Following a season that saw Ohio State reach its 11th Final Four in program history, the finish of the 2012-13 campaign was certainly disappointing.
Yes, the Buckeyes won the Big Ten tournament title, but they were a victory over underdog Wichita State away from reaching yet another Final Four. Thad Matta and company came up short and have spent the offseason preparing for another run at college basketball’s grandest event.
But if the Scarlet and Gray are going to win a Big Ten title, which is the first goal on the to-do list to check off before any postseason run, they must come through in the important games. Read on to see which are the five biggest ones.