STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Maybe Santa Claus finally gifted Thad Matta. Three days before Christmas, a disgruntled Matta revealed his holiday wish list after Ohio State went ice-cold in a loss to Kansas. That’s all the Ohio State head coach had on his list. Nothing formulated in the month since, until the Buckeyes ventured to its own personal home away from home – State College. Ohio State had won six straight games at the Bryce Jordan Center prior to Saturday’s game, part of a 17-game win streak over the Nittany Lions.
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