Some of us Buckeye fans are very sensitive to someone throwing down a challenge. If the Bucks really are the big dog in the yard, we shouldn't be afraid to back it up on the court. I think an all Ohio holiday tournament rotating around different Ohio sites would be a great test and provide some really good basketball.
A long time ago, a pretty good Buckeye team lost TWO national championship games back to back to a pretty good Cincinnati basketball team. How did Buckeye fans react then? Who do you think would have wanted another shot at the top dog then? Dayton was one of the winningest programs in the country in the 50's and 60's. They won several NIT's when the NIT was more prestigious than the NCAA and made it to the championship game against Lou Alcindor / John Wooden / UCLA in the late 60's. Xavier has had a strong program for years. I gotta believe good competition make everyone stronger. Some of the best battles are against your littler brother. Bring em on!!