COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Thad Matta took part in the weekly Big Ten Teleconference Monday morning. He talked about the losses to Illinois and Michigan State last week and looks ahead to upcoming contests against Michigan and Indiana. The Buckeyes face the Wolverines at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Value City Arena.

Opening Statement
“We had a challenging week and came up short on two of them. Two very good opponents. I thought we made some strides in some areas from the first game of the week to the second game of the week. I think we’ve got to continue to dwell on the things that we’re getting better at and continue to grow in those areas, as well as the things that maybe we’re not doing as well and find ways to get better in those areas.

“I think that’s the beauty of being in this league right now. It’s a tremendous league and every night that you take the floor, if you have a letdown for certain segment of a game, teams are too good and make you pay. I think that’s the beauty of the power of the Big Ten right now.”

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