Found March 29, 2012 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
By Ari Wasserman
The airplanes wheels were up from Boston and the Ohio State basketball team was on its way back to Columbus. Central Ohio, this time, is only a pit stop for a few days before the Buckeyes head south to New Orleans for the Final Four.
Thad Matta had just allowed it to sink in his program will advance to the biggest stage in college basketball for the second time in eight years, now only two wins away from winning a national championship.
This has to be the peak of basketball, Matta thought to himself. Then he looked a few seats over and saw assistant Chris Jent, a former NBA interim head coach in Orlando and an assistant for the Cleveland Cavaliers team that went to the NBA Finals.
I asked him this compares to going to the NBA Finals as a coach, Matta said. He told me, well, well see how I feel when I get there, but this is the greatest feeling because it is for Ohio State.
It has been 20 years since Chris Jent had a chance to make a 12-foot b...
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