Thad Matta is arguably the best thing to happen to Ohio State’s basketball program since the 1960s when the school won its only national title and dominated its opponents behind Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek.
During his time in Columbus, Matta has made two Final Fours, won five Big Ten championships, taken home three Big Ten Tournament titles and even won the NIT in the one year he failed to lead a postseason-eligible Buckeye team to the NCAA tournament.
He has won at least 20 games every year of his career and more than 30 in three of his eight seasons in Columbus.
What’s more, Matta has gradually shifted the culture of football-crazed Buckeye Nation into one that pays attention to more than just football recruiting during the winter and early spring.
Matta has won 221 games during his Ohio State tenure (with a .773 winning percentage). However, some of those wins were more significant than others.
Read on to see which ones were the biggest and most memorable.