Men's Basketball Open Thread: Purdue

By 11W Staff on January 8, 2013 at 7:45p
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dubjayfootball90's picture

lets hope for the start of the turnaround here.... gotta start some time, why not now?

los_bux08's picture

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.

Ohio1St81's picture

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. 

Chris Lauderback's picture

It could be the bath salts but I see OSU winning tonight.

tampa buckeye's picture

just need the ball to go in the basket. go bucks!

Killer nuts's picture

It's always a tough place to play, time for this team to show a little toughness and resiliency

rdubs's picture

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.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

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.

LadyBuck's picture

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.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Same starters tonight. Craft, Smith, Thompson, Thomas and Amir. 

tampa buckeye's picture

They need to go small and press the whole game but what they hell do I know.

Michael Citro's picture

My keys to the game:

  • Withstand the early emotion from the crowd
  • Get 10 combined points from Williams/Ravenel
  • Outrebound them
  • Keep turnovers under 12

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.

Killer nuts's picture

My keys to the game:
Score more points than they do

Killer nuts's picture

Interesting fact: in the Thad Matta era, Ohio State is undefeated when they achieve this goal

Michael Citro's picture

Got it, got it, got it, missed it by one.

And pretty much did the D thing, mostly.

Hooray for winning!

Buckeye1996's picture

Craft and Thomas look ready to play!

tampa buckeye's picture

thats how you start a game!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Nice hustle from Craft

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Buckeye1996's picture

I love Amir but he needs to step it up down low!

tampa buckeye's picture

smith is garbage right now

William's picture

Smith with an awful shot there. 

tampa buckeye's picture

he needed to get to the rim and put some pressure on the d

Buckeye1996's picture

Thomas is money but he needs help on the O side tonight.

Baroclinicity's picture

Free.  Throws.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Thomas always gets fired up for games in Indiana.

Buckeye1996's picture

Wow. That place is rocking. The Purdue fans are in the game for sure.

tampa buckeye's picture

they always are its indiana basketball,  remember hoosiers?

William's picture

They called that on Craft? 

BuckeyeUro's picture

Whats going on with Craft?????

tampa buckeye's picture

Craft shoots like a lil girl

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Team has much better energy tonight. 

Buckeye1996's picture

Smith out of nowhere with the put back.

tampa buckeye's picture

thats what im talking about smith.  get tough.

LadyBuck's picture

This is a fast tempo-game thus far. I like the intensity we're playing with.

RedStorm45's picture

Like a broken record...Craft sucks offensively.  Rinse.  Lather.  Repeat.

tampa buckeye's picture

We need his defense.  

RedStorm45's picture

Yeah, I said offensively.

Killer nuts's picture

5/6 shooting, 11 points so far... You shouldn't rush to judgement 

tampa buckeye's picture

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.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

2nd on Craft. That one hurts. 

tampa buckeye's picture

thats is a terrible call on craft

los_bux08's picture

another on craft

tampa buckeye's picture

Thomas just going to say fuck it give me 40 tonight

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Need Scott to come up big for us this first half. 

bhsiba99's picture

Thompson looks lost so far

Buckeye1996's picture

Strong bucket by Ravenl.

RedStorm45's picture

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.

bhsiba99's picture

Good post play on def and off

BuckeyeUro's picture

C'mon Ravenel, we need you man!!

tampa buckeye's picture

I think they got the message in practice the last few days. Good signs so far.

BuckeyeUro's picture

Please Matt, keep scott in....

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Scott is such an underrated passer. Does a really nice job in traffic. 

Baroclinicity's picture

Playing hard in a hostile environment so far.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

tampa buckeye's picture

nice,  this is basketball getting to the rim is legal haha

bhsiba99's picture

Nice play Scott and ravenel

tampa buckeye's picture

Facial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BuckeyeChief's picture

POSTER!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Baroclinicity's picture

12, gettin' it done.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BuckeyeUro's picture

Sam just dunked over Purde player's head!!!

tampa buckeye's picture

up votes for everyone that was nice.  

Baroclinicity's picture

But of course.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

bhsiba99's picture

There u go!! Got fouled too.

JLBNYC's picture

I thiink that might be Sam's best dunk this year!  or at least the best posterization!

los_bux08's picture

shannon scott putting in some good work so far

Baroclinicity's picture

Free.  Throws.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

RedStorm45's picture

14-5 run in the first 4 minutes of Craft on the bench.

tampa buckeye's picture

Yep the big difference has been we are taking the ball to the hoop.  Anyone can guard a jump shooter.  

rdubs's picture

I get the love of Craft, I really do, but OSU is better with him on the bench.

JLBNYC's picture

raises an interesting question - are we better with Shannon Scott at the point?  

BuckeyeUro's picture

Up till now, it seems yes!!

Adambob's picture

It looks like the offense moves faster without him

Baroclinicity's picture

Yeah, that was a good GT call...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

tampa buckeye's picture

this is our team here not that bs that showed up last game.

bhsiba99's picture

Thompson getting into it now ....

Timotheos's picture

Why no replay on the block / "goaltend"?

RedStorm45's picture

Hard to gauge Purdue...7-7 but beat Illinois.

Buckeye1996's picture

Thompson is a freak athlete for sure.

LadyBuck's picture

That dunk! It's so fantastic. I'm surprised at how fast this game is going.

tampa buckeye's picture

Better everytime I see it from a different angle.

tampa buckeye's picture

Thomas is nasty.  

Bish's picture

So... I love Craft, but is it me or is he really off his game?  We're playing better without him right now.

tampa buckeye's picture

He did get a steal and a score.   Defense is his game.  He'll be fine.

Buckeye1996's picture

Thomas is simply a scoring machine. Such a sweet stroke.

JLBNYC's picture

he looks like he has his stroke tonight for sure!

tampa buckeye's picture

These refs are terrible!

tampa buckeye's picture

down vote by a purdue fan most likely

bhsiba99's picture

Refs calling it tight

Timotheos's picture

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.

Buckeye1996's picture

Thomas. My goodness.

tampa buckeye's picture

Give me all three of those Thomas 

bhsiba99's picture

Thomas on fire !

los_bux08's picture

great ball movement!

tampa buckeye's picture

This is basketball. Nice. finally playing some ball

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Shot selection is so much better today. Really attacking the basket and finding the open man. Offense is the big difference today!

JLBNYC's picture

Nice move by LaQuinton Ross; I'd love to see him get going.

los_bux08's picture

got away with one, but i'll take it :)

Buckeye1996's picture

Bahaa! Scrap'n it out!

RedStorm45's picture

Ravs with 7 off the bench!

tampa buckeye's picture

Good things happen when you go to the basket.  bottom line.

bhsiba99's picture

Pour it on, baby!

toad1204's picture

Hopefully this is Ross' coming out party.  Get it going and step on the gas.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Buckeye1996's picture

Interference. WTH?

Jason Priestas's picture

Slam Thomas, making posters in West Lafayette.

 

Here's a GIF.

LadyBuck's picture

I wish I could upvote you right now...

JLBNYC's picture

how can i make that GIF my avatar!

bhsiba99's picture

The crowd called that one 

tampa buckeye's picture

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.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Scott with 5 assist, 0 turnovers, 3 rebounds.

TexasBuck11's picture

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.

LadyBuck's picture

The stripes are cute, but, seriously, the refs are letting the crowd make more calls than them.

RedStorm45's picture

Concerned about defense, don't see us shooting 65% for the game.

los_bux08's picture

yes, that is a block. correct call

Baroclinicity's picture

FRee.  Throws.  Jeez.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

TexasBuck11's picture

he was still moving. that was clearly a block

RedStorm45's picture

Dakich, pick a position and stick with it geez.

JLBNYC's picture

lets not go cold now!
 

falconlax13's picture

What is up with our free throw shooting?!

bhsiba99's picture

Come on smithsmith

tampa buckeye's picture

are you kidding me Smith?

los_bux08's picture

missed layup leads to one on the other end. 4 pt swing

Braxton2Devin's picture

Is it just me or are the commentators against every call that goes our way.

BuckeyeUro's picture

This Purdue team does not want to go down without a fight and the crowd is keeping them in the game.

TexasBuck11's picture

That layup attempt by smith reminded me of the Duke game....

William's picture

Amir Williams has to be one of the least coordinated human beings ever. 

RedStorm45's picture

If Amir could catch Scott would have more assists.

Firedup's picture

thomas Bang!

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

JLBNYC's picture

D Thomas  on fire!
 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Thomas is a phenominal player.

JLBNYC's picture

oh, there is a surpise -- Dakich with a Bob Knight story!

tampa buckeye's picture

I don't mind it Bobby Knight was a great coach and he's a buckeye.

JLBNYC's picture

I know- i actually dont mind that much and I think Dakich is entertaining. 

LadyBuck's picture

There is a lot of people here tonight. We're up 11, but we need to minimize these turn overs big time.

tampa buckeye's picture

Smith is playing  the worst basketball of his career right now.  He needs to step it up.

RedStorm45's picture

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.

JLBNYC's picture

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

rhutchjr's picture

Save something for meat-chicken

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

RedStorm45's picture

They're ragging on Rob Ryan...who took the 31st ranked defense in the NFL and made them better lol

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Holy continuation. What the heck?

RedStorm45's picture

WTF IS THIS THE NBA!!!

William's picture

What the Hell is Smith doing? 

Timotheos's picture

Bad play on both ends by Smith

tampa buckeye's picture

these refs are dog shit

los_bux08's picture

need a strong finish to the half here

Timotheos's picture

Refs have been emphatic this game.

BME_Buckeye's picture

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!

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Musberger: Webb = Dakitch: Q

the419's picture

Dan Dakich sucks. And the town of Fort Wayne agrees with me.
Tirico is embarassed

RedStorm45's picture

4 of 9 free throws?

rhutchjr's picture

Ross is a hoss

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

los_bux08's picture

Here we go Ross! now just finish off the and-1's

Firedup's picture

Q coming alive!

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

JLBNYC's picture

Let Q get some minutes!!

tampa buckeye's picture

Different team when we go to the hoop.

the419's picture

I bet Dakich is doing games because he cant get a high school coaching job in indiana

RedStorm45's picture

17 footer by Ravenel...come on dudes

JLBNYC's picture

not well executed; cant be our last shot!

RedStorm45's picture

Especially 45 seconds after a timeout and with 5-6 more seconds for another look

rhutchjr's picture

GO BUCKS!!

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

tampa buckeye's picture

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.

RedStorm45's picture

Refs were equally bad and smith is our leading rebounder with 6.

LadyBuck's picture

Nice to see we are up by 10 at the half. Always a good sign.

tampa buckeye's picture

on the road ill take it, but Smith better get it going

bhsiba99's picture

Sloppy last 2 possessions

tampa buckeye's picture

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.  

RedStorm45's picture

32 points in 14:51 without Craft.  Coincidence?

buckupnorth's picture

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

rdubs's picture

Craft has always been a bit of an offensive liability even before he would shoot.

tampa buckeye's picture

ya but they gave up more without him, not always about offense

RedStorm45's picture

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.

buckupnorth's picture

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

oregonianbuckeye's picture

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. 
 

RedStorm45's picture

Ugly: free throws.

bhsiba99's picture

Much better performance overall than expected .... One of the better halves put together with contributions all around.

RedStorm45's picture

Scott stat line....4/5/5 in just under 15 minutes.

tampa buckeye's picture

not bad. kids coming on.  Bring a jumper and he starts, maybe

RedStorm45's picture

He just needs 25-30 minutes a game. Starting doesn't really matter a la Craft 2 years ago.

buckupnorth's picture

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.

tampa buckeye's picture

you said it get in that lane! good things happen

tampa buckeye's picture

Rav played tough off the bench.  D Thomas is a beast.  He could go for 30 a night if they would feed him.

JLBNYC's picture

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? 

bhsiba99's picture

Wonder if Matta would consider starting Scott and bringing Craft in off the bench - would bring tremendous energy off the bench.

rdubs's picture

I would support this.  Bring him in to harrass on the defensive end and not worry as much about offense or fouls.

toad1204's picture

Hilarous Sully.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

RedStorm45's picture

Thomas is ridiculous.

JLBNYC's picture

Thomas didnt leave his stroke in the locker room!

los_bux08's picture

Thomas is on fire. I hope Matta keeps finding a way to get the ball in his hands.

JLBNYC's picture

love to see more of that from Thompson!

Buckeye110893's picture

Sammy Thompson makes me happy. Dude can just JUMP 

toad1204's picture

Thomas is en fuego.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

bhsiba99's picture

Thompson is finding his game....

los_bux08's picture

Why does it seem that Amir can never hold on to the ball? Go up strong big guy!

William's picture

Williams needs to work on his handling. How the Hell did he not come up with that? 

bhsiba99's picture

Amir is the softest center I've seen on a buckeye team .

Rooster Buckburn's picture

Love Craft as a defensive player - but is this team better with Scott at point?

rdubs's picture

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.

toad1204's picture

The million dollar question.  They sure played well in the 15 when 4 was on the bench.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Baroclinicity's picture

Ravenel from distance... smooth!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

toad1204's picture

Williams needs to find that mean streak that Ravanel was talking about earlier in the season.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Buckeye2005's picture

Ravenel seems to be playing more confident since coming off the bench

TexasBuck11's picture

That layup was crafty. :)

bhsiba99's picture

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.

RedStorm45's picture

Nice shot by craft, but that possession was going nowhere fast.

William's picture

Why is Smith taking that shot? 

tampa buckeye's picture

he likes long contested jump shots

bhsiba99's picture

Smith needs to not shoot anymore jumpers for this game.

Jangs78's picture

Id almost rather see McDonald in there right now over Amir....That might happen if we keep these fouls up

tampa buckeye's picture

Smith needs to find the bench or his shot which ever happens first

RedStorm45's picture

Crazy that Craft, Thompson, and Williams have a combine zero rebounds.

RedStorm45's picture

WTF are you doing Smith??

rdubs's picture

Can't keep reaching when the guy goes up.

RedStorm45's picture

Shocking...2nd half officiating going Purdue's way.

tampa buckeye's picture

that is why craft starts.  

RedStorm45's picture

Craft did the same thing in the first half....

rdubs's picture

Scott too nonchalant there.

TexasBuck11's picture

Follow that SHOT DESHAUN!!!

RedStorm45's picture

Ravenel is a fouling machine.  Boilers in the bonus rest of game.

rdubs's picture

Too much dumb reaching on shots.  If you are going to reach at least keep him from getting to the rim.

bhsiba99's picture

Where's the foul?

JLBNYC's picture

D Thomas to stop the bleeding . . . again!

tampa buckeye's picture

that play has been money for thomas

los_bux08's picture

what has happened to the defense these last few minutes?

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Part of it is an offensive problem. OSU isn't getting back in transition d very well when they miss or turn it over. 

tampa buckeye's picture

that is why craft is starting

los_bux08's picture

wow. lucky break. Thanks purdue!

TexasBuck11's picture

Beautiful cross and dish by Scott! and then finish by the Purdue D...

Baroclinicity's picture

Dunk... it... guh...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

tampa buckeye's picture

craft is playing tonight nice

RedStorm45's picture

You said he was in for us because of defense...how's that working out in the 2nd half?

RedStorm45's picture

All of this 7 & 7 talk has me thirsty!

tampa buckeye's picture

Jack n Ginger is the drink.  

tampa buckeye's picture

im sorry but these refs are terrible for us.

rdubs's picture

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.

rdubs's picture

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.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

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. 

captain obvious's picture

Im very impressed with the Purdue fans

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

rdubs's picture

They always bring it in big games.

Jangs78's picture

yeah, you gotta give it up to them....that place is rockin.  DeShaun needs to quiet them again

bhsiba99's picture

Ross for smith for the rest of the half, I'd say.

RedStorm45's picture

Are you ****ing kidding me?? Amir...rebound!!

rdubs's picture

That was the best offense we have run all day.

los_bux08's picture

I could go for a big OSU run here

RedStorm45's picture

Has Ross played this half?

JLBNYC's picture

i dont think so

William's picture

Does it really matter? The team is playing quite well. 

rdubs's picture

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.

RedStorm45's picture

It's continuation the way they called the first half.

TexasBuck11's picture

Travel but should get points for the circus shot

Dr. House's picture

if you have ever listened to his radio show you'd know by know this hack coach doesnt shut the hell up.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

4 on Hammonds? Wow. Really big shift right there. 

William's picture

That's a shame that call didn't go Purdue's way. Such a shame. 

RedStorm45's picture

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.

JLBNYC's picture

Craft got lucky on that one!

tampa buckeye's picture

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.

tampa buckeye's picture

Nice this is why craft is a starter in case you were wondering.  He gets dirty.  

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Craft is 5-6 from the floor, by the way. 

rdubs's picture

Getting to the rim, not settling for Js.

Timotheos's picture

Refs a big part of the game tonight. I agree with most of the calls but it is still unusual.

mr.green's picture

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. 

TexasBuck11's picture

That definitely wasn't a travel, he kept his pivot, but they had to appease the crowd I guess....dumb call

RedStorm45's picture

Who are these refs?? They're showing more emotion than TV Teddy!

Michael Citro's picture

The crowd reaction to that is hilarious.

LadyBuck's picture

The one guy in the front row just collapsed. It was hilarious. I love mass-fan/crowd reactions.

RedStorm45's picture

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.

rdubs's picture

That story about Craft was amazing though.

RedStorm45's picture

Amazing as in blatantly obvious? You get away with a little more with a better reputation.

rdubs's picture

I meant the part about Craft just saying that "I don't get called too much, I foul every play"

Jack Fu's picture

This makes no sense to me. He is incredibly intelligent and informative.

RedStorm45's picture

Your opinion.  Many in here tonight have voiced quite the opposite.

Jack Fu's picture

Awesome! Insane OSU fan persecution complex. As if the Indiana grad announcer is eager to screw OSU in favor of Purdue...

RedStorm45's picture

I said he's annoying, nothing about being out to get OSU.

AltaBuck's picture

And fucking blind

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

RedStorm45's picture

Amazing, we might have figured out how to generate offense with Craft OR Scott off the ball.

rdubs's picture

Finally didn't reach, but he leaned in just too much...

los_bux08's picture

man i wish shannon scott could finish some of those drives

bhsiba99's picture

Scott's the worst finisher .... That's at least 3 tonite

JLBNYC's picture

dont get sloppy now!

TexasBuck11's picture

Wow! I've never seen a crowd make so many calls!!

toad1204's picture

They better not f this up in the last 5 mins...

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

RedQueenRace's picture

Letting the crowd ref the game.

JLBNYC's picture

we need to finish

William's picture

 Man, Dakich can be such a see you next Tuesday. 

Danify's picture

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!

RedStorm45's picture

Ohio state isn't from Indiana.

LadyBuck's picture

I can cry. Craft is doing so well offensively this game.

Timotheos's picture

The freecreditscore commercial may be the worst I have ever seen.

los_bux08's picture

let's finish this off strong!

RedStorm45's picture

No one wants to hear about your college shenanigans.  You're old.  And oh by the way there's a conference game going on.

tampa buckeye's picture

jesus christo come on guys.  

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Would like to see Thomas posted with the Byrd man on him. 

William's picture

That was awful, Thomas the Tank awful. 

LadyBuck's picture

Thomas the Tank Engine is bad. DT just wants to score.

bhsiba99's picture

Getting sloppy again.

RedStorm45's picture

By the way, Thomas hasn't touched it near enough the last 5 minutes offensively.  Gotta run it through him.

Jack Fu's picture

Totally agree. Barely any touches for Thomas in the last few minutes.

rdubs's picture

Need a stop here don't want a 2 posession game.

RedStorm45's picture

Amazingly we haven't fouled down the stretch.
 
edit: lenzelle you moron lol

Baroclinicity's picture

Come on boys...finish it off.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Jack Fu's picture

That is a terrible foul call on Smith.

RedStorm45's picture

Purdue on a 10-2 run in crunch time.  Come on.

tampa buckeye's picture

Dude the refs are terrible nothing we can do. got to make some baskets.

rdubs's picture

Need a KU alley oop play to Slam Thompson.

RedStorm45's picture

Why are we not getting Thomas more touches!!!

William's picture

What is Craft doing?

RedStorm45's picture

Playing Craft-like offense?

bhsiba99's picture

Craft trying to be a hero there.

TexasBuck11's picture

Why the heck is Thad playing Tresselball?!

Baroclinicity's picture

Starting to play tight now.
 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

UrbanCulture's picture

I would be sad if we lost this game
 

rdubs's picture

Good job getting back in transition to force that shot.

RedStorm45's picture

Hey guys, we have an All American on the floor...might want to get him the ball. He's #1 out there.

rdubs's picture

There is a great fist pump gif from a guy on the end of the bench after that Thompson shot.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Big rebound on the other end by Smith. Obviously not his best game, but 8 boards for a 2 guard is impressive. 

mr.green's picture

Boiler down!
proud of all who wear the scarlet and gray. 

Killer nuts's picture

Lenzelle is a great rebounding guard

Killer nuts's picture

Great to see Thompson step into that jumper with such confidence and knock it down

tampa buckeye's picture

Ohio State is going to kick Michigan ass sunday

RedStorm45's picture

Uhh, I would take any kind of win, considering we have none against top 25 teams.

rdubs's picture

Good help by Rav there. Could use more of that instead of the reaches. 

bhsiba99's picture

That shot should've done it

aznchipmunk's picture

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!

rdubs's picture

That's some good Tresselball.

William's picture

Overall good game, a little sloppy at times. 

tampa buckeye's picture

Good win.  Smith didn't show up tonight. We need him sunday.

RedStorm45's picture

Leading rebounder?

tampa buckeye's picture

Was he ???cause all i noticed is he did nothing offensively and we badly need him.  

RedStorm45's picture

He had 10 of 36 rebounds.  And we scored 74 without his offense, so we didn't need his offense tonight.

LadyBuck's picture

You guys can say what you want, but I love how Rav plays.

tampa buckeye's picture

He brings it.  If Amir would play like that they could win it all.

RedStorm45's picture

A road win!!! Finally!!

BuckeyeUro's picture

This was important win, we need to take the momentum to the Sunday game.

Danify's picture

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!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

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!

JLBNYC's picture

nice win. Made it interesting at the end when we didnt have to do so, but finished it (finally)!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

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.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Good win buckeyes. The IU fans will be happy with the results along with us. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.

 

RedStorm45's picture

Purdue is 7-8.  Not sure if this is a " quality win" but something to build on for Sunday.

JLBNYC's picture

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!!