BSB TV: Previewing Maryland

Ohio State is seeking their second consecutive victory over a ranked team when Maryland comes to town tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Coach Thad Matta and players Shannon Scott and Jae'Sean Tate discuss the state of the Buckeyes and what it will take to beat the Terrapins.

Coming off their its first win over a ranked team this season, an 82-70 victory over then-No. 23 Indiana Sunday, Ohio State will look to make it two in a row when No. 16 Maryland visits Value City Arena tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

Jae’Sean Tate has started the past two games for the Buckeyes (16-5, 5-3) and broke out with 20 points against the Hoosiers. The 6-4 freshman talked about the challenges he faces when asked to guard larger players and the similarities that he sees between his game and the way David Lighty played at Ohio State.

Head coach Thad Matta spoke about Tate’s development and the impressive strides he has made since suffering a shoulder injury that ended his senior year of high school.

Maryland has attempted 522 free throws -this season, the ninth-most in the country. Tate spoke about the importance of keeping the Terrapins (18-3, 6-2) off the line and senior Shannon Scott spoke about the way the team has integrated the freshman class into the lineup.

Finally, Matta spoke about the strides the team has made in their defensive effort since switching to a man-to-man set seven games ago.

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