The 2012-13 Ohio State Buckeyes will be remembered as a revitalized team that rallied late in the year, played their best basketball when it counted the most, then picked a really bad time to have a clunker.
Coming one game short of the Final Four stings, and it should. Wichita State's trip to the Final Four this weekend has been well earned and is certainly not a fluke.
For six weeks, Ohio State made just about everything go its way. A flawed team became an aggressive, pace-dictating team that maximized its talent. For that, Ohio State coach Thad Matta should be commended.
The program is in good hands. The 2012-13 season should be considered a success -- and maybe Matta's finest considering how the pieces came together starting in late February.
The record books will show Ohio State won the Big Ten tournament after finishing tied for second in what was probably the conference's banner year. The Buckeyes were a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and came one game short of hanging ano...