BSB TV: Matta, Buckeyes Prep For Third Game

Head coach Thad Matta, senior Sam Thompson and freshman D'Angelo Russell addressed the media Friday, discussing the hot start to the season and what's next for the basketball Buckeyes

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta and players Sam Thompson and D'Angelo Russell spoke to the media Friday in advance of the team's third game of the season, a 7 p.m. Sunday tip against Sacred Heart.

The three discussed the Buckeyes hot start to the season, Ohio State is 2-0 and leads the nation in field goal percentage at 63.3 percent, the team's switch to zone defense and looked ahead to the rest of the season.

Thompson on the team's offensive improvement over last year's squad and his jump-shot:

Matta on the aggressiveness of senior center Amir Williams through two games, how the big man fits in the zone defense and what the coach likes out of the new defensive scheme:

Thompson on the adjustments necessary in going from a man-to-man defense last year to a zone this season:

Matta on his message to Russell after a disappointing showing against Marquette when the freshman had seven turnovers and just six points:


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