BSB TV: Big Ten Tournament Preview

Ohio State will take the court at the United Center tomorrow in Chicago looking to shake off a bad loss to Wisconsin that ended the Buckeyes season on a down note.

Ohio State has had three days to regroup from its embarrassing 24-point home loss to Wisconsin in the regular season finale. The Buckeyes have just one more day before they open postseason play as the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Ohio State will play the winner of tonight’s game between Minnesota and Rutgers tomorrow around 9 p.m.

Thad Matta and D’Angelo Russell spoke about how the team is moving on from the disappointing loss and what it will take to put something positive together in Chicago.

With a loss as bad as the one to the Badgers, you just have to put it behind you, Matta said.

The coach added that considering the circumstances, the demeanor of the team has been good since Sunday’s defeat.

Regardless of whether it’s Minnesota or Rutgers tomorrow, Ohio State’s opponent will be focused on stopping Russell. The freshman spoke about the difficulties going through the physical Big Ten when he is the No. 1 priority on every opponents scouting report.

It’s no secret that Russell is the Buckeyes best player and the guard made it clear he knows it too. When asked about what his mindset is entering the postseason he brought up two former Connecticut players that carried their teams to national title in March in Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker.

If Russell can star like those two guards did, it will go a long way towards Ohio State having a successful March.


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