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Spring Work Brings Winter Results

Turner had a breakout year.

For fans, the improvement of a player from one season to the next can be a remarkable sight. For the coaching staff, however, that progress is witnessed on a day-to-day basis that begins during spring skill sessions. Find out what Ohio State has been up to and how the coaching staff hopes to improve on last season exclusively here on

Four games into the 2008-09 season, head coach Thad Matta found himself trying to explain how his young, unranked team had just knocked off Miami (Fla.). With another game against a nationally ranked foe looming on the horizon, the Ohio State men's basketball coach had one theory. "We had a great spring with our players," he said Dec. 5. "That's an eight-week period when we really get to work... Recommended Stories