It would be unfair to call the 2012-13 Ohio State basketball season a rebuilding one for the program.
Sure, the Buckeyes lost All-American Jared Sullinger and solid contributor William Buford, but there are plenty of talented horses left in the stables.
It’s better to think of this year as more of a transition season—one where the Bucks are still good enough to compete for a conference crown but also one that will see the future start to take shape.
There are a number of issues that will determine whether Ohio State can be considered a success or not in 2012-13. Read on to see which five are the most pressing.