PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
lets hope for the start of the turnaround here.... gotta start some time, why not now?
we had rough start to Big Ten play during the 2009-2010 and used a big win at Purdue to get things back on track. Hoping for a solid win and gain some momentum for this weekend's game vs. that team up north.
I remember that game very clearly - I watched the first half at work on campus and got so frustrated because Robbie Hummel kept making 3's, left to walk home at halftime, and by the time I got home we had made a game out of it. It was our season's turning point thanks to Evan Turner.
just need the ball to go in the basket. go bucks!
It's always a tough place to play, time for this team to show a little toughness and resiliency
This is a big game. I really hate to say this (and yes it is a bit premature), but if OSU can't win games like this one, they are going to have to fight to even get into the tourney. Can't rely on just beating Penn State and Nebraska and then using the B1G's strength as a crutch to get in.
I think tOSU will win, too. Although, Matt Painter is a great coach. Guy really understands the game, and always comes with an excellent game plan.
This will definitely be an interesting game to watch. I hope we can turn things around and Matta and staff have lit a fire under our guys, but you never know. Right now, I want us to be good enough to get into the tourny.
Same starters tonight. Craft, Smith, Thompson, Thomas and Amir.
They need to go small and press the whole game but what they hell do I know.
My keys to the game:
Also it would be helpful if the Buckeyes play their usual defense and not whatever that was on Saturday.
These have been Michael's keys to the game. If they had been actual keys, he probably would have lost them.
Score more points than they do
Interesting fact: in the Thad Matta era, Ohio State is undefeated when they achieve this goal
Got it, got it, got it, missed it by one.
And pretty much did the D thing, mostly.
Hooray for winning!
Craft and Thomas look ready to play!
thats how you start a game!
Nice hustle from Craft
All week long, Meyer preached to his team that he wouldn't pity Buffalo (4--8 in 2012). "I didn't schedule this game," he insisted. "I'm not going to feel bad for them."
I love Amir but he needs to step it up down low!
smith is garbage right now
Smith with an awful shot there.
he needed to get to the rim and put some pressure on the d
Thomas is money but he needs help on the O side tonight.
Thomas always gets fired up for games in Indiana.
Wow. That place is rocking. The Purdue fans are in the game for sure.
they always are its indiana basketball, remember hoosiers?
They called that on Craft?
Whats going on with Craft?????
Craft shoots like a lil girl
Team has much better energy tonight.
Smith out of nowhere with the put back.
thats what im talking about smith. get tough.
This is a fast tempo-game thus far. I like the intensity we're playing with.
Like a broken record...Craft sucks offensively. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
We need his defense.
Yeah, I said offensively.
5/6 shooting, 11 points so far... You shouldn't rush to judgement
Smith is the key guy on this team. He has to not force the three and get to the rim. If he doesn't score we can't win.
2nd on Craft. That one hurts.
thats is a terrible call on craft
another on craft
Thomas just going to say fuck it give me 40 tonight
Need Scott to come up big for us this first half.
Thompson looks lost so far
Strong bucket by Ravenl.
Craft on bench...maybe we'll do something on offense? Wait, still just one shooter. Craft has way too many games with 2 fouls in the 1st half of games.
Good post play on def and off
C'mon Ravenel, we need you man!!
I think they got the message in practice the last few days. Good signs so far.
Please Matt, keep scott in....
Scott is such an underrated passer. Does a really nice job in traffic.
Playing hard in a hostile environment so far.
nice, this is basketball getting to the rim is legal haha
Nice play Scott and ravenel
I love the internet. Thank you 11W.
12, gettin' it done.
Sam just dunked over Purde player's head!!!
up votes for everyone that was nice.
But of course.
There u go!! Got fouled too.
I thiink that might be Sam's best dunk this year! or at least the best posterization!
shannon scott putting in some good work so far
14-5 run in the first 4 minutes of Craft on the bench.
Yep the big difference has been we are taking the ball to the hoop. Anyone can guard a jump shooter.
I get the love of Craft, I really do, but OSU is better with him on the bench.
raises an interesting question - are we better with Shannon Scott at the point?
Up till now, it seems yes!!
It looks like the offense moves faster without him
Yeah, that was a good GT call...
this is our team here not that bs that showed up last game.
Thompson getting into it now ....
Why no replay on the block / "goaltend"?
Hard to gauge Purdue...7-7 but beat Illinois.
Thompson is a freak athlete for sure.
That dunk! It's so fantastic. I'm surprised at how fast this game is going.
Better everytime I see it from a different angle.
Thomas is nasty.
So... I love Craft, but is it me or is he really off his game? We're playing better without him right now.
He did get a steal and a score. Defense is his game. He'll be fine.
Thomas is simply a scoring machine. Such a sweet stroke.
he looks like he has his stroke tonight for sure!
These refs are terrible!
down vote by a purdue fan most likely
Refs calling it tight
I love that Ross is getting minutes early in conference games now. Great for his experience. That is a decision with the tournament/ next year in mind.
Thomas. My goodness.
Give me all three of those Thomas
Thomas on fire !
great ball movement!
This is basketball. Nice. finally playing some ball
Shot selection is so much better today. Really attacking the basket and finding the open man. Offense is the big difference today!
Nice move by LaQuinton Ross; I'd love to see him get going.
Now Ross - yes!
got away with one, but i'll take it :)
Bahaa! Scrap'n it out!
Ravs with 7 off the bench!
Good things happen when you go to the basket. bottom line.
Pour it on, baby!
Hopefully this is Ross' coming out party. Get it going and step on the gas.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
Slam Thomas, making posters in West Lafayette.
Here's a GIF.
I wish I could upvote you right now...
IN. THE. FACE.
how can i make that GIF my avatar!
The crowd called that one
Thats terrible. these refs blow. But come on smith you only jump if you are shooting that is like the first thing they teach you in basketball.
Scott with 5 assist, 0 turnovers, 3 rebounds.
He came to play.
I'm really enjoying watching Scott this year. Last year he was timid and just tried not to make mistakes. Craft is an excellent teammate to learn from and you can tell that Scott has taken that to heart. He is flying around much more and creating plays on both offense and defense.
The stripes are cute, but, seriously, the refs are letting the crowd make more calls than them.
Concerned about defense, don't see us shooting 65% for the game.
yes, that is a block. correct call
FRee. Throws. Jeez.
he was still moving. that was clearly a block
Dakich, pick a position and stick with it geez.
lets not go cold now!
What is up with our free throw shooting?!
Come on smithsmith
are you kidding me Smith?
missed layup leads to one on the other end. 4 pt swing
Is it just me or are the commentators against every call that goes our way.
This Purdue team does not want to go down without a fight and the crowd is keeping them in the game.
That layup attempt by smith reminded me of the Duke game....
Amir Williams has to be one of the least coordinated human beings ever.
If Amir could catch Scott would have more assists.
thomas is the man
D Thomas on fire!
Thomas is a phenominal player.
oh, there is a surpise -- Dakich with a Bob Knight story!
I don't mind it Bobby Knight was a great coach and he's a buckeye.
I know- i actually dont mind that much and I think Dakich is entertaining.
There is a lot of people here tonight. We're up 11, but we need to minimize these turn overs big time.
Smith is playing the worst basketball of his career right now. He needs to step it up.
I've never seen a 5 position struggle with catching passes as much as this team. Give me Terwilliger or Oden's one good hand.
Sully had a decent game last night 10 pts , 5 rbs
I flipped around a bit during the Bama blowout and Sully was getting physical with Chandler
Save something for meat-chicken
They're ragging on Rob Ryan...who took the 31st ranked defense in the NFL and made them better lol
Holy continuation. What the heck?
WTF IS THIS THE NBA!!!
What the Hell is Smith doing?
is this the nba?
Bad play on both ends by Smith
these refs are dog shit
need a strong finish to the half here
Refs have been emphatic this game.
I heard Dan Dakich was caling the game and I turned it off. Go Bucks!
BTW Michigan lost to Bowling Green in hockey 1-5. Lol!
Insert witty remark
Musberger: Webb = Dakitch: Q
Dan Dakich sucks. And the town of Fort Wayne agrees with me.
Tirico is embarassed
4 of 9 free throws?
Ross is a hoss
Here we go Ross! now just finish off the and-1's
Q coming alive!
Let Q get some minutes!!
Different team when we go to the hoop.
I bet Dakich is doing games because he cant get a high school coaching job in indiana
17 footer by Ravenel...come on dudes
not well executed; cant be our last shot!
Especially 45 seconds after a timeout and with 5-6 more seconds for another look
Refs kept it close. Should be a 20 point game. 30 if Smith doesn't stink up the place. That guy needs to pull his head out his ass asap.
Refs were equally bad and smith is our leading rebounder with 6.
Nice to see we are up by 10 at the half. Always a good sign.
on the road ill take it, but Smith better get it going
Sloppy last 2 possessions
Like the bench play tonight. Guys are bringing it going to the hoop. Thomas is a boss. He needs to keep shooting and should touch it everytime down.
32 points in 14:51 without Craft. Coincidence?
I really like craft but he is playing way too tentative right now, at least scott is aggressive and fearless on the court. Scott makes things happen and still doesn't turn the ball over, Thad needs to find a way to better utilize craft's skill set and craft needs to be more agressive on the offensive end like scott is. I really like how scott pushes the ball up the court and I wish craft would push it more often
Craft has always been a bit of an offensive liability even before he would shoot.
ya but they gave up more without him, not always about offense
They haven't exactly been shutting good teams down with him in there and Scott is an above average (on the verge of great ?) defender.
valid point, it's tough because he is great on defense but not aggressive enough on offense. Now I'm not saying I want him to aggressively look for his shot, but aggressively push the ball up the court and push the envelope to get his teammates easy points
The good: Scott, Thomas played really well. Q started to be more aggressive offensively. Thompson had another highlight dunk (what's new?). Defense and effort much better.
The bad: Amir turned it over and didn't rebound well.
The ugly: Smith? Rebounded well (6) but good lord. Struggled on both ends. Turnovers (11) way too many for a half.
Ugly: free throws.
Much better performance overall than expected .... One of the better halves put together with contributions all around.
Scott stat line....4/5/5 in just under 15 minutes.
not bad. kids coming on. Bring a jumper and he starts, maybe
He just needs 25-30 minutes a game. Starting doesn't really matter a la Craft 2 years ago.
One other observation: Q and Sam are both very capable of getting into the lane and scoring easy buckets, but are often too quick to pass the ball right back to scott/craft. I think (and hope) that Q's finish to that half will help him realize that he can be very good at getting easy buckets when he's aggressive.
you said it get in that lane! good things happen
Rav played tough off the bench. D Thomas is a beast. He could go for 30 a night if they would feed him.
I think Rav is better off the bench, but Amir needs to step it up a bit.
Wonder if we would be better with a smaller lineup?
Wonder if Matta would consider starting Scott and bringing Craft in off the bench - would bring tremendous energy off the bench.
I would support this. Bring him in to harrass on the defensive end and not worry as much about offense or fouls.
Thomas is ridiculous.
Thomas didnt leave his stroke in the locker room!
Thomas is on fire. I hope Matta keeps finding a way to get the ball in his hands.
love to see more of that from Thompson!
Sammy Thompson makes me happy. Dude can just JUMP
Thomas is en fuego.
Thompson is finding his game....
Why does it seem that Amir can never hold on to the ball? Go up strong big guy!
Williams needs to work on his handling. How the Hell did he not come up with that?
Amir is the softest center I've seen on a buckeye team .
Love Craft as a defensive player - but is this team better with Scott at point?
Played decently so far this half but too much settling for long Js (even if they have been falling today). If he were able to make that move to the rim with more frequency he would be a much bigger asset.
The million dollar question. They sure played well in the 15 when 4 was on the bench.
Ravenel from distance... smooth!
Williams needs to find that mean streak that Ravanel was talking about earlier in the season.
Ravenel seems to be playing more confident since coming off the bench
That layup was crafty. :)
He's always been better at driving and scoring ... His jumper was always average at best and now trying to reinvent it seems to have killed it completely.
Nice shot by craft, but that possession was going nowhere fast.
Why is Smith taking that shot?
he likes long contested jump shots
Smith needs to not shoot anymore jumpers for this game.
Id almost rather see McDonald in there right now over Amir....That might happen if we keep these fouls up
Smith needs to find the bench or his shot which ever happens first
Crazy that Craft, Thompson, and Williams have a combine zero rebounds.
WTF are you doing Smith??
Can't keep reaching when the guy goes up.
Shocking...2nd half officiating going Purdue's way.
that is why craft starts.
Craft did the same thing in the first half....
Scott too nonchalant there.
Follow that SHOT DESHAUN!!!
Ravenel is a fouling machine. Boilers in the bonus rest of game.
Too much dumb reaching on shots. If you are going to reach at least keep him from getting to the rim.
Where's the foul?
D Thomas to stop the bleeding . . . again!
that play has been money for thomas
what has happened to the defense these last few minutes?
Part of it is an offensive problem. OSU isn't getting back in transition d very well when they miss or turn it over.
that is why craft is starting
wow. lucky break. Thanks purdue!
Beautiful cross and dish by Scott! and then finish by the Purdue D...
Dunk... it... guh...
craft is playing tonight nice
You said he was in for us because of defense...how's that working out in the 2nd half?
All of this 7 & 7 talk has me thirsty!
Jack n Ginger is the drink.
im sorry but these refs are terrible for us.
I disagree, they have been incredibly consisten which is really all you can ask for. We just refuse to learn not to reach on each shot or drive.
Man if Craft can do that without getting blocked or make a good pass to the big, he will be so much more important to this team.
Ravenel with 3 fouls is key. We're going to need Amir to be better in these next couple of minutes, to try and buy time for Rav in the clutch.
Im very impressed with the Purdue fans
I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me
They always bring it in big games.
yeah, you gotta give it up to them....that place is rockin. DeShaun needs to quiet them again
Ross for smith for the rest of the half, I'd say.
Are you ****ing kidding me?? Amir...rebound!!
That was the best offense we have run all day.
I could go for a big OSU run here
Has Ross played this half?
i dont think so
Does it really matter? The team is playing quite well.
Pretty sure that should have been on the floor with the trip, he travelled because of the trip but there was no way he was shooting if the foul happened after.
It's continuation the way they called the first half.
Travel but should get points for the circus shot
Shut up Dakich.
if you have ever listened to his radio show you'd know by know this hack coach doesnt shut the hell up.
4 on Hammonds? Wow. Really big shift right there.
That's a shame that call didn't go Purdue's way. Such a shame.
What's up with these announcers? Every questionable call our way they're all over the refs but they say nothing if it goes Purdue's way.
Craft got lucky on that one!
the big got him with the body they could have gone no call and counted the basket, but there was contact there for sure. Craft is smart enough to take the ball into the defender and create contact. Offense always gets the benefit.
Nice this is why craft is a starter in case you were wondering. He gets dirty.
Craft is 5-6 from the floor, by the way.
Getting to the rim, not settling for Js.
Refs a big part of the game tonight. I agree with most of the calls but it is still unusual.
I am convinced Saturday was a necessary loss for this team. They are refocused. But please don't get down on Craft. He is smart enough to figure out where he fits in this team.
That definitely wasn't a travel, he kept his pivot, but they had to appease the crowd I guess....dumb call
Who are these refs?? They're showing more emotion than TV Teddy!
Animated: Ravenel's masterpiece.
The crowd reaction to that is hilarious.
The one guy in the front row just collapsed. It was hilarious. I love mass-fan/crowd reactions.
Dan Dakich is quickly moving up my most hated announcers list, despite making good points now and then. It's everything else in between that's so annoying.
That story about Craft was amazing though.
Amazing as in blatantly obvious? You get away with a little more with a better reputation.
I meant the part about Craft just saying that "I don't get called too much, I foul every play"
This makes no sense to me. He is incredibly intelligent and informative.
Your opinion. Many in here tonight have voiced quite the opposite.
Awesome! Insane OSU fan persecution complex. As if the Indiana grad announcer is eager to screw OSU in favor of Purdue...
I said he's annoying, nothing about being out to get OSU.
And fucking blind
I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis
Amazing, we might have figured out how to generate offense with Craft OR Scott off the ball.
Finally didn't reach, but he leaned in just too much...
man i wish shannon scott could finish some of those drives
Scott's the worst finisher .... That's at least 3 tonite
dont get sloppy now!
Wow! I've never seen a crowd make so many calls!!
They better not f this up in the last 5 mins...
Letting the crowd ref the game.
we need to finish
Man, Dakich can be such a see you next Tuesday.
C U N ext T uesday?
Dakich! Where is the 5 minutes of complaining about the bad call by the refs on the ball out of bound, which should;ve been Ohio State's!
Ohio state isn't from Indiana.
I can cry. Craft is doing so well offensively this game.
The freecreditscore commercial may be the worst I have ever seen.
let's finish this off strong!
No one wants to hear about your college shenanigans. You're old. And oh by the way there's a conference game going on.
jesus christo come on guys.
Would like to see Thomas posted with the Byrd man on him.
That was awful, Thomas the Tank awful.
Thomas the Tank Engine is bad. DT just wants to score.
Getting sloppy again.
By the way, Thomas hasn't touched it near enough the last 5 minutes offensively. Gotta run it through him.
Totally agree. Barely any touches for Thomas in the last few minutes.
Need a stop here don't want a 2 posession game.
Amazingly we haven't fouled down the stretch.
edit: lenzelle you moron lol
Come on boys...finish it off.
That is a terrible foul call on Smith.
Purdue on a 10-2 run in crunch time. Come on.
Dude the refs are terrible nothing we can do. got to make some baskets.
Need a KU alley oop play to Slam Thompson.
Why are we not getting Thomas more touches!!!
What is Craft doing?
Playing Craft-like offense?
Craft trying to be a hero there.
Why the heck is Thad playing Tresselball?!
Starting to play tight now.
I would be sad if we lost this game
Good job getting back in transition to force that shot.
Huge shot by Sam
Hey guys, we have an All American on the floor...might want to get him the ball. He's #1 out there.
There is a great fist pump gif from a guy on the end of the bench after that Thompson shot.
Big rebound on the other end by Smith. Obviously not his best game, but 8 boards for a 2 guard is impressive.
proud of all who wear the scarlet and gray.
Lenzelle is a great rebounding guard
Great to see Thompson step into that jumper with such confidence and knock it down
Ohio State is going to kick Michigan ass sunday
Uhh, I would take any kind of win, considering we have none against top 25 teams.
Good help by Rav there. Could use more of that instead of the reaches.
That shot should've done it
Not sure what annoyed me more this game: The Drunk Engineering Mackey Arena PurDONT kids or Matt Painter's greasy hair.
Disclaimer: I studied Engineering at tOSU.
Go Bucks! Roll-Tide!
That's some good Tresselball.
Overall good game, a little sloppy at times.
Good win. Smith didn't show up tonight. We need him sunday.
Was he ???cause all i noticed is he did nothing offensively and we badly need him.
He had 10 of 36 rebounds. And we scored 74 without his offense, so we didn't need his offense tonight.
You guys can say what you want, but I love how Rav plays.
He brings it. If Amir would play like that they could win it all.
A road win!!! Finally!!
This was important win, we need to take the momentum to the Sunday game.
Big B1G win!
Solid win, I hope Smith picks up the scoring in the next game and Craft continues his strong play from tonight. Only issue with tonight is it was abit sloppy and went away from your best shooter in Thomas in crunch time. Anyways, good win and Go Bucks!
Probably the best win on the year so far. Nice to see better energy, and a much better performance offensively. Let's hope it carries over to next weekend. Go Bucks!
nice win. Made it interesting at the end when we didnt have to do so, but finished it (finally)!
Nice win. They've been rare enough in West Lafayette over the years, so I'm pleased.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
Good win buckeyes. The IU fans will be happy with the results along with us.
Purdue is 7-8. Not sure if this is a " quality win" but something to build on for Sunday.
I hear you, but its a road win in the big ten at a tough place on the heels of an awful showing; Ill take it!!
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