For those who follow Ohio State basketball, the days of Jon Diebler draining three-pointers every night must seem like eons ago.
This season’s version of the Buckeye hoops squad hasn’t had much of a problem hitting its long range shots against the likes of Savannah and Northern Kentucky, but when the bright lights have been on, there has been nothing but clanks and bricks.
In Ohio State’s first big test at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, the defense wilted down the stretch, but it was the offensive struggles that really cost the Scarlet and Gray the game. They shot 33 percent for the game, a measly 28 percent from downtown and got poor shooting efforts from most of the key players.
For as bad as you thought the offense was in the Duke contest, it was worse when the Kansas Jayhawks came to town. Not even the comforts of Value City Arena helped the Buckeyes’ shooting that day.
Ohio State shot 30 percent from the field and a putrid 8-of-31 (26 percent) from behind…
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