Perennial powerhouse Ohio State had another solid year in 2014 although cracks in the armor led to an early downfall. Following a 15-0 start the Buckeyes lost four straight games, would finish 25-10 (10-8 Big Ten) but promptly get upset by Dayton in the first game. It was the first time since 2009 that OSU exited the tournament without a Sweet 16 appearance. And now with Aaron Craft gone, fans may be concerned about change. But not to worry. Head coach Thad Matta will play freshman D’Angelo Russell, a future star, heavily. Russell is a big time scorer, and Shannon Scott is a defensive stalwart. Transfer Anthony Lee brings talent and they’re above average at every position but center. As usual, Matta’s squad should be able to adjust and he’ll field a highly competitive team.
The Ohio State Buckeyes operate under head coach Thad Matta at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. They have 26 NCAA tournament appearances all-time, including five in a row, and one national championship, in 1960. The Buckeyes have been dominant in recent history. They won three straight Big Ten Conferences titles from 2011 to 2013, which is tough to do among the likes of the Spartans, Badgers, Wolverines, and Hoosiers. The 2007 season was a magical one as it concluded with a loss in the National Championship game to the Florida Gators. The Buckeyes have sent many players to the NBA including: Mike Conley Jr., Evan Turner, Greg Oden, Michael Redd, and Jared Sullinger. Don’t miss the 2014-15 Buckeyes season as they look to take down conference rivals again!