PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
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!
who are the officials?
Can't make passes like that, Craft.
anyone have a link?
October 20th: National Kenneth Guiton Day
guys not boxing out just trying to out jump people for rebounds.......terrible coaching
Yeah we really are not rebounding right now. Box out!
You've obviously been to all the practices and are in the huddles at the games....what's it like?
not looking good so far....
It's strange because we had trouble rebounding last week too...hmmm
Score check please....
"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"
god i love that picture. Hope the game is going well, can't watch it unfortunately.
looks like Iowa took a page out of MSU's playbooks and crashes their guards hard to the glass
17-13 OSU. Ross playing well
that was a terrible charge call......barely touched him
Very important for Q to get minutes tonight and contribute.
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...
Has anyone noticed that ravenel get's the ball in the post a lot more than amir?
He is and so far he has looked good downlow tonight.
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
Thanks for update; no BTN at the Hampton Inn in Waco; Sparty vs Wiskey will have to do.
Nice little hook shot by Ross.
Ross looking very good tonight. No noticeable defensive lapses, good scoring, solid rebounding.
He seems to be more in the zone tonight. I hope it is starting to come together, cause the kid can ball!
Uninspired first 16 minutes
4 minutes in.
Wisky 3 MSU 0.
That one sounds like a barn burner!
Repeat of football.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
Ross comes out, we don't score. DT hasnt gotton the ball much
Scott is the one player on our team that can straight up drive
Dance team in need of talent upgrade
Wow, we might have a downlow game finally emerging.
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?
Ugh. Game is on BTN and I don't have it so I appreciate the comments/updates. thanks guys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ya it makes a big difference. they win at msu if they have smith jr. doing anything...anything at all. point.
so then you are saying they aren't shitty. because losing to MSU doesn't make a team shitty.
Now put them away
Worst reboounding team in B1G
Our bigs our probably the worst rebounders on the team too
Position and effort. Basketball IQ
That was a horrendous 3-2 fast break...air ball layup.
Tank looking upset that he isnt getting the ball
Needs 9 more for his 6th straight 20 point game.
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.
Amir has so many hacks that aren't being called lol
Yeah, he's totally gotten away with a few. Should lead to some great McCaffrey pics on BHGP.
another poor charging call
Q finally seeing 2nd half minutes?? What?
That charging call was like teo's gf
Why is Scott still on the bench 6 minutes into the 2nd half?
Craft is better.
Gus - michigan...we. WTF??
Yeah. I knew there was something wrong with him
He was sounding scared about Urban and Thad and the upward swing if our programs. Good. Very good.
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
Didn't you know that he was a fan?
I didn't think he'd refer to them as "we" mid-broadcast.
He made it blatantly obvious he was all M*chigan the day Hoke was hired.
Was he calling a game that day?
Can't remember. I just remember him saying he was a diehard fan, and gushing over Hoke.
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.
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.
22 point game good to see officials put away the whistles
I love physical B1G games. I like my basketball like my football
These refs are garbage.
With Dakich on this. They check that too much
Not good on the lobs today
We look terrible again.
Thompson bout ripped his head off on the rim on that missed oop
Cut me Mick
Lost focus again
i love how bad our late game offense is
Come on guys!
Why in the world do we have the worst decisionmaker on the roster inbounding the ball against Iowa's press?
At 12:48 we were up 53-29
This is gross.
Offensive rebounds 21-10 Iowa
Looking at the stats, how does Amir not have a rebound? Is he getting pushed around or what?
He doesn't move his feet
the problem with amir is he sucks
29-10 run. We suck.
He pretty much just moves his arms. Hence, 6 blks.
Thank god they gave us 10 free points by fouling us....otherwise we are losing now. Craft is really costing us
We need a bucket, and deshaun doesn't touch it.
I'd say bench Craft, but I don't know who we would put in.
yay for flopping. Should not be anywhere near a 5 pt game
Terrible shot by Scott.......get the rebound......Kraft throws an elbow
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.
Is it bad that I don't get upset anymore?
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
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.
We're shooting 50% and only up 4.
11 points last 12 minutes
Sounds like the last 28 minutes of michigan game.
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.
the truth hurts blow me
Name a coach that has had success and it isn't because they had talented players and coaches around them.
Bobby knight never had this type of talent. Look at all the nba players Thad has had.
There's ONE nba player on this team.
You don't think Amir should be one? Ross? He ran off the only other good player from northland.
Wtf is every player a "should be" NBA player in your eyes. Oh and assistants...coach k yeah knight had no good assistants.
Coach k was never at IU.
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.
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?
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.
one guy? Thad has had what 5 or 6 guys drafted?
You say one guy as if Thomas was just another NBA player.
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.
And tell me who on that list is on Thomas's level.
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.
Bobby Knight 3 titles Matta ZERO (0)
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.
You only have to watch one game of each guy's career to know that Thad Matta is no Bobby Knight.
and that is a good thing....
Tampa, you started the comparison.
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.
Ive seen all of those coaches too and Matta isn't in G. Williams or Randy Ayers league. O'brien was an asshole.
Sorry if I offended the 1 O'brien fan, But seriously the guy is an asshole.
kirk ferentz is a way worse coach.
there should never be a lane violation on the shooting team. EVER
Lane violation, Craft offensive foul, Ross flat out losing the ball for no reason, etc. So many weird mistakes in this game.
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.
This team doesnt know how to play with a lead. Playing not to lose ala sugar bowl tressel ball.
Just the sugar bowl?
specific example that really pissed me off like right now
They need a killer instinct bad!
So Matta should quit running DAVE?
nice tressel running play reference!!!!
That dunk gives us 3 baskets last 13 minutes
4......two in final minute
got the win. Always good to get the win. I will take. Now on to the next one!!!
Iowa is the Bucks at the charity stripe tonight. They have missed 13 FTs.
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.
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.
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