Last Friday we suffered a disappointing loss and end to our season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. We knew prior to the game that Ohio University was a good basketball team, and they proved to be a difficult matchup for us.
Our staff and players all felt that we had the right ingredients to make a run in the tournament this year, but the Bobcats came out and played a great game against us. Ohio was certainly deserving of the win.
Although it is difficult to send our seniors out on a loss, we have not let this diminish our pride for all that we have achieved this season. All season long our team remained focused on winning a Big Ten championship, and we were able to accomplish that goal for the first time in 26 years!
We are thankful for our seniors who have guided and carried the program through both the high notes and rough patches during the past four years. They will surely be missed, but we know team leadership and ownership will emerge in the coming months as we work toward next season.