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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Athlon: Izzo is the best coach in the game

    Myron Medcalf

    Every year, the same debate continues: Who's the greatest coach in the game? Coach K? Calipari? Bill Self? You really can't make the wrong choice ... in a perfect world, of course. In our flawed, college hoops world -- one that consists of fanati...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Buckeyes regain killer instinct in Indy

    Myron Medcalf

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jared Sullinger admits that Ohio State didn't always acknowledge its vulnerabilities during a tough stretch in February that featured three losses in five games, a rare lull under Thad Matta. The practices weren't as crisp as expec...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  8. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Myron Medcalf

    How many NCAA tourney bids will the Big Ten receive? Five seem safe at this point, but beyond that is anyone's guess -- especially after Illinois' home loss to Northwestern on Sunday. 1. Ohio State: The Buckeyes went to Madison and beat the Badger...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  9. Ohio State's youngsters growing as leaders

    Myron Medcalf

    Unlike last season's squad, Ohio State encountered a few unexpected hurdles once Big Ten play commenced late last month. The Buckeyes lost to both Illinois and Indiana on the road in the first few weeks of the Big Ten slate. Those losses prompted ...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  10. Gophers do to IU what big names couldn't

    Myron Medcalf

    Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and John Calipari couldn't do it. Jared Sullinger, William Buford and Thad Matta couldn't, either. But somehow, a Minnesota squad that had lost its first four Big Ten games this season - and 13 of its past 14 ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  11. Ohio State emphatically delivers a message

    Myron Medcalf

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Deshaun Thomas exited the postgame press conference that followed No. 2 Ohio State's 85-63 victory over Duke on Tuesday night, NBA stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade escaped Value City Arena through a nearby loading dock. The ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011