Ohio State is ranked No. 4 in the preseason USA Today Top 25 poll, but that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes are without question marks.
In fact, the argument can be made that Thad Matta’s squad has more uncertainty entering the season than any other team in the Top 10.
Many of the questions can be directly tied to the fact that Jared Sullinger and William Buford are no longer suiting up in Buckeye uniforms.
However, it’s not as if Matta hasn’t faced similar situations before. Counting Sullinger, the Ohio State coach has lost seven non-seniors to the NBA in his eight-year tenure in Columbus.
Remarkably, he somehow finds a way to keep his team atop the Big Ten standings and in the hunt for a Final Four almost every year.
Read on to see five burning questions that Matta and company will have to answer if they are to once again be in the thick of things by March.