Ohio State Basketball: 5 Reasons 2018-19 Will Be Another Surprise Season

Ohio State Basketball: 5 Reasons 2018-19 Will Be Another Surprise Season

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Ohio State Basketball: 5 Reasons 2018-19 Will Be Another Surprise Season


You know the story. Ohio State surprised everyone in the college basketball world by nearly winning the Big Ten and making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. There’s a chance that lowered expectations will be surpassed again in 2018-19.


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Ohio State Basketball: 5 Reasons 2018-19 Will Be Another Surprise Season

It’s been well-chronicled the surprising and somewhat exhilarating season Ohio State enjoyed last year. It was projected by many to finish in the bottom-tier of teams in the Big Ten, only to ride the wave of Big Ten Player of the Year Keita Bates-Diop and nearly win a league title.

Four key members of that team are no longer with the program, so head coach Chris Holtmann faces yet another season of expectations well below the bar of where things usually are in Columbus.

In other words, the rebuild continues.

Or does it? Despite the doom and gloom already being put out there by most in the national media, there are reasons to believe that this team could be a pleasant surprise yet again.

Here are five of them.

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