Four critical factors to the game:
1. Ohio State's length on defense created a big problem for us on offense, especially on Malcolm Hill. Their length made a difference.
2. We missed too many critical FTs at key junctions in the game.
3. Malcolm was simply not himself in this game. But he has led the team this season multiple times, so give the kid a break.
4. Terrible play at the end of regulation. I understand if you do not want to take a TO to catch the opposing team off-balance. But running isolation with Groce unnecessarily talking on the court to Hill, leaving not enough time, was simply terrible. Should have taken a TO and Finke should have been back in the game for the last play.
+1, especially #2. 18-31 was really more like 18-35 or 18-36 with a few missed front ends of 1 and 1s. We could've shot 22-23 more FTs than OSU and still lost. Ugh.