Illinois Open Thread

By 11W Staff on February 21, 2012 at 6:30p
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Chris Lauderback's picture

Wymer, Driscoll and Eades tonight. 

Corey Carpenter's picture

Wymer is a tool.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Indeed. He's also very unhandsome. 

TLB's picture

Eades seems to follow us around

NCBuck1's picture

Hi Chris, any predictions for tonights game? Lineup switch, more minutes for subs, actually running an offense?

Chris Lauderback's picture

Your guess is as good as mine with this team. I look for Craft to try and force the issue a lot more offensively tonight. This team needs some easy buckets.  And I really think the D will turn up the intensity. And Buford goes for 20 because, you know, it's a bad opponent and all. 

snoodogg22's picture

Here we go boys....

Tough times never last, tough people do

dbit's picture

First possession very indicative of a change... Smith Jr driving to the basket!!??

I think Matta has been listening to the 11W critique!

rdubs's picture

Our offense looks great against awful defense...

TLB's picture

and there's the easy back door that continues to kill us

rdubs's picture

I hate that rule about the shot clock violation.  It should be like soccer, play advantage.  We got the clear rebound and could have turned and gotten in transition, but instead Illinois got a free pass to set up their defense.  

TLB's picture

sometimes blow the whistles, sometimes not.  I think we did the same thing on Sat and they didnt blow it.

rdubs's picture

I bet DJ isn't watching...

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Was thinking the same thing.

Corey Carpenter's picture

This is the start they needed.

Bj Mullens over Sully's picture

This may be the most focused I've seen this guys in awhile on both sides of the ball.

Favorite Buckeye: Obviously BJ Mullens

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

If the Bucks came out with this kind of energy for every game nobody could beat them....

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thatlillefty's picture

They are playing with some intensity tonight... Love it

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Myers Leonard is a poor man's BJ Mullens.

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rdubs's picture

he doesn't have that awesome Trash Stache though...

Corey Carpenter's picture

I like seeing the Craft/Scott combo on the floor, haven't seen that much this year.

awwwwwwop's picture

I know. Finally a wrinkle!

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

snoodogg22's picture

Willy is good for a charge every game!!!

Tough times never last, tough people do

thatlillefty's picture

i don't care if Buford made that 3... pull him for committing that charge. After Saturday's game, that is unacceptable. These kids have to learn.

awwwwwwop's picture

haha ask and you shall receive

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

rdubs's picture

needs to learn to jump stop, our whole team gets up in the air and then decides (thus the 5-6 charges at ttun)

awwwwwwop's picture

still not sure why Rav is getting more run than Amir.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Want to see Spoon, Thompson, Craft, Tank and Sully run the hell out of the floor.

Nappy's picture

BOOM SHAKALAKA

Fan of bacon since 1981

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I just ordered that shirt from Homage this mroning on their 2 for $30 sale. haha.

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SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Prasie whatever you believe in for the watch espn app and big ten 2 go apps. Watching this game at work!!

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BuckeyeUro's picture

Hope Matta will give Ross some minutes, let's see what he can give??

TLB's picture

I'd be pissed if I was and Illini fan......very little effort

Corey Carpenter's picture

So, who is the next Illinois coach?

BuckeyeUro's picture

I really don't lime how OSU turn the ball over so many times??? that's scary.

dbit's picture

Up by 22... full court press! Love it

rdubs's picture

Great way to come out of a time out that they call to try to kill some momentum.  Hit them with the unexpected.  Coaches should do this type of thing more often up 22 or not.  Best coaching move Matta has made this year.

snoodogg22's picture

I wish we had some inside info on the Ross situation, something has to be up. The dude should at least get a couple minutes here and there to see how he does.

Tough times never last, tough people do

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

The tweet rant is all I needed to see for the time being. You earn PT and having a pitty party on twietter will only put you deeper on the bench.

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thatlillefty's picture

let's come out swinging to begin the second half, then empty the bench and see what these young bucks can do

Jbuckham94's picture

That last tidbit from dakich: He's talking to all you guys who are thinking the world is falling.

Class of 2016. Go Bucks!

Sgt. Elias's picture

This is much better ball.

#cpt.obvious

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

rdubs's picture

been that kinda month for Illinois

Sgt. Elias's picture

....annnnd a BS charge

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

snoodogg22's picture

Williams getting eaten up!

Tough times never last, tough people do

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

this is why he doesn't get my time on the floor for everyone that's been asking.

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thatlillefty's picture

well now we know why Amir isn't seeing more minutes... he just got beat on both ends of the floor

rdubs's picture

now do people understand why amir doesn't play over ravenel?

snoodogg22's picture

It comes with being a freshman but he isn't physical at all

Tough times never last, tough people do

rdubs's picture

Williams reminds me of a young Jeff Withey, he hasn't grown into his body yet.  If he improves like Withey has this year he will be better than any of the good bigs we have had recently.  Unfortunately he doesn't have Danny Manning to coach him...

snoodogg22's picture

Buford gonna nail a 3!

Tough times never last, tough people do

Sgt. Elias's picture

I wonder if Sam could hover if he concentrated real hard. Kid has no respect for gravity.

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

snoodogg22's picture

Scratch that!

Tough times never last, tough people do

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Pulling hard for Northwestern.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

When did Northwestern paint half their court purple?

TLB's picture

We need to come out and blast them the first 4 minutes.

TLB's picture

2 straight turnovers...........frustrating

 

michaec5's picture

lol just literally heard the announcer say (toward ILL) "my God what a horrible possesion"

~michaec5

TLB's picture

Dakich tells it like it is.  He is very good

AcrossTheField11's picture

I know the game isn't over but its funny how few comments there are on this open thread when the bucks are bringin' it.

Go Bucks!

 

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

TLB's picture

That had to hurt

AcrossTheField11's picture

Bullshit... can you imagine if this were a close game?

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

TLB's picture

Incredible.  Starting to think the officials have something against Sully and tOSU.

A call that bad is not an accident

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Sully's flopping and then bitching about their calls maybe?

TLB's picture

gotta be part of it, but damn.

thatlillefty's picture

i've had my jaw broken before (off a line drive as a pitcher)... i feel the kid's pain

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

The refs need to go. This is stupid.

thatlillefty's picture

what's goin on this year?

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

That was a good call, but now our best player is on the bench because of a very stupid call.

CanadianBuckeye's picture

C'mon Sully, you know you are not gonna get away with that one buddy...  EDIT- PS I am talking of the push off after the lame contact call.

tampa buckeye's picture

Sully trying to prove he isnt soft.

Neilwoodgables's picture

jesus can shannon scott put the ball in the hoop?  he can certainly get there

I Hate Michigan.

TLB's picture

he is fast.  needs to play more

TLB's picture

man down, better check the video

CanadianBuckeye's picture

They are dropping like flies out there...

TLB's picture

officials have turned this into an unwatchable game

741's picture

Ross should be in the game.

slippy's picture

Man I like Scott.  He gets a jump shot and he's gonna be a hell of a player.

741's picture

Pull all starters next change of possession.

thatlillefty's picture

this game is in the bag... lets empty the bench

dancorona5's picture

couldnt agree more. he NEEDS to get these kids PT

741's picture

OK, at least now Sully HAS to sit.

Neilwoodgables's picture

Any chance Siebert gets his shit together and gives us a nice boost over the next few weeks?

 

I Hate Michigan.

RedStorm45's picture

No, shooting like 28% or something.

TLB's picture

Loving Dakich.  Calling out the officials

 

slippy's picture

Well, it was a pretty bogus call.

TLB's picture

And the replay confirmed it.  Of course, the B1G will do nothing about it.  We had a big enough lead that Thad should have unloaded, even if it meant getting tossed.

741's picture

I find him annoying.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Enjoying these two doing the games.

dubjayfootball90's picture

commentators throwing bows... they need to be T'ed up!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Ross looked pretty good right tharr

highwire's picture

Ranked teams dropping all over tonight...

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

This run and score needs to happen moar

highwire's picture

Ross needs to see the court more...

AcrossTheField11's picture

This team is going to be nasty in a few years if some of these raw athletes develop.  Holy cow DJ W., Sam Thompson, Laquinton Ross, Shannon Scott...

Is there a more athletic group of guys in college basketball?

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

highwire's picture

Not sure...certainly not in the B1G, though.

dancorona5's picture

Kentucky is pretty damn athletic...

rdubs's picture

guaranteed the same guys won't be there.  now unless Calipari is about to get nailed for violations and leaves he will likely have 5 new guys that are at least as athletic.

highwire's picture

Pretty sick unibrows down there too.

AcrossTheField11's picture

You're definitely right there... the thing that intrigues me is these guys really aren't one and done's so they will grow, mature, and learn the system.  I think that will be huge come future NCAA tournaments.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

funky123's picture

Great game Bucks.

Officiating was horrible. But what's new.

Tirico was just.........

gobucks5413's picture

good effort against a struggling team. Good to see the Craft/scott combo, I'm a fan.

L. Ross obviously is an offensive talent, but man does he look lost on defense....thats why he doesnt see the court much...

 

I've said it once, said it before...with basketball, it isn't ever as good as it seems, and its never as bad either.

Go Bucks

ekeith21's picture

Ross is da boss! He looked loss on D bc he doesn't have any minutes under his belt to improve.

William's picture

That certainly couldn't be attributed to the fact that he had a belated enrollment, or that he possibly hasn't fully grasped Matta's defensive system? Heavens no! It's because he's not getting playing time!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Imagine that - make some shots and we win, even if we give up 10 more points than we did on average in the last two losses.  We get 80-some points a game, we probably never lose.  Good effort - hopefully it did wonders for their shooting confidence.

Illinois has tanked, we cursed them - now that's worth a "Just like football!" chant.

Class of 2010.