A year after losing Jared Sullinger, Ohio State had to replace that production from somewhere. So they turned to junior forward Deshaun Thomas and junior guard Aaron Craft. Thomas led the team in scoring and rebounding and Craft led in assists. And they had another great season record-wise as well, winning 29 regular season games and making it to the Elite Eight before losing to Wichita State. So far they have signed just two recruits in guard Kameron Williams and small forward Marc Loving, solid four-star recruits. And although they lost Thomas to the NBA Draft, they have good depth and have always been able to recruit well. The rest of the team is young and Craft has one more year. This could be a breakout year for Lenzelle Smith, Jr., who will see more playing time in his senior year.
The Ohio State Buckeyes operate under head coach Thad Matta at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. They have 25 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 have won three straight Big Ten Conferences titles, 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 game was close up until the final minutes when current Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah and company pulled away. 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 2013-14 Buckeyes season as they look to take down conference rivals again!