- Associated Press - Monday, February 21, 2011

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) - Thad Matta was hit with so many “what went wrong?” questions on Monday that it was as if his Ohio State team’s record was 2-25 instead of 25-2.

A day after the No. 2 Buckeyes fell 76-63 at No. 8 Purdue, the seventh-year coach joked that his team would somehow have to sift through the ashes to find something to hang onto when it hosts Illinois (17-10, 7-7 Big Ten) on Tuesday night.

Then he laughed.

In Matta’s way of thinking, the Buckeyes have played well enough to still be unbeaten except for a few mistakes _ and two hot hands in losses to Wisconsin and the Boilermakers.

Now 12-2 in the Big Ten and ahead of Purdue by a game, Ohio State plays three of its last four at home, the first being the showdown with the Illini.

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