The Ohio State men's basketball team represents The Ohio State University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes share a classic rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines, in which OSU has a 98–78 series lead.
The Buckeyes play their home games at Value City Arena in the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, which opened in 1998. The official capacity of the center is 19,200. Ohio State ranked 28th in the nation in average home attendance as of the 2016 season.
The Buckeyes have won one national championship, been the National Runner-Up four times, appeared in 10 Final Fours, and appeared in 27 NCAA Tournaments.
Thad Matta was named the head coach of Ohio State in 2004 to replace coach Jim O'Brien, who was fired due to NCAA violations which cost Ohio State over 113 wins between 1998 and 2002. On June 5, 2017, after consecutive years of missing the NCAA Tournament, the school announced Matta would not return as head coach after 13 years and 337 wins at Ohio State. On June 9, the school hired Butler head coach Chris Holtmann as head coach.
The Schottenstein Center