The Ohio State men's basketball team's 10-day trip to Spain officially ended this weekend and the team arrived back stateside on Saturday.
The Buckeyes spent 10 days across three Spanish cities – Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona – where they got to relax, experience the culture, sightsee and bond as a team.
They played some basketball, too, going a perfect 3-0 during the trip. The team downed the Madrid Generals in the first game by a score of 93-61 with a veteran-heavy lineup, then topped the Valencia All-Stars a few days later with another lopsided score of 95-63, but this time with a young lineup, led by freshman guard Duane Washington Jr. with 19 points.
The third game wasn't quite as easy as the Buckeyes had to overcome an early 15-point deficit to down the Catalan All-Stars 68-66. Ohio State was aided by strong efforts from Kaleb Wesson, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds, as well as C.J. Jackson who had 13 points, five rebounds and five steals.
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Greg Oden blending in well with the locals.
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We saw A LOT of fish.
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A 3-0 record to go along with days of team bonding, sightseeing and relaxation – that sounds like quite a successful trip.
The Buckeyes now have a few months before the start of the season when they host UNC Pembroke on Nov. 1 just a few days before hosting in-state rival Cincinnati on Nov. 7.