NCAA Tournament Open Thread: Ohio State vs Arizona

By 11W Staff on March 28, 2013 at 7:30p
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FROMTHE18's picture

HERE WE GO BOYS! Hope Thad has them focused

BuckeyeChief's picture

Traveling today; I have a good feeling, saw a lot of fellow Buckeyes today!

O H

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Hovenaut's picture

I-O!

LET'S DO THIS!!!!!

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

Defiance J's picture

I went from PHX to DTW today. Wore my scarlet and gray proud.

bedheadjc's picture

Ok, Dr. No, Goldfinger, and now Octopussy?
M approves.

WolverineKiller's picture

Let's do this!!!  O-H

Just Win.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I O

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Poison nuts's picture

Chuck picks AZ - shocker...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

okiebuck's picture

Pretty simple; fuck Chuck!

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

cajunbuckeye's picture

Lets get it on. GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

okiebuck's picture

Ok boys; let's show them in LA; OHIO is here!!!!

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

FROMTHE18's picture

i know there is an open thread for htis already but im here...miami/marquette game, bit of a snoozer...

William's picture

Kenny Smiff (gotta pronounce his last name like he does) and Barkley absolutely obliterate the English language. 

dja.ohio's picture

Network should give Charles a mandatory paid vacation during the tournament.

captain obvious's picture

he should have a permanent vacation

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

dja.ohio's picture

Does Jack Nicholson show up for the second half courtside?

captain obvious's picture

I'm glad Gottlieb is in the studio maybe he can argue with Chuck or at least annoy Chuck as much as he does me.
I'm glad Barkley picked Arizona he's been wrong all tourney.
 
FIRED UP!!!!
READY TO GO!!!

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

AJW_16's picture

Zona needs a healthy dose of Craft, Tank, Q, and of course a few sick Slam Thompson dunks.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

hope we can start fast and get some momentum going...be nice to be able to hit some outside shots early, Arizona is going to shoot the three...then again it seems like every opponent we face in the NCAA tourney each year likes to throw up treys...

BME_Buckeye's picture

If this is our last game of the year, I just want to say that I'm proud of this team for all its accomplishments, finishing 2nd in a difficult conference, winning the Big Ten tournament and keep the chemistry together. Even when I threw in the towel several times, this team didn't and they have played some of their best basketball closing out the season. Win or lose I'm still proud to be a buckeye. 

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

 

+1 HS
captain obvious's picture

I agree but its not time for us to lose

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WolverineKiller's picture

This tournament is going to give me an ulser.

Just Win.

tdible2132's picture

It's go time baby!

buckupnorth's picture

a little nervous about this game, Zona looked good the past couple games (albeit against bad teams) and was once regarded as a top 5 team, so the talent is definitely there.  Bucks need to get out to a fast start and play lockdown d and keep rolling

yrro's picture

Seriously, we don't get it on CBS in *Columbus*? WTF. Hurrah for live streaming.

yrro's picture

What's the point of still using the airwaves for television if they aren't going to put local sports on it.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That was definitely forced by DT but he sinks it...good start

Class of 2010.

FROMTHE18's picture

cant let lyons go off

TLB's picture

Haha.....why would your foul him

GABuckeye's picture

Ok Craft... their leading scorer has shown that he's still on fire... don't leave him 

rdubs's picture

Great play by Amir... picking up a foul on their big man is one of the best plays he's had all tourney.

rdubs's picture

Was that not still on the cylinder?

captain obvious's picture

smith off to his normal 0-3 start
Ross would have 8 by now

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FROMTHE18's picture

welp...bit of a standard look so for to this game

740buckeye's picture

Buckeyes playing too quick, getting ahead of themselves. Like to see LSJ assert himself, as long as he's not putting up 20 shots this half

RedStorm45's picture

Lenzelle is awful.

Bucks43201's picture

Goaltending on that Craft layup?

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

tdible2132's picture

And Lenzelle Smith is in the building.... On the right bright side we know we'll make a run when he goes to the bench!

FROMTHE18's picture

Lyons just absolutely toasted Craft

GABuckeye's picture

No he didn't...  Craft got screened and got no help from Amir.

FROMTHE18's picture

SLOPPY...SLOPPY...SLOPPY...

740buckeye's picture

Bad bad bad inbound.

captain obvious's picture

we have one inbound play that works

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Kevbo714's picture

Let's limit dumb plays like that...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

FROMTHE18's picture

Lyons was open again...crafts going to have to use his super glue to stick with this kid tonight

AJW_16's picture

What the heck!?

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

Jack Fu's picture

Jesus Christ, Amir is useless. Him and three six-foot guys around the rim, and he slaps the ball out of bounds. Eff.

captain obvious's picture

good call

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FROMTHE18's picture

better go get a case of beer to get through this one

Bucks43201's picture

Dude was out of control...BS Call!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

dja.ohio's picture

Insert Scott and Q

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Need Ross off the bench NOW. Too many scared Buckeyes out there right now.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

WolverineKiller's picture

I have a feeling this game is going to be called tight.  And i hate the fact we have to guard the 3 point line like again.

Just Win.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

K - Lenzelle got his start - now sit his can and bring in Scott!

Kevbo714's picture

There we Go... Thanks tank

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

740buckeye's picture

They need to slow it down and play Buckeye basketball, they're playing way too sloppy and aren't in place nearly enough. Not taking good shots so it's no wonder they're not falling. With as many early Arizona fouls as there's been Ohio State should be up by 6-10 points. 

rdubs's picture

Thomas has to get those all day.  And if they double be ready to kick it.

German Buckeye's picture

Go Bucks!  Play and take care of business!

Jack Fu's picture

Lots of whistles so far. Conventional wisdom says that's bad news for bee one gee teams.

Idaho Helga's picture

my thoughts.  Keep yer whistle for when it matters, ref.

argyle182021's picture

What was that foul?

Bucks43201's picture

That black ref made a bad call. Where was the damn foul there?!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

dan_isaacs's picture

No idea, but he must have seen something.  Maybe under the basket?  Pass interference?  Ball was in the air.

Dan Isaacs

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Said another way - that ref who called the foul on Craft made a bad call.  Where was the foul?

kareemabduljacobb's picture

We need to start playing Q a lot more than Smith Jr.  Seems like LSJ has brought nothing too the table lately.  He played good in last years tourney, so far this year hasn't done anything.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Thompson is playing horrible.

 
William's picture

Calling some bad fouls in this game, but I believe Arizona has 4-5 to our 2? Team needs to make some of those easier baskets, and just get Smith off the court and put Scott in. Smith doesn't bring anything other than decent size at the 2..

FROMTHE18's picture

not sure where our outside shooting threat will be tonight if Lenzelle is going to be ice cold...we dont have the inside presence to dominate this game so lets hope our defense can put the hammer down

rdubs's picture

Thompson and Ross are our best threats that get real minutes.

rdubs's picture

I guess they called that Craft didn't let Lyons come down from his shot.  Hard to see because they panned away from him after it left his hand.  Tough call though, they don't usually call that unless it is pretty bad.  Also liked that Matta was asking Craft if he fouled the guy or not so he knew whether to ride the refs.

TLB's picture

Miami is a one man team

DallasTheologian's picture

I very much prefer this lineup

OSUStu's picture

Needed that

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

William's picture

Nice shot by Thompson. 

Buckeye1996's picture

We got this! Go Bucks!

argyle182021's picture

Too many touch fouls

popeurban's picture

Agreed, Amir is a kid out there

captain obvious's picture

Sam baaaaaby

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DallasTheologian's picture

Swallow your freaking whistle refs

rdubs's picture

Going to have to adjust, they are calling it crazy tight right now.

WolverineKiller's picture

Jent has just been showing off this year with Thompson's jumper.

Just Win.

TLB's picture

Hate it when refs make it a ft contest

BuckeyeChief's picture

UGHHHH, hotel not showing it...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

FitzBuck's picture

Lets run the offense

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

AJW_16's picture

Refs calling this one tight. The B1G team suffers if that is the case.

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

Buckeye1996's picture

C'mon Scott hit that chit!

Kevbo714's picture

Travel!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

Bad shot by Thomas.  No one was down to rebound and he rushed into it early in the clock.  Need more pentration.

FitzBuck's picture

No drive to hoop.....no win

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

WolverineKiller's picture

If Thomas is going to jack up 30 jumpers tonight we're going to be in big trouble.

Just Win.

740buckeye's picture

Like the effort. Way too many fouls already, refs should stop trying to be front and center every damn game. Need to see better defense from Ohio State so we can start getting points in transition. Can't be putting up early three's. Too early in the game to be trying too hard to get back in it.

740buckeye's picture

And again, rebounding is an issue. Not great to see.

popeurban's picture

That is the issue with this small lineup

popeurban's picture

More scoring for less rebounding.

740buckeye's picture

I have more of an issue with lack of effort in going after rebounds, no matter the lineup.

rdubs's picture

Great jump stop by Craft.

Idaho Helga's picture

i LOVE THAT DRIVE SAM

TLB's picture

Playing poorly only down 1

Buckeye1996's picture

Craft is so savvy.

captain obvious's picture

we weathered a storm now we go after them

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mitchjacobsen01's picture

If that was a storm, we'll be all right tonight.  

Buckeye1996's picture

I feel like that was zona's best punch. Just a feeling.

tdible2132's picture

SHOCKER everyone. We go on a nice little mini run as soon as LSJ hits the pine.

Poison nuts's picture

I mean they gotta win just to shut Barkley up!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

Idaho Helga's picture

WHOA, I'M GOING SQUIRREL ALREADY!!!
 
Must calm down.
 

Baroclinicity's picture

Why is Ross wearing a nicorette patch on his shoulder?

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

dan_isaacs's picture

K-T tape.  Google it.

Dan Isaacs

Baroclinicity's picture

Definitely was a joke.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

popeurban's picture

So he can feel it

OSUStu's picture

 stimulates the release of epinephrine

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

captain obvious's picture

Sam works on his ballhandling and hes got the league in his future

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AJW_16's picture

Insert Q - Initiate Beastmode.

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

RedStorm45's picture

The inbounds after the Craft layup...guy definitely stepped in bounds before throwing it in.  Should have been a turnover.

dan_isaacs's picture

Amir Williams is -8 so far tonight.

Dan Isaacs

popeurban's picture

I wish he was not so lost out there.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I just feel like he's a step behind on every defensive play.  It worked in HS when he was 6'11" playing against 6'6" centers.

William's picture

So was that the initial burst by Arizona, after which we take the game over? 

740buckeye's picture

If Ohio State can assert themselves without being in the bonus before the under 8 then I think we can pull away and win going away. Keep up the quick shots, poor rebounding, and less than stellar defense then we'll be in an Iowa State situation again.

Bucks43201's picture

A confident Sam Thompson, who isn't afraid to shoot from anywhere, is a big part of a winning formula for the good guys

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

captain obvious's picture

we went small they went big

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Man these refs are calling a lot of fouls..  Arizona fans have to be frustrated.

Class of 2010.

popeurban's picture

I'm frustrated.  Let them play

captain obvious's picture

2 on Hill hell yeah

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AJW_16's picture

Ugh. Box out.

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

Buckeye1996's picture

Refs are calling it tight. Not sure I like that.

William's picture

OSU in the bonus already. Me gusta. Game of attrition. 

bgohio22's picture

Good to see Bob Baffert at the game.  Forgot he got his start at the dust tracks in Arizona.  Hope he and his boy go home sad.

OSUStu's picture

DT doing well drawing those fouls

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

TLB's picture

Thomas shooting way too much. More than usual

BME_Buckeye's picture

Damn the refs are calling everything on them. Lets hit all our free throws this half. 

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

 

FROMTHE18's picture

be nice to put together a double digit run before half

Idaho Helga's picture

Deshawn lookiing really good there

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Another easy 3 for the Wildcats. 

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Kevbo714's picture

I love Aaron Craft...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

I wish Craft would have figured out how to drive like that last year.

WolverineKiller's picture

Better now than never.  I thought he was a better driver of the basketball his freshman year than last year.  This year has been special so far.

Just Win.

captain obvious's picture

bullfighter foul

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

We are getting run outta the building.  They are better athletes then we are

TLB's picture

Yeah. If we dont pick it up it could get ugly

popeurban's picture

Craft not locking down Lyons though.:0(

GABuckeye's picture

You are the 2nd person not to understand how they play defense out there like that.  He had help from Deshaun to his left and Deshaun left him.  That wasn't on Craft.

popeurban's picture

Point taken, just observing Lyons eating us up out there.

GABuckeye's picture

Now THAT is a true statement!!  I don't like that!!

argyle182021's picture

That guy was totally out of control.  Step in and take the charge!

Buckeye1996's picture

Dude dropped his jock on Craft's move.
 

WolverineKiller's picture

Dislike the fact Lyons is playing with a ton of confidence.  If he woulda missed that first 3, this is a different game.  Craft is NOT in his head at this point...that scares me.

Just Win.

740buckeye's picture

Lyons will eat us alive if we let him. Bring Amir or Lenzelle in just to put some hard fouls on him and rattle him. 

740buckeye's picture

Might as well get some use out of them, no? Hey hey!

popeurban's picture

Especially Amir 

cplunk's picture

Arizona is athletic. This game is going to be harder than I thought. 

mitchjacobsen01's picture

You thought this game would be easy?!

cplunk's picture

Nope, but I didn't doubt OSU would win. There is a degree of doubt I did not previously have.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I'm still confident, but this is going to be bad for my blood pressure.

Poison nuts's picture

Yeah & frankly, they are on point right now...gotta slow down the tempo,

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

FitzBuck's picture

Craft gets knocked to ground...no foul 

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Miscommunication there

rdubs's picture

Our defense has definitely been less than stellar.  They move the ball very well.

OSUStu's picture

Would be nice if Craft would get the same call on the other end

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

FROMTHE18's picture

halftime adjustments will be made on Lyons...we just cant kill ourselves 

Buckeye1996's picture

Zona shooting the lights out right now.

William's picture

Terrible rotation by the team on defense right now. Ross can't have any turnovers, he's already defensively challenged and when he's giving the team odd man rushes it negates his offensive contributions. Also the offense has turned into Deshaun chucking it. The one bonus is that OSU is already in the bonus. 

AJW_16's picture

In other news Miami has 16 points at halftime. Lol.

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

Kevbo714's picture

Derp

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

We don't do a good job of getting the ball inside and then kicking it back out when the positioning isn't right.

FROMTHE18's picture

WHAT THE HELL?! how is that a foul on scott?

WolverineKiller's picture

Are you serious on the call on Scott!!!???

Just Win.

William's picture

Good lord, these refs are calling everything. 

rdubs's picture

Keep feeding Thomas inside.  I like that Craft is getting inside as well.  Hopefully that will open up some Thompson or Ross threes later on.

Idaho Helga's picture

Crowd definitely for AZ hard.  What I expected but not hoped for.

cplunk's picture

I guess being near someone is a foul

740buckeye's picture

What the hell.. C'mon refs! Garbage.

GABuckeye's picture

Dumb foul on Craft.  He got beat that time.

DallasTheologian's picture

Please tell me that wasn't a foul
They need to stop cutting away and start explaining what is going on in the game

VBBuckeye's picture

I agree. This coverage is aweful!

Poison nuts's picture

Anyone else bothered by the cameras? Kinda weird...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

WolverineKiller's picture

Is this payback for the blocking call against us!?  What are the stripes looking at?!

Just Win.

popeurban's picture

In fairness, they are killing both teams.

TLB's picture

Officials have decided to be the show tonight.
Down 7 feels like 20

popeurban's picture

Exactly, over zealous SOBs

GABuckeye's picture

Both teams in the bonus with 10 to go.... swallow the whistle.  This is ridiculous!

William's picture

That wasn't even a foul by that Arizona player. These refs suck. 

cplunk's picture

Amadeo better get warmedup. The way these refs are calling this game, everybody is going to be playing

RedStorm45's picture

What the hell are we doing!

740buckeye's picture

We really need to go on a run and be up at the half, because if I have to see Barkley's dumbass face and subsequent comments like he knew what the hell he was talking about before the game I'll lose it for sure.

DallasTheologian's picture

They are going to have to go with 3 on 3 by the end of the first half because everyone is going to foul out.

William's picture

What in the fuck is going on? Guys need to pull their heads' out of their asses. 

bgohio22's picture

Buckeyes look like a team that played Sunday, traveled Tuesday, and are playing early game on Thursday.

Roger's picture

Well, if refs are going to call the game like this, it's a bum game whoever wins. I hate, hate, HATE refs who call games like this. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Arizona's best 10 minutes of the Harvard game were the first 10. That's about the only positive I'm seeing right now. Faced with a team of good athletes whose tendencies we don't know, we're looking outmatched.

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WolverineKiller's picture

Amir looks like he's rubbed off on the rest of the team.  Where is the energy?!

Just Win.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

That's back to back turnovers by Scott, you are a point guard that is completely unacceptable.

 
okiebuck's picture

Time for Thad to get red faced and tell the boys to pull their heads out of their asses.

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

DallasTheologian's picture

Ugly game that the refs are trying to star in

captain obvious's picture

keep shooting tank

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Poison nuts's picture

DT!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

rdubs's picture

Needed that one by Thomas. Also no more missed layups please!!

bgohio22's picture

Keep it within single digits, let Thad figure it out at halftime, close it out in winning time.

DallasTheologian's picture

Rav was straight up. Swallow your freaking whistle refs.

RedStorm45's picture

TBS is awful.  Can't get a replay.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

Good for commercials again though.

OSUStu's picture

Where is the foul there?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

William's picture

This is where it would be nice to have a  6'11"-7' guy that we could just feed the ball to in the post. We don't have one of those on the roster, do we? 

740buckeye's picture

We should be the ones playing with confidence. These refs will make it hard to come back from any deficit. Shame, they need to let games be decided on the court.

Bucks43201's picture

Wow on replay of Tank's banker - he was fouled ... shouldve been an and 1

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Idaho Helga's picture

No replays because the zebras are turrible.  Kinda like Sir Charles.

RedStorm45's picture

Craft has missed two layups btw.

William's picture

As has Thompson.

Hovenaut's picture

Need adjustments, someone to step up.

COME ON

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

cplunk's picture

What conference are these refs from? Anybody know?

Kevbo714's picture

Zona's band looked thrilled right there

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

TLB's picture

16 fouls already.
None on lyons or johnson

Idaho Helga's picture

16 fouls already and there were public assaults in the last game.   Ugh
 

RedStorm45's picture

16 fouls called in 12 minutes.

William's picture

Thomas has to make that. 

rdubs's picture

That was a good offensive possession.  Got to hit those shots just inside the paint.  Also need to guard someone.

cplunk's picture

Better start driving. If OSU relies on the outside shot, Arizona wins this game and does it pulling away. Have to get inside.

Jack Fu's picture

There's no way Craft isn't picking up a 3rd before halftime.

RedStorm45's picture

You suck lenzelle!!

William's picture

You have to be fucking kidding me. That was a foul?

TLB's picture

17 fouls in less than 14 min

rdubs's picture

Hopefully if anyone can adjust it is Craft, but he wasn't playing amazing D prior to the fouls.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Are these refs fucking serious with that foul on Lenzelle?  Come on.

Class of 2010.

Sgt. Elias's picture

:/ perfect storm of good `Zona Defense+horrible zebras+us playing on our heels=bad time

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

captain obvious's picture

Amir actually did something positive
now its clown feet's turn

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rdubs's picture

Gotta hit our foul shots to keep us in the game.

captain obvious's picture

Thatta a boy Amir

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JakeBuckeye's picture

How can refs consciously call a game like this? Ruining the fucking game for both sides. Disrespecting the game of basketball.

Jack Fu's picture

They're just getting better shots. It's all dunks, layups, and open threes. We've counted on Deshaun making really difficult turnarounds and leaners. Really need to start playing better or this could get ugly.

William's picture

This team needs 3-4 stops on the next 5 possessions. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The ref stuff is REALLY weak, people. We're getting legitimately killed. 

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

RedQueenRace's picture

Gave up over 70 to both Iona and ISU.  And now this.

TLB's picture

Yeah we are.
But there is no flow

JakeBuckeye's picture

You are a helpless pessimist who finds greater negatives than positives in EVERY game no matter what. Nobody cares that per usual you're dissappointed in the game thus far.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I'm talking about the team. You're talking about me. Who's more off topic?
 
 

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I never said you were off topic, just said your response to any game will be the same pretty much no matter what.

JakeBuckeye's picture

And the refs are terrible on both sides. They're simply ruining the game of basketball, not ruining our chances of winning.

cplunk's picture

The Refs are not why OSU is losing, but the refs ARE flat out terrible. No sweet sixteen game should be called like this. If the game is close late, it will be settled based upon which team had the least players get screwed over with early foul calls

rdubs's picture

Alright Amir, when he gets fired up he can play well.

captain obvious's picture

double dribble before the travel good job Amir

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rdubs's picture

I wish Sam Thompson could hit floaters because he can get up above everyone anytime he wants.

RedStorm45's picture

Can we shoot?  Geez.

William's picture

How did Thompson not get fouled on that second shot? 

captain obvious's picture

Thompson cant get a break

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AtlGABuckeye's picture

Does anyone else feel like theyre going to upchuck? This is turrible.

"Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

DetroitBuckeye's picture

It's nice to see some intensity out of Amir, good to know he has a pulse.  

 
740buckeye's picture

Momentum starting to shift. Let's gooooo.

WolverineKiller's picture

We have an Amir sighting!

Just Win.

rdubs's picture

First time we have seen Amir show some life since the ttun game up north.

Kevbo714's picture

SWAT by stone hands!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

AJW_16's picture

Big 3. We needed that.

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

DetroitBuckeye's picture

THAT IS WHY WE NEED AMIR WILLIAMS

 
William's picture

Amir! He can play basketball!

740buckeye's picture

Could Amir actually be showing some heart?! Some effort? Some motivation? He needs to keep it up!

rdubs's picture

Ugh, dagger right there, with 5 on shot clock.

RedStorm45's picture

I'd like us to be able to guard the 3 point line.

William's picture

I don't know what has been up with this team and defending the three.

Jack Fu's picture

Classic Ross. When he's in the O's better and the D suffers. Thad has to find the happy medium.

Poison nuts's picture

Q! Q! Q!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

rdubs's picture

They now have 4 guys with 2 fouls, hopefully that will catch up with them.  Also hopefully we will guard the 3 here soon.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I don't care how this game has gone this far, we're going to win this game. I promise.

rdubs's picture

Haha, I like the optimism.  I hope you are right...

Baroclinicity's picture

After your final four prediction I am holding you to that.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

JakeBuckeye's picture

After already buying Elite 8 tickets, I'm holding me to that too. HAH!

Baroclinicity's picture

Prediction last season that is.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

With a few more offensive series like that I might have your confidence.

Hovenaut's picture

Fight to finish this half boys, come on.

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

740buckeye's picture

Just like the football team, the defense plays great other than the whole not guarding on the outside and giving up big plays/scores thing.

rdubs's picture

Deshaun has the slowest feet on defense.

Jack Fu's picture

Well he has to BE the offense, so I can't blame him if he's tired and/or saving energy. Without him we're getting curbstomped right now.

argyle182021's picture

Where was the block on that???

WolverineKiller's picture

That dunk happened because we couldn't find Thomas and the mismatch

Just Win.

captain obvious's picture

fucking NO CALL
replay that

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

TLB's picture

Do we ever make a shot in the paint?

RedStorm45's picture

Stop shooting Craft!!

AJW_16's picture

Parting the Red Sea there...not liking how we can't get a stop when we need one.

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

rdubs's picture

Deshaun has been lights out since a couple rushed shots early.

740buckeye's picture

If we close the half within 2 points of the lead I think it's a win on our part for how poorly we've played

740buckeye's picture

Two things, I hope Craft doesn't start trying to take the last second shot every time, and we have to feel pretty good to be down by 4 getting Arizona's best shot while playing lethargic and out of place with the foul fest going on.

Kevbo714's picture

Tank!  Keep that up

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

Whew, not sure how that wasn't a 3rd on Craft.

captain obvious's picture

Nice D baaaby

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RedStorm45's picture

Hey Len, D.T. is a junior.

Jack Fu's picture

Craft missed four layups in the first half. Come the frig on.

Hovenaut's picture

Tough half, but they're hanging in there.

Coach, you're up. Adjustments please.

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

captain obvious's picture

I'll take 4 down with how bad we played and how well they shot threes

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I'm okay with it.  Good position.

rdubs's picture

I know Craft made that shot against ISU, but we really need to get the ball to DT most of the time at the end of the clock.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I love how freaking inconsistent these refs are.  Call ticky tack shit earlier, now Craft get banged all over the place and no call.  Wow.

Class of 2010.

OSUStu's picture

So no play there?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

TLB's picture

Turrible
 
And yet, only 4

SilverBulletNYC's picture

4 missed layups. I can't believe it. 

The South will NOT rise again!

Buckeye1996's picture

Zona shooting
FG=50%
3 PT = 57%
FT = 90%
 
And we are only down by 4. I like our chances.

Jack Fu's picture

Well if we keep giving up dunks and open 3s, those percentages will probably stay that way. Seriously need to step up the defense.

WolverineKiller's picture

Craft's missed 4 layups

Just Win.

bgohio22's picture

Bring on the DISASTER! Come on defense!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Good ending to the half. Defense picked up late, and we stopped turning the ball over. If we hold them under 30 in the second half, I think we take it.

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RedStorm45's picture

Craft is killing us right now. Can't hit a layup to save his life.

William's picture

Yep. Needs to start converting all of those easy opportunities. I'd also like to see Thompson drive the lane a bit more, I mean the dude is 6'7" with a 40" vertical for Christ's sake. 

Jack Fu's picture

And even when he gets in the lane, if it's not an open dunk he's fading away throwing up hopeful garbage. There was that one possession where he drove to the middle, jump-stopped, and threw up a fading floater. The rebound got knocked around and came back to him, and he tossed up this weird, like, sideways prayer. Needs to take it strong.

William's picture

This team is playing like chickenshit, and they're only down 4. 

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Christ, if we could make a layup we'd be up 10.

BuckeyeChief's picture

OK, I live Craft but he gas to stop shooting.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

OSUStu's picture

Okay, this kinda made me laugh.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BuckeyeChief's picture

"CRAFT LIFE"

haha, I got autocorrected

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

OSUStu's picture

Haha, kinda figured.  Just funnin'.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

How these guys are only down 4 after taking Arizona's best shot pretty much...pretty good.  Time to get it rolling in the 2nd half.

Class of 2010.

bgohio22's picture

Bucks have already taken Wildcats best punch.  Yes. Time to bring the D.

OSUStu's picture

Why aren't we letting the guy that is on fire get the last shot?  Just silliness.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

rdubs's picture

Exactly, in only rare circumstances should DT not touch the ball at the end of the clock.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Come on Aaron Craft you gotta hit the layups. I think he missed about 4 of them that he would normally make. I'll take being down four at the half. Lets stop their threes and cut down the turnovers and we're back in this. 

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

 

ToledoBuckeye's picture

If we weren't missing so many layups we would be doing great!

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes
 

AJW_16's picture

As overmatched as OSU looks at there, we are fortunate to be down only 4. Have to make layups though. DT is a beast tonight.
At Xavier, Lyons often turned into a ball hog, taking WAY too many shots (and missing lots of them). I'm holding out that he will turn cold in the 2nd half.

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

JakeBuckeye's picture

"Meh" half, I understand the worry. But this region is OURS. We're going to the Elite 8. Refs don't make sense on either side right now, but fear not, we will pick ourselves up. Craft and co. will start to get the calls inside and more inside shots will start falling. Craft will be able to be more aggressive again once the 2nd half starts and his foul trouble isn't as bad. DT will be DT, and Q is due for a stretch of offensive excellence. This L.A. trip isn't finished until the end of the weekend and we have our plane tickets to Atlanta booked.

William's picture

May I have some of what you are smoking? In all seriousness this team only being down 4 with how bad they've played is pretty impressive. However Arizona is shooting 63% from three, that needs to stop, or we'll never take the lead. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

Talk to me when we're in Atlanta, haha. This team has been doubted for two years now (starting when our three senior leaders in 2011 departed), and in the end, they've proved us wrong every time we REALLY start to doubt them.

OSUStu's picture

Have to agree with William here...but I do like the good vibes man.  Thanks JakeBuckeye.  +1

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Defiance J's picture

Craft is looking for call on drive. They aren't gonna call it. 

buckeyedude's picture

Our guys are getting hammered. Not getting the calls tonight.

 

 

William's picture

Craft, Thompson and Smith are a combined 5-11. Thomas is 6-11. Other guys need to frigging step it up. 

740buckeye's picture

We should probably fire Matta, maybe he'll take that annoying rosy cheeked white kid with him too.
Back to reality, I think we're in a pretty good spot at the half.
TEAM. OF. DESTINY.

RedStorm45's picture

Marquette can't miss.

Kevbo714's picture

This is a point where I love that Thad is the coach of our Buckeyes... I bet he is pumping them up

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Defiance J's picture

Could be much worse. Looking at you Miami. 

FitzBuck's picture

So apparently crafts game is not driving to the hole.....who knew.  Thank god this guy in the purple shirt cleared that up.  Thank you purple shirt...thank you

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

BSTP DeCon's picture

We need Zona to start missing those 3's and we have to get the upper hand in the second half in the points in the paint aspect.

740buckeye's picture

Sidenote, I had Davidson beating Marquette in the first round, still hating that loss, but I'll admit they're playing strong against Miami. Could make an easier road for Indiana. 

TLB's picture

Only one leg out on the ledge now.
Can they shoot 60% again?

rdubs's picture

Depends if we put a hand in someone's face or if we let them continue with shooting practice.

buckupnorth's picture

How are our guys getting called for touch fouls on the perimeter (craft, scott) but then not getting any calls inside on shots?  I can stand when they officiate so tight on the perimeter, also can't stand the inconsistencies 

RedStorm45's picture

4 guys have scored.  Role players need to step up.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Smith has a few rebounds, so at least there's that. But man, he does not shoot well in the bigger games.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

740buckeye's picture

Could you imagine Barkley's commentary if we end up with an all B1G final four? I'm not sure if it'd make me cry laughing or cringe so hard I'd pull a muscle in my neck.

Defiance J's picture

I would love nothing more. Long way to go for that to happen though.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I am SO tired of playing those teams.  
With that said, I would feel much more comfortable playing teams with which we are familiar.
 

740buckeye's picture

I agree, not exactly once-a-season matchups, but I would feel more comfortable.

I'm not tired of BEATING those teams though!

Defiance J's picture

True. Just sick of Chuck bashing conf

nightmuse's picture

This feels like we have the refs from the Syracuse game last year
 

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I think I about had an ulcer that game.  Craft's fouls were cheap.  Waiters' fouls were lame.  I thought Triche and Jardine got away with about 10 between the two of them.

740buckeye's picture

Also, anyone else drinking the Florida Gulf Coast kool-aid? Florida is going down!
or maybe I just really hate the Gators...

JakeBuckeye's picture

I have to say I love 11W, but I can't watch the game while on here! Too much negative! I'm pumped to win this game, hope you guys enjoy the win! Good luck and see ya after the game.

rdubs's picture

You kidding, we need your optimism.

Jack Fu's picture

All right, you've convinced me. WE PLAYED GREAT THAT HALF!

okiebuck's picture

Come on guys; were playing bad BUT only down four; Craft and someone else needs to take the ball to the damm bucket! Those layups are going to start falling.

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

Defiance J's picture

Agree. Just need to get one other guy going in 2nd.

Jack Fu's picture

Yep. Fortunate to be down 4, considering how bad the defense played. If they can tighten that up, they should be in good shape.

captain obvious's picture

Busch Light open
ready for Big Buckeye second half

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

rdubs's picture

Lenzelle really lucky there, out of control.

captain obvious's picture

How was that not a foul with the midget undercutting Amir????????????

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

740buckeye's picture

First fast break for Ohio State, need more!

TLB's picture

Wonder if thad gets that tie cleaned

bgohio22's picture

Now we're cooking with gas!

Kevbo714's picture

Let's go Bucks... Keep up this run

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

captain obvious's picture

I see ya Lenzelle go to the hoop

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

740buckeye's picture

Your Ohio State Buckeyes have arrived! Enjoy the show!

Squirrel Master's picture

AGAMD TIME! GO BUCKS!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Kevbo714's picture

I was waiting for you to drop one of those, SM!  AGAMD!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

OSUStu's picture

One helluva start!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

JakeBuckeye's picture

I know I said I was leaving, but that happened faster than even I thought. LOL. Go Bucks.

AJW_16's picture

Like the intensity!

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

okiebuck's picture

That's it; keep taking it to the hole!!

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

Squirrel Master's picture

Charles couldnt make it, he's at the casino racking up Capital One miles!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

wibuckeye's picture

Left his mom home with the tightie whities.

WIBUCKEYE

740buckeye's picture

This is what I consider to be our game. Pressing defense, defensive rebounds, limiting the other team's shot opportunities and pushing the ball up the court in transition getting good looks and drawing fouls. The excitement is building!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

There we go. Double-digit deficit disappeared!

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

TLB's picture

He has to make those

Squirrel Master's picture

Craft is about to start! 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

William's picture

This is Ohio State basketball. 

xrox's picture

Wait, is Thad Matta's strategy to get fouls on their big guys before we put in the smaller line up and dominate?

Squirrel Master's picture

AMIR AGAMD, AGAMD!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

rdubs's picture

Honestly, I don't care if Amir ever scores if he can block shots like that and grab defensive rebounds.
EDIT: But if he does score, especially after an O Rebound I am not going to complain!!

OSUStu's picture

Amir!   Strong for once!!!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

nightmuse's picture

AAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Squirrel Master's picture

NOW AMIR AGAMO? I'M DEAD! I JUST DIED!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

bgohio22's picture

That is one excited trombone player.  BDBITL

argyle182021's picture

This is a game of runs.  Stay focused boys!  Zona certainly isn't going to give up.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Who's the 6'11" guy in the middle? Great to see some intensity from him!

captain obvious's picture

Amir showed up tonight
 

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

GABuckeye's picture

Wait a minute... did I actually just see Amir get a rebound and put it back for 2????

Melissa's picture

Amir!! I love it!!

AtlGABuckeye's picture

My eye is twitching. I can't handle this.

"Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

UrbanCulture's picture

just got back from my midterm...failed it. GO BUCKS

Kevbo714's picture

Go Bucks!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

captain obvious's picture

we still dont look like we have much energy

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Jack Fu's picture

Someone insult Amir's mama at halftime?
If so, I LOVE IT DO IT MORE.

Jack Fu's picture

.... and he just airballed a put-back from three feet. Oy.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Wow!  Amir with the huge play!  Finally, he growing up a bit in this one! 
Let's go Bucks!!

Squirrel Master's picture

I saw worst over the back against ISU! Come on! 
(I think the Amir five minutes is up! I hope it isn't cus what a five minute run)

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

skid21's picture

At least we aren't Miami.

cplunk's picture

As long as the refs stay calm, this is a heck of a game. 

Buckeye1996's picture

Is this site slow for everyone else?

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Yeah, it is super slow.  Must be a ton of people on while the Bucks are going to work!
 

bgohio22's picture

Does LQ get another look? 

rdubs's picture

Good rebound Amir, but please kick it back out next time.

740buckeye's picture

LSJ GROWN ASS MAN!

740buckeye's picture

And that pass! Nastyyyyy!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Smitty!!!!!!

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

Urban Ohio's picture

Lenny!!

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

William's picture

Craft has to make that. 

AJW_16's picture

Layups and boxing out have been common problems recently. Disturbing.

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This needs to live forever.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

FitzBuck's picture

I swear I was thinking about making a gif of that guy during halftime.
Instead I grabbed a beer
Now I'm drinking to your gif
Things really do work out
Nice job

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I love elevenwarriors.  I love all of you!  I love this TEAM!

rdubs's picture

I probably am about to jinx it, but great shooting from foul line.

tdible2132's picture

I've been very hard on LSJ but I love it! That's how you do it big guy. Get yourself going with easy buckets when your shot is off.

rdubs's picture

Best fast break all year.

TLB's picture

Damnit! Make the layups

740buckeye's picture

LOVE IT! WHAT A FAST BREAK!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Lets go godammit!!!!!!!

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

tdible2132's picture

Lets goooooooo!!!!!!

bgohio22's picture

Thad: "Their a*$holes are getting tight"

WolverineKiller's picture

BEST 8 min. stretch of Amir's career thus far.

Just Win.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This is a repeat of the Kansas-UNC game. The only time recently I'm glad to be Kansas.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

okiebuck's picture

Yeah baby; and Zona already bured 3 TO's

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

captain obvious's picture

Scott just being on the floor brings energy

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

RedQueenRace's picture

Arizona down to 1 timeout already.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Much better 2nd half everything.  Effort, defense, offense, officiating.
Keep burning those timeouts, Sean Miller.

Class of 2010.

Squirrel Master's picture

Marquette killed Miami. They missed hat big guy Reggie Johnson. WOW!
Temper enthusiasm! 11 minutes of Hell, can't let up! 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

tdible2132's picture

Now lets avoid a lapse like we has against ISU

Baroclinicity's picture

Lenzelle having a game.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

William's picture

Arizona has one timeout left..

avail31678's picture

I think Mr. Craft worked on his free-throws...

captain obvious's picture

Thats not a foul
2 phantoms on Craft so far
just what we didnt need

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

JakeBuckeye's picture

On a side note, Amedeo Della Valle is an awesome teammate. Always engaged from the bench and is often the only one standing and clapping and getting pumped.

Kevbo714's picture

Do these commercials seem like they are going on forever?

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

JakeBuckeye's picture

I think there's just been a lot of them because of Arizona calling a ton of timeouts.

VBBuckeye's picture

These are March madness commercial breaks as opposed to regular season. They're way longer!

bgohio22's picture

Why did a snowmobile hit that car in the Kurgis commercial?

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Those Kurgis commercials are a very poor man's Allstate Mayhem commercials.

Class of 2010.

nightmuse's picture

I actually changed into the outfit I wore in Dayton for Iona game at halftime because I thought that might help.....I am wearing dirty clothes to do my part:)

Kevbo714's picture

Props to you, props

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

TLB's picture

Only 5 fouls this half

AJW_16's picture

Let's keep the foot on the gas!

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

rdubs's picture

Good idea to take Craft out now.  Steal some minutes and Scott has been solid.  If DT stays hot it won't matter.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Tank with the big 3!

Class of 2010.

captain obvious's picture

Tank AKA DT AKA Buckets is the MAN

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Kevbo714's picture

19 puntos for DT!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

argyle182021's picture

Piss poor defensive effort.  That's four on Ravenel.

skid21's picture

Smith Jr. just brings bad karma.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

No way that was a foul...I think Ravenel missed!

Class of 2010.

captain obvious's picture

no foul on other side then they call that

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Need something from Evan Ross...

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

740buckeye's picture

Dammit Rav, guard the lane!

William's picture

Dumb, dumb foul.

TLB's picture

And here come the whistles

Squirrel Master's picture

Can't believe I am going to say this, get Amir back in!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Need someone to step up! 

rdubs's picture

Really wanted that runner by Scott to fall.

Kevbo714's picture

Isn't it still on the base of the rim?

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

bgohio22's picture

Not to call the obvious, but refs are way too quick with the whistle.  Forcing Thad to keep Craft on bench until under 8 timeout.

rdubs's picture

That dude is feeling it.  Can we get him his 4th somehow?

Jack Fu's picture

Oh, so Hill's just decided to make everything now. Good to know.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Nice, need to see DT take it to the hoop more!  Now hit the free throws!

captain obvious's picture

Hill has  game hes a late 1st rounder

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Squirrel Master's picture

There u go DT! Drive that ball.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

740buckeye's picture

Someone needs to step up on Hill and make him think twice before putting up shots! Can't let him get hot. Damn.

UrbanCulture's picture

refs getting reaaaaaaaaaaaal ticky

rdubs's picture

Not a foul, but not a bad foul either.  We have no one who can guard Hill.

740buckeye's picture

These refs. What a joke.

theobi's picture

Arizona only has one time out left. Could be big down the stretch 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Man, they are driving right down the middle on us like crazy. 

captain obvious's picture

The White hair ref is turrible

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

rdubs's picture

You mean the one with the whistle?

rdubs's picture

Time to double on Hill.

bgohio22's picture

Craft back in.  Foul trouble mostly averted.  Time to WIN.

740buckeye's picture

We should've been able to continue to pull away, don't need to let them hang around til the end.

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Deshaun is straight up ballin... But gotta hit those  free throws!!!!!

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

skid21's picture

A foul on every offensive play. This could go on forever.

captain obvious's picture

Time to put Craft back in

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

cplunk's picture

C'mon refs. Some of us get up at 4 on weekdays. Stop slowing this game down. Need a Bucks win so I can get to bed

rdubs's picture

We hit foul shots, we win this game.

captain obvious's picture

cmon Q get theses

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

bgohio22's picture

I know we got the call, but come on? Foul on the rebound.  Awful call.  We'd be going crazy if it was the other way. 

Squirrel Master's picture

Love being in the bonus early.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Huge!  Hitting the free throws!  Those are big!

JLBNYC's picture

big free throws by Q

captain obvious's picture

wheres the replay ????

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Free throws!!! Free throws!!! Free throws!!!!  Make yours limit theirs....

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

740buckeye's picture

Bad call, all ball! C'mon ref get your head out of your ass!

Squirrel Master's picture

Gotta stay angry here! Play with purpose. 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

rdubs's picture

Craft needs to pass, DT is going off.

captain obvious's picture

thats all Hill

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

RedStorm45's picture

Uh, just lost my cable feed. Noooooo!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Their 3 point shooter worry me!  Need to step up the D!!

Kevbo714's picture

I did not want that to happen... Bounce back,O

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

That's what you give up when Hill has been going bananas.  Need someone who can stop him so that we don't have to double so much.

JLBNYC's picture

Big 3!
Keep Q in the game!

UrbanCulture's picture

we are literally letting them drive right down our thorats

Kevbo714's picture

Q!!!!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Dean's picture

Q is really coming through! Love it!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Zona has one more run. Let's handle 'em.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

rdubs's picture

Our defense has not been as solid today, their athleticism is tough to stop.

bgohio22's picture

At some point Scott has to come back in to shut down the D.

TLB's picture

LET THEM PLAY!

rdubs's picture

I love Q, but let's get DT more involved.

UrbanCulture's picture

craft made a 1 and 1! w00t

Squirrel Master's picture

Craft has to hit free throws of he is going to take over this game down the stretch.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Gotta get back to the defense from earlier this half

Class of 2010.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Big Free throws by Craft! Needed those. 
Would love to see him find DT or Q off his drives though.

xrox's picture

Did I just see that right? Zona only has one timeout left?

Kevbo714's picture

Yep

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

OSUStu's picture

DT needs to touch the ball more.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Good call...

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Finally we get a lucky break. 

Squirrel Master's picture

Another bad call that will get blamed on Craft.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

bgohio22's picture

Downvote if you must but another terrible call on dual possession.

AtlGABuckeye's picture

I just lost any and all composure

"Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.

740buckeye's picture

That will be the "talked about call" after Ohio State wins, even though there's 4 minutes left

bgohio22's picture

That's why Bucks must blast off to win by a dozen.  Shut Chuck up.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Q!  You've been great so far but those last two missed layups...killing me smalls

Class of 2010.

Jack Fu's picture

MAKE YOUR LAYUPS FERRKRISSSAAKE

RedStorm45's picture

Can anyone hit a layup??

GoBucks10's picture

Zona is playing like a bunched of squirrels hopped up on too many acorns...

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

Squirrel Master's picture

Fuzzy nuts is insulted, aren't u fuzzy nuts!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

GoBucks10's picture

Ha!  That comment of mine was completely off the cuff, but hilarious with the connection there!
 

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

rdubs's picture

MOAR FREE THROWS!!

BME_Buckeye's picture

Stop trying to make a finesse shot and make the dame layup! 

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

 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Now hit these free throw! 

bgohio22's picture

Win or lose: Thad molded an imperfect team into a beast. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

I agree.  Thad has done a great job with these guys!  Of course I like the WIN option best! 
Go Bucks!

Kevbo714's picture

Sterling Archer?

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Squirrel Master's picture

COME ON BABY! LETS HIT FREE THROWS AND GET TURNOVERS! ITS CLOSE, SHOULD BE ABLE TO SMELL VICTORY! LOCKDOWN AND AGAMDDDDDDDD! 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Come on Evan.. Gotta make those bunnies man!!!!!

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

PDoggett73's picture

Time for craft to take over with his energy.
 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I just laughed at that dual possession call.  Half because I thought it was a horrible call, and half because I was happy that we got a call our way.

Class of 2010.

Sgt. Elias's picture

Q! WHY U NO?

"Okay -- I've got an El Camino full of rampage here." 

tdible2132's picture

We have been lights out at the FT line up til that point. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

NO!!!  Make those free throws!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Ross has been steppin up big!

rdubs's picture

Wow no more TOs, but dumb turnover, not sure which is more important right now.

Squirrel Master's picture

No more TO for AZ. Thats going to be huge!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Uh, timeout my ass!  He actually has to have the ball.  Craft had his hands on the ball as soon as Lyons picked that back up.  Good that they have no more TOs.  Hope that cheap call was worth it.

Class of 2010.

tdible2132's picture

Come in guys can we please not crap down our legs down the stretch...

bgohio22's picture

I'll trade losing possession for AZ's last timeout.

captain obvious's picture

How did he get a timeout without the ball
replay that

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

740buckeye's picture

Did Sean Miller get clock management tips from Les Miles?

William's picture

Deshaun, stop getting cute and drive the ball..

xrox's picture

Oh man. I might give up the turnover there to make them tae that last timeout. That is brutal for Zona.

RedStorm45's picture

Refs still suck. Never had possession.

UrbanCulture's picture

looking like more of the same from last week...missed one anad one...turnover

Jack Fu's picture

Terrible timeout call by that ref. But it raises an interesting quandary: would you rather have possession with 3+ minutes left with AZ having one timeout left, or AZ have possession with the same time left, but with no TOs?

LouieG's picture

He did not have possession.  They should not have granted the timeout.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

The Soup Nazi says...NO TIMOUTS FOR YOU WILDCATS!!!

RedQueenRace's picture

Double bonus the rest of the way at least.

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

How the hell you get a t.o if you dont have Possesion ?????

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

UrbanCulture's picture

good time out...regain composure

popeurban's picture

If we score it was a good time out

tdible2132's picture

Man it's like we are trying to let them back in this. Come on fellas!

JakeBuckeye's picture

I've got knotts in my stomach and I love it! This is awesome. I love March!

cajunbuckeye's picture

Timeouts will be critical,

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Kevbo714's picture

Q!!!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

That's an NBA take.  He puts some weight on and doesn't lose focus he is probably the best NBA prospect on the team.

wibuckeye's picture

Maybe we will get a Chris Webber timeout by Zona

WIBUCKEYE

Squirrel Master's picture

Q is a second half Dragon Slayer!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

UrbanCulture's picture

no need to be aggressive to the point where its 2 points for the other team

bgohio22's picture

Book it.  LQ will be a lottery pick.

William's picture

Stupid foul by Craft. 

RedStorm45's picture

*bad call by the refs

cajunbuckeye's picture

Don't turn it over!!!!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

UrbanCulture's picture

get the ball in DT's hands

bgohio22's picture

Chuck is going to love that call.  Mute at the ready.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Now let's hit our Free Throws!  C'mon Bucks!!!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Bad foul by Craft!!!!!

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

captain obvious's picture

so after the 20 they missed that went against OSU all we will hear about is that one

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

RedStorm45's picture

Craft. Free throws.  Da f??

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Right won the middle... Come on!

Jack Fu's picture

Shit. Shit shit shit.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Come on Bucks, put this one away

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

rdubs's picture

Get DT the ball!!!  Or pick and roll with Craft and Q

Kevbo714's picture

Can we not give me heart burn on each inbounds pass

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

popeurban's picture

What is his deal?

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

This is it!  If we score here this will be huge!  It's crunch time!!
 
Let's go Buckeyes!!!

bgohio22's picture

Would I have said this in Jan? No. I want LQ to have the ball.  Drive it or kick out to Tank.

dja.ohio's picture

Give it to Thomas.

captain obvious's picture

Put Scott in
need ballhandlers and perimeter defenders

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

cajunbuckeye's picture

We need a bucket, badly

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LouieG's picture

Where is Scott?  Need him to help break these presses

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

You can't be serious!  two points and a foul!

740buckeye's picture

You have got to be fucking kidding me.

argyle182021's picture

How do they call that foul on us but not on them the possession before????

Kevbo714's picture

F!!!!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

rdubs's picture

UGH!! Get DT the ball!!!!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

TEAM BUZZER BEATER

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Q FOR THREE BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cajunbuckeye's picture

I CAN"T BREATHE!!!!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

ROSS FOR 3!!!! OH MY G%D!!!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Q ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Class of 2010.

740buckeye's picture

QQQQQQQ OH MY GOD! GROWN ASS MAN!

rdubs's picture

QQQQQQQQQQQQ!!!!!

bgohio22's picture

LQQQQQQQQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Ross going to the league after that dagger!!!!!

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

popeurban's picture

You think this year?

GABuckeye's picture

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

osubuckeye4life's picture

Gus Johnson's head just exploded!

captain obvious's picture

he shot that from 30 feet
refs trying to fuck us
 
 

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

Kevbo714's picture

My heart is in my throat...

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

BME_Buckeye's picture

OMG! 

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

 

AJW_16's picture

Wow!

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

JLBNYC's picture

Free Time out for Arizona. Dont get it
Q contributes like this, we could go to the final four

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Do they seriously need to check if that was a 3 pointer?!?!? Who is the ref, my grandpa!?!?!

wibuckeye's picture

Free time out, thanks refs. Turrible call

WIBUCKEYE

cajunbuckeye's picture

What a cheap ass deal by the refs stopping the game

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

rdubs's picture

What are these refs doing?  I don't mind being consistent in calling the game close, but that is ridiculous.

BME_Buckeye's picture

FUCK CHARLES BARKLEY!

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

 

740buckeye's picture

Chuck downvoted you, no worries, I got you!

Poison nuts's picture

All my upvotes...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

MediBuck's picture

Me three. Eat your heart out Charles.

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Kevbo714's picture

Elite 8!!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

osubuckeye4life's picture

Nothing but respect for Zona. Miller is a class act and they played their asses off!

OSUStu's picture

Its a celebration bitches!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

cajunbuckeye's picture

OH MAN, WHAT A FU$%ING GREAT GAME.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

JakeBuckeye's picture

As somebody said earlier...
TEAM. OF. DESTINY.
My hands are shaking and I can hardly type. I love all of you! I'll be in Staples Saturday night!!

BuckeyeChief's picture

HOLY CRAP THAT JUST HAPPENED! THIS IS A TEAM OF DESTINY!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BammBammRiley's picture

Wow

BammBamm is my dog, Riley is my 4 yr old daughter, and THE Ohio state Buckeyes complete the three most sacred loves I cherish

Baroclinicity's picture

Holy shit

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

MediBuck's picture

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG Q FOR PREZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

cajunbuckeye's picture

I love this team!!! Great win Buckeyes!!!

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

740's picture

it no longer matters that he can't play defense. clutch clutch clutch.

rdubs's picture

Drew Carey sighting??

JPBucks3's picture

Qqqqqqqqqqqqq baby!! Elite 8!!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

WAY TO GO BUCKS!!!  LOVE IT!!!
GREAT JOB GUYS!!!
MATTA FOR PRESIDENT!!!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Its thad not tad ol fake ass morgan freeman ....

"GIMMIE THAT BEAT FOOL!!! IT'S A FULL TIME JACK MOVE" Ice Cube jack for beats..

Melissa's picture

You made me laugh so hard i am crying!  Thank you.  

AJW_16's picture

This.

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

Kevbo714's picture

Great time to be a Buckeye!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

740buckeye's picture

Said it before, I'll say it all the way to Atlanta.
TEAM. OF. DESTINY.

okiebuck's picture

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ Yes!!

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

tdible2132's picture

Well whoever made that forum post this week about the Qnami coming too LA. You were spot on!!

RedStorm45's picture

Craft saved by Q!!!

captain obvious's picture

dont know what the hell that means Craft was the architect for the comeback

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

GABuckeye's picture

Defensively, yes.  Bad foul that that put them on the line, a missed free throw.  Dude needs to nut up at the end on the free throw line.

RedStorm45's picture

Minus missing layups and free throws.

captain obvious's picture

Wow Craft haters? This team borderline NCAA squad without his energy, defense and leadership.
Q, Thompson and Craft all missed layups but all were contested Crafts with the shot clock running out.
Good luck with the Hate
we are in the Elite Eight
complain during the game if you want after just
CELEBRATE THE VICTORIES

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

GABuckeye's picture

You have to be cognizant of the fact that he has A LOT he can improve on.  Are we where we are without him?  No.  Is he a darn good basketball player?  Yes.  But the dude has shown in two consecutive games that he can't hit free throws in crunch time.  As our primary ball handler late in games, that is concerning.  And that foul 30 feet from the basket, while I love the hustle, was just plain stupid.  

Jonnferrell's picture

Wow!  Let's see what Ol' Barkley has to say now.

"I'm still hungry." --Brady Hoke

buckfan38's picture

They took him off. Nova's Head Coach is in. Thank Goodness!! They probably thought him bashing tosu after two straight last minute wins would seem suspicious.

captain obvious's picture

Gotta love the heart these kids have
Q will average 20 next year and be a lottery pick in 2014 rack it

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

blh's picture

So my wife is in labor right now with our son and I'm really hoping that he comes tonight to help make this the best day ever, now that the Bucks did their part!

OSUStu's picture

Hell yeah man.  Good day to be and be born a Buckeye!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

ohst8buxCP's picture

Name him Laquinton

Idaho Helga's picture

Best of luck with our newest Buckeye!   (p.s. as long as you are minding the Mrs. and not fuffin' around here.)

Idaho Helga's picture

...and I might add "fuffin" is a term my german grandma and mother made.  It was meant to be something liike "lolly-gagging" or loitering.  My grandma wouldn't even say "God" because that was an insult to the Lord.   Just an FYI.  Ok. I get it , this is mere trivia.
 

Defiance J's picture

LaQuinton for name? 

Poison nuts's picture

Congrats in advance!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

MediBuck's picture

Congratulations!!! What a day! What a day!

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

Hovenaut's picture

Q-hew!

Close one......

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

wibuckeye's picture

Finally someone on CBS saying something smart.

WIBUCKEYE

FitzBuck's picture

I just read all of the posts during the game.
It's like all of you were reading my mind.
I am now wearing a tin foil hat.

What am I thinking now?

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

bedheadjc's picture

"What am I thinking now?"
This thing is making my head hot?

MediBuck's picture

You can't spell LAQuinton without LA!!!!!
ELITE EIGHT MOTHAFKKKKKAS!!!!!!!!!

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes