The Ohio State Buckeyes will have to replace leading scorer Deshaun Thomas in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Although that will not be easy, how will the team finish in the Big Ten regardless?
Thomas was a big part of the Buckeyes’ offense last season, since he did average 19.8 points per game and all–talking about big boy numbers.
I doubt anyone will be able to make up for the loss of that production on the offensive side of the ball, but Ohio State can rely on its tough defense.
Back to the reason why you likely clicked on this article. Ohio State will finish second in the conference standings when the season ends.
That is pretty fair any way you look at it. This is a team that will likely enter the season in the top 10, thanks to Aaron Craft and basically everyone else returning. However, Michigan State will be one heck of a challenge for anyone in this conference and teams like Michigan and Iowa could win the title (among others).
Ohio State is a great basketball team on a yearly basis and that will clearly be the case in the upcoming season. If someone can emerge on the offensive side of the ball, then the Buckeyes could easily win the conference.
However, if this team struggles in that department it could easily finish third, fourth or even fifth in the conference.
Just like usual, though, fans can expect a lot out of their beloved Buckeyes in the 2013-14 season.
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