. 19 Ohio State rallies in 2nd half, beats Illinois 77-67
CHICAGO (AP) — After going scoreless in the previous game, Keyshawn Woods was determined to make a positive impact Wednesday night.
He stepped up precisely when Ohio State needed it.
Woods scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, Kaleb Wesson added 13 and the 19th-ranked Buckeyes rallied in the second half for a 77-67 victory over Illinois.
Musa Jallow had 11 points and nine rebounds as the Buckeyes (8-1) improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten.
No. 23 Ohio State starts slowly but beats Samford 68-50
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Don't flinch.
That was the message Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann had for his young Buckeyes, trailing for the first time at the half against undefeated Samford after shooting just 37.5 percent from the field.
Those words provided the necessary motivation, as Kaleb Wesson scored 17 points and Keyshawn Woods added 14 to help No. 23 Ohio State beat scrappy Samford 68-50 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory to begin the season.
Ohio State beats Creighton 69-60 after blowing its big lead
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bunch of newcomers carried Ohio State for much of the game against Creighton. When the Buckeyes called on their longest-tenured player, he delivered.
C.J. Jackson took a cross-court pass from Keyshawn Woods and launched the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:10 to play and made a hook shot in the lane in the final minute as the Buckeyes held off the Bluejays 69-60 after squandering a double-digit halftime lead Thursday night.
Wake Forest preview capsule
Last season: 11-20, no postseason.
Nickname: Demon Deacons
Coach: Danny Manning
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Who's gone: Center Doral Moore (NBA), guard Bryant Crawford (overseas), guard Mitchell Wilbekin (graduation) and three transfers — guard Keyshawn Woods, swingman Donovan Mitchell and forward Melo Eggleston.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Bryant Crawford is starting his professional basketball career and will not return to Wake Forest for his senior season.
Crawford announced his decision Tuesday through the school. The guard initially went through the pre-draft process earlier this month without hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility he would come back to school.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says redshirt junior Keyshawn Woods is leaving the program.
In an announcement Wednesday, team spokesman Steve Kirkland said the guard will graduate in May and either begin his professional career or play next season elsewhere as a graduate transfer.
Wake Forest beats Florida State 76-72 to snap 7-game skid
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest finally executed well enough in critical moments to halt its four-week losing streak that had threatened to wound the Demon Deacons' confidence.
Brandon Childress hit the go-ahead free throws with 44.1 seconds left and Wake Forest did just enough down the stretch to hold off Florida State 76-72 on Wednesday night, snapping a seven-game skid.
Wake Forest holds off Syracuse 73-67 for 1st ACC victory
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest did just enough to reverse its recent late-game struggles and hang on for its first Atlantic Coast Conference win.
Doing it with the Demon Deacons' top scorer sidelined most of the night can only help their confidence, too.
Bryant Crawford scored 19 points to help Wake Forest beat Syracuse 73-67 on Wednesday night, hanging on down the stretch after late fades in losses to two ranked teams in the past two weeks.
Moore’s double-double leads Wake Forest past Army 109-80
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest is finally streaking in the right direction this season.
Doral Moore scored a career-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds, and the Demon Deacons beat Army 109-80 on Friday night.
Keyshawn Woods added 22 points, Brandon Childress finished with a career-best 17 and Mitchell Wilbekin's 17 points matched a career high.
Crawford, Woods help Deacons roll past Charlotte 49ers 80-57
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dropping their first three games was not the start Wake Forest's players expected this season.
But Tuesday's 80-57 win over the Charlotte 49ers improved the Deacons to 5-4 on the season and made that slow start seem like a distant memory.
"It's been awhile ago," said junior guard Keyshawn Woods, who had 15 points in his first game at Charlotte's Halton Arena since he transferred away in 2015. "We're making progress as a team and we're getting closer to where we need to be."
Wake Forest holds on to beat UNCG, 81-75
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Trying to recover from a discouraging start to the season, Wake Forest simply couldn't afford a loss to an improved UNC Greensboro team.
Keyshawn Woods made sure that didn't happen.
Woods scored 20 points and Wake Forest held on to beat UNC Greensboro 81-75 on Friday night.
Wake Forest goes small, hoping for even bigger results
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest hopes a small lineup will lead to even bigger things.
The Demon Deacons took care of several of their goals a year ago, pulling a few significant upsets and earning their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010 behind a big man who blossomed into a star as the season progressed.
Wake Forest preview capsule
Last season: 19-14, lost to Kansas State in NCAA Tournament opening round
Nickname: Demon Deacons
Coach: Danny Manning
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Who's gone: F John Collins, F Dinos Mitoglou
Who's back: G Bryant Crawford averaged 16.2 points, 5.5 assists last season; G Keyshawn Woods averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds; G Mitchell Wilbekin averaged 7 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists.