Florida Open Thread

By 11W Staff on November 16, 2010 at 5:30p
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What a fantastic early test for the Buckeyes, a team returning plenty of veteran talent, yet infused with one of the top freshman classes in the nation.  Oh, and winner might just take all. And by all, we mean center Amir Williams, who will choose between the two schools tomorrow.

If you're blessed enough to live in Ohio (or anywhere east of say Dayton), you've likely already made plans to escape work for the 6pm tipoff. If you're a Central, Mountain or Pacific timezoner, you'll have to get creative by tuning into ESPN3 or using other means to catch the game.

Wherever you are, it's a great excuse to get your happy hour (or three) on.

Go Bucks!

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Are we going to miss the start of this game?

Nik's picture

I've still got VT at KSU, despite KSU being up 12 with 5 to go

Nik's picture

Tip-off moved to 6:10 according to the ESPN crawl, so we should still be able to catch it

Jason Priestas's picture

ESPN3 is showing the introductions right now.  Lights are dimmed in the arena, so looks like all's well.

TLB's picture

This game is taking forever

TLB's picture

Man......standard def really sucks!

Jason Priestas's picture

Tough shot (and make) by Sully early.

TLB's picture

Sully has to go up a little stronger.  Was good steal though

TLB's picture

Why don't we have a true point guard?

Jason Priestas's picture

Craft is young.  Give the kid some time.

Jason Priestas's picture

He started, but Buford was in the game early.

TLB's picture

he is playing.  I couldnt see they the SD haze

Nik's picture

ESPN3 isn't working for me, i think my internet is too slow, and i sitll have to endure 25 more seconds of this VT-KSU bullshit

Jason Priestas's picture

Man, whatever happens tonight, this Buckeye team has a ton of scoring on it.  Buford can stroke it, Diebler can knock them in from downtown, Lighty can penetrate and then there's Sully (and Thomas).

TLB's picture

I think you are right.  Win or lose, this is a game to welcome the freshmen to the big time and learn to play an experienced team in a hostile environment.   Good move by Thad.

TLB's picture

So far, they have no answer for the freshman.

TLB's picture

Nice move by Lighty

DMC's picture

We need to grab a defensive board, they're killing us on the glass right now.

TLB's picture

2 blocks on Sully, he has to be quicker

TLB's picture

Didnt he just pass it to himself?

Dean's picture

Great pass by Craft on that trey.

TLB's picture

Pretty obvious we wont get any calls here.  There was push in the back of Lauderdale on one end and the dude was out of bounds swatting at the ball in Lauderdales hands on the other.

 

This is going to be a fun year.

iball's picture

well DL still has no hands

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Alright, just checking in...Sully looks slimmer than I remember; need to get rebounds and convert...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

iball's picture

craft is impressive

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TLB's picture

He is.  I am no longer worried about the point.

Dean's picture

Didn't expect to be more worried about our rebounding.

BuckeyeChief's picture

VERY

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BuckeyeChief's picture

Where is the rotation in the paint?

 

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Nik's picture

I missed it, who did they just say is a former QB?

BuckeyeChief's picture

Craft

 

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I think Craft was in Findley.

iball's picture

craft, actually had some decent offers to play qb

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Craft has some handles.

iball's picture

I really don't think we're clicking right now,once we do, this could get ugly for florida

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

TLB's picture

Not to mention they are making everything.......everything.

Nik's picture

Not so much making everything as getting second and third and fourth chances everytime until they do make it

BuckeyeChief's picture

IF we click. As much as I want to vomit as I tyoe this, I like the fact that FLA gets into the paint a lot as an offensive philosophy.

 

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Nik's picture

Once we settle down we'll start getting the rebounds and blow this game open

iball's picture

diebs can't even get open on old dreads

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TLB's picture

He can guard that Bieber look a like though

TLB's picture

Like I said......not gonna get a call

iball's picture

terrible call

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iball's picture

you gotta be kidding

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Dean's picture

That over the back call was an absolute joke.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Buford looks off.

 

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iball's picture

up and down no call

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

maklin hooked sully and sully got called for the foul

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Sully's getting schooled.

iball's picture

???

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I thought that shot and most of the others were clean.

Powers's picture

senior's showin him how its done... do we have any defensive rebounds?

Nik's picture

1 off, 3 def

 

they have 8 off, 7 def...

TLB's picture

Thats why Thad scheduled this I think.

 

we have 3 def rebounds

TLB's picture

They at 16 of 26 61% and 8 offensive boards.

iball's picture

Buford needs to be more aggressive, they giving him the 10 footer, hes gotta hit those

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TLB's picture

if he can't he'll have to come back next year.

iball's picture

3 trues on the floor

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Dean's picture

Nessler just keeps calling everyone "he."

iball's picture

thomas could b e real good

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iball's picture

parsons pushed diebs

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

TLB's picture

yeah he did  Diebs should have put if off his face

BuckeyeChief's picture

Diebs is showing some moves, huh?

 

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iball's picture

uh, no

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Dude, he drove into the paint twice which is two more times than I've ever seen.

 

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iball's picture

point taken lol

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TLB's picture

Not a bad half.  Fla wont shoot that well in the 2nd half.  Of course, the refs will come in to playl

iball's picture

11w, just a request, list each players year along with their stats on the preview threads, we know our guys, but I dont know anything about UF. Is Maklin a senior?

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Quick thoughts: Deibs looks like he made a strong effort to improve his offensive game, not just spot up shooting; Lighty imho has never been what I expected of him offensively, but jeez he is a beast on defense.  Young guys look okay but young, let's see how it pans out. Where would we be if the Villian was still here???

 

Now, the jury is out on Thad. He needs to make some moves, adjust, not do what he's done so much in the past, as in doing nothing...

 

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iball's picture

disagree on diebs, still looks slow

Lighty never was a big scorer

Craft looks awesome given the circumstance, great handles, better passes

Lauderdale has got to be a defensive presence down low, way too many easy buckets for UF.

Once again with the Thad bashing, I don't see how he can control UF's hot shooting

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Great half, young team, loud crowd, national tv, impressive

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Lauderdale has no awareness, hes like a 65 on playstation

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

I can't believe how anyone can criticize Matta, he's giving 3 trues major minutes on the road second game of the season, and were down by 3 to a much more talented team. Plus, he's about to wrap up another top 5 class. wow

Homerism aside Thad is a better coach than any of the guys at the major programs, aside from coach K

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JakeBuckeye's picture

Just giving some football attitude to this basketball thread. Sounds RIDICULOUSLY stupid doesn't it? I don't really want to fire Matta.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Never said fir him...but I stand by my points post WVU game...amazing recruiter, good coach, sometimes gets out-coached...I will shut up right now, since he obviously made some adjustment...

 

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iball's picture

Lauderdale just looks lazy,

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Nice way to start the 2nd

iball's picture

just get somebody in there to hack Macklin, game over

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

See, Dallas had to rotate over to help Sully and a foul is called.

Dean's picture

NICE move by Sully!

iball's picture

Sully is now schooling the senior

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Pushed Sully and they call travel....

iball's picture

yep

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

23 for Fla has the worst forehead ever

iball's picture

Im just accepting this is as good diebs will get, he still wont shoot going to his left.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

likin all the fouls uf is rackin up, threeee, wb is money on the baseline 3

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Florida's players should put on blindfolds before shooting because shot selection and good form seem to irrelevant to them half the time, yet . . .

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

What a great game for this young team

iball's picture

that was a flop

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

TLB's picture

threeeeeeeeeebler

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Make me an idiot Diebs!

TLB's picture

add me to the list too...........no, no, no........sweet!

iball's picture

oh, spot up wide open, he's money, and now we got the guys that can make that happen for him

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

craft's penetration with sully down low is going to make diebs a happy man

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

Jimmy Johns just aired the most racist commercial I've ever seen, wow.

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Johnny Ginter's picture

haha i missed it, what was it about

TLB's picture

wish they'd stop forcing the women's boring game down our throat

iball's picture

macklin has more fouls than points in the 2nd half

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Nik's picture

That looked more like a great Varejao-impersonation by Diebs, but I'm not gonna complain, haha

iball's picture

diebs is playin some nice d on parsons

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Powers's picture

can we pleaseeeee guard the 3!! if we do we are up 15

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

That luck behind the arch for Fla has to run out

ERIC OSU's picture

Sully, straight filth....can see it in his eyes

Johnny Ginter's picture

GOODNESS GRACIOUS

iball's picture

rushing shots

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Johnny Ginter's picture

i have no eye deer how anyone can guard sully

iball's picture

my raging boner has a raging boner

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TLB's picture

4 hours.  then seek medical attention.

 

or go to the airport for a pat down.

ERIC OSU's picture

team offense is a beautiful.... that play with the buford teardrop was magestic...yes i just said majestic

Nik's picture

lighty is getting his ass kicked today!

ERIC OSU's picture

jamie dykes is in love with Sullys rump... lol am thats cool with me.

p.s classy chant by FL fans, "Lighty sucks"

Jason Priestas's picture

First time I've heard the Brand comparison, but it's apt.  I've always thought his game was like UNC's Sean May.  But better.

TLB's picture

I think he has better feet than May

Jason Priestas's picture

Probably.  Amazing hands for a big dude, too.

TLB's picture

haha 

beautiful

Powers's picture

god dammit diebler... play consistently please

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

That dunk should have been a + 1

BuckeyeChief's picture

God this feels GOOD!!!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Johnny Ginter's picture

how'd you get so good at b-ball?

"i have nooo eye deer, drake"

Buckeye in Athens's picture

+10000

 

 

Victor GD Sullivan! 

TLB's picture

The experienced team is cracking

iball's picture

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

WTF? They just let Craft score?

TLB's picture

Sully has 26 and 10

SilverBullets's picture

Sully's Arse>>>>>McGloin's Moxie

Johnny Ginter's picture

haha he's sayin what we're all thinkin"

iball's picture

turnovers

osu 7 fla 16

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

TLB's picture

offensive foul?

Nik's picture

Lead is over 50% safe, I think we can rest easy now

iball's picture

if it wasnt for threes and bad calls wed win by 30

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Johnny Ginter's picture

aw buford siiicccckkk

BuckeyeChief's picture

I wish Lighty would have done the old Hulk Hogan make more noise I can't hear you thing.

 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

90% of the south is thinking "How'd that happen, where the SEC; We're invincible!"

 

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ERIC OSU's picture

TEAM Offense, ball movement, low post presence, better rebounding (2nd half)..... why this team is going to be a goooood one.

JKH1232's picture

Man, Florida just has no composure at all- I'm impressed with how we held on at the end of the First Half.  Florida, despite their "experience" is way, way less mature than we are.

iball's picture

must be christmas day, cuz this is a wrap!

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

uconn women streak in danger, wow

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Johnny Ginter's picture

time to put up the hundo

iball's picture

(singing) nah, nah, nah, nah.....nah,nah,nah,nah....hey,hey,hey......

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Johnny Ginter's picture

holy crap diebster

BuckeyeChief's picture

Did I mention how good this feels???

 

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iball's picture

thats 93 points by a b10 team on the road in November, gotta be some sorta record

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

KCAlum's picture

Boo to the live look in

TLB's picture

Look in on a womens game!!  DAMN THEM!!

Johnny Ginter's picture

awww dammit, its already on espn2 guys, why is this necessary

BuckeyeChief's picture

Really? They had to cut it off????

 

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

you know it's total domination when they do a "look in" for chicks basketball.

Johnny Ginter's picture

on the other hand, that assistant coach for uconn is insanely hot

TLB's picture

but their cheerleaders.......not so much

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Wha? I want to see sad Florida fans.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Me too.

 

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iball's picture

womens bball on 2 channels in november, that IS a record

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

iball's picture

ESPN, cant stand watchin florida get embarrassed

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

TLB's picture

yep.  Their flag bearer just got punked bad.....at home....with 5 starters returning.....on eSECpn

Matt's picture

Damn, Sully must have gotten a tan over the summer because he looks like shit here, but he should have kept the Buckstache.

TLB's picture

Live lookin for that?

Exactly why nobody wants to watch it.

BuckeyeChief's picture

Well, I will say this, beating a top 10 team down, on the road, esp. a team we HATE, with everyone balling, feels damn good. I wonder if the Villian led team of last year would have done what they just did.

 

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Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I will now watch ET play the Cavs.

dr green's picture

Live look in of women's BBall game on 3 channels here in TX. WGAF?!!!

JakeBuckeye's picture

Football, men's basketball, and ladies' basketball all ranked in the top ten in the major polls and standings in each respective sport. I just want some of the spoiled brats that make up a part of Ohio State Athletic's fanbase to think about that for a second.

ERIC OSU's picture

I love our chances to snag Amir WIlliams tomorrow!!

Buckeye Black's picture

I pray David Lighty stays healthy. He is an "and 1" machine. Definitely my favorite on this team.

thePhilipJFry's picture

love the way he can guard 4 positions too

btalbert25's picture

Not to pat my own back but I do believe on another post earlier today I said it would be a tough game on the road for a half.  The 2nd half the Bucks looked great, but I will be suprised to see Florida in the top 15 by the time conference ball really kicks in full gear.  They just aren't that good again.  This was a very good win though 2nd game of the season on the road in a tough venue, Bucks impressed.

Was anyone else disturbed with how many times Sullinger's rear end was mentioned? 

thePhilipJFry's picture

Florida could be very good if BillyD stops the press when it fails to get turnovers and tells that point guard to get the ball inside to the talent.

Buckeye Black's picture

Yeah, they are good enough to get 25 wins playing in the SEC.  That should keep them hovering around the 15-20 ranking.