Minnesota Open Thread

By 11W Staff on February 14, 2012 at 8:30p
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Chris Lauderback's picture

Your officials tonight: ED HIGHTOWER, Pat Driscoll, Bert Smith. 

Happy Valentines Day.

funky123's picture

Are Hightower and Valentine brothers?

dubjayfootball90's picture

LETS GET BACK ON TRACK!!!!

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

TLB's picture

Corky Taylor, Ron Behagan, Dave Winfield, coach Bill Musclehead.

All would be charged with assult had that taken place today.

And once an asshat, always and asshat.......from Jan 6 of this year.

"Ron Behagen had 290 steals during the course of his seven-year NBA career, but none were as costly as the 40 times he stole money from an Atlanta-area woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Behagen, 60, plead guilty and was sentenced Thursday for stealing money on 40 separate occasions from a seriously ill 68-year-old woman between April and June of 2011, totaling $7,140"

ohio gf's picture

You know, I just went to youtube and watched that minnesota cheap shot again....I occasionally go watch it.......and everytime I see it IT PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!

BuckeyeChief's picture

What's crackin' fellas....I am gonna try and catch some of the game tonight...first free night in weeks, working 80+ a week....ugh.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

snoodogg22's picture

This should be interesting....

Tough times never last, tough people do

Corey Carpenter's picture

This should be a great game.

slippy's picture

Would love to see a little more bench tonight.  Gonna need it in the tourney.

awwwwwwop's picture

Holy hell i had never seen that before. im gonna link it if anybody else is interested.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxnCY0CZ1pE I hope we win by 100

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

TLB's picture

was bad.  even made cover of SI.

Essentially ruin Luke Witte's NBA chances and because the B1G powers did little to penalize Minny, Fred Taylor always held a grudge and was never the same coach.

 

Poison nuts's picture

Damn I never saw that either - never even heard of it...WOW.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

funky123's picture

Watched the game. Still haven't recovered.

WC Buckeye's picture

Luke went to my high school and was obviously a local hero in our little farm burg. We were all just devastated for him when this happened. I've never forgiven that cocksucker Dave Winfield (yes, one and the same) as being a key player in the whole thing. He's done a pretty good job of keeping that swept under the rug, but I see red every time I see him or read his name.

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Poison nuts's picture

Years ago I did some work on Dave Winfields house. At the time I had no idea abot this. If I only could go back in time...I believe may left an Upper Decker for him in the bedroom toilet.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Bucknut614's picture

Huge game in my opinion.  Need to get back on track tonight or they may never get back.

slippy's picture

Jared needs to have some fun tonight.  Too angry and frustrated lately.

mike78's picture

More than anything else, I just want to see Sully dominate tonight.  

 

Texas Buckeye's picture

Buford doing well early.

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

slippy's picture

Who is #44 and what has he done with Willie B?

TLB's picture

Sully needs to go strong like that all the time.  When he holds the ball, they dont call fouls

TLB's picture

Help defense always seems to be a step behind

slippy's picture

So Sampson just got a layup look but that was great backside rotation from the D.  Haven't seen much of that this year.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Hope Sully learns how to hit that shot more often.

slippy's picture

Buford killing it.

slippy's picture

Said it Saturday and I'll say it again.  Ravenel contributes nothing to this team.

741's picture

Sully razzle dazzle!

Shaun OSU's picture

That Thompson rebound...

Texas Buckeye's picture

Sam Thompson can get up high! Holy cow!

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

snoodogg22's picture

Should let Williams start getting some of ravenel's minutes

Tough times never last, tough people do

slippy's picture

I don't see why not.  If nothing else take up space on offense.  On defense at least Amir can block some shots.

TheSweaterVest's picture

Sam Thompson leaps tall Gophers with a single bound.

TLB's picture

Jerry Lucas still being 3rd on the scoring list shows what a beast he was

TheSweaterVest's picture

But on that team he was the only scoring option, unless you count one of the top 12 leading scorers in NBA history.

TLB's picture

True, but he also did not play as a freshman and only played 27 games per year.

mike78's picture

thompson is not human

 

TLB's picture

dude...........an extra pass?

TLB's picture

Tubby wearing gold leather?

slippy's picture

Look at that.  Amir's been in for 30 seconds.  Minnesota turnover, open look for Buford, offensive board and draws the foul.

slippy's picture

Tipped pass, block, saves the offensive board.

TheSweaterVest's picture

Amir Williams active on the offensive glass.

buckeyefan927's picture

Did anyone else hear that Thomas said he was going pro if he didn't get the ball more?

TLB's picture

where, Europe?

buckeyefan927's picture

I'm not sure, I heard one of my friends talking about how he said he was going to go pro if he didn't get the ball more. I guess take it FWIW but that's not the attitude I want our players to have if true.

TheSweaterVest's picture

This is not a good basketball team.

TLB's picture

Not as bad as they appear.

I think Thad did a little ass chewing the past couple practices.

LadyBuck's picture

By far the most awesome little kid I've heard of.

Texas Buckeye's picture

18-0 run! Wish we could have seen more of this on Saturday! 

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

TLB's picture

Everything starting with tremendous D

slippy's picture

This half from Minnesota is one of the worst I've ever seen.

TLB's picture

Worse than ours 3 days ago?

slippy's picture

I'd say so.  That wasn't a great game but I don't think we played that bad for most of the game (got a little rushed in the 2nd half).  Just couldn't hit any shots.  Defense was below average, yea.  Minnesota has at least 4 or 5 unforced TOs already.

slippy's picture

Or some forced...but passes that never should have been thrown.

TheSweaterVest's picture

Jordan Sibert is still on the team?

slippy's picture

And that's how you get  benched, Jordan.

awwwwwwop's picture

Why wont Sibert shoot the damn ball? We need a 3 point threat son. you can be that man!

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

TLB's picture

Now and the first 4 minutes of 2nd half we have to put them away and give them no hope

TLB's picture

Damnit.   So much for that idea.

I guess Thad is saving his timeouts again.

slippy's picture

Get Amir back in there.

awwwwwwop's picture

If Deshaun Thomas can't play defense and is gonna airball every shot he takes couldnt we at least try somebody else? My god I would love to see Ross get a run.

"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch

tampa buckeye's picture

I thought Thomas played some of his best d of the season in the first half.

snoodogg22's picture

Are we the worst 3 point shooting team in the country?

Tough times never last, tough people do

slippy's picture

Buford started 4-4.  Ended 1-6.

 

Pretty sure Amir and Thompson on the court are like +14 or so.

tampa buckeye's picture

Amazing what happens when you let the talented bench rest your starters.  Good Job Thad.  This is what a basketball team looks like.  

LadyBuck's picture

That should've been a non-call. Minnie's guy just tripped.

TheSweaterVest's picture

Thomas is Jekyll and Hyde, or maybe Antoine Walker and Charles Macon.  Tonight he's the Killer.

tampa buckeye's picture

Loving the passing.  When you move the ball even if you miss the shot the d won't be in position to block out.  If they play like this the rest of the year they will win it all.

snoodogg22's picture

Win it all, no way I see this team doing that. I'd be shocked if we made final four!

Tough times never last, tough people do

tampa buckeye's picture

This team is so much better when they move the basketball its night and day.  

LadyBuck's picture

That had to hurt quite a bit.

snoodogg22's picture

I've never seen a McDonald's all american (Shannon Scott) that wouldn't shoot the ball! Unbelievable

Tough times never last, tough people do

tampa buckeye's picture

No confidence.  I wish he was Burke sometimes.  I still think in the long run he can be better than Burke.  

LadyBuck's picture

I think he needs more in-game experience. Burke has that in boat-loads by this point.

TheSweaterVest's picture

Flat-footed.  If only we had someone on the bench who could come in for a few minutes.

tampa buckeye's picture

Wow thad takes a T.O?  Isn't that a rules violation?

snoodogg22's picture

Ross being ineligible beginning of year kills us. He would be crucial for bench scoring!

Tough times never last, tough people do

tampa buckeye's picture

He is a pure shooter but right now he doesn't do much well.  Nice buford!

TheSweaterVest's picture

That poor Nebraskan gets another phantom foul.

tampa buckeye's picture

Why isn't Spoon in the game?

LadyBuck's picture

Stop the bleeding, you guys. Don't let them back.

tampa buckeye's picture

These refs are terrible

TLB's picture

Man, this team is frustrating

ekeith21's picture

Im calling Sweet 16 at best! We have no player-makers and Sully & Thomas get cooked on defense. Sully only last rookie contract in the NBA. His athletic ability will take him overseas.

TLB's picture

I dont know.  Byron Mullins is still in the league (I think, I dont watch).

tampa buckeye's picture

Sully is an NBA player but you will see him use his mid range game more.

ekeith21's picture

Thats because he is still full-filling his rookie contract which is 3years.

tampa buckeye's picture

If they keep moving the ball the way they are final four is in their future.

TLB's picture

Boom, Hightower'd.

 

 

tampa buckeye's picture

Wow did sully play some d?

TLB's picture

and Willie hit a 3 in the resulting sequence

TLB's picture

and then bounces one off his nose and commits an intentional foul........just like all experienced seniors would do.

tampa buckeye's picture

Im telling you the way they are moving the ball.  Final four.  They really have missed several wide open shots tonight or this is a 25 point lead right now.

TLB's picture

and yet, this game is still in doubt

tampa buckeye's picture

I'd bet my first born they win this game.  

tampa buckeye's picture

Looks like I get to keep my first born. :)

ekeith21's picture

We are moving the ball against Minnesota. Lets not get too excited!

ekeith21's picture

Now if we can Bufford to shoot like this against a worthy opponent.

tampa buckeye's picture

Minny is a tourney team and they are playing at home.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

just checking in..this game is ticky tack as FUUUUUUUUUUU

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

buckeyewarrior's picture

tampa buckeye...you really think this is a final four team???

i think we barely make it to sweet 16

TLB's picture

playing themselves into a 3 seed

tampa buckeye's picture

I hope they sneak in to the field a 3 seed this team plays better as the underdog.  Its not like this game was a gimme.  Minny will more than likely make the tourney.  

tampa buckeye's picture

If they keep moving the ball like they are.... the shots will fall at some point.  They need to keep going to the bench in the first half to keep the starters fresh, but hell ya I do.

ekeith21's picture

The problem with your statement is that we don't have guys that can hit shots. We miss Diebler more than anything. Bufford is inconsistent. Thomas is picks up all the garbage points but he can't really create his own shot. Craft is great on defense but can't create shots for others nor for himself. Not to mention he can't shoot. Matta plays 2 guys off the bench. We are missing playermakers and shooters. We have a bunch of talent but none of them compliment the other.

tampa buckeye's picture

Buford is streaking but thomas and smith will hit if open.

ekeith21's picture

No Final 4 in this teams future.

TLB's picture

what was up with that official?

buckeyewarrior's picture

we will never be a final 4 team till we play 8 deep with someone who will actually shoot the ball off the bench.  thompson almost pisses down his leg when he has wide open shots.  barring a oop he is not taking a shot.  and he is our best bench player.  final 4 is a pipe dream...

tampa buckeye's picture

Spoon is our best bench player.  and you have got to be kidding me with that jump ball?

buckeyewarrior's picture

you really think that?  man...i couldnt disagree more...and i am pretty sure matta would join me.  he hasnt even played tonight.  i think you have proved my point...man i hope i am wrong.  I am a pessimist though..ha

tampa buckeye's picture

Look Sully, Spoon and Burke made up the best high school basketball team in the nation.  They beat the catholic schools that recruit.  Spoon can play he just needs mins.

snoodogg22's picture

Agreed!

Tough times never last, tough people do

buckeyewarrior's picture

hightower is the worst

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

all teams in teh big ten are taking this "play OSU physically" way over the top..i feel this is very close to involving wrestling with basketball...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

LadyBuck's picture

I think that I would almost be okay with that, but there would be too many injuries.

snoodogg22's picture

No final four. Our best bet would start Amir Williams at center and Sullinger at power forward. Bring Thomas off the bench for scoring!

Tough times never last, tough people do

LadyBuck's picture

Well, aren't we a Debbie Downer. All we need to do is get hot. UConn did it last year. 

tampa buckeye's picture

Agreed.  When you pass like this good things tend to happen.

snoodogg22's picture

Haha just being realistic, this team has no consistency, no bench scoring and not good at shooting 3's!

Tough times never last, tough people do

buckeyewarrior's picture

not to mention not consistantly good at the line...

LadyBuck's picture

There is a reason we play the games, you know. What if we match up better? Or someone gets injured from the other team before we play them? There are a lot of variables that go into a game, and a deep tourny run. We have the right pieces, it's a matter of putting it together. 

Last year, we didn't think that Diebs could drive, but he started showing he could finish at the rim consistently during the BTT. Anything can happen, and until we are out of the tourny, I believe we can win it.

buckeyewarrior's picture

and i believed jamaal berry would be a game changer...

snoodogg22's picture

It's good to be positive but I think I'm being realistic. We have a lot of holes in our team, I'll leave it at that!

Tough times never last, tough people do

LadyBuck's picture

Fair enough. I'm an optimistic preson, and always believe in the best of people and teams. I do agree that there are some large holes in our team, but I think we still have a chance.

TLB's picture

NCAA needs to put an end to the SEC-ESPN orgy

sharkvsghost's picture

everytime i watch a B1G basketball game i see some piece of officiating that makes me think "i will never see anything so dumb ever again." and then something like that jumpball call happens.

swing hard in case you hit it.

buckeyewarrior's picture

yep...what is the middle school girls basketball where the jump ball is just assumed???  why does delany keep letting him do games.  that alone is ground enough to put delany out to pasture.

madhatterhater's picture

I watched a big east game the other day. I was thinking how nice it was to not really notice the refs.

go bucks

buckeyewarrior's picture

the sec has some bad ones too...leading the charge...tony greene

TheSweaterVest's picture

That's Thomas with the boxout.

buckeyewarrior's picture

was a decent bounceback game though.  we needed to see some effort and team continuity...def showed that.

tampa buckeye's picture

78 points on the road.  I will take the W.  After last game this was a big win.  I'm sticking to my guns  FINAL FOUR.   GO Bucks!  

Seabass1974's picture

I'd rather have needles pushed into my eyes than listen to these announcers ever again.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

Maestro's picture

Looks like LaQuinton Ross is pissed.  Tweeted "don't know how much longer I can take this BULLSHIT!!!"

Seriously?  Kid needs to check himself and wait his turn.

vacuuming sucks

JakeBuckeye's picture

Well, let's try to not assume, but wow. If it is what it seems this kid is incredibly entitled for someone who couldn't get his shit together for multiple months.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Is this post still up? That is not good in any way possible..could be the beginning of the end of Ross...not being dramatic just never a good road to turn down

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

funky123's picture

Wonder what he has been doing in practice? He was supposed to have been Matta's prize recruit.

Hockey Buck's picture

It is the minnesota air that is turning ross into a gopher zombie.