B1G Tourney Open Thread: #2 Ohio State v #10 Nebraska

By 11W Staff on March 15, 2013 at 6:15p
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mitchjacobsen01's picture

Well, I'm thankful for the bye...Michigan is already out before we've tipped off.  Let's get out to a strong start! Go Bucks!

Oakland Buckeye's picture

Also like our boys will get in bed at a decent hour before Sats game.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I NEED a link for tonight. Don't have Big Ten Net

thatlillefty's picture

Duuuude. How do you not have BTN?
check frontrowsports

JakeBuckeye's picture

I live in Southern California and I have Time Warner. I have to go to my girlfriends house to watch all the BTN games (she just loves that), but I can't make it there this afternoon. FirstRow has nothing so far :/

thatlillefty's picture

i feel for you man... luckily we're covered in the DC area. Good luck and go bucks!

toad1204's picture

Thads 4-0 against braskie.  Lets push it to 5.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

bhartman13's picture

Feelin really good about how the Buckeyes have been playing so it would be great to see them jump out early.  Love that scUM went down already.  

Chris Lauderback's picture

I want to see this team come out focused and playing hair-on-fire defense. Very interested to see if the layoff has changed their attitude it all. I don't think it has but I want to see them playing with the urgency of one-and-done basketball. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I hope we don't come out asleep.

thatlillefty's picture

wouldn't surprise me... everything written this week has been about Matta's relaxed approach to the B1G tourney, but we'll see.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

I guess I called that one, Nebraska may not be loaded in terms of talent.  However, they are a very well coached team with a lot of heart and will beat us if we don't show up.

 
Chris Lauderback's picture

I can't believe how small the crowd looks on TV. Figured at least OSU fans would be on time. Wish thing was in Indy where it belongs. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Is it just me or does Thompson always hit the first three.

skid21's picture

Not to be a hater but I can't believe Smith Jr. got props for his stats against Nebraska. Considering how he didn't show up in games against quality opponents I'm not sure Matta has a good argument for him being the most underrated player in the country.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

He is the 2nd leading scorer on a team that really needs scorers.

 
thatlillefty's picture

how is Amir Williams still starting? Kid is so soft.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Amir losing the ball again?

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lol Thad getting pissed. I would be too after seeing this team with their slow starts game after game. As a fan, you come to expect it. I think it's just an OSU thing. The football team does it too

skid21's picture

Matta getting hot early. He needs to spend more time in Amir's face.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Scott comes in -- game over.

buckeye4life050233's picture

it would be nice if nebraska would stop making shots they have no business making

thatlillefty's picture

seriously, stick to the script 'braska!

Bucks43201's picture

We should start Scott in the smaller lineup, and just run the sh*t out of everybody.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lol buckeyes doin what the buckeyes do best -- slow starts

BuckeyeNinja's picture

I hate living in Georgia this freaking blows
 

buckeye4life050233's picture

we need scott out there

kr66osu's picture

vipbox seems to be back up for those who can't get BTN
a horrible start to the game though

BSTP DeCon's picture

Hopefully Ohio State gets their head out from their asses in the second half.

AngryWoody's picture

Not good so far but the cornheads are shooting lights out and that wont last long. Our guys look sluggish and disinterested.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Seriously is anyone else tired of these typical lackadaisical starts

AngryWoody's picture

ME

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dubjayfootball90's picture

man, real upset my GF's house does not have BTN, I raced out of PGH to get here, and now I cant watch, ahhhh

SC Buckeye's picture

If that drops, 1480 AM out of Cincinnati always streams Football and Basketball games http://www.oldies1480.net/

Idaho Helga's picture

Would upvote you 5x if possible.  I tried the Dispatch buy a game (97.1FM) and it kept giving me the regular season buy at $14.60 when I picked the first game big 10 tourney link.   They might want to test something they put out there, duh!  
 
Thanks!!!!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Craft getting completely outplayed

Jack Fu's picture

Request for a moratorium on posters saying that this basketball team has "figured it out" or "put it all together" or "is peaking at the right time" or any of that nonsense. Game-to-game momentum doesn't exist.

Braxton2Devin's picture

How many travels for Ross today lol

AngryWoody's picture

I do like Nebraska's coach. He's just way too nice for a basketball coach. It's creepy.

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JakeBuckeye's picture

Chicago does not have the same special feel as Indy..

kr66osu's picture

agreed, this environment kind of stinks so far except for the Michigan/Wisconsin game

CALPOPPY's picture

Yeah, but most of the other games sucked...so I'm not surprised.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

AngryWoody's picture

I think that in situations like this, where the stadium is 3/4 empty they should allow the people in the cheap seats to move down to the lower level. It will make the games more exciting.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Defensive intensity has increased.  Sheesh.

Class of 2010.

dubjayfootball90's picture

so whats up right now? Neb shooting lights out? sloppy play?

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

It was both...but OSU is now on a 10-0 run

Class of 2010.

kr66osu's picture

getting back on track now

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That's more freaking like it...

Class of 2010.

skid21's picture

Scott makes the difference.
 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Told you Shannon is key!!

BME_Buckeye's picture

There you go buckeyes.... Craft and Scott are a real tandem on defense. 

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

 

dubjayfootball90's picture

ok watching on Gamecast, see the buckeyes coming back and taking the lead now, very good to see

AngryWoody's picture

Woo just look at that crowd.

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thatlillefty's picture

Scott is the difference maker on defense

buckeye4life050233's picture

even at that nebraska hit 2 or 3 shots at the last second on the shot clock to start the game out.....that's tough

741's picture

Is it safe to say this team scores more when Scott is on the floor? I think so.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Definetly, he's a difference maker!

tdible2132's picture

I think it's safe to say that it's not a coincidence that we play much better without Williams or Lenzelle on the floor. And with Scott plus Craft out there

AngryWoody's picture

Good D Craft

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741's picture

...and I hate to say it but Amir is way too passive. 

skid21's picture

You're being too kind.

Bucks43201's picture

I know this is kinda harsh, but #32 for Nebraska reminds of #55 on the Beavers from Teen Wolf:

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

741's picture

I was thinking the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Bucks43201's picture

wow, I looked him up, and Almeida (#32) is listed as 6'11'', 314 lbs.!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

741's picture

He should be playing OT for the Cornhuskers.

Bucks43201's picture

yeah...you know he's gotta have at least decent feet/some quickness for his size, if he's playing D1 Hoops

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

skid21's picture

Seriously dude, I'm less concerned about you being harsh and more concerned about the fact you ever watched Teen Wolf.

Bucks43201's picture

Teen Wolf...with "Styles"!
Great 80s movie. Not in my top 5, but still a nostalgic movie.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

RedStorm45's picture

Lenzelle 0/3. Shocker.

thatlillefty's picture

we are a better team with Scott on the floor. No doubt.

Idaho Helga's picture

....annnnnnnnd  I think Matta has noticed.

skid21's picture

Why take that shot?

thatlillefty's picture

Great hustle Ravs... that's a play Amir would not make

Idaho Helga's picture

I dunno what Amir's deal is but I'm not waiting for him to get better this year anymore.  He is below mediocre.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Can someone explain to me how the refs determine who gets the ball on those 50/50s on the ground. Like it seemed to me that Rav had possession

argyle182021's picture

Ref called a jump ball.  There's an alternating possession arrow to determine who gets it.

RedStorm45's picture

Is this in a high school gym?

argyle182021's picture

The United Center, where the Bulls play.  The problem is, here in Chicago, the game's tipoff was 5:30 CST and people are still at work.  I'm suspecting the games tomorrow and Sunday have a fuller, livelier crowd.

RedStorm45's picture

Yeah, that was sarcasm.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Argyle, please tell me that is a reference to Bravehart

RedStorm45's picture

Lenzelle you are so bad!!

Bucks43201's picture

OSU will win by a final score of 72-53.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Not far off at all sir

Class of 2010.

buckeye4life050233's picture

nice prediction......was watching real close at the end to see if you'd predict it perfectly

AngryWoody's picture

It's so quiet i can hear the coaches shouting out plays and the players chatting. Listen for some awesome cussing if things get tense later. I always love it when cuss words get broadcasted.

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Idaho Helga's picture

Cuss words on tv ?  Why you  &$(@*#&$!!!!    ;)

kr66osu's picture

They should have kept this in Indianapolis

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Amir. 

The South will NOT rise again!

RedStorm45's picture

Zone defense = us sucking. Like always.

skid21's picture

Even will Williams gets fouled he looks weak. I just don't understand Matta starting him, other than he just doesn't have anyone else.

Bucks43201's picture

Amir! standing way too high, gave away the low inside shoulder & leverage to Ubel there

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

AngryWoody's picture

Williams' favorite shot is the "Fling it into the stands and hope they call a foul". He does it at least once a game.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

This is an honest question: is it safe to call Amir a bust and is it possible that we see a transfer from him?

Idaho Helga's picture

Paul Keels "Williams has been victimized by the small lineup".  No, we HAVE a small lineup because of him and the other big's.

AngryWoody's picture

I gotta say, Shannon Scott is going to be a beast by the time he leaves C-bus. He's grown so much this year.

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thatlillefty's picture

Love DeShaun but that wasn't a foul

RedStorm45's picture

It's like this staff just says ehhh screw it when opponents throw up a zone.

AngryWoody's picture

Bad call. Feel bad for Nebraska they were really hanging in there and this just deflates the momentum going into half time. I still want us to win, but I almost feel bad for corn nation like your ugly friend who is really nice but can't ever find a date.

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kr66osu's picture

my god that was a boring half

Idaho Helga's picture

Who here is hoping Matta goes purple at the half in the locker room? (except at Thomas)

RedStorm45's picture

Will Tim Miles tweet this halftime?

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Glad to be up by 5 at the half.  Ugly first half.  Thad's gotta get them in gear for the second half.  Can't come out slow again like they did to start the game. 

okiebuck's picture

Dang BTN; I know we are up five but how we are looking??

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

AngryWoody's picture

Started out sleep walking because, lets face it, this is Nebraska. Went down by 8. Woke up. Now we're up by 5. Amir is weak under the basket. Deshawn is scoring points. Shannon Scott continues to impress. Ravenel is giving A+ effort and making some plays. Craft is white and has rosy cheeks. Just another day in Buckeye land.

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okiebuck's picture

Thanks Woody!

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

Idaho Helga's picture

...in other news...The photoshop Phriday is so, so cool.  I am having serious problems keeping my laughter quiet at work.  'Cause, well, they actually expect me to...uh... work.  It's better than a certain Buckfan weekly icon update which has tons of really funny stuff in it too.  Thanks everyone!
Go Bucks!
 

Buckeye1996's picture

Ugh. I'm missing the game. Appreciate the updates here. Trying to follow on my phone.

tdible2132's picture

And Tim Miles tweets at halftime again!

BME_Buckeye's picture

I've been waiting for that Dunk since the game started. Thanks Sam! 

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

 

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Is Trey McDonald really that bad? I know he hasn't gotten many minutes, but jeez Amir doesn't like he has either.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

AngryWoody's picture

We need a post player bad.

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Idaho Helga's picture

A wise timeout by brasky.
 

AngryWoody's picture

23-34 now. OSU running wild on them out of half time. Nice turnover forced by Craft.

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Buckeye1996's picture

Nice! Thanks woody. Hit the refresh and poof we score a flurry.

AngryWoody's picture

Nebraska went zone which was throwing us off. Great half time adjustments from Matta and company.

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AngryWoody's picture

Lob baby! Sam almost jumped out of the stadium.

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nightmuse's picture

39-23 Way to go Sam with dunk & 3

Idaho Helga's picture

Taking over now, thank you.

AngryWoody's picture

39-23. This is getting ugly now.

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xrox's picture

"A NERF hoop basket for Sam Thompson."
I like it.

okiebuck's picture

Later boys; my wife just found it on Sirius, going out to listen to it in the car. Thanks for the updates.

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

Idaho Helga's picture

I'm liking that Sam Thompson seems to be improving the last 2 months.  Will need that to continue in the big dance.

brandonbauer87's picture

Ya know why I love Q?  He makes open shots.

AngryWoody's picture

This game makes me wanna sleep. I hope we get Sparty next. That will be an excellent game.

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Mikefletcher24's picture

Michigan and the player of the year are out...love to see them lose...lets hope they get whacked early in the tournament ...OH

kr66osu's picture

I was busy watching dook suck, good to see OSU has gotten into a groove now

toad1204's picture

Ross En Fuego

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Ross!!  Three in a row!  He's on fire now!

nightmuse's picture

50-28 Way to go Q 8 in a row
 

Idaho Helga's picture

So no foot off the gas here, do you think Matta  is thinking a #1 seed if we can beat Sparty and Indy?

AngryWoody's picture

If we get past those two I think it's a real possibility.

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AngryWoody's picture

Ubel just dragon kicked evan ravenel.

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nightmuse's picture

Shannon steal and points 52

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Since it was 15-8, Ohio State has outscored Nebraska 46 to13.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

AngryWoody's picture

OK, this is officially getting out of hand.

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Buckeye1996's picture

We are on fire. I can see this even from my phone...lol.

nightmuse's picture

De Valle  in....keeping up the D

toad1204's picture

ADV time

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

BSTP DeCon's picture

Loved seeing the 92% FG stat pop up!

nightmuse's picture

Trey McDonald in...let's go

OurHonorDefend09's picture

I hope McDonald just tears it up so Matta is forced to get him more PT

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

AngryWoody's picture

Does anyone know what that patch is that Ross always wears on his shoulder? It looks like a nicotine patch or something.

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brandonbauer87's picture

They're usually used to cover an offensive tattoo

AngryWoody's picture

Ah ok. Thanks

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okiebuck's picture

That didn't take long; it's always a hoot to hear the other teams announcers sulking when we are kicking their a--! I do have to give them credit; they said that OSU has the model program for the Huskers to follow.

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

nightmuse's picture

Ref seems to be allergic to calling fouls on Neb

AngryWoody's picture

Guys are getting sloppy.

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WolverineKiller's picture

I had to hop back on and ask for a GIF of the Nebraska player getting sniped (tripped by nothing) at half court.  I could not stop laughing.

Just Win.

JPBucks3's picture

+1 I laughed out loud after watching him get up that high for the alley-op and then run back down the court and trip 

nightmuse's picture

Is me or shouldn't be resting DT not the rest of our starters?

WolverineKiller's picture

I agree, I think this is Thad trying to help Deshaun keep his stats up and make a push for Wooden POY.

Just Win.

nightmuse's picture

8-0 run for Neb...and a turnover

toad1204's picture

Ok pull the starters...

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

skid21's picture

Definitely stat-patting time.

Idaho Helga's picture

See you all later.   I hope to be here for the Bucks next game against the Sparty/Iowa winner.   So I'll see you for the Sparty game.   ;)
 
 

nightmuse's picture

66-47 with 3 to go...let's close this out strong

Mikefletcher24's picture

Empty the bench Coach

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Yep, time to start getting ready for tomorrow.  Good second half to close it out after a really slow start. 

RedStorm45's picture

Slam Thompson with a strong Chicago showing.

RedStorm45's picture

Wow, we finally broke 70.

nightmuse's picture

Final 71-50....Nice 2nd Half!!

AngryWoody's picture

Good second half. Taking into account this game, and the five game win streak to end the season OSU is playing their best B-ball of the season imho. Hopefully it will be a good March.

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Bucks43201's picture

72-53....pretty close to 71-50
Go Bucks!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

xrox's picture

Craft is such a Buckeye that he has learned to force his rosy cheeks into Block Os!

RedStorm45's picture

All chalk in the semis so far.

nightmuse's picture

Slam Thompson with 19 and several memorable slams....Congrats hometown boy!!!

Buckman's picture

Maryland is up on Duke right now.

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.

JACK TATUM

Buckman's picture

Maryland beats Duke 83-74

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.

JACK TATUM