Indiana Open Thread

By 11W Staff on December 31, 2011 at 5:40p
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LadyBuck's picture

Stupid turnover by sully and nice lay up by Craft.

LadyBuck's picture

Got to get those defensive rebounds.

LadyBuck's picture

Okay, these fouls are absolute BS. The one on Sully was almost a shooting foul, I'd give that one. However, the over the back on LSJ and whatever that was on Thomas were sketchy at best -and I don't usually call out refs.

LadyBuck's picture

I feel like I'm watching the second half of the kentucky game all over again.

LadyBuck's picture

These ticky tack fouls against us will kill the game later on if it's close (which it probably will be).

argyle182021's picture

That loose ball one on Craft was amusing.  Already in the bonus.  Hmm...

LadyBuck's picture

I can kind of see that one. I mean, this isn't football Aaron.

DefendOhio's picture

It was a joke. All he was doing was going for the ball in the air. 

argyle182021's picture

Even the announcers are voicing disagreement with the refs over these calls.  

LadyBuck's picture

Hard fouls are the only ones we're getting.

DefendOhio's picture

OSU def not getting the calls tonight. 

LadyBuck's picture

Wow. Just. Words escape me.

LadyBuck's picture

Why is Craft out? I can see Sully and Thomas, but really?

LadyBuck's picture

What was that? Why are we not shooting if they fouled Buford?

millertime2011's picture

it's like there are three hightowers out there

LadyBuck's picture

Nope. Not enough show boating for 3 hightowers.

LadyBuck's picture

And whistle palooza has recommenced afer a two or three minute intermission.

LadyBuck's picture

Even Dan Dakich agrees with me.

argyle182021's picture

'And that was a bad call'

poguemahone's picture

Even Dakich is acknowledging the terrible refereeing. This is god awful. Worse than anything Hightower's crew has ever done.

LadyBuck's picture

At least Hightower provided a few old timey dance moves to amuse us (when he wasn't accusing Lighty of murder).

Idaho Helga's picture

durgh! ticky-tack fouls for Indiana.  Good officiating cfrew, I dunno.

 

LadyBuck's picture

Be careful, a wayward comment might hurt their feelings, Helga. Edit: You don't want to T-up our guys.

Conroy's picture

No three point shooting at all.....

LadyBuck's picture

We didnt' have it to start with. So, we need to drive and slash. That's this team's strength.

LadyBuck's picture

What the hell is up with Aaron Craft? This is not like him, at all.

AltaBuck's picture

That was the shitiest half of officiating I have seen in a long time. WTF B1G.  Let's use a brand new crew for this game.  Makes a lot of sense.  Cannot believe I'm saying it but I miss Hightower's dumbass.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

bucknut24's picture

How the fuck can officals get away with the bullshit calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bucknut24's picture

I have never seen so much cheating in my life!!!!!!!!

741's picture

Is this the first time the Bucks have trailed at the half this year?

741's picture

P.S. Happy New Year 11w bros and sisters.

Jason Priestas's picture

Ha, thanks. You, too.

741's picture

I was serious though with that question - i.e., is tonight the first time this seaon the Bucks were behind at the half?

Menexenus's picture

Can anyone explain the t-shirt in the picture above?  If there's anything more to it than just the obvious, then I'm not getting it.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

Idaho Helga's picture

So , basically, if you do anything you  are fouling.   ugh.

 

LadyBuck's picture

Only if you're Ohio State, Helga. Indiana can do just about anything. We call it consistency.

LadyBuck's picture

This feels like the Kansas game to me.

Idaho Helga's picture

ah, one the other way. refs getting paid by the whistle?

 

madhatterhater's picture

Yeah some soft fouls in this one.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

So, how are we winning this game right now?

Idaho Helga's picture

Its not liike this game is "getting away " with  blantant fouls. This is just bullshit

 

The Vest-er's picture

I just got in. Reading tweets and refreshing this page, I thought we were just homertastic about the officiating. Turns out we weren't. This is ridiculous

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

LadyBuck's picture

When the commentator, who used to be Indiana's coach for funsies, is saying the officiating is horrible, it isn't homerism.

Idaho Helga's picture

Ok. I'm coming off the ledge.  Sully will win this for us .

 

The Vest-er's picture

He bobbled the dribble. How is that a foul

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

LadyBuck's picture

That was "good" foul for this game.

Idaho Helga's picture

THAT was a reasonable foul. it CAN happen!

 

Idaho Helga's picture

moving a BIT???REAlly

 

LadyBuck's picture

Yep. I now know how Kentucky felt. If IU wins this, then good riddace. We'll rout them every other time this season. Be prepared for a 40-50 point whooping.

Conroy's picture

Nice block by Thompson.

 

lol foul on Sullinger

Conroy's picture

And more Thompson.  He needs to get some minutes.

LadyBuck's picture

Now our defense is flat, because it'd be called a foul otherwise.

Idaho Helga's picture

thompson dunk, beauty, eh???

gotta find a rainbow in this one.

 

 

LadyBuck's picture

When we win this (we're still ahead, right?), we better be #1 in the nation for winning against this s***. Cuse has nothing on this.

argyle182021's picture

Holy shit that inbounds dunk

Idaho Helga's picture

 p.s. LadyBuck I  totally agree.  Waiting for  later in the season.  B.S. Early,

 

LadyBuck's picture

Amen. Let this be a distant memory. All that's left is a stupid quote from Crean. Shouldn't be too hard.

LadyBuck's picture

That is just ridiculous.

But, yeah, a steal and a lay up. Come on Craft.

And the whistles start again.

LadyBuck's picture

I-O on that shot by Craft. 

LadyBuck's picture

Free throws. MAKE THEM.

741's picture

Sam Thompson for President.

madhatterhater's picture

If OSU could make the free throws IU would break.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

Distant dreams are distant. When those shots go in, I'll believe it.

LadyBuck's picture

So, does this make Craft the leading scorer of this game thus far?

Idaho Helga's picture

Still plenty o' time for Sully to take over if the refs won't stop it.

 

LadyBuck's picture

But.. but.. but... Then Indiana won't win, Helga! How could you ever do that to them?

LadyBuck's picture

If they're making shots like that, it's just not our day.

madhatterhater's picture

They are throwing junk and it's going down!

go bucks

Idaho Helga's picture

thank you, IU, fo r screwing yourself in a critical time.

 

efil4eyekcub's picture

We hit our free throws and we could start warming up the bus.

LadyBuck's picture

Silver lining: Aaron Craft made a 3 pointer. Maybe his shot is getting better?

LadyBuck's picture

Someone, anyone, please gaurd Hulls. Like him as a player, so no need to maime him.

madhatterhater's picture

The flopping in this game is making me sick!

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

The refs buying the flopping in this game is making me sick.

madhatterhater's picture

I feel like I am watching a soccer game.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

I feel like I'm watching the first 7 minutes of the 2nd half of the Kentucky game, extended to 40 minutes.

LadyBuck's picture

I so hope Craft is finding his stroke right now.

madhatterhater's picture

I don't think that was a foul.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

Wait... We fouled out Cody Zeller? Let's get some work done, Bucks!

LadyBuck's picture

Got to give it to Indiana. They're making everything right now.

LadyBuck's picture

What in the world? How is that not off of Indiana? How is that their ball? Wy is everything I know about basketball imploding in one game?

bucknut24's picture

THE WORST OFFICIATING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!

LadyBuck's picture

Use up this shot clock, get a good shot, MAKE IT, and do it.

Idaho Helga's picture

Christ, at least a foul wasn't called.

 

madhatterhater's picture

The way the game was called just change with the clock under 2 minutes.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

I think they figured that Indiana finally had enough momentum to beat us by themselves. You know, training wheels off the bike.

Idaho Helga's picture

 Horrible officials.

bucknut24's picture

ONE THING AS COACHES YOU CAN'T CONTROL IS THE CHEATING OF OFFICIALS. BUT THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT!!  WAIT TIL INDIANA COMES TO C-BUS AND YOU WILL SEE HOW MUCH THE REFS CHEATED IN THIS GAME.  WHEN IT WAS 19 TO 9 THEY STARTED THE CHEATING.

LadyBuck's picture

I predict 40-50 point rout a la Wisky last year.

Baroclinicity's picture

I still feel this team is a notch below last year's team.  Missing Diebs and Lighty.

LadyBuck's picture

Steal and a lay up with the 3 point play by Craft here. We need it.

Bucksfan's picture

Done.  What a pathetic draw-up during the timeout.  So stupid.

LadyBuck's picture

It's been done for a while now. The refs have been working too hard to keep Indiana in this game. If this is how Kentucky lost to Indiana, too, then I want them seeded high and beaten by a 12 seed in the NCAA tourny. Or Nebraska.

Idaho Helga's picture

gotta think refs played a big part here. especially early;

 

argyle182021's picture

Why chuck up a three?

Bucksfan's picture

WHY DID BUFORD TAKE THAT SHOT?!?!  What an idiot!

madhatterhater's picture

Bufford sharted himself there.

go bucks

LadyBuck's picture

Well, it was a good 5 v 9 showing. OH! Maybe a T on the cheerlearer!!

Idaho Helga's picture

ladybuck we are screwed. What-ever.

 

See ya in march  Indiana.

 

LadyBuck's picture

We were screwed about half way through the first half when they started really calling that ticky-tack BS on us.

Bobcat04's picture

Well, that crapped on my New Year.  Only positive is that it's basketball, and the season is far from over. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

Yep. Just think of ending a game like that in football. Our season would have been over. You've gotta love logical thinking (playoff tournament.)

Baroclinicity's picture

Yeah.  Football games actually matter.  All of them, even versus the Akrons of the world.  While losing kinda stinks, the loss does not mean much to us in the grand scheme of the season.  No football playoff.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Well, if you are trying to tell me that football's way of doing things is better than basketball's, then this isn't the time for that argument.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I was replying to Bobcat04's comment that because its basketball one loss does not mean that the season is over. I wasn't trying to start an argument with anybody.

LadyBuck's picture

I am going to enjoy their early tourny out by a horrible team. And, of course, our personal routs. Now, what do you think Tom Crean is going to say that will end up on a rally towel?

JakeBuckeye's picture

Buford has a huge problem. He wants to be the hero everytime. That would be okay if he also didn't have a choking problem. Kentucky anybody? Down by two with ten seconds left with Zeller out of the ball game, how is it not in Sullinger's hands? What a joke. You have to expect more out of the lone senior on the team.

LouGroza's picture

Not to mention defensively. Pay attention to the guy scoring or getting an offensive rebound and it is usually Bufords man.

Yamosu's picture

effing bufford.  why is that guy even allowed to play at the end of games.  last year against kentucky he decides to take the last shot besides his 2-146 performance and now this

 

Bobcat04's picture

Never has hit one clutch shot for us.  Never.  If we're not up going into the final minute, it's over.  Matta just lets them play, and Buford chucks up a brick.  Happened a few times now...

Yamosu's picture

buffords next big basket for us will be his first.  he does really show up against northwestern however...

 

Bobcat04's picture

Wish they wouldn't schedule these games on New Year's.  Really takes the fun out of the evening.

Cross Village's picture

Double ditto....

None ever lost a nickel betting against how greedy the OSU athletic "derp"artment can be.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Our athletic department does not schedule BIG TEN games. The BIG TEN does. See how that makes sense?

Cross Village's picture

Yes and no.

 

If OSU had cahones they would say no to the powers that be.  Instead they bend over and take the money.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Cross Village, you truley are priceless. Happy New Year man. Have a good one.

Cross Village's picture

 

Weak....

Just about like one would expect. 

Put up a PayPal donation site and we'll contribute to your GED fund.

JakeBuckeye's picture

Alrighty man will do. I hope you have a good new years with family and/or friends. Go Bucks.

Orlando Buckeye's picture

You confuse me, man.  I guess you could start sending some of that GED money my way.

LadyBuck's picture

On the bright side: Craft is looking more confident in his stroke this game. He made his only 3 attempted, and only missed one FT. Also, Sam Thompson needs more playing time, as he was awesome this game. Plus, it's a learning opprotunity for the youngin's. 

LouGroza's picture

Is the Big Ten game officiating as bad as it seems always? Not just this game as it absolutely screwed OSU early. But it seems it gets worse and less consistent every year.

LadyBuck's picture

I don't remember last year that horrible. In fact, I think that may just be Bloomington/Prime Time ESPN Game reffing we saw. Home cooking at it's finest, I must say.

741's picture

I guess Indiana (at least at home) is for real.

DefendOhio's picture

Good thing NCAA tourney games are played on neutral sites. 

LadyBuck's picture

Another bright side: Matta actually used the bench for meaningful minutes in a touch, conference environment today. That should come back and bite the rest of the B1G in the back side soon.

ghalephoto's picture

Bufford is trying to hard to get noticed.  Until these guys start playing as team its a sweet 16 at best.  Matta can recruit, but he is starting to make you wonder about the coaching part.  I hope this is a wake up call if not...we will not do well in the tournament. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

I'm sorry, you're definitely not the only one and I hate to be a dick, but could we all spell Buford****'s name right please! I'm just OCD like that.

ghalephoto's picture

Also...Indiana paid the officials well.  They called the most onsided guessing game I have seen in a while. 

Cross Village's picture

WHY is Craft walking the ball up every possesion playing into Indorkana's hand?????

 

We have better atheletes at every position.... let it roll.  

 

We should have won that game by > 15!!!!

 

To think that Crean can outcoach Matta is perverse.

LadyBuck's picture

To slow down the game, let everyone take a deep breathe, and run an offense. If you noticed, Indiana exploited our exuberant over play on transition, often stealing the ball from us. When that happens, it doesn't matter if you have better athletes, you have to slow the game down.

Bucksfan's picture

Ah f'ck it, Dude.  Let's go bowling (well, on 2nd thought...not in 2012, unfortunately, but you get the idea).

Cross Village's picture

Bowling is better than basketball tonight.

 

Lebowski//////