By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Ohio State began its season with a touted freshman class, four starters returning from a regional semifinalist and aspirations of a deep NCAA tournament run.
At one point, early in most of Ohio State's victories this season, the realization has been driven home to the other team's defenders.
Those two neat rows of smiling players, one seated in front of the other, wearing clean, white uniforms? That was not the group picture of Ohio State's point guards, it was the team picture.
"That just shows how special our team is," said Lauderdale, a senior who specializes in blocked shots and rebounds. "We're finally a complete team. So if you try to focus on one part of us or one option, we'll go to the next option. And the next option is reliable."
"When we played in the summer, honestly, whoever got the ball brought it up _ either Will, Jon or David, played the point," starting forward Dallas Lauderdale said. "They got the rebound, they brought it up. No problem. Or if I got the rebound, I would pass to one of them. There really wasn't a set point guard I was looking for. All three of them, whoever I saw first I passed the ball to them."