Since Thad Matta took the reins in Columbus eight seasons ago, Ohio State has been the class of Big Ten basketball. The Buckeyes have won five regular-season conference crowns, reached six Big Ten Tournament Championship Games (winning three) and competed in two Final Fours.
Throw in two Big Ten Players of the Year, three Big Ten Freshmen of the Year, two Big Ten Defensive Players of the Year, three Big Ten Sixth Men of the Year and three Big Ten Coach of the Year Awards, and it's clear Ohio State has the conference's attention.
After previously breaking down the Buckeyes' non-conference schedule, here is a look at how the scarlet and gray will hold up against conference competition in 2012-13. Since the Big Ten has not released its conference schedule yet, we will work under the presumption that Ohio State is playing each team twice for now (although it actually won't).