January can't end soon enough for the Basketball Buckeyes. A year ago, Ohio State went just 1-6 in January and this year, thanks to Sunday's win at Northwestern, they finished just a game better at 2-5.
"This is not a player only thing, this is not a coach only thing...This is an everybody associated with the team thing," former Ohio State captain and 610 WTVN analyst Tony White said of the Buckeyes struggles during Monday night's Basketball Bucksline. "Everybody involved shares in the blame for where we are right now and the responsibility for where we are right now and in the obligation to turn it around."
Ohio State returns to action Sunday afternoon (noon on ESPN) against Indiana. The Schottenstein Center will be sold out and Tony said it's a chance for Ohio State to take a step toward getting itself right.
"Ohio State, because of the situation they've put themselves in, every game is a big game right now," Tony said. "They've got to win, win and win. They've got to get on a win streak."
The opportunity for a string of wins is there, but only if Ohio State can find its way. After Saturday's Indiana game, the Buckeyes hit the road for two games the following week, at Michigan on Tuesday February 4 and at Wisconsin Sunday February 9. After that the Buckeyes are home for games Wednesday the 12th and Saturday the 15th against Rutgers and Purdue respectively.
We had a terrific Bucksline Monday with several questions regarding the Buckeyes line-up, strategy decisions in last Thursday's loss to Minnesota, Kaleb Wesson's role in the offense and much more. If you missed Bucksline, you can check out all of Tony's analysis by clicking here to go to our podcast page.