The players would probably never say it out loud, but the Ohio State basketball team has to have a measure of revenge on its mind heading into this weekend’s showdown with Kansas.
The Buckeyes lost to the Jayhawks in Lawrence last year (without the services of an injured Jared Sullinger) during the regular season before matching up with them again in the Final Four. The Scarlet and Gray could not hold on to a double-digit lead and ultimately fell 64-62 in heartbreaking fashion.
This time around, the game is in Columbus. While a win Saturday would not be the same magnitude as the Final Four loss was, it would certainly help the Buckeyes shed that Kansas monkey off their back.
Read on to see five keys that will help Ohio State do just that.