Watch Ohio State's Chris Holtmann, Kyle Young and Malaki Branham preview Xavier

Adam Jardy
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes take the court before the start of the NCAA basketball game against the Bowling Green Falcons at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio Nov. 15.

After a blowout win against Bowling Green on Monday night at Value City Arena, No. 19 Ohio State will play at Xavier on Thursday night as part of the Gavitt Games.

Before making the trip south, Buckeyes fifth-year forward Kyle Young and first-year guard Malaki Branham spoke with reporters Wednesday afternoon to discuss the matchup, the ongoing absence of Justice Sueing and some thoughts on the start to the season. And yes, they are familiar with Ron Lewis' famous shot against the Musketeers in the 2007 NCAA Tournament, but only vaguely.

You can watch the full press conference below.

After Branham and Young spoke to the media, coach Chris Holtmann offered an update on Sueing, thoughts on going to Xavier and more. You can watch that full press conference below.

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