If it seems like a rather strange time to be breaking down Ohio State’s chances at a return trip to the Final Four, that’s because it is. After all, the Buckeyes are coming off of two straight losses to the types of high-caliber teams that they would probably have to beat in the later tournament rounds.
What’s more, Thad Matta’s team is a mere 1-6 against Top 25 opponents at the time of the game. It appears to the outside observer that the Scarlet and Gray are talented enough to take care of business against the teams that should be beaten but not quite special enough to hang with the country’s best.
The offense is struggling mightily, and the fans are divided on a number of critical issues, including playing time and which lineup combinations should be used more or less frequently.
Struggles against elite competition and a group still searching for an offensive identity beyond “give the ball to Deshaun Thomas and get out of the way” is usually not the…
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