Thad Matta Honored During Ohio State/Syracuse Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It may have been a rough night in terms of the play on the court, but it was still a very special night for the Ohio State men’s basketball program as they honored their former head coach and the winningest head coach in the history of their program, Thad Matta.

Matta was given a video tribute to start things off at halftime, featuring former players addressing their head coach and some of the best game highlights from his tenure at Ohio State.

Matta then made an emotional speech to the Ohio State faithful in the crowd as a banner for Matta was unveiled in the rafters of the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

You can view full video of his halftime tribute here:


Matta then addressed the Ohio State media for the first time in over one and a half years after the halftime ceremony.

Matta talked about everything from what he’s been up to since his departure from Ohio State, the status of his health and if he has any desire to get back into coaching.

You can view his full press conference here:


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