Men's Basketball Open Thread: Michigan

By 11W Staff on January 13, 2013 at 1:15p
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NJ_BUCKEYE's picture

Isn't the tipoff at 1:30??

Jason Priestas's picture

Yeah, why do you ask?

NJ_BUCKEYE's picture

It said 1:00pm on the title, and I said Oh $&^% I am going to miss the first 20-30 mins.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Officials: Mike Kitts, Terry Wymer, Bo Boroski

 

okiebuck's picture

Screw the blue; Go Bucks!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Cubbies115's picture

Pretty shocking Ohio state is the favorite...with that said shut up this Burke not going to Ohio State talk shut him down Craft

Kevbo714's picture

Big game... I really hope the crowd makes some noise in support of our boys in scarlet and gray!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Kevbo714's picture

I-O!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Buckeye80's picture

Is there a way to watch online?....stuck at work
 

dsavoca77's picture

P2p4u.net.    Don't click on any pop up links (spam) but they should give u a free link

kareemabduljacobb's picture

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/sport/basketball.html
 
^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...
http://www.thedarewall.com/tv/
 

TNbuckeye91's picture

I prefer 1channel.cc for shows and movies.
Its rad

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Haven't heard of that, I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Kevbo714's picture

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

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TLB's picture

Limit transition
 

Cubbies115's picture

How can the assistant coach say Ohio vs. Michigan? Short term memory I guess because Ohio laid the lumber on them in the tourney

buckeye_baker's picture

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

BuckNut1070's picture

Just a small push!!
 

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

TLB's picture

damnit craft
 

BuckNut1070's picture

Take that charge!!
 

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BuckNut1070's picture

Boom!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Nappy's picture

More of that, please!

Fan of bacon since 1981

Tim's picture

Yay Craft made a shot! If he can keep doing that, we could have a great afternoon.

SuperBuckFan08's picture

Hell yeah buckeyes!

Because I couldn't go for three.   -Woody-

Kevbo714's picture

Ok... All I ask is to not give up thisleadfor therest of the game... That is all

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Yes, I think this is very reasonable.

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BuckeyeUro's picture

I wish it was that easy though!

buckeye_baker's picture

Yes! Love this start!

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

Cubbies115's picture

Great start love the intensity

LadyBuck's picture

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!!!

vidstudent's picture

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.

Nicholas Eckert

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NCBuck1's picture

If we could establish someone on the post, we would be almost unstoppable.

TLB's picture

only concern thus far is rebounding
 

toad1204's picture

Get that confidence 4.  Make this your game.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Tim's picture

Craft is on fire!

Kevbo714's picture

Boom-Shaka-laka!

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buckeye_baker's picture

Craft is getting. it. done.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

BuckeyeUro's picture

HOLLY MOLLY CRAFT!!!

LadyBuck's picture

So.... About our point guard....

BME_Buckeye's picture

Lol, this is too funny! Michigan getting their annual beating in Columbus. 

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

 

BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

Craft with 7 already!
 

In Urban We Trust

Buckeye Chuck's picture

They won't admit it, but I think Michigan is thinking too much about possibly getting to #1.

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LadyBuck's picture

This team will be scary come March.

TLB's picture

Howaboutthat sportsfans!!!

Tim's picture

Beautiful shot by Thomas, nice steal by Scott. 

buckeye_baker's picture

This is the team I've been waiting for all year!

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

dbit's picture

We've had some Scott vs. Craft debates recently, and Craft is reminding us why he is the man

toad1204's picture

Almost feel bad for the scUM fans watching with Clark doing the commentary... Almost.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

LadyBuck's picture

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.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Plus Brian Griese's entire existence.

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BuckNut1070's picture

Gotta go for the throat right here!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BuckNut1070's picture

...and 1

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Tim's picture

We're even getting block/charge calls going for us today!

Kevbo714's picture

Ravenel is our only senior... I would love if everyone returned for next year!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

TLB's picture

although I dont think he is an NBA type player, I dont see Thomas coming back

Kevbo714's picture

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?

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

TLB's picture

I dont know, I thought Conley would be better than he is.

LadyBuck's picture

Craft almost in double figures.

buckupnorth's picture

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

NCBuck1's picture

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!

BuckNut1070's picture

Count It

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

vidstudent's picture

I love buried open threes.  :-)

Nicholas Eckert

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highwire's picture

Nice shot by Sam T.

dsavoca77's picture

Three.  Sam I am. Love it

Tim's picture

Please keep shooting like this!

BuckNut1070's picture

What is up baby!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

TLB's picture

Man, I love this!!

buckeye_baker's picture

Lol. Ridiculous.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

highwire's picture

and there it is!

BuckeyeUro's picture

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

buckeye_baker's picture

"The only thing cracking right now is Michigan"
Oh, thank you for bringing that terrible pregame joke about the Nutcracker full circle.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

Buckeye Chuck's picture

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.

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okiebuck's picture

Stay solid on D and keep the peddle to metal Buckeyes!!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

BME_Buckeye's picture

This is like music to my eyes. GO Bucks, ruin their perfect season!

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

 

Kevbo714's picture

This is some of the best ball movement I have seen from our team all year.  Keep it up fellas!

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Melissa's picture

Love it.  Let's go up by 20 Buckeyes!!

highwire's picture

Slam's going off!

741's picture

Firing on all cylinders!

LadyBuck's picture

You know what, scUM got this right. It is the nut Cracker.

TLB's picture

Penetration is killing them

BuckNut1070's picture

WOOOT

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BuckNut1070's picture

LOL...Lady Buck!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

joshhersh's picture

Nuthouse looks and sounds like it is Rockin!  Hope the students continue To Up their game the rest of the year.  

captain obvious's picture

scUM beatdown
 
 
 

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

LadyBuck's picture

Upvotes for all! Let's see how long we can keep them in single digits.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

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.

BostonBuck's picture

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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

From mgoblog

Kevbo714's picture

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

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BostonBuck's picture

It is interesting. Hope we keep this up....

captain obvious's picture

apparently  the wolverqueens cant handle our NUTS

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

Idaho Helga's picture

Is this the same squad that got curb-stomped by the Illini??

TLB's picture

and was that the same Illini club that got curb-stomped by Wisky?

Idaho Helga's picture

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.
 

captain obvious's picture

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

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

TLB's picture

here come the fouls. gotta keep it close

Tim's picture

Looks like Michigan has their new Zach Novak lol.

Melissa's picture

Lol! I thought th same thing. 

LadyBuck's picture

He hasn't punched anyone out yet, though.

vidstudent's picture

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!

Nicholas Eckert

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TLB's picture

3 straight calls on us

rdubs's picture

Zone has killed us, settling for deep shots have to get someone in the middle

BuckNut1070's picture

Whoop up side ya head...I say...Whoop up side ya head!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Tim's picture

Nice range, Ravanel.

TLB's picture

lol........Ravenel from 18

Tim's picture

These ticky-tack calls are really starting to get annoying.

TLB's picture

and another call on us

highwire's picture

Refs getting a bit whistle happy.

LadyBuck's picture

It's all the fouls trying to keep the game "even."

TLB's picture

speaking of curb stomps, Pete Carroll is getting his

MediBuck's picture

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

los_bux08's picture

Thomas needs to crush that zone 

BuckNut1070's picture

Boom!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

rdubs's picture

Hit our last two, but still settling for long shots against zone, I would stay in it if I were UM.

Idaho Helga's picture

a 20pt lead at the half would be a nice round number

Tim's picture

Nice flop, Albrecht.  Someone needs to post him up every possession.

TLB's picture

shocking.  we are not shooting yet

TLB's picture

damn.  back in the game

rdubs's picture

We are not getting to the rim (I guess Craft had one out of control take, but that doesn't count to me).

TLB's picture

how about a 3 to end the half

Tim's picture

Stop forcing everything!

LadyBuck's picture

We need to play our intense D and move the ball.

UrbanCulture's picture

we need to keep this above 10
 

TLB's picture

did not like that possession

dsavoca77's picture

Great first half.  

LadyBuck's picture

We weathered the storm, and that's encouraging to see.

William's picture

Bad end to the half, but damn, what a start. Fuck Michigan. 

Idaho Helga's picture

^^^^^this.  may you be upvoted by all!

Idaho Helga's picture

I'll take the 12pt lead and some mumbling wolverines.

Chris Lauderback's picture

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. 

TLB's picture

still up 12.  need to win the first 4 minutes

RBuck's picture

My exact thoughts.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

rdubs's picture

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.

tampa buckeye's picture

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

LadyBuck's picture

Craft had 2 fouls. I don't know why he left DT.

Kevbo714's picture

Pick hope the Bucks come out and control the tempo in the second half... Make smart passes, limit turnovers and let UM beat themselves. 

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RBuck's picture

No more let-downs. Pour it on! Fuck Michigan!

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

CSAR Buckeye's picture

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.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

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. 

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BuckNut1070's picture

Here we go!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

rdubs's picture

Good D by Amir, not much you can do on that besides have someone help down.

TLB's picture

how about a foul

rhutchjr's picture

NO CALL ????
 

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

rhutchjr's picture

NICE layup

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

BuckNut1070's picture

And 1

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

TLB's picture

nice movement

Tim's picture

Big basket there.

rdubs's picture

That's how you get it into the paint, now finish off the 3pt play.

rhutchjr's picture

BAD call

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

rdubs's picture

Got to stop ball from getting so deep

BuckNut1070's picture

C'mon Blue!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BME_Buckeye's picture

WTF... C'mon Bucks. FTFY

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

 

rdubs's picture

I think he meant to say Zebra.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Interception! Lol! 

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

 

TLB's picture

craft scares me everytime he picks up his dribble

captain obvious's picture

alleyoop pass over Thompson
#fail
 

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

rdubs's picture

Horrible job by Amir.

BuckNut1070's picture

Really?

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

UrbanCulture's picture

we tend to foul three point shooters frequently
 

okiebuck's picture

Got to turn th D up a notch; and we cannot keep throwing up 3 balls or we die by the 3.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

TLB's picture

damn.........back to illini bucks

Buckeye Chuck's picture

And now it's under 10. Look out...

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los_bux08's picture

turnovers killing us this half

dsavoca77's picture

So sloppy.   Dribble drive and kick it out to open shot.  Too much standing around.   Like to push it more.  

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Really need to be smarter with the basketball.  We can't have these mindless turnovers if we're going win.

Melissa's picture

I feel the tide turning and I don't like the feeling.

okiebuck's picture

Offense too stagnant; not enough movement

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

rhutchjr's picture

Matta, wake up your team!

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

highwire's picture

Need to get running...

rdubs's picture

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.

BuckNut1070's picture

Bring it...B'Yatches!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

TLB's picture

uh oh.  we are officially in trouble.  need to make a run.

rhutchjr's picture

Where is the defense from the first half?

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

rdubs's picture

Not getting back and set in transition at all, part of that is taking long shots and missing long for easy run outs.

okiebuck's picture

Put Scott and Q in for Smith and Ravenel.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

BuckNut1070's picture

We need to take this game inside!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

okiebuck's picture

Trying to decide who Bucknut1070 is pulling for???

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

BME_Buckeye's picture

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. 

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

 

BuckeyeUro's picture

GET Von, Urban, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UrbanCulture's picture

be prepared for a 30% shooting half

rhutchjr's picture

Does meat-chicken have any foul trouble?

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

CSAR Buckeye's picture

I think Nik Stauskas has 3.  That's all I know of.

Tim's picture

Shannon Scott says no!

TLB's picture

scoring challenged

BME_Buckeye's picture

I hope this game wins over Von Bell...

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

 

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Nice block by Scott.

BostonBuck's picture

Upvote for that block

Tim's picture

Huge 5-point swing there!

Jugdish's picture

Don't go cold Bucks!
 
 

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TLB's picture

Huge threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

rdubs's picture

Needed that big time, especially since we haven't had a good shot inside 10 feet all half.

TLB's picture

Ravenel got fouled

UrbanCulture's picture

ravenel absolutely cannot rebound

CSAR Buckeye's picture

I feel like he plays three inches shorter than he actually is.

JLBNYC's picture

D Thomas!  Boy did we need that one!

Jugdish's picture

Hustle Hustle Hustle

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JLBNYC's picture

That Shannon Scott block was ridiculous!

BuckNut1070's picture

Why would you ask that? I'm OSU for life!! 

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

rdubs's picture

They are getting to the rim much better than us.
EDIT: nice job off of the O rebound.

okiebuck's picture

Cool man; I saw that Cmon Blue comment and it threw me.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

rhutchjr's picture

Thomas is the MAN

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

CSAR Buckeye's picture

In the Faaaaaaaaace!

BuckeyeUro's picture

HELL YEAH, TANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TLB's picture

giving up too many easy buckets

BuckNut1070's picture

I meant "Blue".as the referees...lol

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

rdubs's picture

Try Zebra next time.

rdubs's picture

They keep getting to the rim.

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Looked a charge to me.

Jason Priestas's picture

Trey Burke, meet Shannon Scott.

okiebuck's picture

Thad needs to sit Ravenel's ass down.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

TLB's picture

4-15 this half

BuckNut1070's picture

I'm too much of a football fan...lol

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

okiebuck's picture

Live by the fricken three and we will die again

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

rdubs's picture

Everything for us is from 15+ feet, everything for them is 5- feet, we will lose if it stays that way.

rhutchjr's picture

oh oh oh

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

highwire's picture

Shit shit shit shit shit

TLB's picture

I think they fooled us for the first 16 minutes

Tim's picture

This is getting ugly.

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Painful.  Painful last few minutes.  Matta, get your troops in order!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Thad doing what he does best -- blowing huge halftime leads.

BME_Buckeye's picture

O no, we are choking hardcore... This is looking like the Indiana vs. Minnesota game!

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

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

16 points over the last 20 minutes.

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FROMTHE18's picture

and the choke begins, seems to be an issue with this team, too inconsistent

kareemabduljacobb's picture

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!!

UrbanCulture's picture

whelp guys we reverted to our duke second half we are playing tressel ball in the second half

Jugdish's picture

Heart Time - Go Bucks

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BuckNut1070's picture

Composure guys!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Yamosu's picture

I am not watching the game but need to know when it's ok to talk crap to my Michigan friends.  How we doing?

CSAR Buckeye's picture

DT just can't get those short floaters to go in today.

TLB's picture

tough to make a run when you can't score.

LadyBuck's picture

Frustrating turn to the game. LEt's hoepe we can turn this around.

dsavoca77's picture

 Please put Q in for some offense.  Or at least take out Evan

highwire's picture

He's gonna be replacing an injured Tank it appears.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

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?!

bergy22's picture

Needed to make that bucket. 5 foot jumper.
 

okiebuck's picture

Baseball umps = blue; it's good.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Jugdish's picture

Gray Box please Alex

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RedQueenRace's picture

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.

OSUNeedles's picture

The collapse masters are back at work... Will we ever win a game like this?

Buckeye Chuck's picture

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.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Another coaching gem from Matta. 

rhutchjr's picture

I am afraid we are showing our missing senior leadership

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

jaxbuckeye's picture

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.

TLB's picture

fouls at 11-7, its not like they havent gotten their share

UrbanCulture's picture

too bad these games dont end after the first half...this is a one loss team!

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Ouch.  That feels like a dagger.

bergy22's picture

Lenzelle Smith Jr has had the worst game I've ever seen. Literally done nothing today.

TLB's picture

why dont we ever get a call?  they can look at it and see that there was no foul to be called.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We got away with one before that last timeout (Ravenel).

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

Basically how I feel right about now...
 

 
 
 
 

Tim's picture

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Rickb25's picture

Wow what a dunk
 

buckeye_baker's picture

Thank you! Finally getting some energy back in this game.

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

dytbuckeye's picture

Hardaway Jr. is apparently up for an academy award with that kind of acting

Jugdish's picture

Pump up

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UrbanCulture's picture

we dont like guarding 3 point shooters either

rdubs's picture

Hey we get to the rim and we score!!! Imagine that.

Rickb25's picture

Why doesnt Thad put Williams back in, and why doesnt he play Ross

rhutchjr's picture

i SECOND THAT

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

TLB's picture

6-19 this half

okiebuck's picture

Can't leave Hardaway alone

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

Kevbo714's picture

C'mon Buckeyes!  Let's finish strong!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Need a 3 here!!  Start the run to put them away right nowwww

bergy22's picture

Ross had a really lazy couple of possessions in the first half. Not suprised he isn't getting any minutes.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

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!!

rdubs's picture

And again to the rim!!!

BostonBuck's picture

Ancle must be ok great move

rdubs's picture

And again to the rim!!! Great adjustment by Matta, just took way too long.

okiebuck's picture

Every possesion is critical now

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

TLB's picture

Thomas is gassed

rdubs's picture

That's why Matta left him out so long in the first half, had to make it through this somehow.

UrbanCulture's picture

I dont want to settle for another jump shot for the rest of the game

rdubs's picture

Now let's see if we can handle the zone.

TLB's picture

will they ever call a foul on them?

captain obvious's picture

no
 

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

highwire's picture

DT taking damage

Yamosu's picture

We may suck, but we can steal beat these bastards.

captain obvious's picture

he has to take a wide open 15 footer thats not settling

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

Timotheos's picture

Thomas showing leadership even though injured.

BuckNut1070's picture

OH!!

 
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dytbuckeye's picture

Craft shooting pull up jumpers, no matter how wide open, is not what his team needs from him.

Jason Priestas's picture

Friendship. :)

BuckeyeUro's picture

For those who are saying this team is missing"LEADERSHIPT", DT is playing over his pain and giving it all for his team!

TLB's picture

2 fouls on them this half.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

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.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

BostonBuck's picture

Nooooo charge on dunk stupid

BuckNut1070's picture

AGREED...he should be ball hawk!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

UrbanCulture's picture

noooooooooooooo that could cost us

rdubs's picture

Slam can jump, but that wasn't smart.

BuckeyeUro's picture

Selfish but nice try Sam!!

okiebuck's picture

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.

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

UrbanCulture's picture

thompson coming up with some clutch loose balls

CSAR Buckeye's picture

What the hell was that Scott?!?

BuckeyeUro's picture

Despertely needed this bucket, DAMN!

UrbanCulture's picture

these threes are scary!!!! cant be turning it over

Tim's picture

This isn't the NBA, not act of shooting.

rdubs's picture

Craft got lucky that wasn't a shooting foul

captain obvious's picture

got a break there

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

kareemabduljacobb's picture

God damn, what are Craft and Scott doing???  They've been so sloppy with the ball and their passes.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Beilien doesn't think his team has gotten enough calls. LOLOLOL

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

RedQueenRace's picture

Too many blown chances in both halves to put these guys away.
 
 

UrbanCulture's picture

need 2 more baskets minimum

BostonBuck's picture

Is that guy with the broom on the curling team?

BuckNut1070's picture

Should have been reaching in on Burke!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

rdubs's picture

Cheap foul, but just not needed for Rav on Burke out there.

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Wow.  Refs seem to be calling everything in UM's favor.  At least here as of late.

TLB's picture

are you kidding me?  

bergy22's picture

not really closing this game out well.

William's picture

Pissing this game away..

captain obvious's picture

why hasnt Ross got many minutes?
 

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

UrbanCulture's picture

no time off the clock?

okiebuck's picture

No doubt a reach by Burke

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

captain obvious's picture

3rd team foul
hilarious

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

rdubs's picture

We are going to get harrassed big time down the stretch since they only havve 3 fouls

TLB's picture

Officials stalling.  They can't believe that was only their 3rd of the half

highwire's picture

Yeah just keep fouling

okiebuck's picture

They are going to keep fouling until they get us on the line

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

CSAR Buckeye's picture

I'm a little worried if we have to close out this game with free throw shooting.

okiebuck's picture

Take care of the fucking ball

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

okiebuck's picture

Just like football; ball security damm it

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

BME_Buckeye's picture

FUDGE! Stop choking! So much for our cushion. Now we need a bucket! Lets go bucks!

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

 

Jason Priestas's picture

C'mon c'mon c'mon...

UrbanCulture's picture

why is Lenzelle TO smith on the floor

themostbrian's picture

Stomach-punch loss coming into view.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This ball needs to be in Thomas's hands.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

OSUNeedles's picture

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.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Come on guys!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevbo714's picture

Play smart, Bucks... Make some shots!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Adambob's picture

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.

vidstudent's picture

And this is why I was happy to be up by double digits at the half.  ._.

Nicholas Eckert

vidstudent

Idaho Helga's picture

how many fouls on burke?
 

TLB's picture

2......that have been called

TLB's picture

going to set up for a 3

Tim's picture

One stop, c'mon Buckeyes!

rdubs's picture

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.

BuckeyeUro's picture

DAMN, my heart rate is going off the limit!!!!

Idaho Helga's picture

the legends an d leaders marketing needs to stop.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

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

rhutchjr's picture

I can't breath

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

Tim's picture

Big free throws, let's go Lenzelle!

Tim's picture

Whoops never mind.

rdubs's picture

Wow, is that what home court advantage is?  How did that not go in?

BuckNut1070's picture

B'yatch!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Idaho Helga's picture

can't catch breath

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Neither team wants it!

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

UrbanCulture's picture

no TO's gotta make both

TLB's picture

in other news........Seattle now only down 6

kareemabduljacobb's picture

He needs to put Q in for his FT shooting.  I'd rather see Q step to the line over everyone except Thomas.

Kevbo714's picture

Whoever sold their soul for Burke's in and out shot... Thank you

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

BuckNut1070's picture

We took our beers out of alignment on that Burke choke!! GO BUCKS!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

Jugdish's picture

Bucks make it 17-3

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Idaho Helga's picture

it's 3:40 and Michigan still sucks

bergy22's picture

more heart attack please!

UrbanCulture's picture

lenzell has chance for redemption

bergy22's picture

Oh my. Totally redeem yourself here my man

captain obvious's picture

make up for that lackadaisical pass LZ
 

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

rhutchjr's picture

Oh - Ach - Eye - Oh (io)

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

rdubs's picture

BIG TIME!!!!!!!

osubuckeye4life's picture

Scarlet Mamba ICE COLD!!!!!!!!!!

TLB's picture

HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!

Jugdish's picture

Blue Sucks

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BuckNut1070's picture

BUCKS BABY!!

 
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"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium."  ~Woody Hayes~

BuckeyeUro's picture

Well done, GO BUCKS. O--------------H-----

Idaho Helga's picture

oxygen.slowly.returning.to.lungs

captain obvious's picture

hey we just beat the only undefeated team in the country and ruined scUMs chance at #1

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

BuckeyeVet's picture

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

 

Jugdish's picture

Go Long

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Idaho Helga's picture

I like how we didn't fold when it got tied.  And nice to see coaching in final 7 mins.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Just like football

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

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

So now Indiana is #1 again...?
Eh, it's worth it!

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

dsavoca77's picture

Well that was fun lol.  Go Bucks.    Go Gray Box (maybe)

dytbuckeye's picture

Just heard chants of "let's play football" haha I love it

RedStorm45's picture

"Just like football"

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Nice.  Keep reminding them nonstop.

Tim's picture

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.

Kevbo714's picture

Oh, we don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

TLB's picture

HAHAHA..........BITCHES

highwire's picture

Mmmm...scUM tears.

andyb's picture

I'm parched, anyone else want to go troll MGO? 
lol

TLB's picture

Will enjoy this all night, then worry about our issues tomorrow.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Michigan WAS averaging 80+ points a game. Way to play defense, guys!
..... I......O !!!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

Idaho Helga's picture

Enjoy that ride back to Detroit-without-the-glitter, Michigan wolverines

vidstudent's picture

WHEW
 
notthinkingabouttherematchawaynotthinkingabouttherematchaway
Good work by Craft to fell the last of the unbeatens and give us a quality win (finally).

Nicholas Eckert

vidstudent

Geraffi's picture

Beat Michigan. Check. Now lets have some gray boxes!!!

LadyBuck's picture

Now, time to lurk at MGoBlog. B-)

andyb's picture

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. 

BostonBuck's picture

If you find some stuff share it....

CSAR Buckeye's picture

GO BUCKS!  Love the perseverance late in the game, especially against ttun.  Ohio State, you just made my weekend.

LadyBuck's picture

There we go bucks! I like how we're working.

toad1204's picture

The football team wanted to weigh in....

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

rhutchjr's picture

O-h
H-ow
I
O-bsess over _ichigan losses!  :-)
 

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

UrbanCulture's picture

Hope some smexy recruits were there for that

dytbuckeye's picture

Thad Matta is sweatier than DT

osubuckeye4life's picture

The Schott, where undefeated teams go to die. 
 
 

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Lenzelle w/ 10 big rebounds today! 

andyb's picture

We almost did after digging a (Score:1)
allintime23
Joined: 09/21/2009
MGoPoints: 1985
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" 
 
 

LadyBuck's picture

Good win by this team. Go bucks!

okiebuck's picture

Love it love it love it and meatchicken still sucks! Way to go Buckeyes!

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"