NCAA Tournament Live Blog: Cincinnati

By 11W Staff on March 22, 2012 at 9:20p
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2:45 PM CBS / Online Affiliates OSU (-7.5) East Region Semifinal: #6 Cincinnati vs #2 Ohio State

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schooey's picture

how is tip-off 2:45 PM?

JakeBuckeye's picture

Don't be that guy. Obviously a typo. Tip-off is 9:46 PM ET. There.

schooey's picture

Look man, when one is not a basketball fan in the first place, and several drugs converge, that kind of thing can really throw one off. So I had to ask. Relax and enjoy the game, eh. 

schooey's picture

Michelle St was owned. 

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Uhhh, it looks a little like Bad William Buford has shown up.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

faux_maestro's picture

Duh, it's a big game. What did we expect?

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

schooey's picture

Not named after Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. 

Bucks43201's picture

Mick Cronin has a very punchable face.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

the419's picture

William Buford has to be getting paid. He is literally unplayable. Worse than last year against Kentucky. Wow.

deadbuckeyeinthelake's picture

11:16 turned   the  game  off   

"Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!"

Bucksfan's picture

Always loyal to UC, but the Bucks definitely played to their potential.  Great D, hitting their shots.  It was everything the Bearcats didn't need if they hoped to beat a team of that calibur.  UC is definitely improved over where they were, but aren't quite there yet.  At least some of hardcore Buckeye bball fans need to admit it was a good game for a little bit there.  

Now, go win the whole f'ing thing, Buckeyes, gdamn it!

William's picture

UC definitely played well. They pressed and created some turnovers but in the end OSU was just too much for them.

Bucksfan's picture

There was a point where Wright tried to take Craft 1-on-1 and Craft stole it.  It was then I said, "this is it, Bucks are too much tonight."  Congrats to the Bucks.  I really think beating this UC team by 15 is a statement that they're the team to beat.  Syracuse, UNC, then Kentucky.  VERY rough stretch if it turns out that way, but that would be one hell of a national title.  I hope they get it.  Syracuse are child molesters, UNC has their fair share, and as a Cincy native Kentucky can seriously suck it...particlularly with Anthony "I'm-1-and-done-with-an-epic-unibrow" Davis.

William's picture

I HATE UNC with a passion, biggest bandwagon fans in the world. They're done without Kendall Marshall.

btalbert25's picture

Bufford tried to lose this sweet 16 like he did last year's game. I said when he got his fourth foul that it was the best thing that could of happened to Ohio State in that game. 

William's picture

I agree. He was dreadful tonight.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Wow...almost lost my cool there early in the 2nd half.  I think I cussed out Buford and nearly threw something.  Those 10 minutes were shit, but the other 30 minutes were beautiful.  Very good win for the Buckeyes.  I had a feeling it'd be a double-digit win, but to win by double-digits despite that incredible run by UC early in the 2nd half is quite a testament to how good this team can really be. 

Class of 2010.

Bucks43201's picture

"Bucks43201 on 22 March 2012 - 12:56pm # OSU by 15-20"

 

{ This is me patting myself on the back. }

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Buford did have a rough night, but he lived to play another day. Individually, he kinda has nothing to lose at this point. I expect him to bounce back.

Albert: good call on Louisville. I should have listened to you.

 

schooey's picture

Saracuse is a very bleak place. They will be playing for the relevance of their very lives!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

One time I was driving through Syracuse, in late spring I think, and there was a madhouse of traffic and fans. I was like, "WTF? No bball of fball game . . ." Turned out, it was a lacrosse game! They must have had like 20K fans for lacrosse.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm watching the 2H replay and as bad as Buford was up to about the 13 minute mark, after that he did get a steal, hit a 3, then found Sully on a good pass down low, blocked out his man to start a break going the other way (Sully fouled and hit both), helped cause another Cincy TO, rebounded his own miss and got fouled on the putback attempt (leading to Craft jumper), got fouled (no call) on a fastbreak but put the ball where Smith could tap it in, before he got his 4th foul and left the game.  

Bucks43201's picture

hopefully Bufe just got his bad game out of the way...he's streaky...I think he'll bounce back against Syracuse Saturday----we need him to hit 3's against that zone defense

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Run_Fido_Run's picture

The last two years, the Buckeyes schooled a team from Florida, only to have that team go on to the Elite 8. Last year it was FSU; this year, it's looking like Florida will sneak into the Elite 8.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Very true Fido, Buford had a bad night but he did contribute to this win.