On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Matt Tamanini and Grant Freking dive into Ohio State basketball’s historic upset of the No. 1 Michigan State Spartans from Sunday. They discuss what first-year head coach Chris Holtmann is doing to get the most out of a team that no one (hosts included) expected much out of, and they talk about the impacts of a healthy Keita Bates-Diop and graduate transfer Andrew Dakich.
The pair also talk about why this year’s team is so much more enjoyable to watch than years past, and they look at the remainder of the Buckeyes’ schedule and predict how many wins the team will have as they enter the postseason.
Matt and Grant agree that with the Big Ten being a bit down this year, and OSU’s favorable schedule here on out, that while it might be optimistic to predict an NCAA berth—or even a B1G Tournament run— the evidence thus far this season indicates that both are completely possible.