Not only will USC and UCLA be joining the B1G for football, but for basketball as well. Ohio State MBB coach Chris Holtmann talked about the prospect of having a storied program like UCLA join, and a program on the rise like USC per Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch.

UCLA has been one of the blue bloods of college basketball for quite some time now. For USC, Andy Enfield is starting to turn them around. The Trojans have made the NCAA Tournament 5 times during his tenure. It’s safe to say that Holtmann welcomes the new additions.

Here’s what he said:

“You’re talking about a traditional blueblood in UCLA that is going to be terrific for Big Ten fan bases and certainly for TV to have some of the matchups that we can certainly provide,” Holtmann said. “And USC has really had an outstanding program the last several years. So I think (adding) both programs make a lot of sense.”

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