The Ohio State basketball program has won at least a share of five of the past eight Big Ten regular-season crowns and has taken home three of the last four Big Ten tournament titles.
In fact, since the 2004-05 season, no other conference team has won more than one Big Ten tournament, while the Buckeyes have won four. Even without that elusive national title, Thad Matta has turned a football powerhouse into a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court.
Matta should have his group ready to compete for more Big Ten crowns in the 2013-14 season. Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr., Sam Thompson, LaQuinton Ross, Amir Williams and Shannon Scott all return to headline a roster that will also feature incoming freshmen Marc Loving and Kameron Williams.
Read on to see how that collection of talent stacks up against the rest of the Big Ten competition right now.