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Ohio State Buckeyes

1. Wait Till Next Year. The Buckeyes are poised to make a nice run this month, but things will get really interesting next year when the "Thad Five" come to town. Ohio State has five highly rated recruits incoming, led by seven-footer Greg Oden out of Indianapolis. Oden is sure to be the biggest thing to hit Columbus since the sweatervest. Just to show what a big deal Greg Oden is, ask yourself how many seniors in high school have fan sites set up devoted entirely to them? Greg Oden has two.

2. The Buckeyes Are Allergic To Twos: Ohio State has at times this season shown a marked aversion to shooting from inside the arc. Thirty-nine percent of Ohio State's shots this season were 3-pointers. Je'Kel Foster was the most opportunistic of the bunch, with 65 percent of his shots coming from three point range. It's a bit of a strange offense, considering that the Buckeyes best player is 6'9, 260 pound forward Terence Dials. But when the Bucks are on, they're really on. In their first win over Michigan, the Bucks shot 63% from 3 point range (15-24).

3. Hey, We Were Here All Year! It's become a cliche anymore to say that a team gets no respect (thank you New England Patriots!), but Ohio State can legitimately claim that no one thought they had a shot at being where they are. The Big 10 writer's preseason poll had the Buckeyes as the sixth best team in the Big 10, and Ohio State wasn't ranked in the top 25 until Week 6 of the Coaches Poll. — JD Arney

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