It has been somewhat of an up-and-down season for the Ohio State basketball team.
Despite the scoring prowess of Deshaun Thomas and the defensive tenacity of Aaron Craft, the Buckeyes are a very young squad, and that youth has caught up to them at times against ranked opponents.
Every ranked opponent, that is, except one—archrival Michigan.
Thad Matta’s bunch already knocked off the Wolverines once in Columbus, but the rematch in Ann Arbor is a much more daunting task. Read on to see the five keys for the Buckeyes if they hope to sweep Michigan and throw themselves into the heart of the Big Ten race.