What channel is the Ohio State basketball game on? How to watch OSU vs. Northwestern

The last time Ohio State and Northwestern played each other, the Buckeyes emerged looking every bit like an upper-level Big Ten team. In a New Year's Day game at Welsh-Ryan Arena, Ohio State jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a comfortable, dominant 73-57 victory.

That moved the Buckeyes to 10-3 overall and 2-0 in Big Ten play. What has transpired since has been a litany of woe for Ohio State, which needs a win Thursday night to avoid its second five-game losing streak of the season. The Buckeyes lost five straight immediately after the win against the Wildcats, beat Iowa on Jan. 21 and now have lost four straight to go 1-9 in their last 10 games.

"You focus on the work as much as possible," coach Chris Holtmann said. "And then, for me, when I’m really committed to my habits every day that allow me to be in somewhat of a sane mental space and the habits that help me be better physically, spiritually and emotionally. Those are typically the things that allow you to hopefully be the best version of yourself. When I don’t do that, I can tend to be, get angry a little easier, maybe be a little bit more triggered.

"For me, that’s really what I’ve focused on, the work, and focused on trying to do those things well."

The game is the first of two consecutive home games for the Buckeyes, who last played two straight games at Value City Arena in late December. Michigan State will come to town Sunday afternoon.

Here's what to know about Ohio State vs. Northwestern

What time does Ohio State basketball play today vs. Northwestern?

Tipoff: 8 p.m.; Value City Arena; Columbus, Ohio

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What channel is the Ohio State game on against Northwestern?

The Ohio State Buckeyes will play Northwestern in a game televised on FS1.

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Is the Ohio State basketball game streaming?

Yes. The game will stream on any computer, phone or tablet via multiple options: The FoxSports app with a cable provider login, Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling, DirecTV and on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

Listen to Ohio State men's basketball: OSU radio station information

The Ohio State game will broadcast in Columbus on 97.1 FM/1460 AM.

Here are the radio announcers:

  • Paul Keels (play-by-play)

  • Ron Stokes (analysis)

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Who are the TV announcers calling the Ohio State Buckeyes game?

Here are the TV announcers:

  • Tim Brando

  • Jim Jackson



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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: How to watch Ohio State basketball vs. Northwestern in Big Ten play