If we are judging the 2012-13 Ohio State basketball season on expectations alone, it has been a colossal failure.
The Buckeyes were ranked in the top five of the preseason AP Top 25 poll, which naturally implies that many anticipated Thad Matta’s bunch would perform as one of the best teams in the country. Its 1-7 record against ranked teams (at the time of the game) says about all you need to know about this year’s efforts.
That’s not to say this is a bad basketball team. A poor squad could not beat Michigan once and take Michigan State and the Wolverines (in the rematch) to the wire on the road.
But this article is all about expectations versus reality. Read on to see pass/fail grades for each of the eight players based on preseason expectations.