Aaron Craft took the shot that every basketball player dreams of growing up and sent his Ohio State Buckeyes to the Sweet 16 in the process. What’s more, he proved to the country and numerous detractors that the talented but inconsistent Buckeyes have the ingredients to make a national title run.
From the moment the preseason polls generously put Thad Matta’s squad in the Top Five, the repeated mantra concerning Ohio State was if it could develop a reliable scorer outside of Deshaun Thomas to go along with its tenacious defense, it could be a legitimate threat.
In an ironic twist, the Buckeyes’ national title hopes emerged from their lowest point of the season. After the 71-49 embarrassment against Wisconsin in Madison, Aaron Craft put the offense on his back right when Thomas started to struggle from the field.
He destroyed Michigan State and Indiana in the stretch run of the regular season to put the Buckeyes in position for a favorable postseason seed and then…
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