It is officially put up or shut up time for the Ohio State basketball team.
Thad Matta’s squad has lost three of its last four, and instead of talking about a potential Big Ten championship fans are fretting over what seems like an inevitable disappointing NCAA tournament seed.
The Buckeyes are a mere 1-7 against ranked opponents (at the time of the game) this season, but this being the Big Ten there are still plenty of opportunities. The next one comes on Sunday against the Spartans of Michigan State, who are coming off a heartbreaking loss of their own against No. 1 Indiana.
Read on to see five keys for Ohio State if it hopes to pull off the upset.