PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Isn't the tipoff at 1:30??
"...they're midgits!"-Coach Kerry Coombs
Yeah, why do you ask?
It said 1:00pm on the title, and I said Oh $&^% I am going to miss the first 20-30 mins.
Officials: Mike Kitts, Terry Wymer, Bo Boroski
Screw the blue; Go Bucks!!
"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"
Pretty shocking Ohio state is the favorite...with that said shut up this Burke not going to Ohio State talk shut him down Craft
Big game... I really hope the crowd makes some noise in support of our boys in scarlet and gray!
Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...
Is there a way to watch online?....stuck at work
P2p4u.net. Don't click on any pop up links (spam) but they should give u a free link
^Best site to use IMO for any kind of game or PPV you wanna watch.
And off topic, but the best site streaming new movies and TV shows for free...
I prefer 1channel.cc for shows and movies.
Haven't heard of that, I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
I read that Vonn Bell left before the game... Can anyone confirm that? After all, you can't believe all you read on these internets.
edit... Didn't see that this was also posted in the Bell visit forum.. My bad for that
How can the assistant coach say Ohio vs. Michigan? Short term memory I guess because Ohio laid the lumber on them in the tourney
Between that and the really lame mascot joke I don't worry that that pregame speech pumped up anyone.
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes
Just a small push!!
"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." ~Woody Hayes~
Take that charge!!
More of that, please!
Fan of bacon since 1981
Yay Craft made a shot! If he can keep doing that, we could have a great afternoon.
Hell yeah buckeyes!
Because I couldn't go for three. -Woody-
Ok... All I ask is to not give up thisleadfor therest of the game... That is all
Yes, I think this is very reasonable.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
I wish it was that easy though!
Yes! Love this start!
Great start love the intensity
I love the hot start by our guys and how we are defending right now. If we can play like this, we'll be scary in the post season. GO BUCKS AND KEEP UPT HTE PRESSURE!!!
Good start so far - a bit of nerves (and refs unafraid to call travelling) for both teams. I will gladly take 9-3 against a Beilein squad to start the game.
If we could establish someone on the post, we would be almost unstoppable.
only concern thus far is rebounding
Get that confidence 4. Make this your game.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
Craft is on fire!
Craft is getting. it. done.
HOLLY MOLLY CRAFT!!!
So.... About our point guard....
Lol, this is too funny! Michigan getting their annual beating in Columbus.
Ohio State's band SLAUGHTERED Michigan's band. If this were a football game, it would have been Florida State vs. Savannah State. - SB Nation following OSU vs. UM 2012
Craft with 7 already!
Jim Tressel vs. Rich Rod = Urban Meyer vs. Brady Hoke
They won't admit it, but I think Michigan is thinking too much about possibly getting to #1.
This team will be scary come March.
Beautiful shot by Thomas, nice steal by Scott.
This is the team I've been waiting for all year!
We've had some Scott vs. Craft debates recently, and Craft is reminding us why he is the man
Almost feel bad for the scUM fans watching with Clark doing the commentary... Almost.
He was drooling over them pre game and the first possession. Plus, we had to deal with Dakich at Purdue. I don't feel bad at all.
Plus Brian Griese's entire existence.
Gotta go for the throat right here!!
We're even getting block/charge calls going for us today!
Ravenel is our only senior... I would love if everyone returned for next year!
although I dont think he is an NBA type player, I dont see Thomas coming back
I have the same feeling. I see him as a good 6th man in the nba. What do you think about Craft in the league?
I dont know, I thought Conley would be better than he is.
DT is gonna drop 30
Craft almost in double figures.
Don't let them back in it, extend this lead to 20 bury them, I'd be lying though if I didn't say I was at least somewhat surprised with this start
It's awesome seeing the Schott pumped up today! Give em hell nuts!
edit: was about to say all we need is a Thompson dunk. Oh Yeah!
I love buried open threes. :-)
Nice shot by Sam T.
Three. Sam I am. Love it
Please keep shooting like this!
What is up baby!!
Man, I love this!!
and there it is!
"The only thing cracking right now is Michigan"
Oh, thank you for bringing that terrible pregame joke about the Nutcracker full circle.
I keep thinking that eventually Michigan is going to start scoring, but I thought that about last year's game and it never happened.
It's getting close to being a lost cause for them. Which I of course love.
Stay solid on D and keep the peddle to metal Buckeyes!!
This is like music to my eyes. GO Bucks, ruin their perfect season!
This is some of the best ball movement I have seen from our team all year. Keep it up fellas!
Love it. Let's go up by 20 Buckeyes!!
Slam's going off!
Firing on all cylinders!
You know what, scUM got this right. It is the nut Cracker.
Penetration is killing them
All bucks baby!
Nuthouse looks and sounds like it is Rockin! Hope the students continue To Up their game the rest of the year.
I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me
Upvotes for all! Let's see how long we can keep them in single digits.
It was hard to stay positive during the Kansas/Illinois games, but this is what I've expected could be routine come March. This game is far from over, but Craft can turn his defense into offense, DT can clip, and everyone else should be able to run. It's amazing what intensity and good team basketball can do when they have this much talent.
Don't give up... Don't ever give up.
Burke is going to make Craft look silly. They were about even in their 3 games last year (Burke took one, Craft took one, one was a wash) but Burke's level of play has vastly improved and Craft's has declined a bit. Mich by 4-8 points (I think they will be up around 4 and then stretch it to 8 with free throws in
Lol... I read that this morn. I am on mgoblog's open thread too... Not trash talking or anything, that's not who I am. Just trying to get their perspective on their team
It is interesting. Hope we keep this up....
apparently the wolverqueens cant handle our NUTS
Is this the same squad that got curb-stomped by the Illini??
and was that the same Illini club that got curb-stomped by Wisky?
well I guess that WAS a dumb remark. I just don't understand how we play like this and the Duke game then were absolutely horrible in Champaign. I'm hoping that was a fluke. The big 10 is so unpredictable this year.
this the positive zone Helga and ur comments are not welcome
We live in the present here at 11W and presently we are kicking scUMs ass
here come the fouls. gotta keep it close
Looks like Michigan has their new Zach Novak lol.
Lol! I thought th same thing.
He hasn't punched anyone out yet, though.
Hey, check your brakes earlier, there - two defenders back meant stop earlier before you reach point of no return. Still, nice block and we're just shy of a 3-1 beatdown at the moment. I'm happy!
3 straight calls on us
Zone has killed us, settling for deep shots have to get someone in the middle
Whoop up side ya head...I say...Whoop up side ya head!!
Nice range, Ravanel.
lol........Ravenel from 18
These ticky-tack calls are really starting to get annoying.
and another call on us
Refs getting a bit whistle happy.
It's all the fouls trying to keep the game "even."
speaking of curb stomps, Pete Carroll is getting his
Wow, we're kicking some serious Wolvie ass. Great job with disciplined defense!
"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes
Nothing but net
Thomas needs to crush that zone
Hit our last two, but still settling for long shots against zone, I would stay in it if I were UM.
a 20pt lead at the half would be a nice round number
Nice flop, Albrecht. Someone needs to post him up every possession.
shocking. we are not shooting yet
damn. back in the game
We are not getting to the rim (I guess Craft had one out of control take, but that doesn't count to me).
how about a 3 to end the half
Stop forcing everything!
We need to play our intense D and move the ball.
we need to keep this above 10
need a bucket
did not like that possession
Great first half.
We weathered the storm, and that's encouraging to see.
Bad end to the half, but damn, what a start. Fuck Michigan.
^^^^^this. may you be upvoted by all!
I'll take the 12pt lead and some mumbling wolverines.
Buckeyes were up 29-8 but Thad left DT on the bench too long, Craft picked up his 2nd foul, and Michigan switched to zone stifling our ball movement helping them close half on a 16-5 run.
still up 12. need to win the first 4 minutes
My exact thoughts.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Need to come out firing again, get to the rim, get back in transition and step up half court D. Got away from those things to end the half.
Not sure why Thad it Thomas and craft on the bench could have ended it early. Still like i said bucks win easy. Michigan swallows
Craft had 2 fouls. I don't know why he left DT.
Pick hope the Bucks come out and control the tempo in the second half... Make smart passes, limit turnovers and let UM beat themselves.
No more let-downs. Pour it on! Fuck Michigan!
Strong first half from the good guys. I would really like to see us find a way to exploit the zone in the second half, though. That really slowed our progress earlier.
Not crazy about the way that half ended, although I guess you could argue that we're fortunate it ended when it did.
We can't let this get much closer.
Here we go!!
Good D by Amir, not much you can do on that besides have someone help down.
how about a foul
NO CALL ????
Big basket there.
That's how you get it into the paint, now finish off the 3pt play.
Got to stop ball from getting so deep
WTF... C'mon Bucks. FTFY
I think he meant to say Zebra.
craft scares me everytime he picks up his dribble
alleyoop pass over Thompson
Horrible job by Amir.
we tend to foul three point shooters frequently
Got to turn th D up a notch; and we cannot keep throwing up 3 balls or we die by the 3.
damn.........back to illini bucks
And now it's under 10. Look out...
turnovers killing us this half
So sloppy. Dribble drive and kick it out to open shot. Too much standing around. Like to push it more.
Really need to be smarter with the basketball. We can't have these mindless turnovers if we're going win.
I feel the tide turning and I don't like the feeling.
Offense too stagnant; not enough movement
Matta, wake up your team!
Need to get running...
Definitely no adjustments made against the zone at half. Can't just hope to shoot your way out of it. Have to get it into the middle.
uh oh. we are officially in trouble. need to make a run.
Where is the defense from the first half?
Not getting back and set in transition at all, part of that is taking long shots and missing long for easy run outs.
Put Scott and Q in for Smith and Ravenel.
We need to take this game inside!!
Trying to decide who Bucknut1070 is pulling for???
You know I'm starting to wonder that too. I wanted to downvote a few of his comments as I'm still unsure if he's an OSU fan or a sheep in wolf clothing.
GET Von, Urban, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
be prepared for a 30% shooting half
Does meat-chicken have any foul trouble?
I think Nik Stauskas has 3. That's all I know of.
Shannon Scott says no!
I hope this game wins over Von Bell...
Nice block by Scott.
Upvote for that block
Huge 5-point swing there!
Don't go cold Bucks!
Needed that big time, especially since we haven't had a good shot inside 10 feet all half.
Ravenel got fouled
ravenel absolutely cannot rebound
I feel like he plays three inches shorter than he actually is.
D Thomas! Boy did we need that one!
Hustle Hustle Hustle
That Shannon Scott block was ridiculous!
Why would you ask that? I'm OSU for life!!
They are getting to the rim much better than us.
EDIT: nice job off of the O rebound.
Cool man; I saw that Cmon Blue comment and it threw me.
In yo face
Thomas is the MAN
In the Faaaaaaaaace!
HELL YEAH, TANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
giving up too many easy buckets
I meant "Blue".as the referees...lol
Try Zebra next time.
They keep getting to the rim.
we needed thatttt
Looked a charge to me.
Trey Burke, meet Shannon Scott.
Thad needs to sit Ravenel's ass down.
4-15 this half
I'm too much of a football fan...lol
Live by the fricken three and we will die again
Everything for us is from 15+ feet, everything for them is 5- feet, we will lose if it stays that way.
oh oh oh
Shit shit shit shit shit
I think they fooled us for the first 16 minutes
This is getting ugly.
Painful. Painful last few minutes. Matta, get your troops in order!
Thad doing what he does best -- blowing huge halftime leads.
O no, we are choking hardcore... This is looking like the Indiana vs. Minnesota game!
16 points over the last 20 minutes.
and the choke begins, seems to be an issue with this team, too inconsistent
Our O is pretty embarrassing right now.. this whole game, seems like every pass the Bucks have thrown could have easily been stolen. Just another big game Thad is strugglin' in. C'mon boys, close this one out!!
whelp guys we reverted to our duke second half we are playing tressel ball in the second half
Heart Time - Go Bucks
I am not watching the game but need to know when it's ok to talk crap to my Michigan friends. How we doing?
DT just can't get those short floaters to go in today.
tough to make a run when you can't score.
Frustrating turn to the game. LEt's hoepe we can turn this around.
Please put Q in for some offense. Or at least take out Evan
He's gonna be replacing an injured Tank it appears.
If DT injury is bad, we're done. Thad just shrinks into a shell anytime we're in a big game and especially when we have a big lead. Where is Q?!
Needed to make that bucket. 5 foot jumper.
Baseball umps = blue; it's good.
Gray Box please Alex
The lack of O simply kills the D side of things.
The post players are largely useless. Far too often Craft and Scott get a decent look penetrating but fail to finish. And opponents don't pay for giving up open looks from the outside.
I don't see how this gets fixed.
The collapse masters are back at work... Will we ever win a game like this?
With all due respect to Craft and Thomas, the fact that this keeps happening doesn't say much about this team's leadership that's positive.
Another coaching gem from Matta.
I am afraid we are showing our missing senior leadership
As opposed to what senior leadership on Michigan? The fact is Michigan coaches figured out why OSU got the big lead and adjusted. They recognize that OSU has one great player and then a bunch of limited, specialized mediocre players. Matta built this flawed team and Matta fails to put it in a position to take advantage of HIS PLAYERS' skills.
fouls at 11-7, its not like they havent gotten their share
too bad these games dont end after the first half...this is a one loss team!
Ouch. That feels like a dagger.
Damn bad call
Lenzelle Smith Jr has had the worst game I've ever seen. Literally done nothing today.
why dont we ever get a call? they can look at it and see that there was no foul to be called.
We got away with one before that last timeout (Ravenel).
Basically how I feel right about now...
Hops or what
Wow what a dunk
Thank you! Finally getting some energy back in this game.
Hardaway Jr. is apparently up for an academy award with that kind of acting
Amazing alley oop!
we dont like guarding 3 point shooters either
Hey we get to the rim and we score!!! Imagine that.
Why doesnt Thad put Williams back in, and why doesnt he play Ross
i SECOND THAT
6-19 this half
Can't leave Hardaway alone
C'mon Buckeyes! Let's finish strong!
Need a 3 here!! Start the run to put them away right nowwww
Ross had a really lazy couple of possessions in the first half. Not suprised he isn't getting any minutes.
I never have understood the way Thad thinks with his rotations or lack their of in big games. Q could be a difference maker if given the opportunity. Case in point: Duke or KU (cant remember now and too lazy too look it up). He had 11-4 at half... then Thad doesn't play him at all in the 2nd half until the last 30 seconds when we were looking for 3s!!
And again to the rim!!!
Ancle must be ok great move
And again to the rim!!! Great adjustment by Matta, just took way too long.
Every possesion is critical now
Nice work DT!
Thomas is gassed
That's why Matta left him out so long in the first half, had to make it through this somehow.
I dont want to settle for another jump shot for the rest of the game
Now let's see if we can handle the zone.
will they ever call a foul on them?
DT taking damage
We may suck, but we can steal beat these bastards.
and craft settles
he has to take a wide open 15 footer thats not settling
Thomas showing leadership even though injured.
I O !!
Craft shooting pull up jumpers, no matter how wide open, is not what his team needs from him.
For those who are saying this team is missing"LEADERSHIPT", DT is playing over his pain and giving it all for his team!
2 fouls on them this half.
Thomas needs to draw some fouls down the stretch here. At this point, we ought to be able to win this thing just with some key free throws.
Nooooo charge on dunk stupid
AGREED...he should be ball hawk!!
Slam got greedy.
noooooooooooooo that could cost us
Slam can jump, but that wasn't smart.
Selfish but nice try Sam!!
C mon guys two losses to top ten teams and one on the road in the BIG does not equate to sucking; we may be a little spoiled by 20 W's a year since TM hit C-Bus.
thompson coming up with some clutch loose balls
What was that?
What the hell was that Scott?!?
Despertely needed this bucket, DAMN!
just a bit high
these threes are scary!!!! cant be turning it over
This isn't the NBA, not act of shooting.
Craft got lucky that wasn't a shooting foul
got a break there
God damn, what are Craft and Scott doing??? They've been so sloppy with the ball and their passes.
Beilien doesn't think his team has gotten enough calls. LOLOLOL
Too many blown chances in both halves to put these guys away.
need 2 more baskets minimum
Is that guy with the broom on the curling team?
Should have been reaching in on Burke!!
Cheap foul, but just not needed for Rav on Burke out there.
Wow. Refs seem to be calling everything in UM's favor. At least here as of late.
are you kidding me?
not really closing this game out well.
Pissing this game away..
why hasnt Ross got many minutes?
no time off the clock?
No doubt a reach by Burke
3rd team foul
We are going to get harrassed big time down the stretch since they only havve 3 fouls
Officials stalling. They can't believe that was only their 3rd of the half
Yeah just keep fouling
They are going to keep fouling until they get us on the line
I'm a little worried if we have to close out this game with free throw shooting.
Take care of the fucking ball
Just like football; ball security damm it
FUDGE! Stop choking! So much for our cushion. Now we need a bucket! Lets go bucks!
C'mon c'mon c'mon...
why is Lenzelle TO smith on the floor
Stomach-punch loss coming into view.
This ball needs to be in Thomas's hands.
I hate college basketball.. It is so driven by late game officiating. Can't stand it... Also I hate that we constantly crap our pants in tight games.
Come on guys!!!!!!!!!!!
Play smart, Bucks... Make some shots!
I know there's a lot of time left but when tOSU wins I hope the students don't rush the floor and celebrate. The team has been here many times before and it's too early in the season. And I know scUM is unbeaten. When it's business as usual it's not an upset.
And this is why I was happy to be up by double digits at the half. ._.
how many fouls on burke?
2......that have been called
going to set up for a 3
One stop, c'mon Buckeyes!
Good decision to shoot so early in the shot clock, gives us a chance for a second possession. Would have liked a better one though, he could have gone straight up.
DAMN, my heart rate is going off the limit!!!!
the legends an d leaders marketing needs to stop.
If they tie it.. TO tOSU... In comes Ross. Game Winning 3. Although I'd rather just see them get a stop here and hit their FTs
I can't breath
Big free throws, let's go Lenzelle!
Whoops never mind.
Wow, is that what home court advantage is? How did that not go in?
can't catch breath
Neither team wants it!
no TO's gotta make both
in other news........Seattle now only down 6
He needs to put Q in for his FT shooting. I'd rather see Q step to the line over everyone except Thomas.
Whoever sold their soul for Burke's in and out shot... Thank you
We took our beers out of alignment on that Burke choke!! GO BUCKS!!
Bucks make it 17-3
it's 3:40 and Michigan still sucks
more heart attack please!
LZ got this
lenzell has chance for redemption
Oh my. Totally redeem yourself here my man
make up for that lackadaisical pass LZ
Oh - Ach - Eye - Oh (io)
Scarlet Mamba ICE COLD!!!!!!!!!!
HUGE. soo happy
We win we win
Well done, GO BUCKS. O--------------H-----
hey we just beat the only undefeated team in the country and ruined scUMs chance at #1
Yeah, baby!!! 56 - 53! Our ball & 1 second!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
I like how we didn't fold when it got tied. And nice to see coaching in final 7 mins.
Just like football
So now Indiana is #1 again...?
Eh, it's worth it!
Well that was fun lol. Go Bucks. Go Gray Box (maybe)
Just heard chants of "let's play football" haha I love it
"Just like football"
Nice. Keep reminding them nonstop.
Way to hold on, Buckeyes! This game felt so much like Kansas and Duke at times, good to see this team learning how to finish.
Oh, we don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan...
I'm parched, anyone else want to go troll MGO?
Will enjoy this all night, then worry about our issues tomorrow.
Michigan WAS averaging 80+ points a game. Way to play defense, guys!
..... I......O !!!
Enjoy that ride back to Detroit-without-the-glitter, Michigan wolverines
Good work by Craft to fell the last of the unbeatens and give us a quality win (finally).
Beat Michigan. Check. Now lets have some gray boxes!!!
Now, time to lurk at MGoBlog. B-)
all you will see is forced optimism about "coming back" from being down 20.
If you take that aspect out of the game they would be so pissed right now.
If you find some stuff share it....
GO BUCKS! Love the perseverance late in the game, especially against ttun. Ohio State, you just made my weekend.
There we go bucks! I like how we're working.
The football team wanted to weigh in....
O-bsess over _ichigan losses! :-)
Hope some smexy recruits were there for that
Thad Matta is sweatier than DT
The Schott, where undefeated teams go to die.
Lenzelle w/ 10 big rebounds today!
We almost did after digging a (Score:1)
We almost did after digging a nineteen point hole. We beat them last year at home and I think we'll take care of them handedly this year at home. Lighten up man. We're 16-1.
Here you go, for anyone that wanted to see "forced optimism"
Good win by this team. Go bucks!
Love it love it love it and meatchicken still sucks! Way to go Buckeyes!
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