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For the first time in a few years, Ohio State men’s basketball heads into the postseason with optimism

With a week off, OSU comes into the B1G Tourney rested for the first time in a long time.

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Now that Ohio State’s basketball regular season has ended, on the latest episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Matt Brown and Matt Tamanini take a quick look back on all that’s transpired before turning their attention to the Big Ten Tournament. They talk about the potential matchups for the Buckeyes, and Brown makes a bold prediction about tonight’s rematch against Penn State.

The two look at the contributions from this year’s standout players, Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate, Kaleb Wesson, Andrew Dakich(?), and more; as well as how the long layoff between the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Tournament could work to the young and inexperienced roster’s advantage.

Still more than a week before Selection Sunday, the Matts also discuss what might be for the OSU hoopsters in the Big Dance— pending potential matchups, of course. They also get into the Big Ten reversing course on the condensed conference schedule, why having the tournament at Madison Square Garden means almost nothing to today’s players, and what the 2018-2019 season might look like for Chris Holtmann’s squad.