Men's Basketball Open Thread: Iowa

By 11W Staff on January 22, 2013 at 6:15p
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ATXbucknut's picture

Iowa is pesky and capable of an upset, but after losing to MSU last weekend I think we come out focused and out Iowa away in the first half.  Indeed, go Buckeyes!

Tim's picture

Can't make passes like that, Craft.

buckeye4life050233's picture

guys not boxing out just trying to out jump people for rebounds.......terrible coaching

Tim's picture

Yeah we really are not rebounding right now.  Box out!

Clmm297's picture

You've obviously been to all the practices and are in the huddles at the games....what's it like?

buckeye4life050233's picture

not looking good so far....

UrbanCulture's picture

It's strange because we had trouble rebounding last week too...hmmm

okiebuck's picture

Score check please....

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

pcon258's picture

god i love that picture. Hope the game is going well, can't watch it unfortunately.

UrbanCulture's picture

looks like Iowa took a page out of MSU's playbooks and crashes their guards hard to the glass

UrbanCulture's picture

17-13 OSU. Ross playing well

buckeye4life050233's picture

that was a terrible charge call......barely touched him

osubuckeye4life's picture

Very important for Q to get minutes tonight and contribute. 

petebuc52's picture

Right, i commented on his lack of 2nd half minutes in the MSU game...Some on this site couldn't understand why i felt he needs more minutes...

UrbanCulture's picture

Has anyone noticed that ravenel get's the ball in the post a lot more than amir? 

osubuckeye4life's picture

He is and so far he has looked good downlow tonight. 

OHBuckInCA's picture

Go Bucks! 23-18

"The time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." - Woody Hayes

okiebuck's picture

Thanks for update; no BTN at the Hampton Inn in Waco; Sparty vs Wiskey will have to do.

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

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nice little hook shot by Ross. 
 

UrbanCulture's picture

Ross looking very good tonight. No noticeable defensive lapses, good scoring, solid rebounding.

osubuckeye4life's picture

He seems to be more in the zone tonight. I hope it is starting to come together, cause the kid can ball! 

TLB's picture

Uninspired first 16 minutes

RedQueenRace's picture

4 minutes in.
Wisky 3  MSU 0.

osubuckeye4life's picture

That one sounds like a barn burner!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Repeat of football.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

UrbanCulture's picture

Ross comes out, we don't score. DT hasnt gotton the ball much

UrbanCulture's picture

Scott is the one player on our team that can straight up drive

TLB's picture

Dance team in need of talent upgrade

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Too picky.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Wow, we might have a downlow game finally emerging. 

RedQueenRace's picture

I am unable to see this game and following on blogs and via boxscores.
On BHGP they are complaining a LOT about the officiating.  How is it being viewed here?

Buckeye1996's picture

Ugh. Game is on BTN and I don't have it so I appreciate the comments/updates. thanks guys.

okiebuck's picture

We must have had a offensive spurt; espn ticker says we're up 12 at half; cool. Damm we should have come out of E.Lansing with that game in our pocket.

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

osubuckeye4life's picture

Smith Jr. has 8 on 3-5 and 3 rebs 
Ross has 7 on 3-4 and 5 rebs
Rav has 6 on 3-5 and 2 rebs
Tank has 5 on 2-5 and 2 rebs
 
Craft has no points but he passed Mr. Jay Burson for career steals. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Thomas needs more touches. Feel like he only is touching the ball on 33% of the possessions. Offense needs to run through him. If we could block out, we'd be up 20.

tampa buckeye's picture

they still look shitty.  If smith jr would starting playing they could be final four material.  Amir is still soft as a teddy bear in the post.  I would have gone bobby knight on his ass in the first half.  He has no foot speed and is afraid to put his body on someone.

rdubs's picture

somehow if one person starts playing a bit better they go from shitty to final four.  hmmm... one of those statements must not be true.

tampa buckeye's picture

ya it makes a big difference. they win at msu if they have smith jr.  doing anything...anything at all.  point. 

rdubs's picture

so then you are saying they aren't shitty.  because losing to MSU doesn't make a team shitty.

TLB's picture

Nice start.
Now put them away

TLB's picture

Worst reboounding team in B1G

UrbanCulture's picture

Our bigs our probably the worst rebounders on the team too

TLB's picture

Position and effort. Basketball IQ

RedStorm45's picture

That was a horrendous 3-2 fast break...air ball layup.

UrbanCulture's picture

Tank looking upset that he isnt getting the ball

RedStorm45's picture

Needs 9 more for his 6th straight 20 point game.

Jack Fu's picture

Watching Amir screwing up the most basic, fundamental big man tasks over and over again is driving me crazy...
... and just like that, he blocks a shot. I'm pulling my hair out.

RedStorm45's picture

Amir has so many hacks that aren't being called lol

Jack Fu's picture

Yeah, he's totally gotten away with a few. Should lead to some great McCaffrey pics on BHGP.

UrbanCulture's picture

another poor charging call

RedStorm45's picture

Q finally seeing 2nd half minutes?? What?

brumon's picture

That charging call was like teo's gf

RedStorm45's picture

Why is Scott still on the bench 6 minutes into the 2nd half?

RedStorm45's picture

Gus - michigan...we. WTF??

TLB's picture

Yeah. I knew there was something wrong with him

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

He was sounding scared about Urban and Thad and the upward swing if our programs. Good. Very good.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Didn't you know that he was a fan?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

RedStorm45's picture

I didn't think he'd refer to them as "we" mid-broadcast.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He made it blatantly obvious he was all M*chigan the day Hoke was hired.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

RedStorm45's picture

Was he calling a game that day?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Can't remember. I just remember him saying he was a diehard fan, and gushing over Hoke.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Jack Fu's picture

I know he's from Detroit ... I must not have been paying attention, did he really refer to Michigan as "we"? I mean, I'll still love him regardless, but ... huh.

okiebuck's picture

You would think that Amir being from Motown; he might be a little tougher; but he is soft and doesn't hold the ball strongly like a big man should. Needs more time in the weight room.

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

TLB's picture

22 point game good to see officials put away the whistles

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I love physical B1G games. I like my basketball like my football

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

RedStorm45's picture

These refs are garbage.

TLB's picture

With Dakich on this. They check that too much

UrbanCulture's picture

Not good on the lobs today

RedStorm45's picture

We look terrible again.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Thompson bout ripped his head off on the rim on that missed oop

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

TLB's picture

Lost focus again

UrbanCulture's picture

i love how bad our late game offense is

Jack Fu's picture

Why in the world do we have the worst decisionmaker on the roster inbounding the ball against Iowa's press?

TLB's picture

61-51
At 12:48 we were up 53-29

Melissa's picture

This is gross. 

TLB's picture

Offensive rebounds 21-10 Iowa

NCBuck1's picture

Looking at the stats, how does Amir not have a rebound?  Is he getting pushed around or what?

TLB's picture

He doesn't move his feet

tampa buckeye's picture

the problem with amir is he sucks

RedStorm45's picture

29-10 run.  We suck.

osubuckeye4life's picture

He pretty much just moves his arms. Hence, 6 blks. 

UrbanCulture's picture

Thank god they gave us 10 free points by fouling us....otherwise we are losing now. Craft is really costing us

RedStorm45's picture

We need a bucket, and deshaun doesn't touch it.

Tim's picture

I'd say bench Craft, but I don't know who we would put in.

dubjayfootball90's picture

yay for flopping. Should not be anywhere near a 5 pt game

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

TLB's picture

Terrible shot by Scott.......get the rebound......Kraft throws an elbow
Stupid
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Glad I can't watch this game. This team is painful to watch. Let's face it, they ain't very good and aren't going to be this year or next. If they win one tourney game, they'll be fortunate. 

TLB's picture

Is it bad that I don't get upset anymore?

dubjayfootball90's picture

maybe a bit, but I am close to that point. I feel a little twinge, then just say f*** it. But I still get upset slightly, haha

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Ohio1St81's picture

I know exactly what you mean! I was just thinking the same thing. It's an easier pill to swallow when you deserve it - allowing yourself to commit a mental error as egregious as an offensive lane violation, coupled with the poor rebounding and lack of intensity, means Iowa would absolutely deserve the win. 

RedStorm45's picture

We're shooting 50% and only up 4.

TLB's picture

11 points last 12 minutes

RedStorm45's picture

Sounds like the last 28 minutes of michigan game.

tampa buckeye's picture

thad matta getting a raise hahahahahhahahahha what a fucking joke.  worst coach in the big ten.  The only reason he has had success is he has had talented players and coaches around him. 

tampa buckeye's picture

the truth hurts blow me 

Clmm297's picture

Name a coach that has had success and it isn't because they had talented players and coaches around them.

tampa buckeye's picture

Bobby knight never had this type of talent.  Look at all the nba players Thad has had.  

RedStorm45's picture

There's ONE nba player on this team.

tampa buckeye's picture

You don't think Amir should be one?  Ross?  He ran off the only other good player from northland.  

RedStorm45's picture

Wtf is every player a "should be" NBA player in your eyes. Oh and assistants...coach k yeah knight had no good assistants.

tampa buckeye's picture

Coach k was never at IU. 

Clmm297's picture

They could be, but that's going to be their choice.  They have to execute when in games and "want it".  Right now they are weak mentally and don't seem to care.  It's on them to take care of those things, not Matta.

tampa buckeye's picture

shouldn't the coach be able to push his players to be their best?  maybe, I don't know develop a young 7 footer into something more than Amir?

 

Clmm297's picture

yes...you are right.  But I'm saying that the player has to want it as much as the coach.  Right now, it doesn't look like those guys want it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Isaiah Thomas?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

tampa buckeye's picture

one guy?  Thad has had what 5 or 6 guys drafted?  

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

You say one guy as if Thomas was just another NBA player.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

tampa buckeye's picture

Greg Oden was drafted #1 overall.  Oden, Kufuos, Sully, Cook, Conley Jr, Turner, Mullens.  Thats a pretty good 7 deep on any nba roster with a healthy Oden.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

And tell me who on that list is on Thomas's level.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Clmm297's picture

Indiana had as many, or more, NBA draft picks during Knight's glory years as Matta has had at OSU.  In total, 39 Hoosiers were drafted during Knight's tenure at IU.

tampa buckeye's picture

Bobby Knight 3 titles Matta ZERO (0)

Clmm297's picture

It's hard to compare a 43 year career to a 12 year career.  I'm not saying Matta is or will be better than Knight, but at this point noone knows.

tampa buckeye's picture

You only have to watch one game of each guy's career to know that Thad Matta is no Bobby Knight.   

Clmm297's picture

and that is a good thing....

RedStorm45's picture

Tampa, you started the comparison.

johnblairgobucks's picture

so, Matta isn't John Wooden.  He's the best basketball coach at OSU, IMO, that I've seen (Gary Williams, randy ayers, Jim o'brien) and OSU has had more on court success since he has been coach, than they had in the previous 20 years before he was hired.

tampa buckeye's picture

Ive seen all of those coaches too and Matta isn't in G. Williams or Randy Ayers league.  O'brien was an asshole.

tampa buckeye's picture

Sorry if I offended the 1 O'brien fan, But seriously the guy is an asshole.

Tim's picture

kirk ferentz is a way worse coach.

dubjayfootball90's picture

there should never be a lane violation on the shooting team. EVER

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Tim's picture

Lane violation, Craft offensive foul, Ross flat out losing the ball for no reason, etc.  So many weird mistakes in this game.

RedStorm45's picture

I keep losing respect for Gus.  Blatant michigan homerism mid-broadcast, and he keeps citing this 23 point lead as the largest of the game, when it was clearly 24.  Look at any gamecast/stats on this game.

UrbanCulture's picture

This team doesnt know how to play with a lead. Playing not to lose ala sugar bowl tressel ball.

RedStorm45's picture

Just the sugar bowl?

UrbanCulture's picture

specific example that really pissed me off like right now

osubuckeye4life's picture

They need a killer instinct bad!

BuckeyeChris's picture

So Matta should quit running DAVE?

buckeye4life050233's picture

nice tressel running play reference!!!!

TLB's picture

That dunk gives us 3 baskets last 13 minutes

TLB's picture

4......two in final minute

dubjayfootball90's picture

got the win. Always good to get the win. I will take. Now on to the next one!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

RedQueenRace's picture

Iowa is the Bucks at the charity stripe tonight.  They have missed 13 FTs.

Ohioste's picture

I understand that there was a lot of lofty expectations for this team, but it required a lot of people to step up/grow and they simply just have not. Craft is still probably one of my favorite buckeyes of all time. He's not an offensive player. He can play PG and dish the ball, but he's not Conley who can take over a game. Shouldn't be expected of him. Don't turn the ball over, play amazing defense. That's what he should do.
I know it's been said over and over again, but someone needs to be able to score besides DT. I don't see anyone on the roster that is able to do that. If you think it's frustrating next year, I'm nervous to think of what next year will bring. 
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

This team is mentally out to lunch. No reason for this team to turn the ball over so much, with Craft, Scott, and Smith handling the ball. But they do.