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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State basketball is looking for its lost respect. Jim Brown Jersey .Preseason polls are peppered with Big Ten teams. But not the Buckeyes. Hardly anybody was talking about Thad Mattas team at the Big Ten media day earlier this month. Attendance at Value City Arena is sliding.Three seasons removed from winning the 2013 Big Ten Tournament and four consecutive top-2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, Ohio State has become an also receiving votes team.The 21-14 overall record belied the disappointment that was last season. The Buckeyes failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Relegated to the NIT, they were bounced by Florida in the second round .However, Ohio State does have its top six performers returning from last years young team , and they will attempt to -- as guard Kam Williams puts it -- reset an elite level.I think the message for these guys has kind of been pretty basic, just in terms of weve got to get back to doing things the right way, Matta said.NOT A GOOD SIGNFirst thing was to get past the mass exodus . After the season, three members of last seasons freshman class announced they would transfer, joining another member of that 2015 recruiting class who transferred out in December.No doubt about it, the departures of those freshmen -- Austin Grandstaff (DePaul), Daniel Giddens (Alabama), Mickey Mitchell (UC Santa Barbara) and A.J. Harris (New Mexico State) -- left some holes. The excuse was the same in every case -- Ohio State just wasnt the right fit.CORE OF TALENT RETURNSForward Marc Loving, the lone senior, was the top scorer last season, averaging 14 points and 5.3 rebounds. Forwards Keita Bates-Diop (11.8 points per game, 6.4 rebounds) and JaeSean Tate (11.7, 6.4), who is now healthy after shoulder surgery, also are back. Outstanding guard JaQuan Lyle (11.2, 4.7) returns, along with guard Williams (8.3, 1.8) and 7-foot center Trevor Thompson (6.5, 5.1), who tested the NBA waters but didnt make the leap.I think thats a pretty good nucleus in todays day and age of college basketball -- to have six guys back, Matta said.GROWING UP FASTAfter the loss of four-fifths of last years recruiting class, the Buckeyes will need immediate production from first-year players. They include 6-foot-9 forward Derek Funderburk, 6-foot-6 forward Andre Wesson, junior-college transfer C.J. Jackson, a 6-foot-2 guard; and 6-foot-9 Micah Potter, a four-star prospect who is expected to contribute right away as the No. 2 center.TURNING IT AROUNDNobody in the program is putting the blame for the down season all on the guys who transferred out. The pat answer is that it was a variety of factors, and thats probably true. But some also are quick to say that this years squad seems to be pulling together, when some of the players last year might have been pulling in their own directions.Its a different chemistry, Tate said. That team last year, it was close. Those guys are still my brothers. But I feel that everybody is on the same page this year, everybody wants the same goal and there arent hidden agendas.A lot of the stuff that happened last year, it just made us hungrier, he said. I mean, nobody wants to go to the NIT. We had a lot of bad losses by a lot of points. A piece of humble pie. Thats one of the big things this year, we dont want that feeling.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyFor some of his other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mitch-stacy Jim Brown Browns Jersey .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. David Njoku Jersey . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. http://www.brownsrookiestore.com/Browns-...ayfield-Jersey/ . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself.Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta admits he is considering his future, potentially putting an end to his eight-year spell at the club. The 31-year-old was substituted in Manchester Citys 3-0 win against Chelsea last weekend in what was just his 10th league appearance of the season.The Argentina international has been sidelined with knee and medial ligament injuries this season, and has been competing for game time with team-mate Bacary Sagna. As a result, Zabaleta admits he has been considering his future at the club.Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News HQ, Zabaleta said: He [Sagna] has been outstanding this season.Im so glad for him because hes a great lad, a great player and also hes given me a chance to have some rest thinking about the future. Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been playing regularly ahead of Zabaleta this season I have just one more year here [on my contract] and well see what happens at the end of the season. We expect big changes at the club with a new manager coming in.Zabaleta says discussions about his future are likely to happen at the end of the season before he sets off on international duty with Argentina to Copa America.Probably at the end of the season, we have to sit down with the club and decide what will happen, he added. Pep Guardiola will take over as Manchester City manager in the summer My only concern is just thinking about another big tournament in the summer and coming back probably without rest and without pre-season. Baker Mayfield Jersey. he best thing for me is just be focused on trying to finish this season in the best way. All the players will have to hear from the new manager and what his new ideas are for next season.Manchester City face Newcastle on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports, and a win would create a three-point gap over fourth-placed Arsenal. Manchester Citys Pablo Zabaleta has suffered with injuries this season Its going to be a really tough game, said Zabaleta. Even if they are not in their best situation so far this season. I think its huge game for them to get three points and move closer to staying up in the Premier League.St James Park is one of the best grounds, I really enjoy playing there, the atmosphere is always fantastic.I want Manchester City to win the game and if we get three points and can finish the season in third or second that would be important thinking about next season.Watch Newcastle v Manchester City on Tuesday night from 7pm on Sky Sports 1 HD. 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