Recap & Recovery: 5 Things We Learned in Ohio State's Win over Syracuse

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Recap & Recovery: 5 Things We Learned in Ohio State's Win over Syracuse
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Ohio State entered the season as one of the true national championship favorites. The Buckeyes had the best returning big man along with a well-rounded and talented roster.

Tonight, as a disappointing No. 2 seed, Ohio State went into battle with No. 1 seed Syracuse with a Final Four appearance on the line.

Ohio State had lofty expectations from the start. Syracuse seemed the team to beat for a large chunk of the season.

Both teams ultimately stumbled at times—Ohio State due to injury; Syracuse to ineligibility. One team would survive and advance. The other would leave Boston in disappointment.

In the end the Buckeyes squeezed the Orange by a score of 77-70. Here is what we learned.

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