PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Amir will make his 1st career start today. Good move by Thad. Both he and Ross need minutes to improve and treating them differently - ie quick hook - made little sense through the first 11 games.
So happy that Amir is starting. If anything he gives us a better defensive presence in the paint.
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Agreed. Plus, we already know Rav's ceiling. We don't know Amir's because he hasn't gotten enough minutes to get fully comfortable.
I hope we can rebound from the Kansas game and not have another Winthrop-like game.
Can't imagine it's not a blowout today. Winthrop would probably smoke Chicago St. Plus the squad is coming off a loss. I don't think focus/intensity will be a problem.
I've been impressed with Thompson this year. I'd like to see him be more aggressive scoring-wise in this game.
Rooting for Williams and Ross today.
When will we ever learn to defend the 3.
I see Scottie Pippen's nephew plays for Chicago State. And he can shoot the 3 ball.
I think Thad would be better off subbing Scott for Craft instead of Lenzelle. Craft has done nothing when on floor wit Scott.
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They don't seem to compliment each other that well in the backcourt. Side-note: Chicago State is making some ridiculous shots. Well defended long threes and bank in 17 foot jumpers. I expect the hot hand to cool down soon.
Yep. They've had a couple prayers answered and still only shooting 4/12.
No such thing as an easy game for this squad. They really do disappoint.
Still 12 min in the 1st half. Don't break your remote yet.
Cmon, there's no way you can be pleased with the way this team has played the last couple of weeks.
True. But this is college basketball and the tourney is in March. If they don't get better by then, than I will eat some crow. I think is team is at least a sweet 16 team when it's all said and done.
Thing is, I don't think it's a talent issue, except maybe down low. I'm not going to bag on Matta too bad considering what he's done here, but I think we should probably be a little more competent by now. Just a bit farther along as far as gelling into roles. The staff has not done a good job this year assembling a functional team from the pieces.
I know Thad hangs his hat (and doles out pt) based on defense, but sometimes you wonder if they work on offense in practice.
I swear we miss every open shot we get, and that really hurts us.
Eww...we are not a good team-yet.
The South will NOT rise again!
Well it's nice to see OSU struggles shooting against good and bad opponents. OSU is an equal opportunity weak shooting team.
Buckeyes showing decent ball movement against Chicago State zone defense but have missed 7 of 8 wide open looks from downtown so far.
I think we can all agree that the Buckeyes need to work on shooting. Good news is all basketball player like working on shooting, and the results can be immediate.
Yeah. It's brick city with this team lately.
Buckeyes on a 10-2 run now. What a great pass from Thomas to Rav for the dunk. That's the 2nd great feed so far from Tank.
Looks like Rav plans on earning his starting job back.
Need to take it inside more and not settle for 3's. When they take it to the hoop they've done well so far.
I agree though most of the 3 looks have been wide open.
Scott for Thompson
Deshaun is an underrated passer.
I agree. Just imagine if he had more confidence in who he was passing it to. Might be even better passer.
Buckeyes on a 16-5 run.
I would like to see AlmeTreyO get some good minutes. We need that three point shooter and it is not Craft or Scott.
Slowly but surely pulling away. Nice jump hook by Amir.
Buckeyes trailed 10-12 but closed the half on a 27-12 run to lead 37-24 at the break. Both Smith and Thomas are shooting 5/8. DT has 12 pts, Lenzelle has 11.
Buckeyes lead 18-9 on the glass and turned it over just 3 times.
BUckeyes outscored Chicago St 24-4 in the paint.
Why can't we score OR defend under the basket out of bounds plays? Makes me wish for some Jim O'Brien plays.
Jesus this team is gonna suck in conference play.
I'm kind of afraid for the B1G schedule. Ok, really afraid. This team just CAN NOT SCORE for huge stretches, even against awful teams.
Can't predict the future. Have a little faith, it's only freaking DECEMBER! Negative Nancy over here...
I'm realy frustrated with the way Amir is playing under the basket, he needs to be more physical and have better control of the ball.
Agree he needs to be more physical and not dribble as much.
How about you make a freaking free throw Lenzelle?
Rewind to the first half against Duke. This team played well, despite terrible shooting all game. Give the team a chance before you write them off in conference play.
One reason why I dont care for basketball much is because there is a foul called every 30 seconds.
Feel free to watch the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on ESPN. Your comments won't be missed.
And who cares that you don't care? we as a buckeye fans care and hope that this team would improve!!
Story of the OSU Buckeye Basketball team. Can't make free throws.
Craft is having a complete game. Keep it up during league play.
This team has been frustrating to watch thus far!
Haha just voicing my opinion; didn't know that you guys would take it so hard...
Your opinion would be respected if it wasnt negative criticism evrytime. We get it, you don't think this team is good. Also you make definitive statements like "this team is gonna suck in conference play" that statement right there shows your lack of college basketball knowledge.
I also voiced my opinion with no heart feeling, as no down vote was given to your comment!
Ok than we're all good
How can I up or down vote? Need a certain number of posts to get the right to vote? Thx. Sorry for off topic but I've never been able to figure it out. Ha.
50 helmet stickers after 50 comments or forum topic posts.
you are welcomed, gave you some help here!!
Thomas really playing and leading; loved to see how excited he got for that three
Second teamers doing some damage here.
Wow hate saying this but is scott > craft?
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Scott needs to play like this in big games....OHHHH thompson on the monster dunk!
Ha. Titus text (or tweet) to Jackson. Classic.
Titus is too funny. I liked his book.
Bella! Bella! Three threes. Maybe he can be an answer if we go cold again. Not sure about his D though. He might get tore up in Big play.
We need those 3's but he needs a lot of work on D.
This team has potential. A lot of young guys trying to find their roles.
Ross snuck up on us in the scoring column. 16 points I think.
^^ I agree with Buckeyeboyer
Where you at BSTP DECON?
Man there are a bunch of negative nancies on this board. We shot 57% from the floor, 47% from three, had 20 assists on 33 made FGs, had 44 rebounds to their 18, and won by 43 freaking points. The only thing one could complain about is 10 turnovers. It's freaking December people, you have to remember that college basketball is nothing like college football...
Say word & amen!
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Slow start with a great finish. I like a lot of what I saw from OSU today. Nebraska, you're next.
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