Men's Basketball Open Thread: Wisconsin

By 11W Staff on January 29, 2013 at 6:45p
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Chris Lauderback's picture

Tonight's officials: John Higgins, Tom O'Neill, Tim Clougherty

Smanpoint10's picture

yay! B1G officials are the best!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Our guard play will determine the pace, we all know how Bo likes to slow it down and limit possessions. I want Amir to make a concerted effort to rebound. Get the fast break going and see if Thompson can stay hot. Go Bucks.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

UrbanCulture's picture

This is a big game.

Chris Lauderback's picture

I like Dakich but he's either drunk or misheard the coaches if he thinks Trey McDonald is a huge factor going forward. 

gwalther's picture

I vote drunk.

Class of 2008

TLB's picture

Somebody has to step it up

okiebuck's picture

Block out and hit the boards Bucks!

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

TLB's picture

hey!? was that an offensive rebound?
 

dubjayfootball90's picture

i really hate brusewitz

Squirrel Master's picture

The Ginger Annoyance is not fun to watch.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

bergy22's picture

good gravy Amir. Nice look by Thomas
 

TLB's picture

first one to 30
 

TLB's picture

Amir with 3 boards already, 2 offense (and no points)
If nothing else, the fear of McDonald cutting into his playing time has him working a little harder.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Amir Williams needs to be introduced to Mickey Marotti.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

okiebuck's picture

Playing the Badgers always preps you for the Big Dance

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

Squirrel Master's picture

I just laugh that Dakich called him McDowell! 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

dubjayfootball90's picture

these shooting woes are not good man.... cant be missing shots with limited posessions

okiebuck's picture

Craft has to make the little 10-12 foot jumpers

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

that defensive series was NASTY!!!!

buckeyechad's picture

should just have lenzelle guard their whole team if he plays like that

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Dakich just said McDonald looked good for 6 minutes against Penn State.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

BME_Buckeye's picture

Come on buckeyes score the ball!

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

 

TLB's picture

geez..........and I thought Northern Ill was bad.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

The SI article on Craft made a good point. He is such a thinker on defense, he tends to over-think his offense. Plus you can tell he doesn't trust his shot.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Bucks43201's picture

Both teams look like Wisconsin. Wish we would've donned the sweet gray unis.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

dubjayfootball90's picture

beautiful, draws contact and 1
 
edit: nvm, no and one

UrbanCulture's picture

we tend to struggle guarding 3 pointers

okiebuck's picture

Nice DT; keep taking it to the bucket; and we need to run when we have numbers

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

TLB's picture

Moving screen........thats all that big dude on MSU did to us last week and was never called.

dubjayfootball90's picture

we need a second scorer so bad.....

DJRivera24's picture

Have to imagine they will get the ball to Ross, he's got a great match up. 

12-OH

UrbanCulture's picture

if DT isnt in the game we dont break 30 points

TLB's picture

Like watching a game from 1935.
I think we'll run the picket fence out of the time out.

Doc's picture

Score?

"Say my name."

TLB's picture

Bucks 11-9 halfway thru
 

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

9-8 Wisky under ten minutes

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

dubjayfootball90's picture

LaQuinton : Spanish for, The Quinton

okiebuck's picture

That a way Q

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

Doc's picture

Thanks BB85

"Say my name."

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

It's now 13-13 under 8 min

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

TLB's picture

4 threes for wisky
we down 14-13 at under 8 time out

okiebuck's picture

Take it to the bucket and get some fouls on their big uglies

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

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Oden and Michael Redd in the crowd. Nice.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

dubjayfootball90's picture

Williams should never be blocked that bad

TLB's picture

Craft should make that 90% of the time

UrbanCulture's picture

looks like the rebounding is getting better

TLB's picture

Amir chasing on D

okiebuck's picture

Block that MF'er out dammit

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

TLB's picture

thats 5 threes.

dubjayfootball90's picture

you cant be serious leaving this big men all alone on the three point line..... YOU KNOW THEY SHOOT THREES!!!

TLB's picture

down 22-17 under 4 time out
 
In serious trouble.  We just can't score.

JakeBuckeye's picture

God I hate the lumberjacks. How lucky have they gotten on so many of their three point chucks today?

TLB's picture

yeah, one banked in, one died on the back of the rim, somehow.

okiebuck's picture

Live by the three, die by........

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

UrbanCulture's picture

lets get the ball to DT and stop leaving their shooters open

dubjayfootball90's picture

this is really terrible shooting wise

okiebuck's picture

Ravenel continues to suck

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

now we need to stop missing free throws..... THEY ARE FREE!!!! come on DT!!

RedQueenRace's picture

A 7 point lead in this game is like one of 20 in a normal game.

buckeyechad's picture

No words to describe how pathetic our offense is when Deshaun isn't scoring.

dubjayfootball90's picture

quick fouls baby, there you go Craft! be aggressive now

TLB's picture

Nice.........Craft driving and making 15 footers is what we need.
He should step inside the 3 point line every time.

Buckeye1920's picture

Keep taking it to the rack

okiebuck's picture

I think I've said it twice already; take it to the hole and good things happen!

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

kevinfrenchfry's picture

Thank god this team has a decent defense, they would be an unranked squad without it, the lack of scoring is going to cost them big time and everyone keeps talking about how they'll be playing at the end of the year and i hope that comes to fruition but the odds of that happening are not on the side of buckeye nation

okiebuck's picture

Pretty simple; no matter the sport; if you play good defense you are always in the game; and when you are in the game you have a chance to win it.

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

Buckeye1920's picture

Glass first my ass

TLB's picture

man that was close.
 
this officiating crew did last nights WVU-KU game

BME_Buckeye's picture

This game is drink worthy. I'm starting to prepare myself for the worst if we lose. Bottums Up!

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

 

TLB's picture

how tall is Sam Ponder?

dubjayfootball90's picture

ok, not a good half but not extremely terrible since we are still 2 pts down... Missed so many shots, and now like matta said we gotta keep attacking the basket and sink shots
 
Confident we will end this game with a W. Lets go bucks!

okiebuck's picture

Ditto Dubjay!

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Halftime, and more starters haven't scored than have scored.
Ick.
 

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

IBleedSandG's picture

This one is gonna come down to the wire, and I hate our end-of-half offense. Gonna need a beer for the 2nd half.

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!

UrbanCulture's picture

Lenzelle hasn't been playing well recently. 

JLBNYC's picture

Id think about starting Scott over Lenzelle. 
See how Lenzelle does off the bench.
 

TLB's picture

Same US team that was too lame to make the Olympics?

dubjayfootball90's picture

seeing a replay of the shot that died on the back of the rim got me real upset.... The fact that is was shot by b-witz just made me lose it

UrbanCulture's picture

gotta love lapses
 

Buckeye1920's picture

Side note...our court is pretty sweet

UrbanCulture's picture

didnt even get a hand up

TLB's picture

That drive is there all night.

dubjayfootball90's picture

consistent scoring is needed, not just in bunches and then nothing in between

UrbanCulture's picture

jeesh we really struggle with guarding the 3's

dubjayfootball90's picture

these threes are pissing me off

TLB's picture

two quick one's on DT
 

UrbanCulture's picture

craft just shooting, doesnt look like he is thinking to hard tonight

dubjayfootball90's picture

energy getting up now. build it baby!!! get it going and run it

TLB's picture

down 1 under 16 time out
wisky with 8 threes.........we got 2

IBleedSandG's picture

Amir showing some emotion... what the hell? Dakich spot on w/ that statement.

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, we're from O-HI-O!

dbit's picture

Man I sure hope that wakes up Amir for the rest of the season. We need that bad.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Well...that was awkward for spielman...no?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

UrbanCulture's picture

wisconsin gets all the breaks

TLB's picture

everyone DRIVE

Bucks43201's picture

Yes Amir! Get PISSED AW!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

TLB's picture

miss the travel, call another on DT

dubjayfootball90's picture

i cannot believe how the ball just dies on the back of the rim. unbelievable

Buckifan4Life's picture

This is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but I'm gonna say it anyway. This team will only go as far as Amir Williams can contribute to the frontcourt. I'm sorry, but I am as unimpressed with him as I was with Dallas Lauderdale. It's as if he doesn't look like he even cares out there on the floor. I want to see him succeed like everyone else does, I just don't think he will get much better. Last year he definitely got a pass. He was a Freshman and didn't see the court much. Is it me or does it seem like he is wearing cement shoes? He is 7 feet tall and I just don't understand how he can appear so unathletic. Maybe I am being too hard on him because OSU REALLY NEEDS HIM to show up. Please tell me what he does really well? For the record, any player who shoots free throws under 60% just isn't putting in the time to perfect his game. Maybe I'm just sick of watching just about everyone on this team struggle except for Thomas. Alright, let the onslaught begin...

BTW, Wisconsin basketball is horrible to watch. I don't know how their fans do it.

Go Bucks!

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

If they ever make a movie about Thad Matta I hope they have Bill Murray play him.....

dubjayfootball90's picture

good D, very good D. Kept his hands straight up. Very nice

TLB's picture

Good bucket........but Rav needs to be stronger

BuckeyeChris's picture

"Finish him!"
"Sweep the leg, Johnny!" 

TLB's picture

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

UrbanCulture's picture

This is what i like to see. Play like an angry basketball team.

Buckifan4Life's picture

They are waking up a bit,..finally. :) Take what they give ya!

BuckeyeLawyer's picture

Finally my blood pressure is starting to go down.

SEBuckeye's picture

This team MUST develop a second scorer.  We cannot sustain this the entire season.

Buckifan4Life's picture

DT is on fiiiiiahhhh!

TLB's picture

DT posing on the 15-0 run

Squirrel Master's picture

The rise of Amir! Come on big guy, show em what you got!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

TLB's picture

damnit.........10 3's

Buckifan4Life's picture

Man, I think Stallone could do ANOTHER Rocky movie. LOL!

dubjayfootball90's picture

this time he fights Adrian's ghost since he already exhausted all other avenues...
 
And DAMNIT!!! I HATE THESE 3's THEY ARE SHOOTING

Buckifan4Life's picture

Yeah! LOL!

Wait, maybe Evander Holyfield. He's still fighting. :)

SEBuckeye's picture

If DT happens to get cold one game, we are totally screwed.

TLB's picture

get a lead.........lose the focus

JLBNYC's picture

This team certainly does that very well!

Buckifan4Life's picture

I think Bo Ryan just has them shoot three balls in practice...

Squirrel Master's picture

KEEP FEEDING THE BEAST!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

dubjayfootball90's picture

he took scott's leg out man.... shady shady shady

TLB's picture

that should have been an ejection.  no need to go for the legs there

JLBNYC's picture

Big Steal by Scott!  Did you see B'witz try to foul him?  too fast!

dubjayfootball90's picture

not including the socring when we need it, but this is how to close out a game... very nice, minus the scoring.

TLB's picture

Robinson Jr barely got to the rim

TLB's picture

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

UrbanCulture's picture

nice shot by the raven

dubjayfootball90's picture

awesome defense, great close out to the game, scoring starting to come too. Beautiful game, minus the first half, but we definitely turned it around after half, big time.

TLB's picture

LOL.......how was there no call?   

dubjayfootball90's picture

hahaha, the 'Deal With It' chant

Buckifan4Life's picture

Bo will NEVER live that comment down...

Melissa's picture

Since when is tripping not a foul?

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Not an artistic success, but a win. Against Wisconsin, that's about the best you can hope for.

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

TLB's picture

Winner 58-49
Some good things there in 2nd half to build on.

Buckifan4Life's picture

DEAL WITH IT, BO!!!!

toad1204's picture

At least Ryan shakes and doesnt do the Crean walk through. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

TLB's picture

Crean is as big a sore loser as there is.

BuckeyeLawyer's picture

Turned on game a bit late.  Did Wisconsin really not shoot a free throw?  If not, that is nuts.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

That's what happens when you rarely drive and shoot a billion threes.  #dealwithit

Jack Fu's picture

SPOILER ALERT: When more than half of your shots are three-pointers, you may not shoot a free throw in the game.

Knarcisi's picture

Wisconsin doesn't get to the line once ... Shoot some more 3s with those big oafs you morons.  

buckeye4life050233's picture

That was some great defense and great team movement of the ball on that 15-0 run.  I wish they could play that way all the time but if they do they will burn out the legs.  Still good home court win, now we gotta hopefully steal games at michigan and indiana and hold home court as well.