Category: Thad Matta

Thad Matta Sees Playing in the Big Ten as a Positive in Preparation for the NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Earlier this season, the Ohio State Buckeyes got embarrassed by Wisconsin. They were in danger of sliding out of the Top 25. Since that game, Ohio State hasn't lost. The Buckeyes have won eight straight games and they are riding high after winning the Big Ten tournament. Their play late in the ...

Ohio State Locks Horns With No. 2 Indiana With Big Ten Title on the Line Tonight

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Ohio State has won three straight games since getting shellacked by Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. The Buckeyes beat No. 4 Michigan State and face another top-five team when they head to Indiana tonight. The Hoosiers can clinch the Big Ten title with a victory, while Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State ...

Aaron Craft Knows that Opposing Fans Can’t Stand Him and He Likes it That Way

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Every year in college basketball, or any sport for that matter, there's always that one player that you love when he is on your favorite team but hate when your favorite team had to play against him. That player is Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft. The junior guard is not ...

Thad Matta: Ohio State Buckeyes Cannot Rely On Riding The Coattails of 2011-12 Season

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

By all accounts, the Ohio State men's basketball program had a great season last year, finishing up with another Final Four and a Big Ten championship. But coach Thad Matta doesn't beat around the bush in telling his players they can't simply show back up and expect that again. The Buckeyes ...

Thad Matta’s Ohio State Buckeyes Exact Revenge on Indiana

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

If you thought Ohio State might be out for revenge on Sunday, you were right. The Buckeyes were coming off two losses in their past four games, including a four-point road loss to Indiana last week, and then more recently, a five-point loss at Illinois. They got their chance to ...

Thad Matta Has No Regrets Over How the Final Seconds of Ohio State’s Season Played Out

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes began the NCAA tournament as the favorite to win it all. Like every other favorite, their season has since ended. The Buckeyes shot the ball well throughout the season and earned a No. 1 seed, but couldn't get by a Kentucky team that beat both ...

Thad Matta Thinks Jared Sullinger Will Return to Columbus Next Season

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

As selection Sunday approaches, there is one team that nobody wants to see in their bracket right now. It’s Ohio State. The Buckeyes capped off the Big Ten regular season championship over the weekend after a beat down against Wisconsin. In the process, they showed everyone around the country that ...

Ohio State Buckeyes Appear Poised to Take Over No. 1 Ranking

Friday, January 14th, 2011

It's been a good couple days -- OK, a good season, but the last couple days in particular -- for the Ohio State Buckeyes. They took care of business at Michigan on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten on the season. They watched as Duke, the only team ranked ahead of them, ...

Evan Turner is set to “Dominate and Advance”

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

He broke his back. On December 5, 2009, against Eastern Michigan, in a game the Ohio State Buckeyes won by 51 points, national Player of the Year candidate Evan Turner suffered transverse process fractures of the second and third lumbar vertebra in his back from a fall after a breakaway ...

Thad Matta is Looking to Bounce Back From Last Year’s Disappointing Early Exit in the NCAA Tournament

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Get your dancing shoes out.  It’s March Madness!  When I started to fill out my bracket, I realized that the Midwest region is absolutely loaded.  I know some people have talked about how hard of a road Kentucky has to the Final Four, but I think teams in the Midwest ...