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Ohio State Growing From Defeats

Ohio State Growing From Defeats

The No. 6 Ohio State basketball team has suffered defeat twice before the New Year, which may have heightened the team's understanding of areas it needs to improve in. Though there's no exact formula for preparing for March Madness, Thad Matta is taking those losses as an opportunity to grow.

In the direct moments after the top-seeded Ohio State basketball fell to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of last year's NCAA tournament, Thad Matta had a head full of ideas for ways the Buckeyes could get better. The Buckeyes – perhaps the best team in college basketball a year ago – still had so much to learn. But in an instant the sudden and harsh reality of March Madness set in for the Matta... Recommended Stories

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