COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State menâ€™s basketball team is combining a Big Ten showdown with a charity event as rival Michigan comes to the Schottenstein Center on â€śTaco Tuesday.â€ť
Ohio State (19-5, 6-5) has won three in a row to climb back to No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press poll. The Wolverines (17-6, 9-2) are tied with Michigan State atop the Big Ten heading into its final seven conference games.
Tipoff is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. on ESPN.
Senior guard Aaron Craft and his roommates have helped organize one of their â€śTaco Tuesdayâ€ť nights in conjunction game. Proceeds from T-shirt sales commemorating the event will benefit the LiFE Sports Program at Ohio State.
Each summer the OSU welcomes more than 700 kids to the LiFE Sports — Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports â€“ youth development camp.
The Taco Tuesday event grew out of a tradition among Craft and his roommates, who have a taco dinner once a week. Earlier this year Ohio State Student Life organized a â€śTaco Nightâ€ť at the Schott where Craft and his roommates were the guests of honor and welcomed more than 1,000 students.
During tonightâ€™s event, T-shirts will be on sale for $20 and tacos for $5 with the will be on sale at the game. T-shirts will be sold for $20 and tacos will be available for $5 with the proceeds from the T-shirt going to the LiFE Sports Program.