Ohio State picked 3rd in Big Ten; Craft and Thomas honored

The Ohio State men’s basketball team was picked by conference media to finish third in the Big Ten
pre-season rankings. The rankings were announced prior to the Big Ten’s media day, with Indiana being chosen as the conference favorite and Michigan picked as runners-up.

The Buckeyes, ranked fourth in the national coaches’ poll, return three starters including pre-season
all-conference selections Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas.

Craft and Thomas are joined by Cody Zeller (Indiana), Trey Burke (Michigan), and Tim Frazier (Penn State) on the Pre-Season All-Big Ten team.

The Buckeyes tip off their season on November 9th against Marquette. The game will be played in Charleston, SC aboard the USS Yorktown as part of this year’s Carrier Classic.

  • Dee P

    Nothing wrong with some bulletin board material. In March it will be a different tune when the B1G realizes that Williams is not just a defensive statue, and Ross is somewhere in between Diebler and Buford at knocking down threes. Pundits will be praising Smith and Thompson for the wing defense as they both feel confident that they can take chances on D knowing Williams is in the lane to swat shots. No reason why this team cannot win 25+ games this year, and finish as once again, regular season B1G champs. None.