On a new basketball edition of Handout in the Holy Land, Matt Tamanini and Kyle McKinnon break down the first third of the Ohio State men’s basketball season. Currently sitting at 7-3 (2-0), the first 10 games of the Chris Holtmann era in Columbus have seemingly reinvigorated a fan base that became disillusioned towards the end of Thad Matta’s historic tenure.
With the on-court leadership of Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate, and the play of freshmen Musa Jallow, Kyle Young, and especially Kaleb Wesson, the Buckeyes have some people thinking about potential post-season opportunities.
Matt and Kyle also talk about how the Big Ten’s rotating schedule benefits the young Buckeyes this year, and how their youth and lack of depth could come back to haunt them as the grind of the conference slate continues.
The two also make predictions about where the team will finish when all is said and done this season.