Ohio State appeared to be trending in the right direction early this season with a 7-1 record. The Buckeyes owned a solid win over Providence and competed well with Virginia before losing by just two points.
But then came Tuesday night's 79-77 overtime loss to Florida Atlantic. On its home floor, no less. A truly stunning defeat for Ohio State.
The Buckeyes were favored by 20.5 points and KenPom gave them a 97 percent chance to win. So no matter how you slice it, it's not a good loss.
Tonight's overtime winner from FAU's Nick Rutherford. pic.twitter.com/dUAiqNqyxQ— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 7, 2016
For FAU though? It's quite the win. After losses to Tennessee-Martin and Hofstra, the Owls (3-5) snap their two-game skid with an impressive feat worthy of celebration.