This late in the season, Ohio State has a bit of a problem. Their best road win, to date, was an overtime victory over Minnesota, who currently sits in 10th place in the Big Ten, soundly out of the NCAA conversation. The Buckeyes have certainly had chances, letting very winnable games at Indiana, Purdue and Michigan State slip away in the closing seconds. This is their last chance to grab a even decent road victory this season, and since the Wolverines are a paltry 13-13 overall, that would be stretching the definition of "good" pretty significantly.
But a win is a win, and Ohio State needs them if they want to take a claim at a top four seed in the Big Ten Tournament, and an NCAA seed that avoids a one or a two seed in the second round. If they win out during the regular season (at Michigan, Purdue, Nebraska, at Penn State, Wisconsin), they're going to be in great shape, but all of that depends on them gutting out a win against the hated Wolverines today. Ohio State blew the doors of Michigan earlier in the season, but that was in Columbus. Can Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson and company lead the Buckeyes to a big W?
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