Men's Basketball Open Thread: Chicago State

By 11W Staff on December 29, 2012 at 4:15p
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Chris Lauderback's picture

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. 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

So happy that Amir is starting. If anything he gives us a better defensive presence in the paint.

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Chris Lauderback's picture

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. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

I hope we can rebound from the Kansas game and not have another Winthrop-like game.

Chris Lauderback's picture

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. 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I've been impressed with Thompson this year. I'd like to see him be more aggressive scoring-wise in this game.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Rooting for Williams and Ross today.

Braxton2Devin's picture

When will we ever learn to defend the 3.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I see Scottie Pippen's nephew plays for Chicago State. And he can shoot the 3 ball.

Chris Lauderback's picture

I think Thad would be better off subbing Scott for Craft instead of Lenzelle. Craft has done nothing when on floor wit Scott. 

Jugdish's picture

Agree 100%

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

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.

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Jugdish's picture

Yes

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Chris Lauderback's picture

Yep. They've had a couple prayers answered and still only shooting 4/12. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

No such thing as an easy game for this squad. They really do disappoint.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Still 12 min in the 1st half. Don't break your remote yet.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Cmon, there's no way you can be pleased with the way this team has played the last couple of weeks.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

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.

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Bobcat04's picture

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. 

Bobcat04's picture

I know Thad hangs his hat (and doles out pt) based on defense, but sometimes you wonder if they work on offense in practice. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

I swear we miss every open shot we get, and that really hurts us.

Bobcat04's picture

Offensively challenged. 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Eww...we are not a good team-yet.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Well it's nice to see OSU struggles shooting against good and bad opponents. OSU is an equal opportunity weak shooting team.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Buckeyes showing decent ball movement against Chicago State zone defense but have missed 7 of 8 wide open looks from downtown so far. 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

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.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Chris Lauderback's picture

Yeah. It's brick city with this team lately. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

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. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

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. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

I agree though most of the 3 looks have been wide open. 

Jugdish's picture

Scott for Thompson

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Deshaun is an underrated passer.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Chris Lauderback's picture

I agree. Just imagine if he had more confidence in who he was passing it to. Might be even better passer. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

Buckeyes on a 16-5 run. 

Jugdish's picture

I would like to see AlmeTreyO get some good minutes. We need that three point shooter and it is not Craft or Scott.

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Bobcat04's picture

Slowly but surely pulling away. Nice jump hook by Amir. 

Jugdish's picture

Nice Williams!

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Jugdish's picture

Yes Craft!
 

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Chris Lauderback's picture

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. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

BUckeyes outscored Chicago St 24-4 in the paint. 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Why can't we score OR defend under the basket out of bounds plays? Makes me wish for some Jim O'Brien plays.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Jesus this team is gonna suck in conference play.

Bobcat04's picture

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. 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Can't predict the future. Have a little faith, it's only freaking DECEMBER! Negative Nancy over here...

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BuckeyeUro's picture

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.

Jugdish's picture

Agree he needs to be more physical and not dribble as much.
 

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Braxton2Devin's picture

How about you make a freaking free throw Lenzelle?

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

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.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Braxton2Devin's picture

One reason why I dont care for basketball much is because there is a foul called every 30 seconds.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Feel free to watch the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on ESPN. Your comments won't be missed.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

BuckeyeUro's picture

And who cares that you don't care? we as a buckeye fans care and hope that this team would improve!!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Story of the OSU Buckeye Basketball team. Can't make free throws.

Jugdish's picture

Craft is having a complete game. Keep it up during league play.

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Buckeye1996's picture

This team has been frustrating to watch thus far!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Haha just voicing my opinion; didn't know that you guys would take it so hard...

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

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.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

BuckeyeUro's picture

I also voiced my opinion with no heart feeling, as no down vote was given to your comment!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Ok than we're all good

Buckeye1996's picture

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.

BuckeyeUro's picture

50 helmet stickers after 50 comments or forum topic posts.

BuckeyeUro's picture

you are welcomed, gave you some help here!!

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Thomas really playing and leading; loved to see how excited he got for that three

Buckeye1996's picture

Second teamers doing some damage here.

ODEEZ330's picture

Wow hate saying this but is scott > craft?

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Buckeye1996's picture

Scott needs to play like this in big games....OHHHH thompson on the monster dunk!

Buckeye1996's picture

Ha. Titus text (or tweet) to Jackson. Classic.

Jugdish's picture

Titus is too funny. I liked his book.

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Buckeye1996's picture

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.

Jugdish's picture

We need those 3's but he needs a lot of work on D.

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

This team has potential. A lot of young guys trying to find their roles.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Buckeye1996's picture

Ross snuck up on us in the scoring column. 16 points I think.

Braxton2Devin's picture

^^ I agree with Buckeyeboyer

Clmm297's picture

Where you at BSTP DECON?

William's picture

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...

Poison nuts's picture

Say word & amen!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Slow start with a great finish. I like a lot of what I saw from OSU today. Nebraska, you're next.