Todd Hamilton drops a Barbasol reference in the open. It's officially Big Ten basketball season.
Battle gets Penn State on the board with a fall away jumper from the top of the key. Both teams playing at a snail's pace.
Ohio State gets is first bucket from Jared Sullinger off a Buckeye offensive rebound. Penn State can't afford to give up many of those today or the Buckeyes will work them over quickly.
A lot of Penn State's shots are going long here in the early going. Probably a case of nerves. This will be Penn State's toughest road test so far this season.
Penn State opens in a 3-2 zone on defense. Obviously Ed DeChellis has decided the top priority is stopping Ohio State and Sullinger inside.
With 15:22 to play in the first half, Penn State and Ohio State are tied, 4-4.