Buckeyes Find Similar Struggles in Losses

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Buckeyes Find Similar Struggles in Losses
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 8 Ohio State's 74-55 loss to No. 11 Illinois on Saturday marked its third defeat in as many attempts against ranked opponents. And as was the case in their losses to Duke and Kansas in the out-of-conference portion of their schedule, familiar problems plagued the Buckeyes. OSU shot 33.3 percent from the field against the Fighting Illini, connecting on just 20 of its 60 shot attempts. That brings the Buckeyes' shooting percentage in its three losses to an underwhelming 32.6 percent, an alarming statistic that underscores an OSU rotation that features one primary shooter in Dehsaun Thomas, and a plethora of players who are best suited scoring in transition...

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