Ross Goes Off for 22 as Buckeyes Roll

By Chris Lauderback on December 1, 2012 at 6:20p
6 Comments

Finally getting minutes for long stretches, LaQuinton Ross exploded for a career-high 22 points as Ohio State shook off the loss to Duke by blowing out Northern Kentucky, 70-43, this afternoon in the Schott. 

Ross was in control all day hitting 8/12 from the floor, including 3/6 from downtown, and he did work on the glass pulling down eight boards. 

Deshaun Thomas added 14 but was hardly dominant as he struggled from the field (5/14) as the Buckeyes mostly abandoned the pick and pop, instead running him off staggered screens and feeding the post. 

The Buckeyes shot just 38% overall but hit 17/20 from the stripe while holding the Norse to 27% from the field. 

The win improves the Buckeyes to 5-1. 

Kyle will have your full recap shortly. 

Comments

buckeyenut10's picture

At least we know now (...not that we really didn't before) where we can find more of our offensive production if Craft/Smith go cold.

captain obvious's picture

shooting right now is abysmal

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osubuckeye4life's picture

LQRossIsThePresent
That is all. 

Jugdish's picture

It seems Craft and Scott can't be in the game at the same time. That setup takes away a rebounder and/or a scorer. Hopefully, this game gives Ross the confidence to secure more playing time. 

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LadyBuck's picture

I hope this game will help Thad start trusting Ross in the game more. As long as Q keeps up the rebounding intensity, he'll be getting good minutes in close games.

William's picture

Notes:

  • Ross should be a starter. His offensive game is very good, and his defense is much improved.
  • Craft is great at pressuring and on ball defense, but his offensive game still needs a ton of work. He was more successful driving than he was pulling up for a jumper.
  • Scott is the same, great defender, not a shooter by any means. Having Scott and Craft on the court at the same time makes no sense, absolutely none.
  • Williams should also get the start over Ravenel. Ravenel is better offensively (not by much), but Williams is better at crashing the boards and defending. Williams needs to be stronger when he goes up with the ball, he gets stripped nearly every time. 
  • Smith is extremely inconsistent offensively too. He can drain it from three, but he can be a bit of a chucker too. 

This team is great defensively, but outside of Thomas and Ross, they have too many inconsistent offensive players.