Big Ten basketball season is upon us.
The Buckeyes open their conference slate at home against the Scarlet Knights on Thursday, and while Ohio State has already faced two of KenPom's top 20 defenses in the country this season, Rutgers ranks even higher (No. 6).
“I think they’re one of the best defensive teams in the country, certainly one of the best we’ll play," Buckeye head coach Chris Holtmann said Monday. "It’s always very physical with Steve (Pikiell)’s team. He does a terrific job and it’s gonna be a great challenge.”
To hear everything said about the upcoming 7 p.m. matchup at the Schott, check out Holtmann's full press conference appearance above.