It was a rough week for Ohio State basketball---especially on the offensive end. The Buckeyes, in back-to-back losses at home to Illinois and then at Michigan State, shot just 34% from the floor and 21% from 3-point range. Against Illinois the Buckeyes had more turnovers (18) than made baskets (17) and against Michigan State, OSU scored a season low 44 points, including just 13 in the second half.
The losses dropped the Buckeyes to 16-9 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten. NCAA tournament projections still have the Buckeyes in the field of 68 but coach Chris Holtmann's team needs to find some offense or it will slide to the wrong side of the bubble.
On Basketball Bucksline (7-8 pm Monday night) 610 WTVN basketball analyst and former Buckeye captain Tony White talked with me at length about the rough week, about the play of big man Kaleb Wesson, the struggles of the Buckeye back court, the challenging upcoming schedule and more. It was a good show with lots of interaction with our listeners. In case you missed it, you can check out a commercial free replay of the show below.