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OSU Notebook: The Rest Of The Story

Lauderale had a big game against UCSB.

Ohio State head coach Thad Matta met with Dallas Lauderdale outside his hotel room one night before the Buckeyes took on UC Santa Barbara. To find out what really generated the need for the meeting, as well as some final thoughts on today's game and a wishful OSU football player now playing on the hardwood, read on.

MILWAUKEE – In the aftermath of his monster performance against UC Santa Barbara, Ohio State center Dallas Lauderdale credited a heart-to-heart talk from head coach Thad Matta for his improved play. According to Lauderdale, Matta sought him out and spoke to him in the hallway outside his hallway to challenge him to play better than he had in the Big Ten tournament. Against the Gauchos, the junior...

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