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Ohio State’s non-conference schedule rarely features much in the way of resistance. The Buckeyes load up on cupcakes in November and December and waltz into the Big Ten slate highly ranked but mostly untested. It’s hard to argue with the model when you consider the success under Thad Matta, unless you’re doling out money for tickets to see Northeast State and Zanesville A&M.
This season has already featured a dominant road win against ranked opponent, but two home games against Ohio and American have presented much closer than expected wins. Sloppy offensive play has been the theme. In the latest win over American, Ohio State shot 35.7 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from beyond the arc.
“I just didn’t think we got better,” Matta said, referencing the gap between the Marquette and American game. “That was probably the biggest thing. We were OK, but I don’t know if we played at the level that I wanted to play at.”