An interesting and somewhat unexpected thing happened Saturday during what was supposed to be Ohio State’s get-over-the-Duke-loss game.
LaQuinton Ross dominated.
Feel free to point out the fact that the game was against 0-5 Northern Kentucky if you are a glass half-empty type of guy. But considering where Ross was exactly one year ago, it’s hard not to be encouraged by this development.
Ross was the best player in the Buckeyes’ 27-point victory and finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block in a season-high 29 minutes off the bench. He also shot 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-6 from behind the three-point line.
While the overall numbers are impressive, the more important development is what this means going forward.
Perhaps the most pressing issue concerning Ohio State’s basketball team heading into the season was who would emerge as the second option on offense behind Deshaun Thomas, especially with the departures of Jared Sullinger…
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