The men's basketball team sprinted out to a 14-0 start on their 2013-2014 campaign, but after a nail-biting 72-68 loss to East Lansing that many people thought could be a Final Four preview (lololololol), it's been downhill for Thad Matta's team:
For Ohio State, it's been like 2 different seasons. pic.twitter.com/M4MJ5Rkg8G
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 3, 2014
Granted, there's been an uptick in competition since the New Year, but Ohio State has tapered off in every key stat. That's not going to get it done in the Big Ten, regardless if it's a down year for the conference.