PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
A distant memory, but these guys took it to us physically last time. Payback time, baby!
Same starters. A little surprised Rav isn't starting for senior day.
Im not getting the game on espn what channel are you guys watching
Edit: Never mind found it
We seem to miss a lot of those
gotta make the open baskets.
The 2012 National Champions.
Good ball movement.
The schott is dead
Spring Break plus daylight savings
Yeah and raise prices like they do with football, and all you'll have is fat cats with money that sit on their hands.
Amir is never ready for a pass
Did Amir just miss a two footer by ten feet?
****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in. FACT
And so did Rav
Cant trust our big guys down low
What's with all missed layups?
We miss 5 a game at least
Better cover Paul. Don't wanna see another 10 3s.
Also cant let Brandon or DJ going
Manchester United 1 Chelsea 0....
That's not part of hispanic night
Flipping back and forth - make that MANU 2 Chelsea nada
We've had some open shots and bad misses. Hopefully that gets reversed soon.
Rav needs to be stronger than that
At least he gets the ball above his shoulders and gets a shot off and draws a foul.
Oh I agree. My point is he takes that up stronger and he has a great chance for the basket and the foul.
Bring the juice LaQ.
This is so ugly.
Sullinger looks like the man
Is it spring break?
yep they didnt have this game in the package for student either
We never had to worry about this when we were on the quarter system. Bring back the quarters, forget the semesters!
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
Bad shot by thomas
Why all the bad shots early in the clock? I'm just not getting this team today.
Rav is so inconsistent.
No other options for us.
Caps beating Rangers is more to my liking
As long as Nash pulls a hammie in the process....
value city is weeeaaaak today
Big East gets 7 in tourney. How many make sweet 16?
Man do we look horrible today
Williams get burnt on D and Q turns it over. Ugh
We look AWFUL so far
Laquinton averages 2 travels a game, I swear
Yawn, is this the same team we saw in Bloomington last week?
Where is sam?
One of these teams is sleepwalking
Amir is horrid at times. Well most times actually
That commentator is so right about Q
This feels like a neutral site game...or the first round of the NIT.
Dakich beat me to it. Q is killing us
rename the schott "The Funeral Home" with this crowd
Our honor Defend!
Students on spring break
Q misses at least 1 block out per game. So frustrating.
No NutHouse sure makes a difference in the crowd.
Deshaun doin the lil things so far
Looks like tsun gets Valentine. Too bad for them
Horrible decision by Zelle
This is painful
Can we rebound?
Not today.... This is so damn annoying. Squeeze the melon please.
Doesn't look like they're doing much boxing out today.
Illinois may outshoot Wisconsin from 3 today
My boy Lenzelle missing TWO rebounds....thought that was one of his specialties - rebounding and defense?????
hes scored 5 points already, gotta make up for those points
He's the 2nd leading scorer on the team, that's his specialty 10.1 a game.
His specialty is being the captain of inconsistency.....that and hindering Scott from starting and developing in to the talent that Smith Jr. wished he could be.....
This team doesn't need 2 point guards, this team has real problems scoring. This team needs scorers he can't be on the bench.
Team D has been top shelf last 4 mins..... Just gotta damn block out.
Our offense has been less than spectacular to say the least....ugh
making both free throws would be nice
Can someone tell that kid he's not in Champaign and to stop yelling at us during our free throws. It's really annoying.
5/10 from the line
This will sound ignorant but how we play in the B1G tourney does not affect our seeding in the NCAA tourney, right?
Not much unless we get to the final
Well, losing the first game might. Right now I think we end up as a 3, but if we lose that first game, we may end up as a 4. Nothing to significant, but significant enough.
if we lose first round id expect a 4. If we get to the championship or win and teams ahead of us lose, i can see a 2-3
Now we're talking!!
Scott and Slam have gotten exponentially better with the J.
Looks like the Illini are going to take a ton of 3's today regardless of how many they miss. Should bode well for us if they keep missing like they are.
Scott's stepping up big as of late. It's like we have 2 crafts out there!
Maxwell Benjamin Couch
Illinois is one of those teams that always seems to give us a good game like Northwestern does too. I think we'll end up winning this one by 7. It's funny that the Illinois teams always seems to cause problems for us considering Matta is an Illinois boy. Ive Always thought it to be a funny coincidence
haha Jared was giving Sam shit
Thompson needs to spend this spring with Micky and put on about 20 lbs of Muscle.
No kidding, I hope he dunks those next year. He still is very hesitant of dunking in traffic, even though he jumps over people.
That is the worst 9-point halftime lead I have ever seen. Haha but I'll take it.
I thought it was a good half. 50% from the floor and really nice defensive effort. FT shooting wasn't great, but other than that I'll take it.
Good half considering they are playing at 11:30 AM and the crowd appears to have forgotten to take their multi-vitamin this AM. 50% from line is a concern - but I'll take that first 20 mins.....
Just not the same intensity man. Miss those students on spring break. That's for sure
Small lineup (Thomas, Thompson, L, Scott and Craft) outscored Ill 18-7. Really excellent defensive effort.
Shannon Scott leading the Buckeyes with 5 rebounds.
While its great to see the guards getting some rebounds they should not be leading the team. I like the way the half ended, but this needs to change.
After the first half
FG% 30% shooting 9-30
FG% 50% shooting 12-24
The things in bold are things we need to work on. Box out, get the ball and make our free throws so we can push the lead in our favor. There is not reason Illinois should have 30 FGA. Sorry for the sloppy appearance of the data.
We built the first half lead with the small line up on the floor - even though we got killed on the glass in the process. I wouldn't draw too many conclusions, though, since Illinois could not make a shot.
Gonna be hard to use that lineup in second half unless their big fouls again. Thad couldn't go to it before he picked up his second. Good job by sam not picking up a third foul.
Dakich has been surprisingly tolerable this game
"I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
I like him
Come on guys, keep up the intensity.
Penn St one of the hottest teams in the big ten teams going into the tournament?
Williams is so frustrating. He looks totally bored out there. No hustle
What a lame crowd in the house; I know the students are gone but come on people make some damm noise!
"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"
5 missed layups
Lol amir williams is so clumsy
Too bad we got killed by them at Ill, otherwise we could be going for the outright crown right now!! Well w/ an Indiana loss later.
I think Gene Smith made the right decision by moving the students to the sides as well. Today it seems like the crowd is bird watching.
Do you think Scott playing with Craft has improved his defense or has he always had outstanding defense?
Missed layups, missed FTs, bad shot selection early in the clock. Thank God for defense.
Give the ball to DT.
How was that a foul on Rav?
8 missed layups
When you can hear the cheerleaders so clearly you know it is a lame crowd.
If anybody watches House of Cards, does Groce look like Peter Russo?
He definitely does.
Also its Spring Break guys, we know its a lame crowd
Down to 41% from field
Its that ACC strength of schedule
If Liberty can hold on the last 2 mins, we will have a 15-20 team in the tournament (at least in a play-in game).
There always seems to be one every single year. Thank God for those play-in games at least.
Man I wish LaQ would get it together. He could be huge for us but his body language out there screams "I'm not happy". Hope the kid turns the corner
This game is feeling to close.
Chelsea 2 Manchester United 2
I missed the first 4 minutes of this half, did Same Thompson get hurt?
no, idk why hasnt been in more
Makes sense, i didnt see he had 3
Really dumb one for 3rd
How can you look at a replay when no foul called?
Manchester who gives a shit...Euro trash
Time for a Revlon call
Can I get ascore update please, with time remaining too. Thanks
51-44 8 min
61-49 4:14 left
So in college hoops 2 wrongs DO make a right?
Big Ten officiating needs to step up to the quality of play in the league; the best conference deserves the best refs.
These refs are awful. Both ways.
At least we don't have Ted Valentine, my guess, he's in Ann Arbor to screw us there.
Teddy is a waste of perfectly good oxygen.
I agree. The crew that did the Indiana game is so bad. Same crew that blew the final call at Michigan on craft gettin hacked. Sad thing is that Terry Weimer (the guy who didn't call the foul) was my dads high school basketball coach..
Good play, Tank.
Watching this game it surprises me I am still awake
Wisky pulls it out 63-60 at the horn.
This Dan dude just needs to shut up.
I like Dan Dakich, speaks his mind more than other commentators.
Speaking your mind is only a good thing if you have a good mind :)
Well, I like him .
I like how the one announcer keeps saying "This game isn't over yet!" each time the Illini get within 10 points.
These refs are the worst I've seen in awhile but thankfully they are equally bad for both teams.
Is the score right? I feel like we should be up by 11 not 12. Maybe I'm wrong.
Wisconsin. Again. Wow.
I might get some crap for this but Dan is a really good guy. He can definitely be annoying but I played basketball with his son Andrew growing up and Dan Dakich was always a real good dude. He coached some decent teams at BGSU too and I always really liked going to his basketball camps in the summer. He's a class act.
I like the guy. Insightful, honest, and likes us.
I honestly don't mind him. I don't know if it's because I think he's bearable or if I think he's more bearable than other color commentators on ESPN. I'd take him over Dicky V every day of the week.
Haha exactly. At least he doesn't yell "ARE YOU SERIOUS!?" At least 3 times every game
I actually like Dakich. I'm in the minority.
I don't' think you are but I really don't like him. I don't think he is that knowledgeable. I think a lot of college basketball fans could offer as good, if not better, insight. A lot of people like him because he says things other people wouldn't say. However, I think other people wouldn't say them because they are actually really lame. But that's just my opinion.
OK, this Dan dude is on my last nerve. Craft fouls or plays great defense. Make up your half-wit mind.
Dakich likes to hear himself talk.
LSJ misses more dadgum layups than any D1 college player I have ever seen.
I was thinking that same thing. I cringe nearly every time he gets the ball because I feel he's going to take an errant shot nearly every time. When he actually makes something, it's not a "Good job, Lenzelle." but more of a "Oh thank God he didn't miss that like he usually does." kind of thing.
Go to your right hand, Lenzelle, and you make that layup.
Really, Craft gets away with a lot?
Shut up and leave my Aaron alone!
Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.
I agree with him. I wouldnt be drawing attention to reach ins
A lesser person would downvote you good sir.
Dare to speak ill of the rosy-cheeked one.
Missed to many bunnies today.
9 missed layups. 3 followed by stupid fouls
This game hasn't had the feel of a matchup of two 20 win teams in March.
It's probably because he's a rosy cheeked white guy. ;-)
I know we have been up about 10 for awhile now, but does it seem like this arena is dead? Maybe the tv just mutes some of the sound, but it seems really quiet.
Lenzele shoulda dunked that. Oh wait, he tried that a couple weeks ago and that didn't go so well. Maybe he should stick to defense and rebounding cause that is what everyone says he excels in doing......
Thompson needs a highlight dunk here b4 the game ends.
I'm with you NYC; I think he's good; can't really think of too many commentators in the college game who are better right now.
Come on free fries please.
It's not over yet.
Now it is!
Capper to a poorly officiated game
One of the worst I've ever seen, and that says a lot.
LOL at that face Rav makes when he's not happy with a call.
Weird time to decide to enforce the intentional foul rule. That exact same play is called maybe 1 time in 50.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
Here come some intentional fouls by Illinois that won't get called.
Okay so he makes THAT lay-up? I guess I'll take it.
There is vintage Lenzelle, not many guys work harder than him under the basket
Intentional foul, assholes.
Good Game Buckeyes.
Here comes the fat lady...Go Bucks!
Won't be sorry to see Brandon Paul leaving the Big Ten.
OK, so...(tiniest voice) Go Michigan.
Went to high school with Brandon, want to see him succeed but I am more than happy that was the last time we are playing him
Crean should take a lesson from Groce on how to shake hands at the end of the game
Good game Bucks - did what we needed to do! Ok, wolverweenies - your turn.....
ps....Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 - based on the # of downvotes I am getting w/ my updates, I know you were all concerned
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