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Could the Ohio State basketball team actually be entertaining this year?

Believe it or not, but there is reason for optimism.

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

Need something to get your mind off of the OSU football team’s horrendous loss to Iowa on Saturday? Well, believe it or not, but the Ohio State men’s basketball team, just might be entertaining this year, and the women’s team is shooting to make the Final Four at Nationwide Arena at the end of the season.

On this basketball preview episode of The Hangout in the Holy Land, I talk to 97.1 The Fan’s Lori Schmidt about all aspects of Chris Holtmann’s new spin on Buckeye basketball; from his attempts to connect with the program’s history, the fundamental changes, Jae’Sean Tate’s leadership, and more.

Ultimately, we both come to the conclusion that this team might not be great, but it should at least be entertaining.

We also briefly discuss Kevin McGuff’s long-term plan to get his WBB squad into the Final Four just down the street from campus.

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