Few teams in the country would have had the taste of disappointment in their mouths all offseason after a year that included a Big Ten tournament title and trip to the Elite Eight, but that is exactly what happened with Ohio State.
The Buckeyes were one victory away from going to their second straight Final Four, and all that stood in their way was the Wichita State Shockers from the Missouri Valley Conference. It seemed like a sure thing after narrow victories against Arizona and Iowa State, but that ended up not being the case.
The Shockers jumped out to a commanding lead, and the Buckeyes never recovered. Now that Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. are seniors and Sam Thompson, LaQuinton Ross, Amir Williams and Shannon Scott are juniors, redemption will be on their minds.
It’s the last chance for this core group together.
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