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Matta's motivation boosts Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes team logo   Mar. 24, 2012 8:03 a.m. - by Tammy Madsen
There were times this season Ohio State coach Thad Matta didn't expect the Buckeyes to win more than 30 games or make a run in the NCAA tournament. Matta questioned the team's mental toughness after lack of intensity during a mid-December practice, and that motivation helped turn a corner. “I told them: 'We're going to be out in the Round of 32 unless some things change,' ” Matta said.
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