Saturday's game between the Ohio State Buckeyes (25-7) and James Madison Dukes (26-7) matching up at Value City Arena has a projected final score of 78-61 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of heavily favored Ohio State, so it should be a one-sided matchup. The game will tip off at 1:30 PM ET on March 18.

In their last matchup on Sunday, the Buckeyes suffered a 105-72 loss to Iowa.

Ohio State vs. JMU Game Info

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 1:30 PM ET
  • Where: Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN2

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Ohio State vs. JMU Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Ohio State 78, JMU 61

Ohio State Schedule Analysis

  • On March 4, the Buckeyes registered their signature win of the season, a 79-75 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, who rank No. 2 in the AP's Top 25.
  • Against Quadrant 1 opponents, the Buckeyes are 9-6 (.600%) -- tied for the ninth-most wins.
  • Against Quadrant 2 teams, Ohio State is 6-1 (.857%) -- tied for the 21st-most victories.

Ohio State 2022-23 Best Wins

  • 79-75 over Indiana (No. 2/AP Poll) on March 4
  • 87-75 at home over Tennessee (No. 24/AP Poll) on November 8
  • 96-77 on the road over Louisville (No. 22) on November 30
  • 74-61 on the road over Michigan (No. 18/AP Poll) on February 20
  • 81-79 over Michigan (No. 18/AP Poll) on March 3

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Ohio State Performance Insights

  • The Buckeyes are outscoring opponents by 12.5 points per game with a +400 scoring differential overall. They put up 80.8 points per game (eighth in college basketball) and give up 68.3 per outing (278th in college basketball).
  • Offensively, Ohio State is scoring 74.8 points per game this season in conference contests. As a comparison, its overall average (80.8 points per game) is 6 PPG higher.
  • The Buckeyes are scoring 82.9 points per game when playing at home. In road games, they are averaging 78 points per contest.
  • Defensively, Ohio State has played better in home games this year, giving up 64.5 points per game, compared to 67 when playing on the road.
  • The Buckeyes have been scoring 74.3 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that's a little lower than the 80.8 they've scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.