The Buckeye ballers currently sit at 17-4 (7-4 B1G). We have bad losses @Illinois and home against KU and #1 IU. We have hard fought losses @Duke by 5, @MSU by 3, and @ scUM by 2. Left on the schedule we have Northwestern twice, big road games vs. Wisky and IU, and home tilts vs. Illinois, Minny and MSU. If I was to prognosticate, my guess would be we finish 5-2 and finish tied for 3rd with MSU, behind IU and scUM. Clearly our team has some deficiencies. We need a better offensive flow. The dribble drive, with screens and hand-offs is nice for our athleticism but it doesn't improve our efficiency. Our defense is one of the best in the conference, but we have been torched by open shooters lately. The future for this team will depend on our ability to create an offensive identity, and keep our front court players out of foul trouble. Many teams have success in the NCAA tourney with strong guard play. We no-doubt have an excellent scorer (Thomas) and defender (Craft). With the craziness of upsets this year, I like our chances to make a run in the tourney. So for all you detractors who cite our lack of a second scoring option and the lackadaisical play by Williams and our frontcourt, please take it with a grain of salt. We arguably have the best combo of football and basketball in the nation this year (Florida, scUM, and Louisville can argue). I for one am happy with the state of the basketball program, seeing as we haven't won less that 20 games since Matta has been here. So before you bash our Buckeye ballers, be thankful for how far Matta has taken us.