Thad Matta has more than an impressive resume during his stint at Ohio State. It is littered with Big Ten championships, Big Ten Tournament titles, coaching awards and two trips to the Final Four.
However, there is one thing missing—a national championship.
He has come so close in the past (including last year), that it seems like only a matter of time until it happens. Then again, the Buckeye basketball program only has one in its illustrious history.
Arguing when or if a championship window is closed is not an easy task. In fact, title runs take such a unique combination of luck and talent that it can be slammed shut one year and then be wide open the next (just ask Indiana).
With that in mind, I will examine the state of Ohio State’s championship window the next two days and play a sort of devil’s advocate role.
Today: why the Buckeyes championship window is now closed. Tomorrow: why it is still open.