Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game with a 4-0 record. Although the Buckeyes do not have any victories that stick out on their resume, they still have been pretty impressive.
Deshaun Thomas has played beyond expectations, averaging 24 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Although the season has just begun, Thomas is making a statement for being the best player in all of college basketball. However, Duke is much stiffer competition than Thomas and Ohio State have faced all year.
Aaron Craft is going to be the key for the Buckeyes; that is, if they want to win. Craft is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 assists per game on the year. Coming into the season, Craft was being considered as one of the best pure points guards in the country. He has not disappointed yet, and his defense has also been good.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. has been the biggest surprise on this team so far, putting up 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Outside of those three players, no other Buckeye is averaging 10 or more points per game.
OSU is averaging 79.8 PPG, which is good enough for 35th in the nation. They are also allowing 57.3 PPG.