Men's Basketball Open Thread: Michigan State

By 11W Staff on February 24, 2013 at 3:45p
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Smanpoint10's picture

I think this game is big for gaining momentum for the end of the season and the tournaments

Timotheos's picture

If Lenzelle has a bad game, we will not win. Let's see if DT can get going early. He has been starting off slowly.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Should be interesting to watch Q vs. Valentine (frosh SF for Sparty). Valentine has been playing really well recently, and has been logging as many minutes as Dawson. I think Q has the athleticism and height advantage though.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Today is an interesting measuring stick, since the game in East Lansing was nearly a win for us. If we can't win in Columbus, it will tend to show that one team is improving as the season progresses, and one team is falling back. 

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

oregonianbuckeye's picture

FYI- Tip has been pushed back to 4:10. 

BuckeyeUro's picture

Let's go bucks, O----H---

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Weird. Maybe it's because he's "MSU's Daddy?"

thatlillefty's picture

I think he's close friends with a Huber Height grad who attended MSU... can't remember his name, but he's in the league now. LB or lineman. Probably with that family.

Firedup's picture

Travis Trice was Braxton's teammate in High school

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

bgohio22's picture

Win this game--lock up a 4 seed.  Lose this game, IU, and early Big Ten tourney exit: 6 seed.

thatlillefty's picture

Really hope Craft shuts down Appling... kid is a punk.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Payne or Nix with the first cheap shot of the game? My money is on Payne.

Buckeye1996's picture

Thompson sure gives up some bulk.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Offense showing good patience.

Timotheos's picture

Good to see other players looking confident early.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Who knew we'd shoot the lights out? Boom!

TNbuckeye91's picture

Anyone have a link?

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Shot clocks didn't work on Thursday night either. Glad to see that they fixed the problem. 

thatlillefty's picture

at least we have a good broadcasting duo...

TNbuckeye91's picture

Whoops. Thanks buddy

oregonianbuckeye's picture

BTW- Love the poster, but Amir's big smile ruins the badass nature of having guns strapped to his back. 

chicagobuckeye's picture

That's why its so good

Buckeye1996's picture

They are putting quick pressure on Craft on the bring up to wear him out. Just like last game.

thatlillefty's picture

pretty smart strategy

bgohio22's picture

Bucks do NOT match up well with Sparty on the inside (says Mr. Obvious).  I have a bad feeling that unless Tank goes bonkers there's no chance. 

Buckeye1996's picture

No no. We are good. Just got to stop those inside screen plays to the bigs.

Buckeye1996's picture

Nix should have taken that. Glad he didn't ha.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

We need Scott in. Wings are struggling defensively. 

RedQueenRace's picture

Getting killed in the paint early while launching questionable jump shots.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

All 10 sparty points in the paint. 

bgohio22's picture

Izzo will start calling plays to rain down 3s . . . ASAP.

Timotheos's picture

Good D by Williams so far

Buckeye Chuck's picture

If Thompson can do that even remotely consistently, it's going to be important going forward. Nothing wrong with his shooting stroke there.

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Buckeye1996's picture

Williams is a step too slow..lol.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Q, Ross and Rav join DT and Craft. 

Buckeye1996's picture

Ravs with the AND 1

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Weird, a guard actually threw the ball to Thomas in the post. So sick of watching L ignore DT in the post, when that is the play. 

bgohio22's picture

What I like:
1. Bucks are getting open looks to DT in the post.
2. Also getting open looks on outside (Thompson, Smith, and Thomas).
What I don't like:
1. Already have given up a few offensive boards to MSU.
2. We cannot stop MSU inside / outside game.  They can run an offense + have potential to make a huge run at any moment.  
 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Getting beat on the boards 9-4 currently. 

bgohio22's picture

Appreciate the stats to support my general observations, ORE BUCK!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Buckeyes 5-12 from the floor, 1-5 from 3-point range.
Sparty is 5-11, 0-3 from 3, but with 3 offensive rebounds. 

Buckeye1996's picture

Rav can hit that baseline jumper. I think we see more plays to get him the ball away but along baseline. He can drive or shoot the short J.

Sgt. Elias's picture

This game is going to require more beer isn't it?

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Love pushing the ball. Really need to beat them down the court before they can get set. 

Buckeye1996's picture

Payne with 2 fouls. Nice

oregonianbuckeye's picture

I know they said that on tv, but I think he only has one. ESPN.com has him with one, and I doubt izzo would have kept him in. 

Buckeye1996's picture

I think you are correct. Thanks.

Timotheos's picture

We haven't played this up-tempo in a while.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Rav with some nice minutes today. Nice to see him playing better than he has been. 

Kevbo714's picture

Rav off the bench with 7 points... Nice to see

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Buckeye1996's picture

This is hand to hand combat!

Timotheos's picture

Ross good rebounds, but not shooting well today.

Buckeye1996's picture

Rav looking good on D!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

L is killing us on both ends. 

RedQueenRace's picture

If only this team could shoot.

Idaho Helga's picture

everyone gassed. slow it down.
 

GABuckeye's picture

I have no idea how Lenzelle Smith Jr. has a D1 scholarship.  I'm really sick and tired of watching him shoot.

bgohio22's picture

I think it's a case of misuse / misunderstanding of his role.  At the top levels of college basketball he's a role player being asked to star.  He doesn't really do anything exceptionally well but he shoots just good enough from outside, is just a good enough defender / rebounder that he provides some value.  But there's not another option.  Less of LZ means more LQ.  Want that? 

Urbanmania's picture

Yet again great defense and horrible shots

bgohio22's picture

Last Bucks possession: Thomas jogs down court.  Stands and watches.  Never touches the ball.  Then drives and misses a layup next time down.  I get that he's their best scorer.  Why not attempt to post him up EVERY SINGLE TIME??

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Disagree with slowing it down. DT needs a seat because he looks tired, but they are playing a 300 lb man. We need to play an up-tempo game to win. Just need to stop taking stupid shots and turning it over (L especially). 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Remember that sequence if we end up losing: Bucks up 3, Smith misses terribly, Bucks steal, MSU steals back and hits open 3, Thomas misses layup, Sparty hits circus layup. BAD stretch.

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oregonianbuckeye's picture

Payne has 10 rebounds. tOSU has 11. Yikes. 

bgohio22's picture

This trend, more so than being incapable of scoring, will kill this team in the B1G and NCAA tourney. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Can't take craft out of this game. Dude was on a roll. Give DT a blow. He's struggling on both ends. We need more size and strength on Payne. 

Idaho Helga's picture

So Rav is hot and we pull him out for Amir.  Well Amir, better produce and not get quick fouls like the Indy and Wisky games.  I would have preferred Rav stay in and we slow it down a bit.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

DT shooting 1-7 from the floor. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Seems to be a trend as of late. 

Idaho Helga's picture

aaaaaaaaaand that is doom, doom, doom

RedQueenRace's picture

OSU out-rebounding Payne by 1.

Timotheos's picture

Yeah, want to see the replay on that one.

Tim's picture

How is that a blocking foul?

Idaho Helga's picture

give dt a blow indeed.  He'll get the shot thing going. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Scott should be in for Smith here to close the half. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Glad to see slam back out there. Seemed to have a solid start

Idaho Helga's picture

glad to hear Clark doiing the game. The Wisky game  announcers were horrible.

bgohio22's picture

No in-game thread call for ADV yet? 

brandonbauer87's picture

I didn't wanna be THAT guy. 

bgohio22's picture

Not asking for 25 minutes.  But there's some times, like the end of half in-bounds play, where it never hurts to put another shooter on the floor.  If the Bucks can't cover MSU down low, what does it matter if you play a shooter with poor D skills?  Smith, Ross, and DT are are no great shakes on D + 2 of 3 are liabilities on O. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Props to Amir. Playing much tougher today. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Shit, I jinxed it. My bad. 

thatlillefty's picture

this game is getting physical... craft was just close-lined

Idaho Helga's picture

Need more offensive boards

oregonianbuckeye's picture

SLAMMMMMMMMMM Thompson!

thatlillefty's picture

Ooooooooooohhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Timotheos's picture

"Not a clean catch" How many times have we heard that

brandonbauer87's picture

He can flat out jump. Wow

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Funny thing about that is you could hear the sparty bench yelling lob. Doesn't matter. 

Idaho Helga's picture

Sam-Sam-Slam-it-Ma'am

brandonbauer87's picture

I love Craft but I wouldn't guard him above the foul line. Give him the Rondo treatment. 

Tim's picture

Deshaun does not seem to be mentally there today.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Thomas has got to wake up in the second half

RedQueenRace's picture

Bucks break down defensively it's a bucket or a foul.
MSU breaks down it's a missed wide-open shot.
Story of this season.

bgohio22's picture

OK.  Time to chain Amir to the bench. 

bergy22's picture

Amir and his hands gross

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Aaron Craft should come off the bench. I'm sorry but his offensive game is atrocious. Amir Williams should have his minutes stripped- he can't do anything right. I'd rather have Trey than Amir. 

The South will NOT rise again!

brandonbauer87's picture

That's a gross exaggeration. Agreed craft can't shoot but he does EVERYTHING else. Amir  struggles quite a bit but a great game from Trey is an average game from Amir. Trey won't make many mistakes but he doesn't change the game in any way. 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

I actually disagree with you on Craft. His offense and defense has regressed. He's still a top 10 defender, but I don't think Shannon Scott is that far off. I think our offense is held back when both Scott & Craft are on the court. With Ravenal and Craft coming off the bench, they could provide a spark. 
EDIT: As I say that, Craft scores two buckets. Haha

The South will NOT rise again!

Brutus's picture

And then many more buckets after that.  It was nice to see someone else step up today.  Craft won this game today.

tjbucvik23's picture

Buckeyes can't hold on to the damned ball. Too many turnovers !

oregonianbuckeye's picture

At the end of the day, we can't beat a top ten team if our stud is shooting 1-7 no matter what else is going on in the game. 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Consecutive turnovers. This is such a gross game. Why is non of our shots falling. I feel like we should be up by 10. 
 
 

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

 

Idaho Helga's picture

the missed shots are not as bad as at Wisky but are horrible.  Is there a Jedi curse on our basket?

BME_Buckeye's picture

Idk but if so we need to take some water from Mirror Lake and anoint the rims so we can get a few more shots in the basket. 

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

 

bergy22's picture

Thomas has been ineffective at both ends. Total liability on D and offensively just can't get it going. Needs to pick it up and be a leader for us.

brandonbauer87's picture

He is what he is at this point. This game is just pointing out his weaknesses. 

tjbucvik23's picture

I really hope that Matta has the team intensify their defense in the 2nd 1/2. All 5 players pressuring the ball and cutting off passing lanes. A full court press if we're trying to come back also.

bgohio22's picture

So everyone assumes DT leaves after this year, why?  Because he can leave and bank a year of salary, OK.  What's his ceiling in this year's draft? Early 2nd round at best? What skill does he have that an NBA GM will say "We MUST have that guy?"
 

RedQueenRace's picture

1-11 from 3.  If I had been told before the game that would be the case at half I would have expected the deficit to be a lot more than 6.

awydontucry's picture

Holy moses worst shooting game ever. Damn man.

Idaho Helga's picture

Ugh, you apparently missed the Wisky game.  May our eyes never be burned with that scene again.

thatlillefty's picture

terrible run to end the half. Would have been nice to build on the momentum after that Slam Thompson alley oop.

Basso Profondo's picture

None of these shots are falling, the execution is sloppy, and Amir seems to not even be aware that he's on the court.  Blah.  At least weren't not down by double digits.

Idaho Helga's picture

I don't remember DT ever looking like he's checked out like today.  I have to wonder if maybe he's sick?  There is "not having a good game" and today he seems gassed.

Smanpoint10's picture

We are getting shots we want. We are just not hitting...again

RedQueenRace's picture

Yep.  Craft and Scott can beat their guys off the dribble and draw the bigs but kickouts to wide open guys don't matter if they can't make them.  Amir, even if he goes to the hoop, never seems to be ready for a pass.

Smanpoint10's picture

You're right. Ravenal has shown he can actually catch it on the pick and roll

BME_Buckeye's picture

The players should go to Thompson library during the break and rub William Oxley head for good luck. 

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

 

TheBadOwl's picture

Remember when we could actually hit three's? That was fun.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Not to long ago...

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

 

Idaho Helga's picture

Ah, the memories.  but each team is running too fast this game.  But, I would like more 3's.

UrbanCulture's picture

Who remembers when Lenzelle was ultra clutch in the Syracuse game last year?

Idaho Helga's picture

we could use some more offensive rebounds this half, GO BUCKS!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

L getting caught on that screen. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Gary Harris having the game of his life. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Disagree. He's had a really good year. Had 19 vs. IU and is usually in the top two in scoring for sparty. Dude is a stud. 

brandonbauer87's picture

I mainly just mean the efficiency of what he's doing. I haven seen him make a bad play. 

Idaho Helga's picture

If DT is playing his usual game we're up by 4

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Craft to the rack! Love it. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Thomas has 6 rebounds, becomes 25th Buckeye all-time to record more than 1,000 points and 500 rebs.

thatlillefty's picture

Where are all the Craft haters? He's keeping us in this game right now.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Love the post on the switch there. 

KeithMC33's picture

Nice turn around by Thompson!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

DT misses layup, 4 point turn around. 

KeithMC33's picture

Nice shot deshaun! I thought he rushed that 3, shows how little I know! 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Holy AMIR. THE POSTER WAS RIGHT, THE POSTER WAS RIGHT!!!!!

toad1204's picture

Amir Williams has arrived

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

brandonbauer87's picture

Craft isn't doing that motion to fire up the crowd. That's what it looks like when you put your team on your back. And also Amir who? Kid can play when he tries. 

Idaho Helga's picture

stooopidest foul on record!
 
(post was late, I meant th guy who fouls Amir who is under the basket for the dunk)

741's picture

Finally a strong move by Amir.

Buckeye1996's picture

I love the energy!

KeithMC33's picture

Not sure what Ravenal did there to deserve a foul call?

BME_Buckeye's picture

#JUICE
There we go guys. Keep up the momentum. 

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

 

brandonbauer87's picture

Terrible timing to bring in subs. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

He did it to buy extra time, same reason that Izzo took out Payne. There was 12:17 on the clock, meaning the 'under 12' timeout was coming soon. If you take a guy out there, the theory goes, then they have more down time without being out for a lot of 'game time.' First rest for DT today I think. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Your strategy is correct. But they all stayed on the bench. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Well, L should stay there. They are keeping DT there to rest him for the final stretch. Seems to be working ok.

Sgt. Elias's picture

RAWR! Let's get this one

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

toad1204's picture

Craft with 10 DT and Sam T with 8 and Rav with 7.  Balanced thus far.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Kevbo714's picture

Boom!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Kevbo714's picture

Great ball movement... Keep it up

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Idaho Helga's picture

its a beautiful thing

bgohio22's picture

Playing their best basketball of the year last five minutes. Everybody doing their part. Props to Amir, LQ, and LZ.  But Craft is driving the train.

toad1204's picture

Has ADV seen the court today?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Buckeye1996's picture

Ha ha. The ref almost didn't call that foul on Ravs.

KeithMC33's picture

Gotta love craft! Dude is tough!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Q should take Payne. 

Kevbo714's picture

Way to stay in there in take that, Craft!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Idaho Helga's picture

its that 3`or 4 on payne?

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Scott plus Craft is a thing of beauty. 

brandonbauer87's picture

This should quiet the craft haters for a week or so. 

Buckeye1996's picture

That was a heck of a sequence with craft and scott.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

With Payne and Nix in, we should isolate Thompson or Q, whoever Payne is guarding. 

tjbucvik23's picture

Wow ! This is great !  GO BUCKS !

brandonbauer87's picture

Hate the call but great play by Payne. Gotta put your body into him to get that call. 

Timotheos's picture

Steady now. This is a critical period

toad1204's picture

Payne and Costello with 2 PF.  Valentine with 3.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

The South will NOT rise again!

brandonbauer87's picture

Can we nickname rav "The Broom"? Dude is always on the floor. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Craft leading the GAME in points and assists. 

popeurban's picture

Wish we would have landed Payne.  He has developed into a beast.

brandonbauer87's picture

He reminds me of KG. You love to have him but hate to play against him. 

Idaho Helga's picture

that wasn't nice "they call them fat heads" Good thing Clark has a sense of humor.  Others might have been offended. 
 
So far our Bigs > Sparty  Bigs
 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Not sure I agree. Payne has 13 rebounds. Our guards are winning the game for us right now. 

Idaho Helga's picture

yeah you are probably right.  guard game is good.

UrbanCulture's picture

big stretch right here. can't let up

81Alum's picture

Loving the effort. Win or lose (hoping we can hold on), this is a team I can be proud of.

tjbucvik23's picture

7:00 left up 5 we need an offensive push.

Buckeye1996's picture

Need these 3 from Thomas
 

Buckeye1996's picture

Nice! Those were big three throws..ha 

Timotheos's picture

Craft must have heard the criticism. He has really stepped up.

brandonbauer87's picture

Can we get Amir back in. You guys may hate him but Rav is getting abused in the post. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Doing a great job attacking the basket. Not settling for 3s every possession. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

What the duece kind of call is that?

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Stupid foul

The South will NOT rise again!

Idaho Helga's picture

uh, where are all those TTUN players on the academic all  american list??? Waaaahhhaaaaaa   remember how brilliant they all are there??

tjbucvik23's picture

AW offensive foul ? Not what we needed

dbit's picture

Yeah, this is a new, offensively aggressive Craft.  He's stronger than most guards and I'm glad he's finally taking advantage of it by driving.

KeithMC33's picture

Craft is tenacious today. I am exhausted just watching him!

Idaho Helga's picture

mebbe Crafts best game ever

brandonbauer87's picture

I think Craft's best game was earlier this year against Michigan at home. Scored and made life miserable for Burke. This is a very solid game though. 

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Need to hit our FT these next 4 minutes. Sparty will continue to foul. Will be interesting to see if Matta leaves Amir and/or Scott, never of whom are known for their FT shooting. 

Idaho Helga's picture

yank Amir if it becomes a foul-fest

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Nice free throw shooting, Crafty.

The South will NOT rise again!

Buckeye1996's picture

Gotta stretch this lead now!

SilverBulletNYC's picture

I dont know how you can call that an AND 1 but I'll take it. 

The South will NOT rise again!

Buckeye1996's picture

That was a bit NBA like for sure.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Got the switch due to a great screen by Craft. Rotated the ball, and posted it at the right time. Great job by DT to go at the basket!

KeithMC33's picture

Surprised they gave him the and 1, but we'll take it!!

Buckeye1996's picture

Bucks are 93% from the FT line.

Timotheos's picture

Remember Craft's FT last year and the year before? Good thing that percentage is a thing of the past.

Sgt. Elias's picture

I think tOSU vs. Sparty has been my favorite b-ball matchup the past decade.  

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Kevbo714's picture

...agreed

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

TNbuckeye91's picture

this is the buckeye team we've been waiting for.

wibuckeye's picture

Just got back to Wisconsin from Columbus, what a great game.  Showing some Buckeye guts, gotta love it.

WIBUCKEYE

Buckeye1996's picture

Need a spurt to put it away.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Let's not foul them 90 feet from the basket. 

hops's picture

You think that was a charge?

KeithMC33's picture

We really miss having a solid low post threat to team with DT

toad1204's picture

f

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

KeithMC33's picture

DT took a knee to the jaw. Ouch

Buckeye1996's picture

Gut check! C'mon Bucks get fired up.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Please do not let this one slip away

 
 

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

TexasBuck11's picture

We need to play to win instead of playing to not lose. Feel like Tressel is coaching the end of this game...

tampa buckeye's picture

how do you not let your best player touch the ball?

brandonbauer87's picture

Slam needs to loosen up on offense. He needs to be a little more selfish. 

KeithMC33's picture

Craft is an absolute beast today!! 

Seabass1974's picture

Let's do this Buckeyes!
 

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

KeithMC33's picture

Smooth stroke by Rav!

Buckeye1996's picture

Got to have these. 1 down 1 more.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Wow, Rav. Just wow. Huge rebound and FT there. Craft has to be the player of the game, but Scott and Rav, and Thompson have played well too.

Kevbo714's picture

I love the guts we are showing... Finish strong, Bucks!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Buckeye1996's picture

Got to let DT take the shots here if Craft can't get the drive.

Seabass1974's picture

NICE!!!

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We're feeling no pain, and Payne ain't feeling the ball.

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

Sgt. Elias's picture

NICE

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

wibuckeye's picture

Heck of a game.  Another B1G heavyweight battle.

WIBUCKEYE

Kevbo714's picture

I will take that turnover... Yes please

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

81Alum's picture

Huge turnover. One minute to beat the CBS jinx!

oregonianbuckeye's picture

WTF? Pass the ball son.

Seabass1974's picture

Fastest five seconds ever.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

tjbucvik23's picture

44 seconds and we go to the line  up 5 and missed the first and second shot

Kevbo714's picture

Ugh... I wish he would have made those...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Craft has a +/- of +11 today. Appling is at -11.

Kevbo714's picture

Swat!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Buckeye1996's picture

one more and ball game!

Sgt. Elias's picture

RAV!!!!!!

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

tjbucvik23's picture

up 6 with 18 sec remaining. Looks good

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Why do the announces say that we don't have a win to hang our hats on? Um, how about ttun that was ranked #2 at the time?

buckeye4life050233's picture

still not outta the woods......that ft woulda sealed it

bergy22's picture

Gosh dang. Clutch play by the Broom!

KeithMC33's picture

Great game! Best birthday present I could have asked for!!!

Buckeye1996's picture

Craft is from Benton Ridge not findlay...lol.

keith7456's picture

Liberty Benton....which is in Findlay.

Buckeye1996's picture

Not when I lived in Pandora OH which was near Benton Ridge and plays in the same conference (BVC). Liberty Benton is the high school named after Benton Ridge, Liberty Township, and Eagle Township (Mascot). It is not a town. It is its own school district.  Benton Ridge is the town.
 
Maybe Aaron lived within Findlay's city limits but still went to Liberty Benton H.S.? That is possible. Or for simplicity he may just call Findlay his hometown.

keith7456's picture

Liberty-benton High School
9190 County Road 9, Findlay, OH 45840

Buckeye1996's picture

Thanks! I never knew that. The location of the schools must of been annexed by Findlay at some point after I left that region or they may have built new schools within Findlay's limits. Strange since I think McComb, Van Buren and other schools around Findlay still maintained their identity meaning McComb HS is in McComb, Van Buren is in Van Buren etc.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

"We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan!" Indeed.

Sgt. Elias's picture

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

Idaho Helga's picture

best rav & craft game ever

UrbanCulture's picture

aaron craft chose a great day to be great

TNbuckeye91's picture

WOOOOOOOOHHHHH BUCKEYES!

awydontucry's picture

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!

OSUkid23's picture

So do the doubters have anything to say about this game?

Dougger's picture

SO AWESOME!!! Woo

I like football

Poison nuts's picture

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Career high 21 points for Craft to go along with 6 assists and only 2 turnovers. Wow.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Craft badger and the broom played great today!