COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The new season can't start soon enough for the No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes, who were left frustrated after an unexpected early exit from last spring's NCAA Tournament.
The Buckeyes were on a roll and came in as the South Region's No. 2 seed, only to be taken down in the opening round by 15th-seeded Oral Roberts in one of the tournament's biggest upsets.
Ohio State should have the tools to get back to the tournament. The team returns a core of upper classmen who will be complemented by some key plug-and-play transfers and a freshman or two.