The No. 6 Ohio State basketball team has suffered defeat twice before the New Year, which may have…
Ohio State Growing From Defeats
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. There was no more time for a lesson to be taught. The season was over. "Nobody likes to lose more than we do," said Matta moments after this year's Buckeyes knocked off Nebraska in dominating fashion on Jan. 3, alluding to the importance of growing from mistakes. "It's like I told our guys, last year, I think we learned great lessons in the Kentucky game but the season was over." Matta stresses the importance of learning from mistakes after every game, win or lose, but those pivotal lessons that ultimately culminate in steady growth are potentially easier to grasp when the team pays the...
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