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Matta's reaction on Sunday?

Ohio State took to the court against Michigan State prepared to completely solidify its tournament resume. Instead, the Spartans pulled out the victory and sent the Buckeyes home with a hard-fought loss. Now, as Tom Petty once said, "The waiting is the hardest part" as the Buckeyes count the hours until Selection Sunday.

INDIANAPOLIS -- So now what? After finishing the regular season with two big wins against ranked teams, Ohio State found itself back on the good side of the proverbial NCAA Tournament bubble. Predictions were mixed, but it appeared that the Buckeyes were positioned to make a return appearance to the tournament. To remove all doubt, the Buckeyes had one tall task: They had to defeat No. 1... Recommended Stories

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