I have been on vacation in a warm climate. It was nice. Today, I returned to snow and cold and disgusting weather. I thought nothing would make that better. Then, lo and behold, Ohio State beats Indiana 67-58, it suddenly feels warmer and I expect birds to begin singing and stuff. Oh, yeah, and the win keeps Ohio State alive for a share of the B1G regular season title.
I will admit that I have been a bit hard on the Buckeye hoopsters this year. They have looked downright awful at times and haven’t lived up to the expectations of many in Buckeye Nation. In spite of some of those struggles, they appear to be peaking at the right time. Beating the Hoosiers on their court is no easy feat and doing so on Senior night is even more impressive.
Aaron Craft continued to be dreamy at another level. He scored 15, had 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 18 points. Sam Thompson added 9 points.
Now, Buckeye fans find themselves in a rather uncomfortable position. In order to win a share of the B1G title, two things need to happen: The Buckeyes need to beat Illinois and the Hoosiers need to lose to Michigan. Yes, I said Michigan. That game is in Ann Arbor and should be a heck of an end to a season. This is not a position that any Buckeye fan ever wishes to be in.
OSU tips off against the Illini at 12:30 ET on Sunday. The Hooisers and Wolverines tip at 4PM ET that same day, so Buckeye Nation will know at that point if there will be a collective selling of the souls or not.