The Buckeyes’ defense couldn’t have gotten much worse.
Ohio State’s 71-49 loss last Sunday to Wisconsin represented the low point of the season so far.
With just five games remaining in the regular season, it wasn’t exactly the ideal time for the Buckeyes to hit rock bottom. But it happened, and following the game, numerous players called the contest an embarrassment. It was gut-check time in Columbus.
The season-low 49 points wasn’t even the most troubling aspect. Deshaun Thomas aside, the Buckeyes’ scoring woes aren’t breaking news.
But 71 points on 52 percent shooting to the Badgers? Those Badgers? The eighth-best scoring team in the Big Ten? That’s beyond disconcerting if you’re Thad Matta, whose teams pride themselves on protecting the rim.
Taken in a vacuum, the Buckeyes could’ve lived with an embarrassing road loss. But it marked the fourth-straight game an opponent had shot at least 46 percent against…
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