PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I'm thinking Lenzelle steps it up tonight. Him and Rav.
When Lenzelle is sitting, this team is so much better. Scott and Craft should be out there!
Looking for a Slam Thompson tonight. LET'S GO BUCKS!!!!
I wonder what Buckeye team is going to show up tonight?
If we pull out a B1G road win against a high quality opponent, does this signify the turning point for the Buckeyes? I think so...but we'll wait and see how this turns out.
The thread photo seems legit.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
this louisville game is legit
damn, good game, now on to watch tOSU whoop on some spartans
Agreed. That was a fun game to watch.
Not the start we needed. Sloppy offense.
Terrible Craft is back. Great.
Road tOSU is not good
Breathe. Players. Fans. All.
Great advice...so stinkin hard to though...
Less than a stellar start...
But I will keep in mind the last time we played at MSU.
"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes
Thompson has to be the spark today.
cant believe how sloppy this is
4 turnovers in less than 6 minutes?
2 forced shots and a TO from Smith. Not sure why he gets so much PT.
We forgot how to rebound
wow, TO central
Why do you keep passing the ball inside. This is getting annoying!
Insert witty remark
because they cant shoot outside
Note to Craft: Do not go inside at Sparty.
More of that please.
My crappy (likely) prediction: If we go far this year, Sam is the spark.
that looked like a rainbow, so smooth, nice shot by craft
About time were sparking something up. Looked sluggish coming out.
Scott pulling a Craft with the 5 second!!
Somehow we need to figure out how to turn the tempo up. That has worked better for us than playing this slow, half court offense.
Things are looking up
DT heating up!!!
Tank. Enough said.
Dakich telling it like it is
Dakich calling out TV Teddy. Awesome.
Would be lovely to rack up some fouls on Sparty.
Haha Ted Valentine. Love he got called out.
What was teddy called out for. I missed that.
Dakich said you know if its a prime time game on ESPN Ted Valentine is going to be calling something ( out of the ordinary I assume he meant ) with the whole sideline warning, running to the table right after, etc.
Dakich called him out for being a tv attention whore when he called a sideline warning on OSU.
Got it. Thanks.
haha, ball getting stuck is always funny
Q getting some minutes, maybe more than 3 this game?
Having to listen to radio. I like Keels. We're settling down. This is good.
we'll get no 2nd half calls.
think that was a makeup call on rav? what was the call?
Yeah I agree. SMH.
Bad call for sure...no idea what they were even calling there.
Sparty crowd is tough, but I think if we stay focused we can win this. Got to quiet them regularly.
Got to like where were are currently at given the poor start. I thought we were going to get blown out. Visions of the Illinois game.
Get Dawson all worked up and he does stupid things...lol.
No, I don't want to play the transition game with Sparty ON THE ROAD
looking at our half court O, we might need to
Once again, playing better with Scott at that point. How long until this isn't a coincidence?
I agree. Lenzelle should come off the bench.
17-16 OSU #JustLikeFootball
Class of 2010.
There go's Q!
Yeaaah, um...maybe guard that 3 point line?
Tank = money
Gotta watch that transition crap from Sparty. Deshawn just warming up. WOOT Craft!
Ross is definitely starting to look more comfortable. He is so smooth and athletic. Just needs some seasoning which hopefully happens fast.
That louisville and syracuse game was crazy good.
Amir needs to drink some badger milk!
i love that seamless lane drive that he does
Get tank and ross going at the same time and we are gold.
This one goes to the buzzer.
omg, is that a serious pass...... honestly??? another TO???
DT 3 to send us to half down 1...
9 turnovers about 2 of them forced
Lenzelle is not playing well. Craft is way too inconsistent, and getting beat defensively. Not a great finish to the half, but should be no more than 4 point deficit. Too many turnovers.
Lenzelle hasn't played well in awhile. His turnovers have been killers lately. This team is so much better when he's playing confident
Usually he at least rebounds well. But had zip in the first half.
Absolutely no disrespect to Matta; but I love Izzo. He's a really good coach AND recruiter.
yeah, 2 good fouls there late in the possession
Absolutely no disrespect to Izzo; but I love Matta. He's a really good coach AND recruiter.
Did anyone else hear the announcer say "This rich guy to my right is looking for an explanation" earlier?
"...but then again 'Michigan' and 'huge mistake' are synonymous so that shouldn't have been much of a surprise to anybody." - Mark Titus
yea, i was like 'what do you mean?" heh
2 games in a row we let up in the final minutes of the first half. Geez.
pretty crappy half, if I do say so myself.... which I will
True, but only down by four playing that awful isn't bad.
not at all, but no matter if we were winning, those TO's HAVE to stop... ugh, so frustrating, haha
Yeah, definitely uncharacteristic for them and very frustrating!
Typical B1G hoops. It's a grind.
21.6 seconds left in the half and a Craft heave from inside half court is the only shot attempted. MSU had two fouls to give and Craft didn't even start running "the offense" til under 9 seconds. Seriously. Terrible time out draw up by Matta. Even worse execution by OSU. Giving up those opportunities will kill us.
"The minute I think I'm getting mellow, I'm retiring. Who ever heard of a mellow winner?" ~ Woody Hayes
Craft, uncontested 12 footer, barely hit iron. Wow.
haha, i hope that ball hit payne on the head and went out
DT on fire!
haha beat me to it
Your extra !! cost you time haha
DT on FIRE!!!!
Thomas with half out points.
Craft isn't even playing good defense now.
you're not really serious....right?
Are you seeing the blow bys against him?
“Craft is as good as there is and as I’ve ever seen,” Michigan head coach John Beilein said. “He’s tremendous.”
....from just 6 days ago. I don't think his game has regressed that much.
I said "now" as in the past few series.
We are giving up far too many open lanes to the basket. MSU is slashing to the hoop with authority and we're not slowing them down.
ahh good movement now, nice fast break
Smith hit a 3 and now is jacking everything up.
Arg. Why do seem to always we clank the FT?
Uh. Did I just type that..ha.
Why do we seem to always clank the FT?
There we go.
Why no Shannon Scott??
That was disappointing.
Matta should be pulling his hair out over FT if he had a surplus that is...
I'd foul us every shot
No kidding. There is no excuse for poor free throw shooting.
Here's how you get better at FT's...practice.
Thats three points in the last minute we left on the table via FT.
ugh, that would have silenced them hard
My kingdom for a physical big.
Seven three pointers and only 36 points. Amazing.
5-1 Msu advantage on offensive glass
Same shit differant game; stagnant offense; no rebounding and of course missed FT's.
"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"
DT getting into beast mode
5-6 on 3s for tank. Is he 2-6 inside the arc?
Alright, seriously...tank needs to touch the ball every time down.
This game is there for the taking Buckeyes!!!!!
Am I the only one not wanting Ravenel in the game?
Right there with you, Helga.
No; I second that
they are 9-10 from line
Craft can't shoot and is an average passer... has that hand surgery really made him better?
really, no attempt to rebpound>? well that is exactly what happens
We didn't even have anyone after the rebound on Amir's second FT. We could have gotten that
Amir is softer than cotton candy.
Good one RS
Moving pick. All day on MSU.
finally called it
Amir Williams needs to MAN UP; take the damm ball strong to the hole.
AND 1 baby!!! take it hard to the RIM SCOTT!!
Nice Scott! Nice!
I think he found his range
Wow. We got back in it quickly...lol.
Now make the FT for once.
honeswtly, I do not know what I will do if he clanks this... we need this
I wish we had a true big to hawk the middle. I like Amir but he ain't the answer plus he needs to buy a pair of hands.
that scoring leader breakdown they just showed is absurd. WE NEED A #2 scorer!!!
great TO as well, right on Cue
Craft with two bone head moves in 30 sec.
we gotta settle down
edit: nice controlled shot by DT
Those look like fatigue misses.
one bad call with a makeup bad call
ugh, that 3 pter would have been big..damn foul
Are we talking about "looks" in player's eyes?? What?
Rav has bricks for hands.
GRAB THE BALL, stop tipping it!!! ahhhh
TV TEDDY LADIES AND GENTS
Like I said. We get no calls in 2nd half
He was not set. Got robbed there.
No Thompson? I'd take him over smith.
HUGE SHOT. awesome game so far
We're a 12 win team without Thomas.
Wow. Deshaun Thomas is a monster. Beautiful shot!
DT fired up! If anyone can read lips...:)
Please please please sit Ravenel's ass on the bench fo rtheis last 2:00
Can anyone on this team hang onto a loose ball?
ugh, control... under control... just give it right back
Where was the foul! He stole it then got fouled. Holy smokes.
If POY goes to the person who single handedly makes their team better Thomas should win it hands down. This team would be sub-500 without him.
i was just thinking this before he made that 3... very true statement
Valentine is one of the worst officials ever
Scott got screwed. I'm still fuming. This is crunch time and the calls suck.
RIP Stan the Man
And Earl Weaver
Evan foul Ravenel
Ravenel with foul but it wasnt his fault
Huge possession here...
Dakich is tremendous
Rav...frustrating to watch
Not seeing this. Rather have him than Amir...
Just the foul and turnover back to back.
So if we practice free throws we're winning, good job guys.
6-11 from line , they are 10-12. We down 2.
not sure if I can take another 2nd half implosion. the last minute has been terrible play except for that steal by craft
Craft + Smith = 3/13 shooting
The points left on the foul line are painful!
Ditto; RIP Stan the Man; and Dakich is really good.
Crunch time boys
play defense, cause a TO or missed shot, and win it with a game winner
such a low scoring game, should not be like this with the FT's that we clanked earlier, give us a few more points, at least be tied now
Appling with another blow by. Great.
Yes! We're going to get another shot!
Valentine strikes with the wrong call again.
We'll take it
Shades of 2012?
OMG this is just like last year Thomas for the win!
Got a break there
I thought it was a good call. :)
Craft with the shot? Really?
It's a wide open shot.
Sooner or later someone other than Thomas has to make those if this team is going anywhere.
Totally agree. That thing goes in and it's no question. Sometimes they miss, but they gotta take those wide open shots!
You'd be singing a different tune if Craft made that and OSU won.
A Craft 3 out if the in bounds....wha, wha
2nd field goal of the game for smith, dumb announcer
It is just so damm tough on the road in the best BB Conference in the country.
LOL...Nashville scores 39 seconds in
The whole inbound defending thing announcers always seem to say about us is amazing.
Kansas doesn't care.
One minute in and the CBJs are losing already.
well, that wasnt a good shot
What BS that was
Wtf was that three attempt by Scott?
Not really the shot we wanted...
What the HELL was that? TY$#(P$H#V$*#UP$H#utg$#H
All week long, Meyer preached to his team that he wouldn't pity Buffalo (4--8 in 2012). "I didn't schedule this game," he insisted. "I'm not going to feel bad for them."
CBJ's are an NHL team in name only; unfortunitly.
This game deserved a better finish than that gross shot by Shannon.
I get that you are expecting a foul... I don't get why Thomas doesn't have the ball in his hands on your last possessions.
Only thing I can think of is that Scott thought they were going to foul him, so he would force it up so that he could get at least 3 FTs, or better yet, a 4 point play. Other than that, yeah, horrible decision.
Free throws! They're kind of a big deal...
Thad's teams never shoot free throws well.
This team outside of Thomas is pathetic.
Gotta wonder what next year will look like when he is gone.
Maybe he'll surprise us again and come back for his senior year.
(not sarcastic, but not serious, either)
ugh... 2nd half woes again, but this time, they basically lasted the whole game
Good to see the team come to comfort Scott after that heave. Win or lose, you do it as a team. Feel bad for Scott but it was a fun game to watch. MSU is a tough team to beat at home.
until the rest of the team that doesn't contribute on the scoreboard puts full effort 100% of the time on defense we will lose plenty more just this way.
I know hindsight's 20/20, but I would've felt more comfortable with Craft bringing the ball up in that pressure situation.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
DT had me pumped up watching the game, making those faces...I wanted to get out there and dive for a loose ball, or take a charge or something
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