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Ohio State Basketball: 5 Storylines to Monitor During Buckeyes’ Offseason

The college basketball offseason makes Bo Ryan’s offense look fast. It is approximately seven months of a hoop-less void that tests the patience of the most ardent fans across the country.
Those basketball supporters in Buckeye Nation are no different. …

Buckeyes trying to shake off recent embarrassment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The word kept coming up again and again as Ohio State players spoke about their most recent outing: Embarrassing. That’s how Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Sam Thompson repeatedly described the 18th-ranked Buckeyes’ effort, mindset, defense and overall performance in Sunday’s 71-49 trashing at Wisconsin on Sunday. Smith said it appeared the Buckeyes felt they could just roll out of bed, warm up a little bit and manhandle the Badgers in Kohl Center, where they lose about as often as coach Bo Ryan cracks a smile. Now a bewildered coach Thad Matta is expecting Ohio State (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten) to regroup and play much better when it hosts another enigma of a team, Minnesota (18-8, 6-7), on Tuesday night in a game which could have major ramifications come tourney time.

Wisconsin rolls by Ohio State (The SportsXchange)

MADISON, Wis. — After failing to get to the free throw line — a first during Bo Ryan’s tenure as head coach — in an early-season loss to Ohio State, Wisconsin wanted to make sure it didn’t suffer the same fate when the two teams met again at the Kohl Center. The Badgers achieved that goal Sunday, making 6 of 10 free throws, but it turns out, Wisconsin didn’t need to get to the line. In perhaps their most dominant performance of the season, the Badgers shot a season-high 53 percent (29 of 55) from the field and made 7 of 19 3-pointers — including three each by Ben Brust and Sam Dekker — in a 71-49 dismantling of No. 13 Ohio State. “They didn’t change their intensity on defense,” said Ryan, whose team was trying to get back on track after losing in overtime at Minnesota earlier in the week. “The key for us, (we) never took a step …

Ohio State Basketball: 10 Things We Learned from the Buckeye Win over Wisconsin

The Ohio State basketball team did exactly what needs to be done to remain a factor in the Big Ten race on Tuesday night—defend home court against the other quality squads.
The Buckeyes took care of business in a back-and-forth …

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