A year removed from a loss in the national title game, Ohio State has a championship trophy to carry home.
Ohio State will get another chance to wrap up its season with a title, though not quite the one the Buckeyes had in mind when fall practice started.
Kosta Koufos scored 21 points and Jamar Butler added 12 to lead the Buckeyes past Dayton 74-63 Wednesday night in an NIT quarterfinal.
Jamar Butler scored 20 points and spurred a 17-2 first-half run with three 3-pointers to lead Ohio State past California 73-56 in an NIT second-round game on Monday night.
Jamar Butler scored 21 points and added 10 assists to lead Ohio State past UNC-Asheville 84-66 on Tuesday night in an NIT first-round game on their home court.
Jamar Butler scored 20 points and Ohio State beat Michigan State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) 63-54 Sunday, enhancing its prospects of landing a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Othello Hunter, one of Ohio State's worst free-throw shooters, hit two foul shots and made a big defensive play down the stretch as the Buckeyes upset No. 15 Purdue 80-77.
Ohio St. 65, Northwestern 47
Ohio St. 65, Michigan 55
Ohio St. 68, Penn St. 56
Ohio St. 76, Minnesota 60
Ohio St. 74, Illinois 58
Ohio St. 92, UMBC 83
Ohio St. 87, Presbyterian 43
Ohio St. 47, Coppin St. 39
Ohio St. 90, VMI 57