Ohio State vs. Illinois Basketball Postcards from the Assembly Hall

Illinois senior center Mike Tisdale (#54) and Ohio State senior center Dallas Lauderdale (#52) prepare for the jump ball prior to Saturday's game between the Illini and Buckeyes.

Courtesy of Nick Houska, here are some photos from Saturday’s college basketball game between the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Enjoy.

A jam-packed Assembly Hall eagerly awaits the OSU-UI game.

The Illini men's basketball team gathers at center court prior to its game against #1-ranked Ohio State on Saturday afternoon.

Illinois sophomore guard Brandon Paul (#3) takes a jumper in warmups prior to the Illini's game against the top-rated Ohio State Buckeyes.

It's a battle of college seniors as Ohio State's Dallas Lauderdale (#52) and Illinois' Mike Tisdale (#54) jump center circle to start off the Illini-Buckeye game on Saturday.

Ohio State super freshman Jared Sullinger (#0) takes one of many free throws against the Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team this past Saturday.

Illinois senior forward Bill Cole (#30) shoots a free throw during the Ohio State game this past weekend.

Ohio State junior forward William Buford (#44) drives on Illinois sophomore guard D.J. Richardson (#1) during Saturday's game between the Buckeyes and Fighting Illini.

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