Bracket Lames: Big TENse, top-rated league could fall short again (The Dagger: College Basketball Blog)

Ohio St. Buckeyes (25-9, No. 6-South)
Why they fail? Aaron Craft is super glue. He sticks to everything. Tenacious and tireless on defense, he is the reason why the Buckeyes rank No. 4 nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and top-20 in five additional defensive categories. Due to its grind-it-out, half-court nature, Thad Matta’s club typically forces teams into uncompromising positions, a characteristic, similar to a Virginia, Cincinnati or San Diego St., that makes it dangerous. But disoriented on offense, it lacks the firepower necessary to advance deep. LaQuinton Ross is its only useful scorer. Overall, the Bucks have netted a vanilla 1.07 points per possession. A win or two is possible, but don’t expect a magical run.

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