Men's Basketball Open Thread: Northwestern

By 11W Staff on February 28, 2013 at 6:45p
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Doc's picture

Lets go Bucks!  Kick some nerd butt!

"Say my name."

kr66osu's picture

I'm not excited for this

WolverineKiller's picture

Love the pic.  Does anyone else feel the line is generous considering the challenges we always face against NW?

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I sincerely hope not.  I had too much fun enjoying Penn State vs. scUM last night.  I would love to put away any hope of NW beating us within the first 10 minutes.  Don't even let it get close.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I got a bad feeling guys.... I hope we can pull it out! Lets go bucks! 

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

 

TLB's picture

Wish we had chosen gray uni's

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Playing at NW is like going for a root canal....

Baroclinicity's picture

Smith has the touch so far...

TLB's picture

Good ball movement

Hovenaut's picture

End February strong, storm into March.....let's do this Buckeyes!

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

WOW - Look at Lenzelle go - this may be another one of his 3 decent games a year.  Atta boy!

Doc's picture

Please keep those of us unable to watch updated with scores please?

"Say my name."

Geraffi's picture

12-7 good guys. 

Doc's picture

Thanks

"Say my name."

Geraffi's picture

Soloweski looks like Rudy, or Samwise Gamge. Whichever. 

awydontucry's picture

cmon now scott... I like the move though with his penetration ability

WolverineKiller's picture

Lenzelle might hold down the #1 Not Top Ten spot tomorrow on ESPN.

TLB's picture

Why do you watch that?

osubuckeye4life's picture

Awww hell na Slam just missed a dunk?!?!?
edit: oops I was out of the room and thought it was Slam.
Nice trey scralet mamba! Way to make up after that missed dunk. 
 

pcuzz1's picture

IDK how important you all think this is.. But I think Lenzelle is one of the best offensive rebounding guards in the country.. As I say that he blows a dunk..

pat cozzens

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Lenzele Smith Jr. is a WASTE of a scholarship at a place like O State.  We can do better!

phxbuck's picture

But he can hit the occasional triple

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Like I have said numerous times - he plays 3-5 great games a year.  After that, I don't think he has done enough to play as much as he does or start over Scott.  IMO Scott has much more upside then Smith - how many games has Smith Jr. taken off and scored <7 pts - too darn many to count.

Brutus's picture

Yep, 3 for 3 behind the arc and  11 pts in less than nine minutes. But he missed a dunk so we should yank his scholarship.

Torpedo Vegas's picture

The reverse psychology worked

pcuzz1's picture

NW might not be talented on offense but you can't fall asleep with all the picks and backdoor cuts they look for.

pat cozzens

Lincoln's picture

Can't wait for the l smith missed dunk gif buckshot

wibuckeye's picture

Lenzelle "Lighting it Up" Smith Jr.

WIBUCKEYE

awydontucry's picture

 
Amir Williams is playing lazy team defense and that's why they occasionally get open 3's. Other than that good game so far

Geraffi's picture

Nerd Moobs. Ewe. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

Get outta here with the waste of a scholly nonsense.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

awydontucry's picture

Hopefully we can get some ADV in this game. I think he can succeed. And that's me saying this who mostly disagree's with the ADV fan club.

pcuzz1's picture

AWY- would upvote you if I could, because it seems like Amir often goes through streaks of laziness on defense.. which results in him finding a seat on the bench.. He should DOMINATE this team down low

pat cozzens

TLB's picture

We should be up by 25

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nice put back by The Broom.
 

Hovenaut's picture

For those unable to watch....22-13 Bucks, 8:55 left in 1st.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

AJW_16's picture

OSU playing at NW, holding a comfortable-but-not-too-large lead, and the only thing keeping NW in the game is their 3-point shooting...I've seen this before...

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

CALPOPPY's picture

Nice photo. Is that a Penstemon? Resolution is too poor for me to tell. Where was the photo taken? And at OSU, you would probably be in Andrea Wolfe's lab (if it is Penstemon?)

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

AJW_16's picture

Yes, it is a Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides - SW Utah)! Yeah I'm in her lab.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

johnblairgobucks's picture

Northwestern's Basketball floor is Horrendous.  Kind of a water colored purple, that doesn't match their uniforms.  Their cheerleaders are louder than their fans, ala a high school game.  Cheesy setting for a Big 10 Basketball contest in the MidWest's Mightiest Metropolis.
Glad to see the Buckeyes playing well, so far.

awydontucry's picture

Those moving screens drive me nuts.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Anyone notice how high Sam Thompson jumped.... 

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

 

TLB's picture

24-16 5min left in half
We had 11 points 3 minutes into the game

Jack Fu's picture

NW has attempted five 2-pointers and nine 3-pointers. Hello, high variance strategies.

kr66osu's picture

unsurprisingly the offense has completely disappeared

ih8rolltyde's picture

ADV!!!!!!!

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

WolverineKiller's picture

And let the sloppy play commence.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Very nice movement and another tre by Scarlet Mamba!
 

kr66osu's picture

Thomas takes really really stupid shots

Jack Fu's picture

I wish they could announce to us before games whether or not Good Lenzelle showed up...

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Sloppy play all dt right now

johnblairgobucks's picture

Would an all-star team made up of players from Nebraska, Penn State and Northwestern win the Big 10 in Men's basketball this year?

TLB's picture

We need more timeouts

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Now we're really hitting the bench. It's only close because we are letting it be. 

awydontucry's picture

Well ADV fans here's his shot. I hope he succeeds.
(As every other player on this team of course.)

ih8rolltyde's picture

NOPE

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

thatlillefty's picture

Where's the defense?

RedStorm45's picture

Deshaun is still on the struggle bus, can't even hit a layup.

kr66osu's picture

MAKE F***ING FREE THROWS

johnblairgobucks's picture

 Trey McDonald needs a tad more development, but his game has the potential to better than Amir's, as early as next year.

Clmm297's picture

DeShaun is shooting to many jump shots and can't finish at the rim....needs to be a passer tonight!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Macdonald giving great minutes. He's got some defensive iq

pcuzz1's picture

Really?? Cost to cost to end the half.. unreal..

pat cozzens

kr66osu's picture

That's the play you run? Seriously? Run down the clock and take an NBA 3?

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nice defense guys. Samwise just went coast to coast. 

RedStorm45's picture

We should have put them away by now.

Jack Fu's picture

Terrible last possession, immediately followed by god-awful transition defense (why the hell are you just getting out of the way, Deshaun?).

ih8rolltyde's picture

DT with some ole defense right there.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Hovenaut's picture

OSU up sloppy....29-22 at the half.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

awydontucry's picture

Deshaun says "O I'm sorry excuse me sir here come through here."

WolverineKiller's picture

At least none of us will have to take our Ambians tonight.

thatlillefty's picture

terrible way to end the half

bgohio22's picture

Is it possible LZ and DT are engaged in some sort of Freaky Friday scenario? 

kr66osu's picture

terrible first half

TLB's picture

Shooting our usual 40%
Only up 7 at half should be more than 20

williamwhite37's picture

anyone who doesn't see the value of Lenzelle needs to gp back to Basketball 101 ... as far as the game, well, it just hurts to watch NWN. Buckeyes going thru the motions and still up 7 at the break.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Please sign me up next semester cause I simply don't see it! 

awydontucry's picture

Well to begin with we would be losing this game without him. He has half our points. And this is the game you choose to say he needs cut? LOL

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Nope - this is #3 for his good games this yr. so he is at his yrly avg.  The other two were against mighty Nebraska.  He's a solid MAC prospect - but not a starter at a place like Ohio State.  Then again, this team is so flawed overall that people have come to accept the mediocrity that is Mr. Smith Jr and therefore, he is starting - sigh....

johnblairgobucks's picture

I'm sure you are way better, and would break him down......... ***rolls eyes***

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Terrible first half?  Come on we played multiple guys that don't see the court until the game is over and dt and craft got some rest. It was a good first half. Got to stiffen the perimeter defense and harder for good shots on offense. 

johnblairgobucks's picture

yep.  The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent.  OSU is accomplishing this.  ADV has a way to go, to be ready for more minutes, he needs to get a little stronger, for defensive reasons.  Trey McDonald needs to be given as many minutes as his lungs and personal foul total allows...... I think Trey has the potential to be a real nice Big Man.

RedStorm45's picture

Lenzelle is 5/7.  Everyone else is 5/15. Come on guys.

Ohio1St81's picture

Bruce Pearl is annoying. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

Is northwestern an all male school? Or do they just not have any female students?

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

avail31678's picture

How you got a downvote is beyond me...

dubjayfootball90's picture

Time to close this bad boy out. Start strong end strong

jaxbuckeye's picture

This team is nearly impossible to watch.  I'm sure the homers will bash me but I can't recall the last time a Buckeye basketball team pi$$ed me off so much.  They make incredibly dumb plays on a regular basis.  Stepping out of bounds, missing a wide open dunk, getting a rebound at the basket and freaking dribbling?
Craft - there is an offensive side of the game!  You have to score SOMETHING!
Thomas - Regressing.  Not even coming CLOSE to sniffing the first round.  Better return.
Williams - absolute stiff.  McDonald must really suck if he can't beat out that walking zombie.  Worst hands on a big man I've ever seen.
Ross - bonehead
Thompson - can you do ANYTHING other than jump?  Anything?
Smith - consistantly inconsistant
Ravenal - why is he not starting????
Another fine coaching job by Matta.  EVERYONE knows the only way they lose is if NW is hitting threes.  Fight over the freaking screens!!!!
OK, I'm done.  Let the bashing begin.

Clmm297's picture

stop watching them

jaxbuckeye's picture

Very insightful.  What are you, 12?

Clmm297's picture

I wish I were 12 again....that would put my age approximately 7 years older than yours, based on your comments and questions

jaxbuckeye's picture

Really?  I offered specifics.  What did you offer?  Absolutely NOTHING.

johnblairgobucks's picture

smh.  OSU just beat Michigan St.  Bitch much?

Clmm297's picture

Jax only posts when things are not going well or after a loss.  We would all be better off if he stopped watching the games.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Yeah just go bury your head in the sand.  FYI, I post when I have something to say.  You guys are no different than the ridiculous Michigan fans.

johnblairgobucks's picture

What are we burying are heads for?  We are not on the team.  We are not coaches.  We (I) enjoy watching OSU play basketball and try to win.  Shit happens.  Maybe you think you should be a fan of a basketball team that never makes a mistake.

jaxbuckeye's picture

I never said that.  But anytime anyone says anything critical of the team they are jumped on.  It's OK to to say you don't like things about the team.  That's what a forum is all about.  I didn't simply bitch, I offered specifics.  You could easily refute what I said and we could have a conversation about it.  But that never happens.  I am instantly branded a traitor. 

jaxbuckeye's picture

Yeah let me guess, you saw that one coming right?  That's even MORE reason why this team is so frustrating.  No team in the B1G has more all americans, better athletes, etc  yet where do they stand?  Why do they usually do just enough to win?  As ridiculous as you think I am, I think the same of the rest of you that see this team exclusively through scarlet glasses.  Just because someone has something critical to say doesn't mean they aren't a fan.  No wonder other people think tOSU fans are bunch of cretins.

johnblairgobucks's picture

being critical and only having critical things to say, imo, is the difference between being a fan and being an asshat.  I can't recall a single positive remark you've made about this basketball team that is 21-7. 

jaxbuckeye's picture

Well had I known you were charting my comments, I would ensure that i threw in a "great job team" every once in a while.  You bitching about bitching only makes you a hypocrite.  They may be 21-7 but how many of those were cupcakes?  The point of my post is that this team is extremely frustrating because they have the talent to be very good yet continue to barely beat bad teams and lose to quality ones.  If they don't get it together, they will be going home early from the dance. 
I also feel that Matta gets the benefit of the doubt a bit too much.  Not saying he should be fired but at some point they need to win against good teams on a consistant basis.  As good of a team as they were last year, they should not have lost to Kansas.  At some point, he needs to win those games.

johnblairgobucks's picture

They beat duke, won the Big 10 and made it to the Final 4, last year.  The year before, they were in the sweet 16.  This year, they are a legit top 20.  I'd just be guessing, to think Matta has helped coach his teams to some quality victories. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

hmmm...it seems like Northwestern's strategy is to foul Ohio State everytime they touch the ball.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

ih8rolltyde's picture

Slam is gonna be very good.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

WolverineKiller's picture

I'd like to see him take 3-5 more shots per game.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Poor defense. Gotta fight through the screens

kr66osu's picture

facepalm
they aren't even playing defense well

Hovenaut's picture

What.
The.
Hell.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

BME_Buckeye's picture

This is not about to happen! Time to grab the bottle of Everlear! 

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

 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Everyone step away from the edge. WE STILL HAVE THE LEAD. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

Uh oh. Plz not the everlear

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

BME_Buckeye's picture

O yes, I'm going there. I only cook with it too and rarely drink it since its not sold in Ohio!

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

 

ih8rolltyde's picture

I've seen more well attended high school games.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

bgohio22's picture

I step out to pack for vacation for 5 minutes and it's down to 2?? WTF??

kr66osu's picture

with an offense as terrible as ours no lead is safe
not to mention the defense isn't very good either

ih8rolltyde's picture

Very interested to know what you cook with everclear.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

GoBucksOSU's picture

Why does every team make all of their 3 pointers when they play OSU? It's annoying enough to see the football team get every opponent's best effort.

Jack Fu's picture

Unless someone goes HAM on offense this one's going down to the wire.

BuckeyeChief's picture

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

kr66osu's picture

MAKE A GOD DAMN LAYUP

Hovenaut's picture

Ravanel......come on man.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeChief's picture

Wow. Matta is PO'ed.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I just saw matta coach ravenel

DLJad's picture

Why are we playing so soft on D? Let's force them to beat us off the dribble!

Enzo's picture

Amir Williams is awful. Can't score, can't rebound, can't defend. Why is he even in the game?
 

brandonbauer87's picture

I have never seen Matta so red. 

kr66osu's picture

they keep giving up the EXACT same play over and over

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

The Princeton offense is predicated on the two deviations of the same movement. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

Eshaun Thomas. No damn D

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

CHEESE AND RICE - the smarties only have SEVEN scholarship players......good grief

Jugdish's picture

Matta showed us a new shade of scarlet.

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

awydontucry's picture

O MY GOD MATTA RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPED RAVENEL!!

ih8rolltyde's picture

I'm gonna start calling him Oshaun.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

ih8rolltyde's picture

Amir drives me insane.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Jack Fu's picture

Well ... I mean... he's bad.

bgohio22's picture

This game is no different from the game vs NW a few weeks ago.  Sloppy Bucks slow motioning their way to a disappointing win . . . or a crushing loss.

Enzo's picture

How many times are these guys going to get burned by the exact same play?

wibuckeye's picture

Why are we three point happy?

WIBUCKEYE

kr66osu's picture

This is embarrassing
This team is unwatchable

awydontucry's picture

Jesus Christ don't watch then. I mean is it really that hard?

Clmm297's picture

stop watching them or stop complaining

jaxbuckeye's picture

How DARE you say something negative about this team?  Here come the pitchforks and torches!

Clmm297's picture

when you say nothing but negative things, it gets old....most people get tired of it.  if you would ever have a positive comment, maybe your perspective and the perception others have of you would change.

wibuckeye's picture

Why won't Craft shoot?

WIBUCKEYE

THE_JUICE's picture

If it's not a layup, it's probably not going in.

Enzo's picture

Have I mentioned that Amir is worthless? When he's on the floor it's 4 on 5.

williamwhite37's picture

Admittedly, watching these guys can get frustrating, but if this is a down year, I'll take it — gotta remind myself of that. These games at the B10's only h.s. gym always go to the end. DT will get going here

Hovenaut's picture

NW up 41-40, 9:42 left.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

osubuckeye4life's picture

Attack Craft badger!!!

Enzo's picture

Thomas should be at the free throw line for every entry pass.

brandonbauer87's picture

Having both Craft and Scott on the floor against this zone is killing us. They can shrink way in and let us shoot 3's. 

THE_JUICE's picture

Pitiful.  I thought the Michigan fans were loony when they accused the B1G refs of calling games for the underdogs to make the league look more dominant...

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

We are 1-10 in the second half on 3's
WHY are we still shooting three's?
 

chicagobuckeye's picture

2-3 zone gives up lots of outside shots.

kr66osu's picture

because the big men can't get open to receive a pass and even if they do they can't make a layup

brandonbauer87's picture

When the defense is giving you open looks you take them.  We're just getting all of them as 3's. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nice job Scarlet Mamba!

chicagobuckeye's picture

I feel like if Thompson was a little more physical he could be a freak. He has the athleticism, but seems to shy away from contact.

phxbuck's picture

So how many more 3's is lenzelle gonna chuck before he even attempts to dribble inside. 

ih8rolltyde's picture

He is 5-10 from 3 with 21 points.......

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Enzo's picture

The moving screens are ridiculous.

BME_Buckeye's picture

I'm sick of these BACKCUTS! OMFG!
IH8ROLLTYDE, 
As for cooking with it makes a lot of good stuff. Check out this Apple Pie Shot recipe...
Ingredients

  •  750 mL bottle Everclear
  • Gallon Apple Cider
  •  Gallon Apple Juice
  • 2-3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 - Cup Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Package Cinnamon Sticks

 
Directions

1. Mix Apple Cider, Apple Juice, Vanilla Extract, and Cinnamon Sticks in a large pot. Bring to boil. Stir continuously.
2. Add Brown Sugar and Honey to desired sweetness. Continue to stir.
3. LET COOL
4. Add Everclear
5. Serve in small Culver's cup

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

 

chicagobuckeye's picture

very similar to my apple pie moonshine

TLB's picture

My advice to you is to drink heavily

chicagobuckeye's picture

OH MAN my brother's gonna kill me

Jack Fu's picture

As long as it's not Mags Bennet's recipe, sounds good.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Nice

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

BSTP DeCon's picture

Why do we continually keeping rushing shots? Ohio State has done it all year... Am I the only one that sees this? 

THE_JUICE's picture

I'd be fine with quick shots if they would actually go in.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Lol amen to that. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Gotta worker harder on both sides. Time to grind. 

bgohio22's picture

How can a team with 7 scholly players give us matchup problems?  I can't believe this game is simple as basketball talent / not athletic (NW) vs not-so-great basketball talent / athletic as heck (OSU).  People get on Amir so bad because he exemplifies this whole team.  Tons of potential but not very smart, often diabolically bad, and frequently good enough to win.

Enzo's picture

What the holy f was that?

Enzo's picture

So lazy on offense. No one willing to get physical inside. Athletically superior, but they get out hustled.

brandonbauer87's picture

Any of you have an extra tin foil hat I can borrow?

osubuckeye4life's picture

Slam just said "Get that weak shit outta here son"!

Enzo's picture

Craft didn't even touch him.

kr66osu's picture

Way to go Craft, great play

TLB's picture

HImmm.  So frustrating

ILbuckeyes's picture

Where in the world is Q Ross?

Enzo's picture

thomas just needs to camp there. why do they not use that play until they stop it? so stupid.

Enzo's picture

craft gets checked into the stands, no call. weak.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Come on Buckeyes. I mean..... They're nerds.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

The wheels on the bus are falling off (still beats the Randy Ayres yrs) - but seriously - how many layups have we missed tonight?

johnblairgobucks's picture

since we are being blunt here, your posts about this game are worthless.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Thx man - I heart you too

Kevbo714's picture

... And there was no foul on craft, there?  Ugh...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Enzo's picture

this ticky tack foul crap is mind boggling

osubuckeye4life's picture

Scarlet Mamba is unconscious!!!!!!!

WolverineKiller's picture

Wow, clutch from Smith.

kr66osu's picture

We would be getting blown out if not for Smith

DLJad's picture

Why not, at least, make an attempt to disrupt their offense?

Jack Fu's picture

Lenzelle's gonna shoot fifteen 3-pointers in this game, and do basically nothing else. I mean, he is just camped out on the wing, sitting there waiting to shoot.

ILbuckeyes's picture

He has 24 points, what are you mad about?

Jack Fu's picture

I'm not mad; he's just doing nothing else.

ILbuckeyes's picture

defense, rebounding... when they are playing zone and you are shooting above 50% from 3 its not bad offense to stay behind the line

WolverineKiller's picture

I'm ok with that tonight considering, without him we would be getting blown out.  Dude is shooting from over 50% behind the arc tonight.

BME_Buckeye's picture

If we lose this game, Northwestern students will rush from the library to get on the court!

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

 

awydontucry's picture

LMFAO POST OF THE NIGHT

ILbuckeyes's picture

Something about Northwestern in basketball and Purdue in football give OSU teams the hardest time

ih8rolltyde's picture

Where you at Smith Jr haters?

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Still here - have no fear, next week against IU he will have about 5 pts (although I am grateful he actually is playing well tonight)!

TLB's picture

Road game. He might lead the team

brandonbauer87's picture

Not that I'm a smith hater but a good shooting night doesn't make up for a poor game otherwise. 

Enzo's picture

Matta is great defensive coach, but his offensive sets have always sucked rocks IMO.

Clmm297's picture

yeah, but it's hard to argue with his record...not to mention 2 final fours, big ten regular and post season titles, etc.

brandonbauer87's picture

They're using that high curl/handoff and the big men is handing off then setting multiple moving screens. 

Enzo's picture

Ross would be dizzy trying to defend the Princeton offense. Hence bench.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Nice shot Crafty!

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Enzo's picture

Why can't Matta recruit some of these shooters. Seems like every team OSU plays has 1 or 2 guys that are lights out. We have no one.

Kevbo714's picture

Time to create separation... Let's go Bucks!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

ILbuckeyes's picture

The next two recruiting classes have shooters coming in.  

mitchjacobsen01's picture

They might not be lights out if we didn't leave them open so often/play soft defense.
EDIT: replied to the wrong post...sorry bout that 11W nation...

Enzo's picture

Even having a hard time finishing a 3 on 2 break away.

Kevbo714's picture

Rawr!  Bear hug!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nice little mid range from Craft Badger.

kr66osu's picture

Even on a fast break they don't know who to pass it to

johnblairgobucks's picture

do you even have fun watching the games?  Your constant bitching is almost legendary....keep it up Buckeye.

kr66osu's picture

Of course I don't have fun when watching them play like this. How would it possibly be fun to watch this game?

johnblairgobucks's picture

I'm sure everyone was tantalized by your updates every 10 minutes about how pissed you are and how much you think this team and program sucks.

jaxbuckeye's picture

as is your bitching about bitching.  Free country.  People are allowed to have an opinion, even if it's contrary to yours.

RollBucks's picture

It's weird how Craft scores a lot more when he decides to shoot
 

Roll with it.

ILbuckeyes's picture

shooting does tend to lead to some scoring

jaxbuckeye's picture

Ilbuck,
THAT was hilarious.  Bravo.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Dammit Slam

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

kr66osu's picture

FREETHROWS
FREETHROWS
FREETHROWS
FREETHROWS
FREETHROWS
FREETHROWS
FREETHROWS

Enzo's picture

that was better

awydontucry's picture

A  good point from tonight is that Scott has been forcing turnover after turnover

Enzo's picture

great help d from scott definitely

Jack Fu's picture

He's forced some hugely important turnovers in the past few minutes.

Enzo's picture

Clean up in the lane!

osubuckeye4life's picture

Tank starting to come alive again.

Kevbo714's picture

3 of the last 4 possessions for NW were forced to's by the good guys

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

RollBucks's picture

Thomas going to get his 15-16 but he has been shooting about 35% the last three games.

Roll with it.

kr66osu's picture

this can't be stressed enough
He's really trailed off recently

Enzo's picture

Keep feeding Tank.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Come on guys make your free throws!!!!!!!!!!

ih8rolltyde's picture

Oshaun taking over.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Enzo's picture

horrible call
 

osubuckeye4life's picture

Oh man we almost had a rim rocker from Slam :(

kr66osu's picture

10-19 freethrow shooting
abysmal performance

Enzo's picture

last 39 seconds is going to take 15 minutes now

Knarcisi's picture

Cheap call on Slam

Enzo's picture

worst part of basketball is the end of game fouling. i would rather get a root canal.

pcuzz1's picture

I just want to see MADE free throws!!!

pat cozzens

ih8rolltyde's picture

The last defensive board Slam one handed it, read a book, and passed to Craft before coming back down to earth......

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Knarcisi's picture

What is our FG% outside of Lenzelle?  20%?

Knarcisi's picture

Actually 39%. Had to be around 20 mid 2nd half. 

Enzo's picture

intentional fouling should be 1 automatic pt plus 2 FTs

RollBucks's picture

Only 5 points up and we are in a free throw shooting contest. Anyone else nervous?

Roll with it.

Enzo's picture

should have been an and !

osubuckeye4life's picture

Tank juyst took his lunch money and Slam just got some air and THE THROWNDOWN!

ih8rolltyde's picture

Ballgame nerds.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

TLB's picture

Winner but oh so frustrating

Enzo's picture

SLAM says get that crap outta here!

osubuckeye4life's picture

Slam just had another block! 

Hovenaut's picture

OSU gets the win, 63-53.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

RollBucks's picture

I swear other teams should just Hack-a-Buck. We would be below .500

Roll with it.

ILbuckeyes's picture

nah, OSU actually shot above 80% from the line their last two games

ILbuckeyes's picture

I entered a contest for a free t shirt saying the final score would be 64-53... so close

BME_Buckeye's picture

HIT THE BOOKS Northwestern! Good game! :)

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

 

BME_Buckeye's picture

HIT THE BOOKS Northwestern! Good game! :)

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

 

Kevbo714's picture

Ok... I admit that I was nervous there for a bit

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

awydontucry's picture

Not the prettiest win but you'll have that.

Enzo's picture

Did Smith Jr. blow a kiss to the crowd. LOL.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Smith Jr getting a jumpball on Craft's missed ft allowed the DT play to give us the ball, which led to Slam being Slam, which was the dagger.

Smith Jr haters, your rebuttal.

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

Knarcisi's picture

I'm not a Smith hater, but we want to see consistency ... More than 2 games like this a season ... Against RPI top 50. 

osubuckeye4life's picture

It was not pretty but it is a ROAD WIN IN THE B1G. Lots of land mines and gopher holes to navigate out there.
A win is a win. I'll take it!

WolverineKiller's picture

I wish every game could end with a Slam Thompson special delivery.  He's really developing well this year.

ILbuckeyes's picture

Smith basically won us this game tonight.  Only one who played with a consistent intensity.  I really wish less people would hate on him.  He may be inconsistent offensively but defensively and rebounding by him is huge

Brutus's picture

An ugly win no doubt but a win just the same.  IU and scUM would love to have our problems right now.