PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Lets go Bucks! Kick some nerd butt!
I'm not excited for this
Love the pic. Does anyone else feel the line is generous considering the challenges we always face against NW?
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.
I got a bad feeling guys.... I hope we can pull it out! Lets go bucks!
Ohio State's band SLAUGHTERED Michigan's band. If this were a football game, it would have been Florida State vs. Savannah State. - SB Nation following OSU vs. UM 2012
Wish we had chosen gray uni's
Playing at NW is like going for a root canal....
Smith has the touch so far...
Good ball movement
End February strong, storm into March.....let's do this Buckeyes!
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
WOW - Look at Lenzelle go - this may be another one of his 3 decent games a year. Atta boy!
Please keep those of us unable to watch updated with scores please?
12-7 good guys.
Soloweski looks like Rudy, or Samwise Gamge. Whichever.
Or Mikey or Dave.
cmon now scott... I like the move though with his penetration ability
Lenzelle might hold down the #1 Not Top Ten spot tomorrow on ESPN.
Why do you watch that?
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.
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..
Lenzele Smith Jr. is a WASTE of a scholarship at a place like O State. We can do better!
But he can hit the occasional triple
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.
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.
The reverse psychology worked
NW might not be talented on offense but you can't fall asleep with all the picks and backdoor cuts they look for.
Can't wait for the l smith missed dunk gif buckshot
Lenzelle "Lighting it Up" Smith Jr.
Amir Williams is playing lazy team defense and that's why they occasionally get open 3's. Other than that good game so far
Nerd Moobs. Ewe.
Get outta here with the waste of a scholly nonsense.
****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in. FACT
Q from downtown!
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.
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
We should be up by 25
Nice put back by The Broom.
For those unable to watch....22-13 Bucks, 8:55 left in 1st.
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."
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?)
Yes, it is a Penstemon (Penstemon linarioides - SW Utah)! Yeah I'm in her lab.
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.
Those moving screens drive me nuts.
Anyone notice how high Sam Thompson jumped....
24-16 5min left in half
We had 11 points 3 minutes into the game
NW has attempted five 2-pointers and nine 3-pointers. Hello, high variance strategies.
unsurprisingly the offense has completely disappeared
Not a foul on williams
And let the sloppy play commence.
Very nice movement and another tre by Scarlet Mamba!
Thomas takes really really stupid shots
I wish they could announce to us before games whether or not Good Lenzelle showed up...
Sloppy play all dt right now
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?
We need more timeouts
Now we're really hitting the bench. It's only close because we are letting it be.
Well ADV fans here's his shot. I hope he succeeds.
(As every other player on this team of course.)
Where's the defense?
That was classic.
Deshaun is still on the struggle bus, can't even hit a layup.
MAKE F***ING FREE THROWS
Trey McDonald needs a tad more development, but his game has the potential to better than Amir's, as early as next year.
DeShaun is shooting to many jump shots and can't finish at the rim....needs to be a passer tonight!
Macdonald giving great minutes. He's got some defensive iq
I agree with this
Really?? Cost to cost to end the half.. unreal..
That's the play you run? Seriously? Run down the clock and take an NBA 3?
Nice defense guys. Samwise just went coast to coast.
We should have put them away by now.
Terrible last possession, immediately followed by god-awful transition defense (why the hell are you just getting out of the way, Deshaun?).
DT with some ole defense right there.
OSU up sloppy....29-22 at the half.
Deshaun says "O I'm sorry excuse me sir here come through here."
At least none of us will have to take our Ambians tonight.
terrible way to end the half
Is it possible LZ and DT are engaged in some sort of Freaky Friday scenario?
terrible first half
Shooting our usual 40%
Only up 7 at half should be more than 20
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.
Please sign me up next semester cause I simply don't see it!
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
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....
I'm sure you are way better, and would break him down......... ***rolls eyes***
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.
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.
Lenzelle is 5/7. Everyone else is 5/15. Come on guys.
Bruce Pearl is annoying.
Is northwestern an all male school? Or do they just not have any female students?
They are all studying
How you got a downvote is beyond me...
Time to close this bad boy out. Start strong end strong
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.
stop watching them
Very insightful. What are you, 12?
I wish I were 12 again....that would put my age approximately 7 years older than yours, based on your comments and questions
Really? I offered specifics. What did you offer? Absolutely NOTHING.
smh. OSU just beat Michigan St. Bitch much?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
hmmm...it seems like Northwestern's strategy is to foul Ohio State everytime they touch the ball.
"Don't put syrup on shit, and tell me it's pancakes"
No matter how sh*tty the tour is, it's always tough to leave.
Nice shot Slam!
Slam is gonna be very good.
I'd like to see him take 3-5 more shots per game.
Poor defense. Gotta fight through the screens
they aren't even playing defense well
Play some D!
This is not about to happen! Time to grab the bottle of Everlear!
Everyone step away from the edge. WE STILL HAVE THE LEAD.
Uh oh. Plz not the everlear
O yes, I'm going there. I only cook with it too and rarely drink it since its not sold in Ohio!
I've seen more well attended high school games.
this is torture
I step out to pack for vacation for 5 minutes and it's down to 2?? WTF??
with an offense as terrible as ours no lead is safe
not to mention the defense isn't very good either
Very interested to know what you cook with everclear.
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.
Unless someone goes HAM on offense this one's going down to the wire.
MAKE A GOD DAMN LAYUP
Ravanel......come on man.
Wow. Matta is PO'ed.
I just saw matta coach ravenel
Why are we playing so soft on D? Let's force them to beat us off the dribble!
Amir Williams is awful. Can't score, can't rebound, can't defend. Why is he even in the game?
I have never seen Matta so red.
Come on guys!
they keep giving up the EXACT same play over and over
The Princeton offense is predicated on the two deviations of the same movement.
Eshaun Thomas. No damn D
CHEESE AND RICE - the smarties only have SEVEN scholarship players......good grief
Matta showed us a new shade of scarlet.
O MY GOD MATTA RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPED RAVENEL!!
I'm gonna start calling him Oshaun.
Amir drives me insane.
Well ... I mean... he's bad.
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.
How many times are these guys going to get burned by the exact same play?
Why are we three point happy?
This is embarrassing
This team is unwatchable
Jesus Christ don't watch then. I mean is it really that hard?
stop watching them or stop complaining
How DARE you say something negative about this team? Here come the pitchforks and torches!
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.
Why won't Craft shoot?
If it's not a layup, it's probably not going in.
Must you ask?
Have I mentioned that Amir is worthless? When he's on the floor it's 4 on 5.
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
NW up 41-40, 9:42 left.
Attack Craft badger!!!
Thomas should be at the free throw line for every entry pass.
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.
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...
We are 1-10 in the second half on 3's
WHY are we still shooting three's?
2-3 zone gives up lots of outside shots.
because the big men can't get open to receive a pass and even if they do they can't make a layup
When the defense is giving you open looks you take them. We're just getting all of them as 3's.
Nice job Scarlet Mamba!
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.
So how many more 3's is lenzelle gonna chuck before he even attempts to dribble inside.
He is 5-10 from 3 with 21 points.......
The moving screens are ridiculous.
I'm sick of these BACKCUTS! OMFG!
As for cooking with it makes a lot of good stuff. Check out this Apple Pie Shot recipe...
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
very similar to my apple pie moonshine
My advice to you is to drink heavily
OH MAN my brother's gonna kill me
As long as it's not Mags Bennet's recipe, sounds good.
Why do we continually keeping rushing shots? Ohio State has done it all year... Am I the only one that sees this?
I'd be fine with quick shots if they would actually go in.
Lol amen to that.
Gotta worker harder on both sides. Time to grind.
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.
What the holy f was that?
So lazy on offense. No one willing to get physical inside. Athletically superior, but they get out hustled.
Any of you have an extra tin foil hat I can borrow?
WHAT A BLOCK
Slam just said "Get that weak shit outta here son"!
Craft didn't even touch him.
Way to go Craft, great play
HImmm. So frustrating
Where in the world is Q Ross?
Nice job Tank!
thomas just needs to camp there. why do they not use that play until they stop it? so stupid.
craft gets checked into the stands, no call. weak.
Come on Buckeyes. I mean..... They're nerds.
The wheels on the bus are falling off (still beats the Randy Ayres yrs) - but seriously - how many layups have we missed tonight?
since we are being blunt here, your posts about this game are worthless.
Thx man - I heart you too
... And there was no foul on craft, there? Ugh...
Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...
this ticky tack foul crap is mind boggling
Scarlet Mamba is unconscious!!!!!!!
Wow, clutch from Smith.
We would be getting blown out if not for Smith
Why not, at least, make an attempt to disrupt their offense?
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.
He has 24 points, what are you mad about?
I'm not mad; he's just doing nothing else.
defense, rebounding... when they are playing zone and you are shooting above 50% from 3 its not bad offense to stay behind the line
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.
If we lose this game, Northwestern students will rush from the library to get on the court!
LMFAO POST OF THE NIGHT
Something about Northwestern in basketball and Purdue in football give OSU teams the hardest time
Where you at Smith Jr haters?
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)!
Road game. He might lead the team
Not that I'm a smith hater but a good shooting night doesn't make up for a poor game otherwise.
Matta is great defensive coach, but his offensive sets have always sucked rocks IMO.
yeah, but it's hard to argue with his record...not to mention 2 final fours, big ten regular and post season titles, etc.
They're using that high curl/handoff and the big men is handing off then setting multiple moving screens.
Ross would be dizzy trying to defend the Princeton offense. Hence bench.
Nice shot Crafty!
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.
Time to create separation... Let's go Bucks!
The next two recruiting classes have shooters coming in.
Smith Jr ?
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...
Even having a hard time finishing a 3 on 2 break away.
Rawr! Bear hug!
Nice little mid range from Craft Badger.
Even on a fast break they don't know who to pass it to
do you even have fun watching the games? Your constant bitching is almost legendary....keep it up Buckeye.
Of course I don't have fun when watching them play like this. How would it possibly be fun to watch this game?
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.
as is your bitching about bitching. Free country. People are allowed to have an opinion, even if it's contrary to yours.
It's weird how Craft scores a lot more when he decides to shoot
Roll with it.
shooting does tend to lead to some scoring
THAT was hilarious. Bravo.
that was better
A good point from tonight is that Scott has been forcing turnover after turnover
great help d from scott definitely
He's forced some hugely important turnovers in the past few minutes.
Clean up in the lane!
Tank starting to come alive again.
3 of the last 4 possessions for NW were forced to's by the good guys
Thomas going to get his 15-16 but he has been shooting about 35% the last three games.
this can't be stressed enough
He's really trailed off recently
Keep feeding Tank.
Come on guys make your free throws!!!!!!!!!!
Oshaun taking over.
Oh man we almost had a rim rocker from Slam :(
10-19 freethrow shooting
last 39 seconds is going to take 15 minutes now
Cheap call on Slam
worst part of basketball is the end of game fouling. i would rather get a root canal.
I just want to see MADE free throws!!!
The last defensive board Slam one handed it, read a book, and passed to Craft before coming back down to earth......
What is our FG% outside of Lenzelle? 20%?
Actually 39%. Had to be around 20 mid 2nd half.
intentional fouling should be 1 automatic pt plus 2 FTs
Only 5 points up and we are in a free throw shooting contest. Anyone else nervous?
should have been an and !
Tank juyst took his lunch money and Slam just got some air and THE THROWNDOWN!
Winner but oh so frustrating
SLAM says get that crap outta here!
I swear other teams should just Hack-a-Buck. We would be below .500
OSU gets the win, 63-53.
Slam just had another block!
nah, OSU actually shot above 80% from the line their last two games
I entered a contest for a free t shirt saying the final score would be 64-53... so close
HIT THE BOOKS Northwestern! Good game! :)
Ok... I admit that I was nervous there for a bit
Not the prettiest win but you'll have that.
Did Smith Jr. blow a kiss to the crowd. LOL.
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.
I'm not a Smith hater, but we want to see consistency ... More than 2 games like this a season ... Against RPI top 50.
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!
I wish every game could end with a Slam Thompson special delivery. He's really developing well this year.
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
An ugly win no doubt but a win just the same. IU and scUM would love to have our problems right now.
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