First of all this team isn't the most beautiful thing to step foot on the hardwood. And yes they are frustrating. But I find the overall negativity shown on this site toward this basketball program to be simply absurd. Coach Matta is in the mist of the 2nd greatest run in the history of this program. Buckeye basketball was never UCLA, Kentucky, Carolina, Kansas, or Duke.....actually it wasn't EVEN CLOSE. Now for the first time since the early 60's we are considered a top 10 program by anyone that pays attention to college basketball. Thad Matta has done ALL OF THIS!! The Big Ten championships (regular season and conf tournaments). We are trying to get to the Sweet 16 for the 4th time in a row, which would make that accomplishment THE FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY it has happened. This team is flawed no doubt, and yes the development of some players (Ross, Amir) is slower than we would like. But he has set a standard not yet seen in the Modern Era of Ohio State hoops and I believe in the foundation he has laid. I remember this message board blowing up last February on how this team had fallen apart and Matta "couldn't win" (anyone who says anything similar should be IMMEDIATELY discredited). And he rallied the troops to a great Final Four run. Lets let the rest of the season play out and support/encourage our GREAT coach/kids. I know we care, so that's why the passion and emotion fills the game posts. But lets take a breath and realize it's January.....this season can still bring much joy and reason to celebrate.
As always.......GO BUCKS!!!