The stakes are clear. If the Buckeyes win out, and if Indiana loses against Michigan, the Buckeyes grab a share of the B1G title. A victory also removes a major criticism of Ohio State's bracket profile, a lack of a signature true road victory, and basically locks up a first day bye in the Big Ten tournament. Simple right?
The Hoosiers beat Ohio State 81-68 in their first meeting in Columbus, and boost a high powered offensive attack paced by not one but two possible POY candidates in Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo. The Buckeyes will need to find ways to keep them away from the free throw line, slow the game down, and get a big night from Deshaun Thomas and company if they want to steal a game in Bloomington.
Do the Buckeyes have it in them? Either way, should be a great game as we hit the final stretch of the regular season and ramp up into the MADNESS. Join us won't you? Usual rules and restrictions apply.