Game 4 Preview: Merrimack at Ohio State
Merrimack travels to Ohio State on Wednesday night for the first of four games this season against "Power 5" schools. The Warriors will also visit Georgetown (Nov. 29), Florida (Dec. 5) and Cincinnati (Dec. 19).
This is the first meeting between Merrimack and Ohio State. The Warriors are coming off a 71-65 win over Maine on Sunday. The Buckeyes lost to No. 15 Texas A&M on Friday, 73-66.
Ohio State is 8-0 all-time against the NEC. The most recent win for the Buckeyes was last season, when it beat Saint Francis (Pa.) 96-59.
The Warriors are 1-2 against the Big Ten. Merrimack beat Northwestern 71-61 in its second-ever D-I game on Nov. 8, 2019. Merrimack's two losses against the Big Ten include Rutgers and Indiana.
Ahead of Wednesday's game, we break down Ohio State's top players and team trends, plus look at some things to watch for the Warriors and break down all the numbers.
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Value City Arena (18,809)
Value City Arena is home to Ohio State basketball, one of the country's largest college basketball arenas, seating 18,809 fans. It opened in 1998 for $110 million.
In addition to Ohio State basketball, the arena has also hosted concerts and other events, including the Rolling Stones, the 2005 Men's Frozen Four, Bruce Springsteen, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Celine Dion, and Guns N' Roses.
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