COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following Ohio State’s heartbreaking 58-57 loss to Nebraska on Saturday, Thad Matta met with the media to discuss the Buckeyes’ most recent defeat, which dropped them to 15-13 overall and 5-10 in the Big Ten.
Clearly disappointed with his team’s performance, which included Ohio State surrendering a 5-point lead in the final 30 seconds of action, Matta showed visible frustration in what he referred to as a “strange, strange game.”
You can watch Matta’s full comments in the video above.
On the Buckeyes’ final possession, which resulted in a missed Jae’Sean Tate 3-point attempt: “He picked up his dribble and we kind of blew the handoff up there.”
On Ohio State’s flurry of mistakes, which included 18 turnovers: “We weren’t as dialed in as we needed to be. There’s certain times when the game’s ongoing and you don’t get to talk about every play that’s going on and what we wanted to do and needed to do down the stretch. We’ve got to keep working on that.”
How the disappointing loss sits with Matta in the midst of a disappointing season: “I haven’t had time to — I’m still honestly trying to process everything I just witnessed before my eyes. I gotta get back down there and gather my composure and think this thing through.”
The Buckeyes will return to action Thursday when they host Wisconsin in a 9 p.m. ET tip.