CHICAGO - March is for the unpredictable.
When Ohio State got trucked at Wisconsin, 71-49, on Feb. 17, not many would have predicted that the Buckeyes would rally to finish tied for second place in the Big Ten. Even fewer would have predicted that, a little less than four weeks later, Ohio State would be playing Nebraska in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal.
Friday night, the No. 2 seed Buckeyes play the No. 10 seed Cornhuskers.
Yes, Nebraska has a basketball team, one that won its first Big Ten Tournament game at the United Center Thursday night, holding off a late Purdue rally to win, 57-55.
The Buckeyes haven't lost since that debacle in Madison, winning five straight to earn a first-round bye as they try to get back to the Big Ten tournament championship game for the fifth straight year. They won the No. 2 seed based on their win at Indiana on March 5, and a came a late Michigan miss from sharing the Big Ten regular season title.
Thursday at the Big Ten tournament brough...