Ohio State's balance key to early success

Senior point guard Aaron Craft, right, is averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 assists and 2.5 steals a game. Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports

Once again the Ohio State Buckeyes will be in the discussion for both a Big Ten and national championship.

Point guard Aaron Craft is a great leader and is surrounded by teammates who play to their strengths and trust the system. The Buckeyes take care of the basketball, execute offensively and are hard to score against. They rarely take a bad shot that leads to a run-out, and in the half court they contest every shot. Thad Matta’s Buckeyes won’t beat themselves; you have to beat them.

Why could Maryland struggle against Ohio State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)?