Twitter Reacts to LaQuinton Ross's Game-Winning Three

March 29, 2013 at 5:06a    by Jason Priestas    
LaQuinton Ross knew his final shot against Arizona was good the entire time.

Sunday, Iowa State battled back from a 12-point deficit with eight to go to force a tie with Ohio State. The Buckeyes were able to play for the final shot and Aaron Craft buried the biggest three of his life to win the game.

In Thursday's Sweet 16 game with Arizona, the Buckeyes again held a double digit second half lead – up 10 with 11 minutes remaining – and then watched as the Wildcats rallied to force a tie with 21 ticks on the clock.

And then a Qnami struck.

In the last two NCAA tournaments, just five players have made a game-tying or go-ahead field goal in the last 10 seconds of a game. Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross are two of them.

Needless to say, Twitter was a riot. Here are some of the best reactions to Ohio State's second game-winning three in as many outings.



BuckeyeLawyer's picture

I don't like seeing the Chad Ford tweet. Please stay Q, please stay.

mitchjacobsen01's picture

I think we keep him.  As good as this year's team is, next year could be just as good.
I'd love to see everyone return for next year.  National Championships in football and bball would really make my decade.

THE_JUICE's picture

We lose Ravenel.  Honestly, I think if we can keep Deshaun Thomas, we'll be hyped as the team to take down Kentucky from about November until March.

brylee's picture

I can't help it, but looking at next year...holy shit!  craft, scott, thompson, ross...possibly thomas... and don't forget williams (he will be a force to be reckoned with next year...mark my words)!

ZBuckeye's picture

I got to be honest, I think if he has one more big game, he flirts with the draft. Test the waters, so to speak. Does he go? If I had to place money on it, I would say no, but I can tell you firsthand, NBA guys have been following his progression for some time, and this isn't simply from the Chad Ford tweets. I think he has absolutely matured, but you can tell that at his core, he is still an AAU product who ideally wants to build as short of bridge as possible to the NBA. Not bashing his character. He's become much more of a team player and has certainly adjusted his attitude, but he is still a descendant of the wrong side of amateur basketball. The type of culture that runs rabid with the Carlos Fordham's over the world. Like I said, I think he stays. He flirts heavy, but he stays. That said, it would not shock me if he left. I think he would easily be a first rounder if he left this year. Lord, I hope he stays, because if he does... shit... he will crush the B1G next season.

Jonnferrell's picture

Ha--Qnami!  Love it!  It is crazy how this team is just growing and maturing in the tournament. Go all the way, Bucks!

"I miss Brady Hoke."

jedkat's picture

I heard some Arizona jerseys just washed up in Hawaii!

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

Dougger's picture

His reverse layup in the last two minutes was incredible. its too tough to pick out a favorite in these tweets! maybe Slam's mancrush haha

I like football

741's picture

This Buckshots compilation of tweets was so awesome I actually started following Herbie again for a minute... Literally. 

UrbanCulture's picture

same here! then he replied to like 40 people in that minute and quickly unfollowed

d1145fresh's picture


rdubs's picture

I am waiting for the 139 character hashtag.  you know it's coming.

TatumRuled's picture

Rabinowtiz's Tweet is classic.
But at the time, I was FURIOUS when the refs stopped the game. Inexcusable.

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

Bolt's picture

No kidding. It ruined my celebration of Qs shot because I spent the next couple minutes yelling at my TV that the refs are giving them a timeout they don't have. Dicks.

Mr. Slick's picture

You and me both, Brother

TatumRuled's picture

Yup. The last time I was that angry at the refs was that non-call on the blatant facemasking during the OSU and TTUN game.

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

rdubs's picture

It's funny, initially I was mad too, but it also gave us a chance to get back on defense and set up.  How often do you see a guy go coast to coast off a made basket because the other team is still celebrating the make and isn't in position?  Okay, maybe not super often, but it seems like it would be easier to pull off than if the defense is ready.

Mr. Slick's picture

I think you're right if there is like 5 seconds left, but with 2 seconds their only chance is to set up something deep. 

Poison nuts's picture


"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

OSUStu's picture

So, Jared ya, but don't call our fans bandwagon for saying they wish you still played for us.  

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

gwalther's picture

A lot of OSU basketball fans are bandwagon. I got what Sully was trying to say.
The people who don't really start paying attention until the back half of the Big Ten schedule, and the ones who at any point wanted to "Fire Matta," are the fans who fit in this category.

Class of 2008

AndyVance's picture

That's a good point, although I thought it was classy that he said the team was playing better without him.

progolfer107's picture

I am eating lunch at Quizno's in honor of Q today!!

blazers34's picture

Best Tweet:  Bill Rabinowitz, easily
Worst Tweet:  Sully.  Come on man

jeremytwoface's picture

Yeah I replied to Sully's tweet...
That was kind of a ridiculous thing to say.. No way this team is better off without him.
I was thinking about this the other day... We would be almost unstoppable with Sully down low. Those nights where DeShaun's game is a little off?? Just feed it to Sully.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Brutus's picture

I don't get what's so bad about Sully's tweet.  He's being extremely complimentary of this team.  Of course they are not better off without him.  I think he's just been trying to make this season about the guys that are on the team now, not what might have been with him.  Kind of classy in my opinion.

ep's picture

agree completely. I think it's clear that he's calling out the people that didn't believe this team was any good without him.  Incredibly humble of him to admit this team might be better without him, and speaks to this current group really playing some great team basketball.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

I agree. To me, it shows how classy and humble the kid is. And lets face it, after the Wisconsin loss late in the season, A LOT of people wrote this team off. I'm proud to say I was not one of them and anyone can look it up in my comment history if they doubt. Go Bucks!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

bukyze's picture

Agree with all the above.  Class act by Sully all the way.

Poison nuts's picture

Very proud to say that I never wrote them off either. Matter of fact, I (and plenty of others) dealt with multiple attacks any time a positive comment was made when they struggled...After the Wisky game, I'm glad that plenty of folks didn't jump off the ledge & still believed! (Patting my own back right now) ;)

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

tennbuckeye19's picture

In fairness to Sullinger, we have no idea what fans were tweeting at him during the season. I imagine he was getting tweeted at non-stop, especially after losses. 
Of course this team isn't "better" without him, but I think his point is that they're doing just fine without him.
And OSU does have a lot of bandwagon basketball fans. 

Bolt's picture

Now if only we could at least just get them to show up to the home games...
I wonder, if we ever do win a nat'l title, will bball gain enough momentum to start selling out/filling up the Schott every night? Or will it just be the same...people just kind of take it for granted as something to bide their time until August. We only really pack the place/have any kind of great atmosphere for the Dukes of the world.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Man, don't get me started on OSU fans not supporting the basketball team...
Filling the Schott is certainly my hope! I somewhat understand not being able to fill it up when you're playing Northern Kentucky or someone like that, but I long for a day when people will show up no matter who they're playing. At least sell out the conference games for crying out loud. I mean, the Shoe sells out even if OSU's playing Eastern Michigan or some lame opponent like that, and the tickets cost way more. 

millertime2011's picture

You really never know, though. Would we be a completely different team? Yes. Would we 100% be better? No way to know. Say we have Sully this year. Does Sam Thompson step up throughout the second half of the year? Does Q step up in the tournament? If these guys aren't needed who knows if they use that pressure to develop for good and become better players. It's impossible to know if we'd be a better team, though we'd undoubtedly be a different team. This team is special, as seen last night. That was a complete team win. Deshaun carried us in the first half and then went quiet in the second so a couple different people stepped up. Great team win. 

ATXbucknut's picture

Here's some video of Q talking in the locker room after the game.

Bucksfan's picture

Not the first time someone with a Q in their name took over a game and hit the game-winning jumper.

lippertini's picture

+1 for deep, almost scary, knowledge of Erkel's middle name and Family Matters epsiodes.

Bucksfan's picture

Blogs pay mass dividends if you're a child of the 90's.

buck-I.8's picture

Sullinger's tweet makes me think about what this team would look like had he stayed. It's scary

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Someone should make a post of all of DJ's retweets from last night (@marion_ohio)

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

bowthrock's picture

So your comment piqued my interest and I had to check it out! Funniest shit ever! The amount of butthurt from the haters on his feed is amazing! I recommend checking it out to anyone who feds off of hater's tears!!

"Lets beat the shit out of Michigan".... Urban. Frank. Meyer.

Poison nuts's picture

Regardless of what you think of Lebron - that's a pretty big compliment to have him tweet about you like that. Having one of basket all's best take notice is a sign you're doing things right.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Maybe Q should go. If Thomas comes back, Q comes off the bench again next year.

CALPOPPY's picture

I doubt he would. My guess is he'd start ahead of Smith or Thompson.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

Tony's picture

I was screaming at my television by myself. I find this to be very similar to what most people were doing on Twitter.