B1G Tourney Open Thread: Ohio State vs Michigan State

By 11W Staff on March 16, 2013 at 3:59p
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tdible2132's picture

Lets go Buckeyes! How sweet it would be to have the opportunity to beat Wisconsin the the title!

RollBucks's picture

I don't think Craft would do very well as a superhero with a secret identity. The rosy cheeks would give him away every time.

Roll with it.

WolverineKiller's picture

He gets to wear a mask?

Bolt's picture

I wonder if the journalists in Lansing think Batman's overrated and overvalued because he's white too.

BME_Buckeye's picture

If the same refs that showed up for the Iowa-MSU game are officiating, we stand no chance. That was a horrible game to watch! 

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

 

Jason Priestas's picture

I have some bad news for you.

Hovenaut's picture

Let's go guys!

O-H!

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

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Some Champions dominate; others are forced to grind.
It doesn't matter if you're the former or the latter kind.
Just win, baby.
Go Bucks!!!

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

tdible2132's picture

Just the way I like it, All 4 of the so called "experts" (Jay Bilas, Jalen Rose, Digger Phelps, Greg Anthony) that I have seen pick the game picked MSU over us.  Now they shall eat crow.

WolverineKiller's picture

Anyone else nervous the game is on CBS?

Chris Lauderback's picture

Valentine, Simpson and Scirotto

Geraffi's picture

Let's go boys!  

Squirrel Master's picture

Of all the NCAA moments to show, the time OSU lost the championship during the OSU game. Brilliant!

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

I wondered if that was TV Teddy, then I saw the ass-slap on Thompson and knew without a doubt. Gonna be a frustrating day.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I think there is still a number one seed up for grabs. IU, Duke and Gonzaga I think are locks. Maybe Miami if they win the ACC, or Kansas.

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Hovenaut's picture

Amir Williams with some defense. Look out!

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

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Amir w/ some emotion - be still my beating heart

RedStorm45's picture

Craft might not want to go under the ball screen.

WolverineKiller's picture

Sam Thompson hitting his first Jumper.  Like it.

Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Thompson has been hot playing in his hometown. Got that chip on his shoulder!

Bucksfan's picture

Wow, whining about the refs a mere 3 minutes in.  Just watch the game, you guys.

Idaho Helga's picture

hey, is that a new icon? (ok, yes this is getting old.  But glad to see you here.)

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Good energy from both teams. Spartys unis are ugly.

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Idaho Helga's picture

both teams looking as good as they get.  DT needs to be a bit more patient.

Squirrel Master's picture

Looks like everyone has come to play so far. I wonder if we are about to see the dynamic backcourt duo of Craft and Scott. 

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Buckeye1996's picture

Smith has to make those bunnies.

RedStorm45's picture

Why does Lenzelle start? He's awful.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Looks like the MSU players puked on their shoes. Hideous color

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WolverineKiller's picture

Why isn't Craft looking for the high ball screen more?

dubjayfootball90's picture

nice shot fouk, good fake

dubjayfootball90's picture

even though payne made that three, I would take that shot from him all day

BuckeyeChief's picture

Nice play Ravs!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

WolverineKiller's picture

That was a quick whistle sir.

RedStorm45's picture

Can we start complaining about the refs now?

BuckeyeChief's picture

We need Craft to keep that up.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

WolverineKiller's picture

We can not give them second chances.

Squirrel Master's picture

Craft is reading Appling like a rubix cube.

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Idaho Helga's picture

Close, but squirrel, he can do the cube with one hand. He'll need both for these guys.

Idaho Helga's picture

Hey Helga, shaddup on DT and the 3 pointers!   ;)

BuckeyeChief's picture

Gotta get those rebounds!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BuckeyeChief's picture

Did Deshaun decide he's just shooting 3's today?

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

WolverineKiller's picture

Thomas 1 for 4? I prefer he works inside out.  Sees the ball go in the bucket.

Clmm297's picture

 shooting too many 3's...he has been most effective during this six game stretch when his 3 pt attempts are limited.  Let's hope he remembers that or Thad reminds him soon!!

Idaho Helga's picture

still not happy with DT just taking 3's.  wait for a better shot, at least part of the time.

RollBucks's picture

Thomas 4 pretty good looks already. He keeps getting those they will start falling.

Roll with it.

Bolt's picture

Welp, Deshaun's jacked up 5 3s already.

tdible2132's picture

I hate to be negative but Lenzelle smith needs to ride the pine. He brings us down when we play good opponents

WolverineKiller's picture

I used to defend him, but I just can't anymore.  Scott with a steal, Q with a 3.

Bolt's picture

He's so absolutely hit or miss offensively but he does bring a lot to the table on defense, whether it be on the ball, help defense or rebounding. He's one of the best rebounders on the team from the 2-guard position. He does have value in other areas, but man when he's off offensively it's brutal to watch.

dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my goodness, a Lowes commercial about Tom Crean.... Never shopping at Lowes now

brandonbauer87's picture

Deshaun and jumpshot sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Squirrel Master's picture

I think Ross needs to get in there and work an in/out with Thomas. Get him working inside more. 

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wibuckeye's picture

Sparty is wearing his Timberlands again.

WIBUCKEYE

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Q4Three

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Squirrel Master's picture

Keep it up Ross! Keep it up!

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WolverineKiller's picture

I hope Ross can improve on the defensive end, because he's got talent on the offensive side of the ball.

rdubs's picture

Also ball handling...

WolverineKiller's picture

DT needs to take a blow and get an earful from Thad right now.

WolverineKiller's picture

As I hit enter he drains a 3. :-)

Squirrel Master's picture

I still don't know why Scott takes those jumpers. He is a horrible jump shooter!

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rdubs's picture

Especially relatively early in the shot clock.

branz's picture

Thomas is trying to force too much. He needs to recognize the other guys are getting it done and let the game come to him. 

branz's picture

Spoke too soon HA! Nice 3 from Thomas. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

ugh, what a sloppy series, and these rebounds that msu are getting on the offensive glass are pissing me off

b_pbucksfans's picture

Appling is a top 10 pick. Kids got skills. Deshaun needs to get inside a little and look for easy shot. Gonna be a good one! Go Bucks!!!!!!

Squirrel Master's picture

They need to slow it down. I know they are trying to run and get easy baskets but playing wild won't work either. They have MSU right were they want them, just need to keep playing smart. Its crazy how good they can be. 

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rdubs's picture

Ross needs to go with the mohawk full time.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I say we keep giving Ross the ball. He's catching fire.

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Squirrel Master's picture

Much better Scott! Feed the beast, no early jumpers!

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WolverineKiller's picture

Amir needs to be STRONG. We have 15 fouls between him, Ravanel, and McDonald.  And yes AT TIMES I view all of our big men the same.  Rav has stepped up as of late though.

rdubs's picture

Good officiating so far that I have seen, TV not making himself a distraction.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Nix looks like he is getting tired after that shot

Squirrel Master's picture

I'm getting tired of him making those shots. Kid is a monster in the post. 

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branz's picture

Is it just me or does Nix eat up our bigs every time we play Michigan State?

Squirrel Master's picture

Nix eats a pig while he plays against OSU!

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Amir "the cupcake" Williams.....PLEASE OH PLEASE develop a mean streak this offseason.  You could DOMINATE down there if you weren't the nicest 7 footer to ever play the game!

Danify's picture

How does "Wiggle Duck" Nix always kill us. Guy can hard walk or run.

Squirrel Master's picture

I say win or lose, they are a #2 seed. If they win it all and Miami/Louisville/Kansas don't win theirs, they could sneak into a #1 seed.

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RedStorm45's picture

Maybe want to hit an open shot??

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Oh crap - Lenzelle is back in the game.  He hasn't been playing for a few mins and will undoubtedly throw up a couple stupid shots!

Hovenaut's picture

Nicks......come on man.

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

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Wow that was the worse non call ever

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RedStorm45's picture

These refs are garbage.

BME_Buckeye's picture

That same bullsh*T happen in the Iowa game UNREAL! I hate these REFs

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

 

Dean's picture

unbelievable non-call.

M Man's picture

Assault and battery; how many shots is that?

captain obvious's picture

another no call
 

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Payne just shoved Thomas into the stands on that putback

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Squirrel Master's picture

Now I am starting to not like these officials. That is 2 missed calls in a short timeframe!

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BSTP DeCon's picture

Thomas needs to pass it a bit more often

dubjayfootball90's picture

two air balls in about 5 minutes... not good at all

dubjayfootball90's picture

check that, 3 air balls... so freaking ugly to close the half, just ugly

branz's picture

No free throws for MSU yet in the game

rdubs's picture

That was clearly a missed call, but overall this has been a solidly called game.

AJW_16's picture

OSU's shot selection has been poor this half.

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

skid21's picture

Wow, just wow on that call.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Need to get over this scoreless spell and quick!

Baroclinicity's picture

Another grind in the B1G.

Idaho Helga's picture

pleased with the play so far. Ravenel/Amir holding up so far.

RedStorm45's picture

Thomas 4/14. Wtf is he doing?

captain obvious's picture

Thomas shoots because he has to.

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RedStorm45's picture

I'm not questioning him shooting.  I'm questioning his inability to do so efficiently.

Clmm297's picture

he's shooting way too many threes....playing like he played before the six game winning streak

captain obvious's picture

holding up?  Nix owns Amir

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skid21's picture

I hate to seem mean but who doesn't?

Idaho Helga's picture

Notice I said Ravenel/Amir. Not Amir.   I am happy with the foul situation and the score.  Ravenel is having a good game so far. I was worried they would both be in foul trouble by now.

tdible2132's picture

Lol there's that face from Rav again. 

BSTP DeCon's picture

Wow, what a horrible finish on the 1st half. 

rdubs's picture

Rav watching too much Wisky thinking that all big men can shoot.

RedStorm45's picture

34% shooting.  Come on guys.

captain obvious's picture

and only down by 1

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

We haven't played very well, but we are only down one. The officiating is horrendous.

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Borrowed Time's picture

some pretty ugly shots so far in the 1st half...

RedStorm45's picture

Getting killed 20-12 on the boards.

73buckeye's picture

OSU getting killed underneath. They can't win this unless someone is able to body up to nix and payne. I'd like to see Williams sit and play Ravenel and McDonald. Williams just doesn't have the will or the lower body to compete with these big guys.

ernie

Jason Priestas's picture

Here's a shot of the foul that wasn't.

skid21's picture

Considering the calls last night one would have to wonder WTF is going on here.

RollBucks's picture

That? That's just a flesh wound!

Roll with it.

dubjayfootball90's picture

ok, ok, first half is done with. Now we just gotta finish and not implode in the second half. If we can get somewhat consistent scoring, we should be winning comfortably. But just gotta buckle down and man up

captain obvious's picture

considering our shooting and the fact that Payne and Appling are hitting threes, I feel good only down by one

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b_pbucksfans's picture

We looked bad against NEB in the 1st half too. Lets hope for 70+% shooting again in the 2nd half!

Squirrel Master's picture

We can sit here and pick apart the individual play of some of the players but right now this team as a whole is playing very well. Before a few weeks ago, they would have to play near flawless to get a win. Now they can struggle a bit and still be in the game and get some ugly wins. This is a different team than what we were seeing before February!

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Bucks43201's picture

I turned it to the Ole Miss/Vandy game during the halftime commercials; that Henderson kid is a wild card. He hit a 3, then ran down the court doing a rooster impersonation, and next motioned what looked like a fake hit from a marijuana cigarette. I assume for the kids watching, (?) Hmmm....okaaaaaay.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

captain obvious's picture

This is what this team is. It has been all year. We are still only 2 wins from a possible Number 1 seed.
 
GO BUCKS

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Broke as a joke

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RedStorm45's picture

Just stop lenzelle.

skid21's picture

Smith really needs to sit. He just doesn't show up in big games.

tdible2132's picture

And again, Lenzelle Smith Jr Hurts the team. Get him out ASAP and we'll make a run

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Lenzelle Smith Jr - headed for another stellar 2-9 shooting day.....WHY does he start on this team?  WHY????????????
 
 

captain obvious's picture

no reason for lenzelle to play at ALL
Ross and Scott should get his minutes

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

+100 - but most people on here will chime in and say he is such a wonderful defender and rebounder - which I also vehemently disagree with.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

We need those drives from Craft like the last game

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Squirrel Master's picture

Amir is doing some really good things so far this half. Saved a ball, kept Nix from getting an easy basket even though he fouled. Then he just set a beautiful low pick for Craft to get a layup. 

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RedStorm45's picture

Thompson can't buy a foul.

Dean's picture

Love Craft's primal scream there.

captain obvious's picture

wow they actually called the foul

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RedStorm45's picture

Welcome to the game lenzelle

Squirrel Master's picture

Keep complaining guys, each time you do a buckeye makes a great play! lol

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Idaho Helga's picture

whatever works.  complaint, complaint, gripe, durgh, dang, dang, poop!
 
Its only stupid when it doesn't work.

captain obvious's picture

needs contacts Lenzelle
SEE what I did

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Needs D1 basketball player skills - at least ones that warrant starting at a D1 school like O State

skid21's picture

If he keeps Smith Jr. in then he is taking a big risk. JMHO

dubjayfootball90's picture

Craft DPOY. Oladipo who?

Idaho Helga's picture

how stupid is the big 10 gonna look when Aaron wins defensive pOY on national level but didn't make it in big 10.

Hovenaut's picture

He's Crafty.

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

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Craft taking over. What a beast!

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Squirrel Master's picture

Craft is a man among boys! Pundits need to recognize!

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Danify's picture

Great steal by Mr. "Should have been Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year" Craft.

captain obvious's picture

guys have career days against us never fails
 

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Bucks43201's picture

There were those DB skills from Craft I was talking about!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

captain obvious's picture

MSUs white kid is a clown

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RedStorm45's picture

Yes, Amir you may be asked to catch a ball now and then.

Borrowed Time's picture

wow Aaron Craft. 2 steals, 1 assist, 2 points in that little span

captain obvious's picture

looks like a good time to have my 1st beer of the day

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Have one for me too, I gotta drive shortly

Clmm297's picture

Thomas is still forcing shots....Matta needs to sit him down and let him watch for a few minutes.

tdible2132's picture

We could be up be 15 if Lenzelle sat the bench and Thomas was having a decent game.

captain obvious's picture

silver bullet it is

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RedStorm45's picture

Give me Shannon Scott, please.

captain obvious's picture

Adophus Washington would be great to have on the team today
to Nix Nix

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Sam Thompson's jumpshot is beautiful in my opinion

skid21's picture

I'm sure Matta knows more about BB than I've forgotten but why are Amir and Smith still in there?
 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Craft's not so much... but still he beastin'

Squirrel Master's picture

you guys want to sit Thomas, sit Lenzelle, sit Amir. 
Why not sit Craft while we are at it and see if anyone from the stands wants to play! smh

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

No one wants to sit DT - but EVERYONE should want to sit Smith!!!!!

Clmm297's picture

41-40 when Amir and 'zell went out....we'll see what happens

tdible2132's picture

You sir, do not know basketball. And nobody thinks Thomas should sit. Ppl think Lenzelle should sit which he should and ppl think that Amir should come off the bench for Rav.

tennbuckeye19's picture

why do we leave guys open on the perimteter?

captain obvious's picture

Smith-bench
Amir needs Steroids
Ross needs minutes

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dubjayfootball90's picture

DT! nice shake off, good shot

BSTP DeCon's picture

Need to stop leaving them wide open on the perimeter

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I don't understand that foul on Amir.

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Dean's picture

Seems nobody told Amir about the NCAA's new rule: guys named "Amir Williams" are not permitted to guard people in the post.

RedStorm45's picture

Williams with his usual 0 points and 3 fouls.

Bucks43201's picture

BS foul call

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tennbuckeye19's picture

nix shoots free throws very well for a big man.

Braxton2Devin's picture

We are actually earning our points....

Idaho Helga's picture

Crafts hair is on fire.  (what there is of it)

brandonbauer87's picture

I think anytime Amir is close to the ball the refs are warming up the whistles. 

Buckman's picture

In case anyobdy cares Maryland is only down 7 against UNC with 4:50 left in the game.

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JACK TATUM

Bucks43201's picture

Wouldn't trade Craft for ANYbody in the country.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

dubjayfootball90's picture

haha, wow, that is so illegal...
 
"This is not a video game", haha

RedStorm45's picture

Ross 3/4 in the first half and hasn't been in for 8 minutes this half.

Clmm297's picture

he still struggles at times on the defensive end.  but, we need scoring this game and he can definitely do that

tennbuckeye19's picture

what the heck was that from payne?

rdubs's picture

Not thinking at all.

JTownBuckeye's picture

Did someone pass out stupid pills? 

Hovenaut's picture

Bullshit.

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

And I cannot believe they just called that foul / Rav actually fouled him, wow

Squirrel Master's picture

That was a ridiculously late call! Come on!

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rdubs's picture

Have to see a replay to see if it was a good call, but they need to follow shooters to the floor more often.  You have to let the shooter come down, even after the shot has left his hand.  Again we didn't have a good angle to see if there was contact, but it is foul that should probably be called more frequently and will always come late if it is.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

3 straight bone headed plays. Two goaltends and fouling a big man shooting a three.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

did rav touch payne on the 3 attempt?

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

This game is over - the officials have been paid by Sparty - Big 10 officiating is pretty mediocre in general - but this one is the worst I have seen in a LONG time.

Squirrel Master's picture

seriously? 

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Saw the replay - it was a foul on Rav - but these zebras have missed a TON!  I didn't see the Iowa game last night but I hear these zebras made that one a shat show as well.

Seabass1974's picture

I wouldn't say it's over but we haven't had many calls go our way.

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

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

My wife is making me some crow for din din

captain obvious's picture

ROSS
Q
laQuinton

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Idaho Helga's picture

yeah, why not Ross? 

tennbuckeye19's picture

did tom crean blame anyone from wisconsin for wrecking the indiana program today?

Idaho Helga's picture

It was clearly Bucky the Badgers fault.  Those stripes are mind controlling.

EddieG27's picture

Why does Lenzelle play???
 

Idaho Helga's picture

Gotta get off the computer...GO bucks!

RedStorm45's picture

15:2 assist to turnover ratio.  Only up 3.

BME_Buckeye's picture

This game is comical. Spartans in the bonus, we have no FTs attempts, and the refs giving them the game. Time to get the fireball whiskey, any one want a shot. :(

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

 

tennbuckeye19's picture

who's waiting to hear if clark kellogg will say someone got 'dairy queened' in this game?

Dean's picture

Treated right? Dipped in chocolate?  Milked by royalty?

dubjayfootball90's picture

how the hell are they nailing free throws and we suck at them? wtf?

RedStorm45's picture

We're not attempting any.

skid21's picture

So who is Izzo sleeping with?

RedStorm45's picture

Christ every whistle is against us.

Squirrel Master's picture

Thomas needs to learn how to take a charge. He totally moved on that, take it like a man Thomas!

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JTownBuckeye's picture

So I've come into this game late after youth league baseball evaluations. I am up to date on the score, but has there been an obligatory CBS camera shot of Mateen Cleaves yet? That is standard fare when playing MSU and makes me want to vomit every time. I am hoping I have already missed it. 
 

dubjayfootball90's picture

MSU, STOP MAKING FREE THROWS

Braxton2Devin's picture

fucking horrible refs

tennbuckeye19's picture

msu is already in the freakin' bonus

RedStorm45's picture

After 1 foul in the first half on us.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Good play Q

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Buckeye1996's picture

Q was close to a travel there..

rdubs's picture

Guys the refs have been fine, sure they have missed a couple, but nothing like we have seen in other games.  The problem is that we have been settling for long jumpers and they have been taking it inside.  Of course we are going to have more called against us when you play that passive on offense.

RedStorm45's picture

Shut up Steve Kerr, if its not back court it was a travel.

dubjayfootball90's picture

WAY TO GET UP THERE, Q

WolverineKiller's picture

Great strong board Q.

tennbuckeye19's picture

holy crap, a foul called on msu. it's a miracle!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Craft owns Sparty!

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Squirrel Master's picture

CRAFT SHOULD DRIVE EVERY POSSESSION! HE IS A GOD BEAST!

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Dean's picture

Aaron Craft!  Love when he drives aggressively.  And a great block by Ravenel, too.

dubjayfootball90's picture

trying to be too cute.... unbelievable

Braxton2Devin's picture

HOLY CRAFT. I cannot wait for Craft in his senior year, assuming he's coming back

tennbuckeye19's picture

let's keep the freakin lead guys.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Dammit Scott that woulda been a game changer dunk!

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rdubs's picture

Great move by Ross, have to be stronger on the finish though.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Even though he was blocked, Q is just so skillful

brandonbauer87's picture

I hope DT goes pro. For everything good he's done there's a 5/16 shooting performance like this one. I really don't care for volume scorers. 

Hovenaut's picture

Good hustle Shannon......let's go boys. Home stretch time.

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

Win or lose, we are definitely the better team

Squirrel Master's picture

Scott and Craft have mind melded. What one thinks, the other knows!
AARON "GOD BEAST" CRAFT

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branz's picture

This deserves an enormous amount of up votes.

tennbuckeye19's picture

craft owns sparty! 

WolverineKiller's picture

And my bromance with Aaron grows.

Baroclinicity's picture

Keep stretching the lead...

BuckeyeChief's picture

COME ON FELLAS!!!!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

JTownBuckeye's picture

Good things happen when Craft penetrates. Go Bucks!

dubjayfootball90's picture

Thinks are lkooking up, Craft is gettin' busy, and defense and hustle looking to be apparent. Lets finish this now

captain obvious's picture

Crafts twin brother can score

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RedStorm45's picture

Craft is saving us right now.

AJW_16's picture

Crafty!

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Craft to the Rafters's picture

want to take a sec to insert my moniker into this here discussion

rdubs's picture

Wonder if that MSU columnist is going to print a retraction?

tdible2132's picture

I must have missed it, what's that about??

Seabass1974's picture

He saif Craft was over rated and only got attention because he is white. IIRC.

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Squirrel Master's picture

All Craft haters have no idea what they are saying! If they are trying to compare him to an NBA PG, of course he isn't going to be that. But he has to be the best college PG I have seen play in years. 

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RedStorm45's picture

Evan Turner was pretty good.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Sparty's gold shoes have a striking resemblance to Cinderella's slippers - just sayin!  Are Sparty's uni's uglier than scUM's?????? 
 

rdubs's picture

A close third, the blinding nature of both ND and ttun take the cake.

AndyVance's picture

Paul Keels described them as Cinderella's dingy slippers :)

tennbuckeye19's picture

do you guys think tom crean has shown up for his post game press conference yet?

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

All Crean jokes get the obligatory up vote

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Buckeye1996's picture

That was a huge shot by Craft. i feel like we could have pull away many times but failed. NOW is the time to do that. Go bucks!

RedStorm45's picture

Craft > Burke ?? Hmm

BuckeyeChief's picture

Offensively, no; overall? HELLZ YEAH.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

WezBuck28's picture

Score please? I'm unable to watch..

dubjayfootball90's picture

just went to commercial, OSU up 8, 65-57 I believe

dubjayfootball90's picture

check that, i was ten off, 55-47

Squirrel Master's picture

nevermind!

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tennbuckeye19's picture

osu 55, msu 47 about 7 minutes left

dubjayfootball90's picture

I hate half assed passes

BuckeyeChief's picture

I wanna be Craft when I grow up!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

RedStorm45's picture

We suck on the fast break lately.

brandonbauer87's picture

Ol' rosy red cheeks. Kid is on fire. 

JTownBuckeye's picture

Like seeing Ravenel play like a man down on the blocksQ

tennbuckeye19's picture

sometimes we pass the ball with zero care

RedStorm45's picture

Black Keys! Ohio  FTW

Hovenaut's picture

Rosy cheeks afire.....way to go AC!

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BME_Buckeye's picture

OMG THANK YOU REFS FOR THE NO FOUL on Ravenal. EXCELLENT MAKE UP CALL! 

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M Man's picture

They owed you; for the no-call assault on Thomas

BME_Buckeye's picture

I agree. Glad to see you're not the only person who saw that. I'm really starting to hate Nix!

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

 

Urbstache's picture

Those close ups of Craft were more than a little creepy.

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skid21's picture

Now we need to play some D

Bolt's picture

Sweet Jesus, how many f'n times are we going to turn the ball on a 2 on 1 or 3 on 2 break??

Buckeye1996's picture

How many turnovers on fastbreaks is that now? Drives me crazy.

AndyVance's picture

Craft is taking the Spartans to school... Wow.

captain obvious's picture

way too nonchalant on these 2 on 1 fastbreaks

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Clmm297's picture

41-40 when Smith and Williams left the floor....hmmm, coincidence we've stretched it out?

Squirrel Master's picture

55-47 good guys with just over 7 mins left. Come on guys! Keep it up!

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RedStorm45's picture

No points off turnovers for MSU. Nice.

tennbuckeye19's picture

dang we cannot rebound against these guys

RedStorm45's picture

Hey refs, there are multiple bodies on the floor...

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

That's a bad call

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Squirrel Master's picture

NO BUCKEYE EVEN TOUCHED THAT BALL! ARE THEY SERIOUS!!

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captain obvious's picture

over the back?
 

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RedStorm45's picture

Long time Thad left that lineup out there.

Buckeye1996's picture

C'mon Dawson was crawling all over our backs!

dubjayfootball90's picture

Thomas is so off, he needs to make a big basket

tennbuckeye19's picture

we need to extend this lead.

RedStorm45's picture

If we have a hot shooter, get him the ball!

captain obvious's picture

another terrible decision by Scott
unlike him

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dubjayfootball90's picture

got lucky on that foul right there, I hate long passes like that when there is not room to run

tennbuckeye19's picture

what the heck kinda pass was that?

tdible2132's picture

Shocking that we've taken a good lead with Lenzelle on the bench. I pray he stays there for our sake

Buckeye1996's picture

I'm calling a Q 3 right here.

Squirrel Master's picture

Physical game! Aaron "god beast" Craft is taking the game over! He is just shutting down Harris. Can anyone say when was the last time Harris did anything in this game? 
He is in the craft cloud!

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Buckeye1996's picture

Oh wait Q is out...lol.

JTownBuckeye's picture

And there's the bonus!

RedStorm45's picture

Thank you refs.  Finally.

dubjayfootball90's picture

WE NEED TO HIT THESE 1 and 1, stop missing them please!!!
 
Edit: finbally we made them both

tennbuckeye19's picture

yes we are in da bonus now

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Now we can shoot FTs!

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Hovenaut's picture

Gotta cash in at the line.....here we go.

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

captain obvious's picture

Lenzelle needs to remain a cheerleader

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dubjayfootball90's picture

and yes, that was a foul on Rav, got the arm bad

rdubs's picture

Dumb foul on Rav.  He just smacked the dude.

RedStorm45's picture

Nice call from half court moron.

JTownBuckeye's picture

What's with the camera angle?

Buckeye1996's picture

Craft with the rebound of course.

dubjayfootball90's picture

ugh, come on, get the defense up, geez, running around like a chicken with our heads cut off

tdible2132's picture

Offensive boards KILLING us...

captain obvious's picture

Ravenel useless on the pick and roll

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RedStorm45's picture

Come on Sam, need a better contest on that.

Squirrel Master's picture

Thompson should have known better. Appling was going to shoot that all day!

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Hovenaut's picture

Come on guys let's finish this.

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

under three, reset shot clock to 15, moving the ball, just play mad defense and get good lopoks and we can get out of here with the W. Play smart and tough!Lets go Bucks!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Man we need a FG bad right now.

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captain obvious's picture

Thomas for three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
feel it

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Buckeye1996's picture

Oh the timeouts. I hate them.

tdible2132's picture

It makes me mad that Appling out of the blue is stroking threes today. He's kept them alive with 4 threes

AndyVance's picture

Bingo. If Appling wasn't feeling it, this would not be as close.

RedStorm45's picture

Our southpaws are 6/23. Everyone else is 17/31.

Braxton2Devin's picture

We just need a basket!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Huge rebound Scott!

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RedStorm45's picture

Jump ravenel!!! Wtf

rdubs's picture

He tried, not a good pass.  Got to know your personnel.  

dubjayfootball90's picture

OH MY GOODNESS.... cant have that
 
but at least we got the foul back

Braxton2Devin's picture

HOLY SHIT SHANNON THE MAN!

Hovenaut's picture

Scott again!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

HIT A FREE THROW!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Hahaha what was that! Payne lost his marbles

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BuckeyeChief's picture

One and one's...COME ON MAN!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

captain obvious's picture

horrible

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Braxton2Devin's picture

wtf MSU doesn't deserve jack shit today. we've completely outplayed them. 

rdubs's picture

Not really, it has been a close one all game, and our offense has been stagnant for large chunks of the game.

RedStorm45's picture

4/8 at the free throw line.  Great.

dubjayfootball90's picture

I can't believe we cannot hit a freaking free throw, or at least be consistent with it. We are just giving them life, this is absurd.... unbelievable

Dean's picture

How many brainfarts will Payne have today?

Hovenaut's picture

Big finish, step up time.

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

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Flagrant foul!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

If craft cannot hit these free throws, i am gonnsa lose it, and that should be a flagrant, like the announcers said.

captain obvious's picture

FLAGRANT!!!

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Hovenaut's picture

Flagrant foul, no doubt.

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

BSTP DeCon's picture

I don't understand Ravenel's game

Urban Ohio's picture

We stopped playing fast.
 

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

BME_Buckeye's picture

DAMN MY NECK HURTS!

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tdible2132's picture

That's is the definition of a flagrant 1. They better call it

AndyVance's picture

Huge flagrant foul there... Big mistake for Sparty.

rdubs's picture

Going high like that is close to a flagrant 2.  Will be unreal if they keep it at a normal foul.

RedStorm45's picture

I know we love Scott, but he hasn't been great this half.

captain obvious's picture

FLAGRANT 2

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

That was a bitch slap! Did you see Nix face? He wanted to maul crafts head

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Squirrel Master's picture

Nix swung at him. that is the equivalent to a punch!

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Buckeye1996's picture

Flagrant II !!!!!!!!!!

Urban Ohio's picture

F 1

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

captain obvious's picture

Ravenel more excited about the flagrant than helping Craft

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Urban Ohio's picture

Didn't hold on

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

dubjayfootball90's picture

ok, flagrant foul, lets get these points and then more points

Dean's picture

I think a flagrant two would've been warranted - grabbing the front to keep him from getting by, then dropping the hammer on the back is dirty, dirty, dirty.

captain obvious's picture

ouch

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dubjayfootball90's picture

i cant believe these freaking free throw woes, this is putrid

RedStorm45's picture

Holy shit I'm gonna break something.

BME_Buckeye's picture

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

 

brandonbauer87's picture

I think I would have gone with Flagrant 2. That was a clear swing at his head. 

M Man's picture

Craft is lucky he wasn't wearing a helmet with a face mask.
 

 

rdubs's picture

Thought of the same play.

rdubs's picture

Left at least 2-3 points out there right now, even bigger is that they are making all of theirs.

captain obvious's picture

we could use some work on our spacing on out of bound plays

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Squirrel Master's picture

They just need a 2 here and take a 4 pt lead. NO CHUCKING!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

this possession is huge

captain obvious's picture

thatta boy Thomas

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dubjayfootball90's picture

GET THIS, PUT IT AWAY NOW!!!

brandonbauer87's picture

Can 11w please photoshop the entire team in the open thread picture from here out? Whoever is on there kills it every time. 

rdubs's picture

Get DT the ball.

RedStorm45's picture

No he's been awful shooting this game

rdubs's picture

Doesn't matter he is our go to player....as I was saying.

RedStorm45's picture

I gladly stand corrected!

Squirrel Master's picture

Need a score here!

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RedStorm45's picture

Hanging on by a thread

Hovenaut's picture

Offensive rebounds will save you!

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

captain obvious's picture

Thomas has to touch the ball.
Pick and pop with Craft

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branz's picture

HUGE offensive rebound.Let's ice it fellas. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

My heart is pounding faster than heck

Buckeye1996's picture

2 measly points is all...please.

Squirrel Master's picture

YES!!!!!

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captain obvious's picture

Thats why he takes the shots
since you asked redstorm

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tdible2132's picture

DT in the clutch!!

Braxton2Devin's picture

LOL at Della Valle's reaction

dubjayfootball90's picture

amadeo going wild baby, haha

Hovenaut's picture

DT!

Now the D......DO THIS!

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RedStorm45's picture

Thanks for the TO Izzo.  Now we can set up the D.

captain obvious's picture

cmon DT ice it

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dubjayfootball90's picture

YEA BABY! GREAT DEFENSE AND GET THE FREE THROWS AND PUT IT AWAY, sorry for internet yelling

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Bring on the Badgers!

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Squirrel Master's picture

WHEW!!!!!!! 

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Hovenaut's picture

YES!

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

Dean's picture

Clutch Deshaun is clutch.

Seabass1974's picture

Time to make some phone calls.
 

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

Urban Ohio's picture

Tank!!!

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

RedStorm45's picture

6/12 at the stripe.

brandonbauer87's picture

Anyone else notice everyone moves the ball at the end of games except DT. It's like he wants to be the one fouled every time. Pad those stats. 

captain obvious's picture

no fouls and no threes

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

MSU is imploding, guys arguing, miscommunication, stupid plays...Izzo looks shocked.

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Hovenaut's picture

Awesome.

Great job Aaron Craft.

One to go.....

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Squirrel Master's picture

This should be a dead lock for a 2 seed now! A win could earn a #1 if certain things go OSU's way!

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RedStorm45's picture

Wooo 5th consecutive title game appearance.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

BRING ON THE CHEESEDOODLES!

dubjayfootball90's picture

We goin' to the 'ship... whaaat?!?!?! We goin' to the 'ship...... Whaaaat?!?!?!

LadyBuck's picture

My computer likes to lag this up, but GREAT GAMES BUCKEYES!! Next up is the fighting bo ryans.

captain obvious's picture

SHE WAS UGLY BUT SHE HAD BIG TITS
AND I IMAGINE WISKY IS GOING TO BE UGLIER

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RedStorm45's picture

Sparty didn't learn and let Craft go off for 20.  Again.

AJW_16's picture

Yeah bet they are tired of him!

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

Urban Ohio's picture

High Five !!! Go Bucks

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

AJW_16's picture

2+2=4, the sun sets in the west, and Ohio State always makes it to the B1G CG. You can set your watch to it.

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

Clmm297's picture

LOVE IT!  These guys are proving everyone wrong!!

tdible2132's picture

What a win! And I think Thad realized were better without Lenzelle in the game. He didn't play in the last 14 mins. Go Bucks, now it's time to send Bo Ryan home crying!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

5 straight title game appearances and 7 of 9. Wow

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Baroclinicity's picture

Gotta love the way this team has come together as of late.  To me, that's all Matta.

Clmm297's picture

Great point...where are all the haters who were saying how bad Matta was earlier in the season?

jaxbuckeye's picture

Just to be clear, MY criticism with Matta is about winning a few of the games we aren't supposed to win.  Been wanting to see one of his teams overachieve, not just lose to the Dukes and Kansases.  I can admit when I am wrong and I am very impressed with what he's done with this particular team.  Would love to see them tear through the tournament.  THAT would be an accomplishment.

Geraffi's picture

I think Craft deserves a lot of credit too. His play has been the difference over the last several games. 

AJW_16's picture

A comment from the "Spartan Nation" facebook page: "Craft OWNS us -- plain and simple." Yuppers.

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

Mr Electric's picture

You guys have called it twice in a row now with the player you feature on the banner having a spectacular game. I think you should just put Amir on there every game from now on. If the magic holds we'll win the tourney for sure.

Jason Priestas's picture

I think you may be on to something.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Close game!  But the Buckeyes pulled it out in the end.  Great effort from Craft and the guys.  Now just one more to go for the Big Ten Tournament Championship!!!  Go Bucks, bring the trophy back home. 
 
P.S.  The team up north still sucks!

Oakland Buckeye's picture

Nice call with the Bruce Wayne pic, as AC was def a super hero today.
Tim Hardaway Jr 1st team?/? dont get it.