Our story begins a little more than eight months ago in a distant land they call New Orleans.
Ohio State was cruising against Kansas in the first half of its Final Four matchup and appeared primed to take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the national championship game. It would be a game with notable revenge implications since John Calipari’s squad had knocked the Buckeyes out in the Sweet 16 the season prior.
And then the party was ruined when the Scarlet and Gray failed to close the door on the Jayhawks when they had the chance. Kansas went on a run, chipped away at the lead and instilled a sense of panic in the Buckeyes.
Before Ohio State knew what hit it, it was Kansas that earned the right to battle Kentucky by squeaking out a 64-62 victory.
Buckeye fans experienced some post-traumatic Kansas disorder this Saturday when the Jayhawks came to Columbus for a Final Four rematch. Frankly speaking, the lack of a killer instinct is a major reason why Ohio State has now lost to Bill…
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