COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio state basketball begins its 2021 NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon when it battles Oral Roberts Tip in West Lafayette, Ind., is scheduled for 3pm east

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The horse chestnuts are the No. 2 seeds in the South region and lose 91-88 in the Big Ten Championship Game against Illinois on Sunday. Oral Roberts withstood a rally in the second half from the state of North Dakota and scored a 75-72- Victory in the Summit League Championship

Check out what Stephen of Cleveland means, com wrote about Ohio State being one of several Big Ten teams that could end the conference’s 21-year drought between the NCAA championships

Four of the best teams in college basketball were in the same arena last Saturday, playing for a chance to play a conference championship game

That’s no exaggeration The semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday afternoon featured a 1 pm game between Ohio State Basketball and Michigan, followed by a 3:30 am game between Illinois and Iowa These four teams belong according to each metric that you want to use among the top 8 in the country

When you have a conference with that much firepower, it usually cannibalizes itself out in March, especially when the regular season has to end against each other only to have to re-run a week later in a tournament

That Never Happened Worst of all, the Buckeyes lost four straight times or the Illinois blown out the Wolverines in the last week of the regular season, prompting Illinois Sporting Director Josh Whitman to write an open letter in which he stated that the Illini deserved to be considered co-champions They failed their wish but won the Big Ten tournament championship

There’s a reward for the top teams in the Big Ten who don’t fall victim to a conference where the top nine teams from the NCAA tournament will go dancing this year, for the most part, avoiding each other en route to a potential Final Four, placing the conference in the best position to win a national title for the first time since the state of Michigan in 2000

It’s time for someone to come over the mountain, and this season has enough star aligned to make that happen

• In 2005 Bruce Weber took Illinois to where he lost in his second season under Roy Williams in the title game against North Carolina (75-70)

• Two years later, Thad Matta came with the state of Ohio and lost to Florida (84-75) after the OSU basketball and soccer teams lost the championship to the Gators within four months

• The Spartans lost to Williams and the Tar Heels (89-72) in 2009, while former Spartan legend Magic Johnson and Tar Heel legend Michael Jordan watched from the stands

• John Beilein broke through with Michigan behind Consensus International of the Year Trey Burke in 2013, but fell behind Rick Pitino and Louisville

• Wisconsin lost two years later to Mike Krzyzewski’s talented freshman class at Duke

• The Wolverines returned there in 2018, losing to Villanova and giving Jay Wright two titles in three years

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