Ohio State basketball vs. San Diego State preview: TV info, key players, starters, Prediction

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State basketball will get its first real test of the season as it heads to Hawaii to play in the Maui Invitational.

The Buckeyes will open up play against San Diego State in the first of a few games against teams who were ranked in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll. OSU is 1-2 all-time against the Aztecs. It lost 81-75 in 1996 and 83-61 in 2003 while winning 72-56 in 1995.

The Winner will face the Winner of the Arizona-Cincinnati game.

What: Ohio State (3-0) vs. San Diego State (3-0).

Where: Lahaina Civic Center; ; Lahaina, Hawaii.

When: Tonight, 9 p.m


Projected Starters

Ohio State: Bruce Thornton (5.3 ppg), Isaac Likekele (5.7 ppg), Sean McNeal (6.3 ppg), Justice Sueing (12.3 ppg) and Zed Key (13.3 ppg).

San Diego State: Matt Bradley (7 ppg), Lamont Butler (9 ppg), Darrion Trammell (15.0 ppg), Nathan Mensch (8.7 ppg) and Kesha Johnson (6.3 ppg).

What to Watch For

Jaedon LeDee was once the second-highest-rated Recruit in Chris Holtmann’s first recruiting class at Ohio State in 2018. But he only lasted his freshman season, averaging three points per game off the bench before Entering the transfer portal. He landed at TCU, playing in 53 games — one start — over two seasons before missing the entirety of the 2021-22 season while redshirting. He then hit the Portal again, Landing with the Aztecs, where he’s averaging 16 points off the bench through three games.

This will be a chance for him to face his former team, although none of the players he shared the court with in Columbus are still with the program, which includes his recruiting class members Duane Washington Jr., Justin Arenas and Luther Muhammad.

Washington Jr. is in his second year in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Arenas used a graduate transfer to go play at Loyola Marymount, while Muhammad transferred to Arizona State after two seasons.


Stephen’s pick: There’s going to be a ton of growing pains for this young but talented basketball team. They’ve already started to show, they just haven’t played anybody that was in any way set up to actually make them pay for it. That changes on Monday night against San Diego State as Ohio State gets its first real taste of high-level college basketball. 77-64 San Diego State.

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