COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) If fans don't have high expectations for the latest version of Ohio State's men's basketball team, that's OK with the Buckeyes.
"In years past we've heard, `This team has a chance to be the Big Ten champion,'" point guard Shannon Scott said. "I've heard nothing like that this year. Our job as players is to go out there and prove everybody else wrong and make it happen for each other."
About all anyone would know for certain about coach Thad Matta's 11th Buckeyes squad is who is not on it: point guard Aaron Craft and leading-scorer LaQuinton Ross. Both moved on, the scrappy Craft after graduating and Ross leaving with a year of eligibility remaining.