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A Breath Of Fresh Air

Hunter has OSU soaring as of late.

For much of the 2007-08 season, Ohio State postgame press conferences have seemed as much like a hostage situation as a chance to further analyze what had just transpired on the court. Following the team's big victory on senior day against the Michigan State Spartans, it was a much more relaxed team that greeted reporters.

There was an air of ease permeating the postgame podium that has not been seen much, if at all, this season. Ohio State had just done what was viewed as impossible task less than six days prior: It had knocked off two teams ranked in the top 20 in as many games. Suddenly, a season that was seemingly on a collision course with the NIT Tournament had received a second chance. Situated at the...

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