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Buckeye Basketball: Pollsters ignore OSU despite upset of top-ranked Michigan St.

Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson, left, goes up to shoot against Michigan State forward Nick Ward during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

COLUMBUS -- Ohio State got votes but not enough on Monday and did not crack the AP top 25 or Coaches Poll despite dismantling top-ranked Michigan State Sunday, 80-64.

The unranked Buckeye led by as many as 25 en route to the rousing home win. The Buckeyes got 29 votes in the AP poll and are 29th in the country, 33rd in the Coaches Poll. Keita Bates-Diop led all scorers with a career-high 32 points and was named the Big 10 Player of the Week.

The real question is are the Buckeyes back after beating a respected rival and badly ? Watch Kaleb Wesson, Jae'Sean Tate and Bates-Diop try to answer that question in our report.

The Bucks host Maryland Thursday night at 7 on ESPN2.

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