It was just a mere three weeks ago that this year’s version of the Ohio State basketball team was considered a solid but not spectacular entity that was good enough to take care of business against poor teams but not great enough to knock off the country and conference’s elite.
That mindset has drastically changed over the season’s final five games.
Suddenly, the Buckeyes are a No. 2 seed in ESPN’s Bracketology and victories over the likes of Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Illinois have propelled them to a second place finish in the treacherous Big Ten.
Thad Matta has pushed all the right buttons recently, and the defense has given birth to this momentum. However, any tournament selection committee will tell you that it is the body of work that really counts.
With that in mind, read on to see the final regular season grade for each Buckeye and an overall mark.