January 10, 2014

Full speed ahead

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In the eyes of senior point guard and floor leader Aaron Craft, third-ranked and 15-1 Ohio State hasn't accomplished much of anything yet.

"We had a great conference schedule and we won all those games and that's great but once you get in league play, everyone starts at a level playing field," Craft said Friday.

"There's still a lot of basketball to be played and we can't get complacent in January because that's not gonna get us where we want to go come February and March."

Of course, such remarks come on the heels of the Buckeyes first loss -- a 72-68 overtime setback against Michigan State Tuesday night in East Lansing, Mich. -- which saw Craft and company nearly overcome a 21-turnover outing with a late 20-3 run to force the game into an extra period.

"We can't feel sorry for ourselves … sure, we found a way to get back in at the end and it's great and all that but we have to find ways to get better. Complacency is our biggest enemy at this moment," Craft said. "We can feel good about coming back in the game and not want to get better and think everything's gonna be all right and that's not the case."

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