There is not a lot of optimism surrounding the Ohio State basketball program after the beatdown Illinois treated the Buckeyes to Saturday.
The fanbase has become disillusioned, the players are frustrated and the coaching staff is desperately searching for the right buttons to push. That being said, nothing boosts the stock of a downtrodden Ohio State team more than a victory over the University of Michigan, and the Scarlet and Gray will have a chance to do just that Sunday, Jan. 13.
However, beating the Wolverines this season is much easier said than done, thanks in large part to the efforts of star point guard Trey Burke.
The sophomore floor general is averaging better than 18 points, seven assists and one steal per game (he leads the team in each of these statistics). What’s more, he has cut down on the turnovers that plagued him during his freshman season.
Burke is also shooting better than 53 percent from the field and 40 percent from downtown and is widely considered a…
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