Ohio State Buckeyes’ Lack Of Leadership Evident in Loss to Butler Bulldogs

Posted by Drew Gatewood on December-12-2009 Add Comments

Ohio State had a long, hard look at how the next eight to 10 weeks of its season will be. The Buckeyes struggled without the injured Evan Turner on both sides of the court and it was obvious his leadership is sorely missed during a 74-66 loss to Butler Saturday.

Turnovers and fouls didn’t help the Buckeyes, but shooting 29 percent from three-point range and 49 percent from the field really hurt in the second half. On the game, Ohio State had 11 turnovers and three starters in foul trouble.

Jon Diebler, a player expected to step up in Turner’s absence, had seven points. His lack of production was accentuated with a brick late in the second half that put him at 0-of-5 ...

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