Saturday marked another opportunity for Ohio State’s basketball team to pick up a marquee victory over a Top 25 team.
Saturday marked another opportunity where Ohio State turned in an excellent defensive performance. Saturday marked another opportunity where Deshaun Thomas had no problem finding the basket.
Saturday marked another opportunity where nobody else on the Buckeyes roster could score at all.
Finally, Saturday marked another Ohio State loss against a ranked opponent, the fourth in five tries.
Michigan State defended home court against the Buckeyes to the tune of 59-56. Thomas scored 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including an impressive 6-of-11 mark from downtown.
The rest of the team also scored 28 points—albeit combined—on 9-of-27 shooting.
Clearly that is not a winning recipe, especially in a loaded Big Ten, where teams feed off their physical defense and ability to lock down the opponent.
Thomas leads the Big Ten in scoring at 20.8 points a night….
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