Ohio State will be back in the Mitten State tomorrow for a 1 p.m. tip with Michigan.Head coach Thad Matta and point guard Shannon Scott discussed the importance of tomorrow's game and assessed the team heading into the stretch run.
With some time to look back, Matta spoke about what went right, what went wrong and what needs fixed coming out of the Michigan State game.
In the loss to the Spartans freshman star D'Angelo Russell was held to just 10 points, his second lowest scoring output of the season. Scott addressed what the Buckeyes need to do when their star isn't scoring at his usual rate.
Scott said the the Buckeyes are still in a position to get better. The team has a lot of young talent and because of their interesting lineup makeup, the Buckeyes are forced to play some players out of position.
Ohio State beat Michigan by 19 points on Jan. 13, but the Buckeyes will face a very different Wolverines team Sunday. Two of Michigan's three leading scorers in Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton Jr. will not play tomorrow. That doesn't change much about what they want to do, Matta said.