COLUMBUS, Ohio - Who, exactly, are these guys?
The Ohio State Buckeyes themselves are starting to wonder.
Among the problems plaguing a team that ranked as high as No. 2 nationally five weeks ago is a lack of identity -- and the lack of consistency and confidence that comes with such a problem.
A year ago, a big part of the reason the Buckeyes were No. 1 for much of the winter and entered the NCAA Tournament as the top overall seed was that the Buckeyes were really hard to guard -- and they knew it. Almost everything ran through Jared Sullinger, a walking double-double, in the post. He passed out of double teams as well as any big man in the country, and a plethora of shooters waited on the arc for their turn.
That Sullinger almost always required a double team helped that cause, as did Ohio State's ability to use its defense to create transition opportunities and make opponents pay for every mistake.
These Buckeyes certainly miss Jon Diebler and David Lighty, though their a...