Commentary

Does Ohio State have enough depth?

The Buckeyes only regularly use seven players. Do they have the bench to win it all?

Originally Published: March 15, 2011
By Ian Gordon | ESPN Insider
Jared Sullinger and David LightyUS PresswireOhio State's starters are scary. But can the bench carry them if foul trouble hits?

The Ohio State Buckeyes enter the NCAA tournament as the Big Ten champs and the top overall seed. They have the nation's most efficient offense and a stingy, foul-free defense. And in freshman big man Jared Sullinger, they have the kind of star power that tourney prognosticators love.

But the one thing that analysts have harped upon this week is the Buckeyes' depth, or lack thereof. Can a team that essentially plays seven guys, they've asked, make a run to Houston?


To read more about the importance of depth in the NCAA tournament and whether Ohio State has enough of it to win the title, you must be an ESPN Insider.