Under Thad Matta’s watch Ohio State has transformed from a football school with a solid but not spectacular basketball team to a two-sport powerhouse that regularly competes on the national stage with the best squads in the country.
The backbone behind Matta’s success has been the Buckeye defense. Whether it is Greg Oden swatting shots away, Jared Sullinger swallowing defensive rebounds like a Hungry Hungry Hippo or Aaron Craft pestering ball-handlers for 40 minutes at a time, the Scarlet and Gray always play tenacious defense under Matta.
The 2013-14 squad will be no different. Read on to see how it will defend some of the Big Ten stars it will face off against.