It's still football season in Columbus, and it will be until early January, but Ohio State's men's basketball season begins tonight.
The Buckeyes, ranked No. 20 in the preseason AP Poll and Coaches Poll, take on UMass Lowell at Value City Arena tonight.
Thad Matta's squad has to replace Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr., but the Buckeyes brought in an elite recruiting class and returned a host of talent. Expectations, once again, are fairly high for Ohio State.
Get pumped up for basketball with this hype video Ohio State released: