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Luke Fickell picked to fill in for Buckeyes' Tressel

By Dan Published: March 30, 2011

Associated Press

COLUMBUS: Ohio State coach Jim Tressel apologized Wednesday for letting people down by violating NCAA rules, calling it "a difficult past couple of months."

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Lighty 'Lights-Out' For The Tournament Favorite

By Jeremy Published: March 22, 2011

Ohio State Senior leader David Lighty arrived on campus back in the summer of 2006. Lighty averaged 26 points per game for St. Joseph's High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He ranked #36 Nationally according to Rivals, but he stood in the shadows of more heralded incomers like DeQuan Cook(#13), and Greg Oden(#1). Even the 6'1" Mike Conley Jr.(#18) stood over Lighty in terms of expectations and notoriety.

The freshman captured the eye of Buckeye fans despite scoring just 3.7 points per game, playing only 16 minutes per game, and shooting a mere 20 percent from behind the arc; but Lighty had an edge. Matta and the fans knew exactly what they were getting when Lighty entered the game; rebounding, defense, and undeniable effort. What the fans didn't know, and what Matta probably did, is that they were watching a future definition of leadership, and everything that isn't modern-day college basketball. Lighty's journey had just begun, and oh what a journey it would be.

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Buckeyes emerge from weekend as THE team

By Dan Published: March 21, 2011

Associated Press

CLEVELAND: College basketball has been waiting all season for a special team, one to step forward and announce itself as the one to beat.

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Ohio State stays No. 1 in AP Top 25

By Dan Published: March 7, 2011

Ohio State and Kansas are 1-2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a second straight week.

The Big Ten champion Buckeyes are No. 1 for a fifth week overall and haven't been ranked lower than second since December. They received 52 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday.

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