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  1. Shots not falling for Ohio State

    Myron Medcalf

    MINNEAPOLIS -- After No. 11 Ohio State lost 63-53 to an unranked Minnesota team on the road and suffered its first three-game losing streak since 2009, Thad Matta did what all confused men do. He stroked his chin. He shook his head. He rubb...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  2. Weekend Homework: Ohio State elite again

    Myron Medcalf

    Thad Matta assembles top-10 squads most years. The only thing missing from his pristine tenure at Ohio State, which faces Notre Dame on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York, is a national title. In 2013-14, like most seasons, that goal se...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. The state of the Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    In recent years, the Big Ten has boasted an assembly of athletes who have boosted the league to the top of college basketball's conference rankings. Players who could've turned pro returned and granted the league a lineup of experienced ...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Rapid Reax: Wichita State 70, Ohio State 66

    Myron Medcalf

    LOS ANGELES -- Quick reaction to Wichita State's 70-66 victory over Ohio State in the Elite Eight at Staples Center on Saturday night: Overview: Ohio State entered the game riding an 11-game winning streak. The second-seeded Buckeyes hadn'...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  5. WSU-OSU: Deshaun Thomas evolves

    Myron Medcalf

    LOS ANGELES -- There have been many surprises throughout the NCAA tournament. Deshaun Thomas' knack for finding the rim has not been one of them. Few collegiate athletes rival his ability to score. The 6-foot-7 NBA prospect is dangerous on the per...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 73, Arizona 70

    Myron Medcalf

    LOS ANGELES -- Quick reaction to No. 2 Ohio State's 73-70 victory over No. 6 Arizona in the Sweet 16 at Staples Center on Thursday. Overview: The crowd at Staples Center seemed to favor Arizona from the tipoff. The Wildcats' fans erupted when thei...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. OSU-Arizona: Buckeye options emerge

    Myron Medcalf

    LOS ANGELES -- In a news conference that preceded Thursday's matchup with Ohio State in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center, Arizona seemed concerned but calm when responding to queries about a Buckeyes squad that's lost just one game since Valentine'...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  8. Five must-see matchups in the Sweet 16

    Myron Medcalf

    This week's slate of NCAA tournament games should feature a variety of exciting matchups. There's no question that 16 quality teams are still alive. But that will change soon. And the following matchups could play crucial roles in the final out...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Aaron Craft 'the scorer' emerges in win

    Myron Medcalf

    CHICAGO -- When Aaron Craft spotted Shannon Scott in the corner, he instructed the sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., in a relaxed tone that belied the urgency of the moment. "Knock it down," Craft said as he flicked a pass to the underclassman in th...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 61, MSU 58

    Myron Medcalf

    CHICAGO -- Quick thoughts on Ohio State's 61-58 win against Michigan State in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center. Overview: Ohio State and Michigan State split their two games in the regular season. They're just built fo...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  11. Journey to the Tourney: OSU at Michigan

    Myron Medcalf

    Michigan is coming off a tough road loss to Indiana over the weekend. The Wolverines lost their No. 1 slot in The Associated Press poll as a result. But they could begin a journey back to the top of the standings when No. 10 Ohio State travels to ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. Five observations from Saturday late games

    Myron Medcalf

    Five observations from Saturday's evening games: 1. Hinkle Magic is real. It had to end this way. We'd been spoiled with a wonderful day of college basketball -- treated to so many thrilling matchups that it was hard to keep up. Nevertheless, e...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  13. Five Questions: Ohio State's Thad Matta

    Myron Medcalf

    Thad Matta's program nearly capped the 2011-12 season with an appearance in the national title game. But late struggles against Kansas shortened Ohio State's Final Four experience. It was one of the few stumbles for a Buckeyes team that earned a s...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  14. Summer Shootaround: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason story lines for each conference. For more on the Big Ten, click here. Five offseason story lines in the Big Ten... 1. Nix gets arrested, vows to bounce back: Derric...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Thomas' return keeps OSU in Big Ten elite

    Myron Medcalf

    Until he misfired during a Final Four loss against Kansas (9 points), forward Deshaun Thomas had been the best player --- arguably -- on the Buckeyes' roster throughout the NCAA tournament. The left-hander's versatility fueled Ohio State's run to ...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  16. The 2012 All-Tournament team

    Myron Medcalf

    NEW ORLEANS -- It's over. The 2011-12 college basketball season wrapped up with a fascinating Final Four and national title game. Now, it's time for some hardware. Here's my version of the 2012 All-Tourney team: First Team Anthony Davis (...

    Blog | April 03, 2012