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Mirror Images: Buckeyes resemble 2006-07 team

When the Ohio State men's basketball team (18-0, 5-0) was named the No. 1 team in the nation in both The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches' polls Monday, it became the first OSU men's team to accomplish such an honor since the 2006-07 squad, which finished its season as the runner-up to national champion Florida.

As this year's group continues to replicate the 2006-07 Buckeyes' success in the polls, grabbing a hold of the No. 1 ranking isn't the only similarity between the two teams, as both squads have found their ways to the top of the polls through the play of blue-chip freshmen and the leadership of veteran role players.


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