Senior Day Spotlight Will Shine on Evan Ravenel

By Jason Priestas on March 7, 2013 at 12:10p

Evan Ravenel, Ohio State's lone senior will grace the cover of the final home basketball program of the season.

Evan Ravenel, as Ohio State's lone senior, will have the spotlight to himself Sunday when the Buckeyes hold their Senior Day festivities before taking on Illinios in Value City Arena, and the celebration timing is impeccable.

Ravenel's season has been frustrating at times since his demotion and that was never as evident as last Thursday in Evanston, when Thad Matta took his pizza order after pulling him from a game against Northwestern.

He didn't sulk, however, instead manning-up immediately on Twitter and then turning in perhaps his best game of the season at Indiana Tuesday night. Ravenel came off the bench to score 8 points (4 on momentum-boosting put-back dunks) and 6 boards in Ohio State's 67-58 upset of the Hoosiers. More importantly, Ravenel was able to hassle IU's Cody Zeller into a working for his points, limiting the star's effectiveness in other facets of the game.

Now, he's the cover boy for the final home game program of his Ohio State career.

Enjoy your Sunday, Evan. Thank you for the memories, but let's make a few more before it's all said and done.

Source: @AlissaC_OSU


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Dougger's picture

oh this weekends gonna be fun. Evan's definitely been an asset to the group, hopefully his senior ride is a loooong one!

I like football

TheShookster's picture

will evan be cutting down the nets before or after the game?
just kidding.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

Hovenaut's picture

Nice. Congrats to ER.....Matta should be about three dozen lighter shades of red when offering his congratulations.

LadyBuck's picture

As it should be. I have said this many times, but I love the energy that Rav brings to games. You know he'll play intense and make his fouls count. If you're reading this Evan, thanks for your time here.

AndyVance's picture

Rav really impressed me with his response, both on the court and off, to Matta's pitch-perfect ass chewing. Rav deserved it, he knew he deserved it, and he played worlds better against the Hoosiers. Point to Matta for some excellent coaching, and point to Rav for manning up and being an example to the underclassmen.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Amen. It has been frustrating at times for Rav, IMO. But the kid plays with some heart and he showed it last game. Hope he finishes strong and makes a name for himself in the few games he has left. 
Good luck, Rav. Sunday is your night. You deserve it!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

RBuck's picture

Ravs meets the definition of 'blue collar'.

Long live the southend.

Firedup's picture

Feed The Raven!

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM