How to Watch Ohio State vs. Penn State Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – January 20

The Ohio State Buckeyes (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-9, 3-4 Big Ten) on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Value City Arena. The game airs at 12:00 PM ET on Big Ten Network.

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Buckeyes vs. Nittany Lions Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Columbus, Ohio
  • Venue: Value City Arena

Buckeyes Insights

  • With 76.3 points per game on offense, Ohio State ranks 134th in the country. Defensively, it surrenders 66.5 points per contest, which ranks 66th in college basketball.
  • With 39.6 boards per game, the Buckeyes rank 49th in college basketball. They give up 33.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks 103rd in college basketball.
  • This season, Ohio State ranks 113th in college basketball in assists, averaging 14.4 per game.
  • With 10.4 turnovers per game, the Buckeyes rank 79th in the nation. They force 10.9 turnovers per contest, which ranks 269th in college basketball.
  • Ohio State ranks 141st in the country with 7.9 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 126th with a 35.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • The Buckeyes are allowing 6.6 three-pointers per game (97th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 32.7% (156th-ranked) from downtown.
  • In terms of shot breakdown, Ohio State has taken 62.5% two-pointers (accounting for 70.5% of the team’s buckets) and 37.5% three-pointers (29.5%).

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Nittany Lions Insights

  • On offense Penn State is the 120th-ranked team in the country (76.9 points per game). On defense it is 251st (74.1 points allowed per game).
  • The Nittany Lions are the 18th-worst team in the nation in rebounds per game (32.2) and 313th in rebounds conceded (38.2).
  • With 11.9 assists per game, Penn State is 289th in the country.
  • In 2023-24, the Nittany Lions are 79th in college basketball in turnovers committed (10.4 per game) and 13th-best in turnovers forced (15.6).
  • In 2023-24, Penn State is 187th in the country in 3-point makes (7.5 per game) and 317th in 3-point percentage (30.3%).
  • In 2023-24, the Nittany Lions are 86th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.5 per game) and 175th in defensive 3-point percentage (33.1%).
  • In 2023-24, Penn State has taken 59.4% percent of its shots from inside the 3-point line, and 40.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 71.9% of Penn State’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 28.1% have been 3-pointers.

Buckeyes Leaders

  • Bruce Thornton leads the Buckeyes in points and assists per game, scoring 16.8 points and distributing 4.3 assists.
  • Felix Okpara is Ohio State’s best rebounder, hauling in an average of 7.1 boards in each contest while scoring 6.6 points per game.
  • Jamison Battle leads the Buckeyes in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Ohio State steals leader is Thornton, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Okpara, who compiles 2.6 rejections per contest.

Nittany Lions Leaders

  • Kanye Clary is at the top of the Nittany Lions scoring leaderboard with 19.1 points per game. He also collects 3.3 rebounds and racks up 2.7 assists per game.
  • Penn State’s leader in rebounds is Qudus Wahab with 7.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Adrian Baldwin Jr. with 4.9 per game.
  • Zach Hicks is dependable from distance and leads the Nittany Lions with 1.7 made threes per game.
  • Penn State’s leader in steals is Baldwin with 2.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wahab with 1.4 per game.
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