Ohio State basketball will take on Illinois in what is shaping up to be a truly exciting game in the Big Ten.
This is, for all intents and purposes, Ohio State’s first chance to record a truly defining victory.
Most sell Illinois short, but this Illini team has the talent to compete with the best the Big Ten has to offer. Brandon Paul has led this team to impressive wins over Gonzaga, Butler and USC. Needless to say, Illinois is not a team to be underestimated.
Most importantly, though, two times this season, Ohio State has come up against elite talent and failed.
Here is what the Buckeyes must do to avoid doing so a third time.