Ohio State vs. Robert Morris

7 tonight

Where: Value City Arena

TV: None

Radio: WBNS-FM (97.1)

Records: Season opener for both teams

Notable: The game will be the first for Chris Holtmann as Ohio State’s coach. The Buckeyes are 10-3 all-time in head-coaching debuts, with their last loss coming in Randy Ayers’ first game, a 71-53 loss at DePaul on Nov. 15, 1989. … Picked to finish seventh in the 10-team Northeast Conference, the Colonials were seventh nationally last season in defensive turnover percentage, according to KenPom.com. … Ohio State is 12-0 all-time against current Northeast Conference teams.

Projected starters


G C.J. Jackson, 6-1, Jr.

G Kam Williams, 6-2, Sr.

F Jae’Sean Tate, 6-4, Sr.

F Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, Jr.

C Micah Potter, 6-9, So.

Key reserves: G Andrew Dakich, 6-2, Gr.; F Andre Wesson, 6-6, So.; G Musa Jallow, 6-5, Fr.; C Kaleb Wesson, 6-9, Fr.; F Kyle Young, 6-8, Fr.

Robert Morris

G Matty McConnell, 6-2, Jr.

G Taevon Ashmeade, 6-4, Jr.

G Jon Williams, 6-1, Fr.

F Charles Bain, 6-8, Fr.

F David Cole, 6-7, R-Fr.

Key reserves: G Dachon Burke, 6-4, So.; F Koby Thomas, 6-6, Fr.; G Leondre Washington, 6-0, Fr.; F Chris Coalmon, 6-6, Fr.; F Malik Petteway, 6-8, Jr.

— Adam Jardy