OSU has a tall order at the Big Ten Tournament, forced to win five games in five days to grab the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Buckeyes play Rutgers on Wednesday night in what could be their final game of the year.
There's no guarantee OSU would accept an NIT bid if they lose to Rutgers, and no guarantee they would be asked to play.
And just to put a exclamation point on a rotten season, Thad Matta had an amazing revelation about how dirty some schools stoop in recruiting against him.
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