Elite 8 Open Thread: #2 Ohio State vs #9 Wichita State

By 11W Staff on March 30, 2013 at 6:45p
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FROMTHE18's picture

here we go...dont know too much about Wichita State, but should be a tough match up...hope we can hit some outside shots tonight

GoBucks10's picture

We need out defense to be lights-out as well.

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

Hovenaut's picture

LET'S GO BUCKEYES!!!

O-H!

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

let's go!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

FROMTHE18's picture

Barkley just picked us...now im nervous

kevdale86's picture

My thoughts exactly

cplunk's picture

Holy crap, Barkley just picked OSU

GoBucks10's picture

Still doesn't make Barkley likeable.  

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

cajunbuckeye's picture

Buckeye's time to shine. LET"S GO BUCKS!!!!

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brandonbauer87's picture

Anthony is an idiot. Just called Slam and Q freshman. Also said Lashaun Thomas. 

thatlillefty's picture

damn, you beat me to it.

Brutus's picture

I really like Greg Anthony as an analyst and commentator but c'mon man! He doesn't have to know everyone's names but how do you not know Deshaun.  The name really appeared to escape him, but still.

brandonbauer87's picture

I usually like him too. I like to avoid saying things that I'm not positive about. And I'm not even on tv. 

thatlillefty's picture

this cbs guy just called deshaun 'LaShaun', and said Slam Thompson and Q were freshmen.

FROMTHE18's picture

I think CBS could have done a heck of a lot better with their analysts than the ones they have alongside Gumbel

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Boyfriend at work. Daughter taking a nap. Looks like I am spending this game with you ladies and gents.
Let's Go Bucks!!!

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Blaster's picture

Have a clue guys.  You make too much money to screw up names and get the wrong class.
 

rdubs's picture

They thought Lashaun was a senior last game too.

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Let's  do this Buckeyes!!!!!!!!!!

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AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I guess they cut the part of the Capital One commercial where Chuck complains about a missed call on the kid in the red shirt for 27 minutes.

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SilverBulletNYC's picture

Let's go Bucks!

The South will NOT rise again!

GoBucks10's picture

Here we go!

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

Squirrel Master's picture

Barkley has always been in favor of OSU, he just wants to be controversial with his overrated comments. but I think he has picked them to win most of the time. 
He still needs to get over it and fess up to him being wrong!
WHO CARES! AGAMD! LETS GO BUCKEYES! CRAFT SAYS, "DADDY'S HOME!"

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AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Craft was Crafting

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rdubs's picture

Lenzelle already 0-2 in one possession.  That might be a record.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

There you go, Amir.

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OSUStu's picture

Beautiful Amir

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

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Oh, Amir. Me like.

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cajunbuckeye's picture

REEEJECTED

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GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Amir said get that  outta here

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OSUStu's picture

Cold as hell out 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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I'd like to see us push the pace after their misses. Not really impressed with our movement on offense and shot selection so far.

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popeurban's picture

A real shooting clinic by both teams so far.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Find the range Bucks. Let's get it going

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AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I would like to come out hot once this tourney.

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rdubs's picture

Can't because we don't start our best line up.

rdubs's picture

We are settling  big time.  Get DT inside.

740buckeye's picture

Can't buy a basket. Damn.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

That was a HORRIBLE miss for Thomas. I hope we're not looking at a Buford-vs-Kentucky night from him.
Ross needed already. 

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GoBucks10's picture

Geez craft.

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

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

This is an interesting start. I would like us to settle down sooner than later.

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GoBucks10's picture

FINALLY!

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

Jonnferrell's picture

ok now it's time to score some points

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

rdubs's picture

Still settled, but it went in so it counts.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Does anyone else even bother watching the first half. Seems like we suck every game in the first half

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Can Lashaun Thomas go back in the locker room and send Deshaun back out?

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GoBucks10's picture

The long range shots need to stop....

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

rdubs's picture

I'd be tempted to sit DT for a minute or 2 with Ross coming in.  Just let DT settle a bit.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

WSU getting all the balls to fall now. Same as Zona. We'll get there.

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GoBucks10's picture

Again with the settle....it's amazing we even have 6.

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

740buckeye's picture

Wichita State fans are a whole new level of ugly. Gross.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Make a fucking shot deshaun

Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Imagine how good we would be if we had success in the first 8 minutes.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We've made a couple, but this bombs-away approach from long range worries me. Are the Shockers that fearsome inside?

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GoBucks10's picture

They have a bunch of big guys, similar to Arizona.  I'm hoping we settle down and figure things out.

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

OSUStu's picture

I don't know if I have ever seen DT shooting so poorly...and with nice looks at the basket.

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

Ohio state sports teams are just not 1st half teams...

tdible2132's picture

We'll be fine when we get our good lineup out there. The starting 5 is the only thing that I really don't understand about this team. 

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Might need to take deshaun out  he fixing to build a house with all them bricks....

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okiebuck's picture

DT has the shooters mentality; you've got to shoot to get hot.

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William's picture

Deshaun, the wizard called, he wants his road back. 

GoBucks10's picture

AND ONE

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

rdubs's picture

Good things happen when DT gets it inside, imagine that...

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Now that some hustle on defense

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Kevin Harlan is a trash announcer. 
Regge Miller can take his skeleton looking ass and stfu.
Wichita State's head coach reminds me of a used car salesman.

rdubs's picture

Harlan's call on Q's buzzer beater was pretty amazing.

rdubs's picture

Looks like the small line up with no big man might be helpful here.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Lyons was hot 1st half too.
Then he went 20 without a point.
We'll get there.

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cplunk's picture

Yeah, this game. But they've started slow every game. Start slow against Louisville and you go home. Need to break out of the habit

jeremytwoface's picture

If they're gonna hit those types of shots all night, we might not have a chance

brandonbauer87's picture

If they make those shots all night they deserve to win

GoBucks10's picture

Might as well keep sending it inside to get them to foul.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

of course this team is hitting 3's...

cplunk's picture

Stop the freaking jump shots. Craft needs to drive to the hoop, the ball needs to get passed low, we need to look for cutters, anything but freaking jump shots

DallasTheologian's picture

If I were behind whoever is whistling during the OSU possessions I would punch them in the back of the head repeatedly until my fist reached the other side.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

DT needs to step up. We need to penetrate a little more.

The South will NOT rise again!

rampageripster's picture

I want to play a team that doesn't hit every single one of their contested thres for a change

Cause I couldn't go for three

DallasTheologian's picture

I don't understand why we can't figure out that we need to get on top of the screen not underneath. 

tdible2132's picture

Seriously why do teams ALWAYS shoot so well from 3 against us? No way our 3 point defense is THAT bad. It seriously pisses me off like no other

DallasTheologian's picture

Probably because we are very weak at defending the three

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

That wingnut who is whistling in the high pitch every time O State has the ball is really frickin annoying!!!!!!  Someone needs to find him and stick a sock in that mouth!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Im getting so tired of this continuing trend of lackluster first halves

rampageripster's picture

it's not our defense... Craft could not have played that last one any better.  They're just nailing their shots

Cause I couldn't go for three

GoBucks10's picture

Q!

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

William's picture

What is with teams shooting 60% from three against this team? Also sit Thomas, he's chucking right now and Anthony is owning him. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

You must be clairvoyant - DT is on the pine.  Well done

rdubs's picture

Thad listened to me.  DT to the bench for Ross.

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Love how these team get their confidence up by taking  bad shots Witchita  Wont be able to throw it in the ocean soon....

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jeremytwoface's picture

ROSS!!!
 
INSTANT IMPACT!!!

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Q for the needed calming hook

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Two points and a block in 10 seconds. Welcome to the game LQR

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OSUStu's picture

I just love it when I see Q in there these days.
Good things happen.

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

BuckeyeUro's picture

This team plays at a different level when Scott and Q are in!

Jonnferrell's picture

we need a big run
 

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

Squirrel Master's picture

Ross could be having one of those tourneys where he has a Carmelo Anthony type rise. Not saying he is that good or will go that early but he is looking just as good as Mclemore and others so far. 

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GoBucks10's picture

Stupid shot, Craft

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

Its so obvious when theyre going to shoot. Put a hand in their fucking face

FROMTHE18's picture

glad we showed up tonight

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Should have taken the 3 on the break

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GoBucks10's picture

oh yes...let's just get 3-pointer happy.

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

cplunk's picture

Stop the freaking jump shots. Drive

Squirrel Master's picture

Amir is blocking so much better now. He just needs to continue getting better on rebounding, but keep him in a bit cus he is getting stops. 

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highwire's picture

Amir looking good

William's picture

Stop shooting fucking threes...

rdubs's picture

Still throwing up early shots, not a horrible one, but still not needed.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

This is pissing me off.

The South will NOT rise again!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Deshaun needs to fucking wake up. Tired of this bullshit

johnblairgobucks's picture

putting a call into Staples Center right now.  Will pass that info along.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I would like to see someone in a white jersey drive the basket please.

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AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

What. Was. That.

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FROMTHE18's picture

what the hell was that Q?

DallasTheologian's picture

Maybe the sloppiest OSU has played so far.

GoBucks10's picture

Geez.  You pick the ball up after that scrum...KICK IT BACK OUTSIDE

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH OHIO STATE AND 1ST HALFS. SOMEONE MAKE A FUCKING SHOT

Squirrel Master's picture

Thursday the refs couldn't help themselves but call fouls. Now can't get a foul call for anything. Bodies all over the place. 

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AndyVance's picture

I thought the Syracuse-Marquette game was over already...

GoBucks10's picture

Go read the main headline on ESPN:
"Shockers Keep Coming"

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

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

They get no page traffic from me. I'll take your word.

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GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Ohio state needs to just calm down and play their game and we win....

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Braxton2Devin's picture

When will I learn to stop watching these first halfs. We've never played well in a first half. All it does to me is increase my chance of a aheart attack

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Can we not drive the ball?

The South will NOT rise again!

SilverBulletNYC's picture

At least Amir is stepping his game up.

The South will NOT rise again!

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

The WSU player called time out every way imaginable but for smoke signal.
The refs missed that too.
Including the one standing right next to him.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Refs are really letting this get out of hand. They're gonna need helmets and shoulder pads for the second half. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This is like a Wisconsin slog game. So was the first one, for that matter.

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Jonnferrell's picture

Ok, Matta should have them together now

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

GoBucks10's picture

What the hell...
 

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

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Craft cant buy an open layup.

The South will NOT rise again!

johnblairgobucks's picture

OSU is in trouble.  They need to wake the fuck up.

SilverBulletNYC's picture

What the FUCK!!!

The South will NOT rise again!

GoBucks10's picture

This is going to be a long game.

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

Jonnferrell's picture

Someone needs to find the bucket.  Can't win a game shooting this badly.

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Utter humiliation. Embarrassing. Disgusting. 

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Squirrel Master's picture

There has not been 1 foul called on a buckeyes drive! Each time I see the guy driving he goes flying somewhere, yet not 1 call. This is ridiculous. All we ask for is some semblance of consistency. 

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RedStorm45's picture

What are we doing??

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Zona had us down by 11. I'm not sure why we have to start this way, but we will finish strong. It's like this team needs adversity in order to get up and come together.
 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Eventually you run out of miracles. And frankly, that we're even talking about needing a big comeback against a team that lost at home to Evansville speaks volumes about how well they prepared.

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GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Idk this feels different.. We will see soon enough...

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Houston - we have a problem......kids look tired - be a shame to lose to WSU but it will be an even bigger shame if scUM wins the Nat C.....

SilverBulletNYC's picture

I think Craft has missed over 10 layups this tournament so far. I'm not kidding. 

The South will NOT rise again!

brandonbauer87's picture

Dear shockers. Enjoy this lead. You've pissed off Thad. Now we go. 

Sgt. Elias's picture

Smelling salts all around. Wake the eff up boys...

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

FROMTHE18's picture

well when you shoot less than 30% and play zero defense you are bound to get your ass kicked

GoBucks10's picture

Zona had us by 11, but Thomas was on fire.

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

Im done with this shit. So many fucking stupid talented players on this team. The difference between us and just about every other team left in the tourney is that most of our players play stupid basketball. Deshaun takes about 10 what-the-fuck shots a game.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

We been here before, let's calm down people.

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skid21's picture

Looking like they don't realize how serious this is.

OSUStu's picture

We can't count on a comeback every game.  These guys need to step the fuck up.

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

AndyVance's picture

U G L Y
On the bright side, I've always said we're not a first half ball club...

OSU069's picture

What the hell? Not really worried yet but this is getting ridiculous. Someone make a shot. And stop shooting contested 3's early in the shot clock. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

This game is not going to plan so far...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

johnblairgobucks's picture

Thompson, has he even been close enough to the hoop on offense to dunk a ball?
OSU's feet look slow.
I want to slap Reggie Miller and his brother Cheryl, while I'm at it.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I've never been an advocate of hitting someone in the face who wears glasses, but I am starting to reconsider my position.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Even if we win this game, this bullshit won't worjk against Lville. Once your down by 10, your finished. We deserve this shit; our team never realized that we cant fuck up every first half

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Yeah, that's it. Hope we start some 'don't fuck up the first half' drills next season and get this nonsense in check.
WSU is playing lights out right now. Bball a game of runs. Relax.

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Jonnferrell's picture

They're not afraid of Craft shooting and they're not afraid of Amir shooting.  So guess who's going to have to shoot?

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Toss the ball around the perimeter a few times, get frustrated, jack a bad 3. This is the Jamar Butler-Je'kel Foster era offense all over again.

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AndyVance's picture

Wow, that brings back some painful memories...

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Funny thing is the shockers are doing the same thing but making them?????

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GoBucks10's picture

We feel the same way, Thad...

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

Squirrel Master's picture

IS THAT FIRST FOUL CALLED ON THEM! FOR FUK SAKES!

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Fouls are 5 them, 4 us.

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Squirrel Master's picture

Absolutely looks like they aren't getting any calls.
 

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GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Thad looks pissed...

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

FROMTHE18's picture

look on thads face says it all...just hope we dont get embarassed

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Thad channeling his inner Dali Lama before he goes HAM

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OSU069's picture

Thank you for driving Thompson. Craft needs to step up. He was mediocre against Arizona and he has not come to play so far today. 

GoBucks10's picture

mm, let's miss free throws too.

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

Bobcat04's picture

We have 15 freaking points. 15 POINTS!  WSU doesn't even look that good. This is the wrong damn time to play your worst game of the year by far. 

Squirrel Master's picture

NEVER THOUGHT THE ONE PLAYER WHO IS PLAYING WELL WOULD BE AMIR! HA!

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brandonbauer87's picture

Amir playing very well so far. 

okiebuck's picture

Stone fucking cold

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

jeremytwoface's picture

The Buckeyes can't shoot this bad the rest of the game......
 
 
 
Can they??

buckeye4life050233's picture

it's like the kansas game all over again.......they went ice cold down the stretch of the first half and then couldn't make buckets to save their life in the second half

GoBucks10's picture

Ok, Amir's defense is good...but offense would be nice.

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

GABuckeye's picture

Let's work on one thing at a time!!!

FROMTHE18's picture

shame that we play so well during this win streak only to lay an egg to end it

OSU069's picture

Wow calm down. You're calling the game as over while we are only down 9 and still in the first half. 

OSU069's picture

Amir is the only guy playing well. Seems really odd to say but true.

Squirrel Master's picture

To play this bad and be down by 9 is crazy. There is no way they should lose this game. 

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

Braxton2Devin's picture

What did you guys expect? This bullshit that is us fucking up every first half had to catch up with us at some point. Only makes sense that it would screw us up in the elite eight.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

U need to relax.

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AndyVance's picture

Wow, Amir is the only guy who came to play today... Is this real life?

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Unfortunetly... Yes...

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

tdible2132's picture

This is such a let down. I wouldn't have believed that we could possibly play this poorly 

GoBucks10's picture

PLEASE MAKE THE FREE THROWS.  WE CAN'T SEEM TO GET POINTS OTHERWISE.

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

Squirrel Master's picture

Isn't there something called a 5 second call? 
 

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okiebuck's picture

Just like the other night we have to take the ball to the damm hole

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

FROMTHE18's picture

1 and 1... we need a nice little run to close the half, if we can stay within striking distance i like our chances in the 2nd half but someone needs to light a fire under their asses and get DT in a groove, time is ticking

rgball57's picture

Someone should get beet red screaming in Mattas face. Is this his plan? Guys taking 3s when that's not our strength? Guys passing up opportunities to drive to the basket?

Jonnferrell's picture

I see the determination in the eyes of the Bucks.  They are going to get this together.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

determination is one thing, execution is another...we look like a lost high school team right now

brandonbauer87's picture

They had to let WSU get the fouls even before we got any more calls. 

cplunk's picture

This is what we looked like against Kansas at the Shoe. No idea how to score even though chances were there.

Hovenaut's picture

The dreaded bad half lives.

Hope there's a recovery on the horizon, and hope it doesn't arrive too late.

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

johnblairgobucks's picture

does somebody want to tell me what Thompson does in the half court offense?  he stands in the left corner, behind the 3 point line.  When Craft passes the ball to him, he does a pass fake, then passes it back to Craft.  If Thompson doesn't have the confidence to shoot or dribble, put Q in for him.  Q has been just as effective/if not more on defense anyway. 
sorry, venting.....
Go Bucks!
 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

He does look especially lost. I don't know why we haven't tried to get him going on the break even once. It's not like Wichita isn't missing any shots.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

So the score over the last 3 minutes is 1-0, Buckeyes? 
Awesome display of hoop skill here in L.A.

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GoBucks10's picture

OH MY GOD, CRAFT

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

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Yikes. Someone should tell our guys they're playing the Elite Eight. Bad basketball right now with absolutely zero sense of urgency. They look like they don't want to be there right now. Better wake the hell the up or fucking WICHITA STATE....fucking Wichita State will beat us.

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

playing this had but only down 9; we will make a run.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

FROMTHE18's picture

who the hell teaches this guys how to shoot?

OSUStu's picture

Holy fuck this is disgusting

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

calebhouser9's picture

I had to turn the channel and come back to actually see if this was happening. Dear Lord above, I have never in my life seen a worse half of basketball. Literally pathetic

CalebHouser9

RedStorm45's picture

If Craft could ever hit a one and one my gosh

Bobcat04's picture

Jesus. Missing ft's. literally look like a totally different team. 

GoBucks10's picture

Thomas cannot buy a basket.

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

740buckeye's picture

Every time they show the Witchita State coach I get even more pissed. 
I can't take much more of this game.

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Cant shoot...

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

FROMTHE18's picture

this game is over folks...this game is over 1/13 FGs... holy crap we are terrible tonight

FROMTHE18's picture

18 points....18....

johnblairgobucks's picture

how can we not score 2 points a minute on these dudes...... oh wait, bad 3 point shots and no defensive rebounding.  Rebound!!!

RedStorm45's picture

This is pathetic. Wake me up if this team ever shows up.

OSU069's picture

This is pathetic. 

okiebuck's picture

Someone needs to help Amir on defense; jeez and rice

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

FROMTHE18's picture

we are down 11...could be 13 to Wichita State....we beat Indiana in Bloomington and we are down double digits to freakin Wichita State

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

THIS GAME IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Been a really fun year - these guys went further then I ever thought they would.  We need to all PRAY that scUM doesn't win the Nat C this year......it's now football season!

Squirrel Master's picture

Thad is about to start having steam coming out of his ears. 

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

Jonnferrell's picture

arrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhh!

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

okiebuck's picture

Take the ball to the damm bucket please

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

AJW_16's picture

This is rough. Throughout the half I have been telling myself to calm down and be patient, but this feels different than the AZ game. They're looking tired and dazed.

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

Bobcat04's picture

This is the most embarrassing game I've ever seen Ohio State play under Matta. By far. I knew it wouldn't be a cakewalk, they are a good team.  But to be on the doorstep of a blowout in the first half is freaking sad. 

GoBucks10's picture

So now we decide to call crappy fouls??????

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

jeremytwoface's picture

they call THAT a foul!?!?

OSUNeedles's picture

What the hell refs!?!

OSU069's picture

Are you kidding me? How is that a foul?

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Deshaun need to understand that ticky tack fouls wont get you going??? Makes will though.... It was a good run but i guessing it end in La la land...
 

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

popeurban's picture

Love the class many are showing with all of the F-bombs.  Tough start, but stay classy.

FROMTHE18's picture

craft 3 pts, 2 fouls... does anyone want to play Buckeye bball tonight?

Urban Ohio's picture

20 effing points

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

AndyVance's picture

So much for "war rebounding."

teddyballgame's picture

worst shooting half I've ever seen from the buckeyes

Squirrel Master's picture

I have also noticed that the step into the driver and effect their path and still no calls on that.
DID THESE DUMBASSES SAY CRAFT IS THE DEFENDING B1G DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR? UH NO! BUT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN!

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

740buckeye's picture

Players are getting mad at themselves, and mad at each other, letting Shockers run wild. What a disgusting half of basketball. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Thing is, they're actually not running wild. They're playing OK. We're playing our worst game as a program in years and years.

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

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Sorry but we are done

brandonbauer87's picture

Anyone who has said this game is over please leave.  You know nothing about basketball. 

FROMTHE18's picture

we cant score, we wont be outrebouding this team, and our defense is shaky...i think its even difficult to consider us being competitive in this game

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Yep you know a lot about basketball....done 

FROMTHE18's picture

wow...just...wow...turning this crap off

Bobcat04's picture

What do we do?  Set up a jumper to Shannon freaking Scott. 

740buckeye's picture

Clang...
 
Clang...
 
Clang...
 
Foul...

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Don't ask me what Scott was doing there, since I'm sure even he doesn't know.

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

Squirrel Master's picture

HOW IS THAT NOT A FOUL WHEN SCOTT DROVE THE LANE? COME ON!

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

popeurban's picture

Alright.  Finish with a little momentum.  Here we go.

RedStorm45's picture

Getting destroyed on the boards.

Jonnferrell's picture

is it too much to hope for all three shots?

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

Hovenaut's picture

If Thad has THE half time "pep" talk now's the time for it.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

is it me or are we being outcoached?

740buckeye's picture

Yep, fire Matta now before the second half!

GoBucks10's picture

Thank you for making your free throws, Q.

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

BSTP DeCon's picture

Whelp, we didn't come prepared this game. Horrible shots and far too long of a drought.

GoBucks10's picture

BULL SHIT FOUL

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

jeremytwoface's picture

WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!?!
How is that a foul?!

Jonnferrell's picture

That was bullshit

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

740buckeye's picture

How the hell was that a foul?!

Bobcat04's picture

Why are they calling a foul on everything we do?  Christ even Reggie Miller can't see it!

GoBucks10's picture

Thad Matta:  "OH MY GOD"
We feel you.

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

okiebuck's picture

What a horse shit call that was

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

Blaster's picture

I don't even want to hear Chuck's halftime crap.
 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

That wasn't a good foul call on Ravenel, but the officiating is utterly beside the point when we've played like this.

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

Squirrel Master's picture

This is unreal. These refs are awful, I can't believe I want the refs from Thursday and if its the same crew,
TAKE THEM OUT AND SHOOT THEM CUS THEY ARE WORTHLESS!

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

jeremytwoface's picture

Matta is pissed...
 
And rightfully so

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Wow. Worst half ever. 

The South will NOT rise again!

kevdale86's picture

These refs are terrible!!!!

FROMTHE18's picture

well good year boys... look back on this one and think 'what the hell?' but football is on the cards now and life can return to normal in Columbus

GABuckeye's picture

Seriously you are a giant douche.

Squirrel Master's picture

Hopefully the Karma will bite you in the ass and we win despite you! 
and if it doesn't, F U!

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

wmbuckeye557's picture

Hopefully this will even out!

OSUStu's picture

Without exaggeration that was the worst half of OSU basketball I have ever watched.

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

OSUStu's picture

Thankfully it was the first half and not the second.  Just need to be a completely different team coming out of the locker room.  It could and should be a lot worse.

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

OSU069's picture

Well that was an absolutely awful first half. Easily the worst of the season. I'm just going to take a deep breath and hope we can come back. 

TheBadOwl's picture

Not as bad as the second half vs Kansas IMO but this is more painful to watch.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

GABuckeye's picture

I agree.  Probably because I was at the game and I've never heard more boos for the home team in my life!

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I'd drown my sorrows getting drunk taking shots, but since I'm a Buckeye, I'd prolly miss and ruin my favorite shirt.

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

poop's picture

If we had made half of the attempted shots we would be destroying them. Getting rebounds would be cool too.

cplunk's picture

Nobody makes half the kind of shots we're taking. We're not even trying to get points in the paint.

dubjayfootball90's picture

i got up and walked away... that was beyond putrid.... Even I was embarrassed....

Jonnferrell's picture

We got a big hill to climb in the 2nd half boys

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

rdubs's picture

That foul on Rav was non-existent, but that is why you don't put your guys on the line right there.

740buckeye's picture

Their coach is a bad mix of a televangelist, used car salesman, whack job serial killer who loves his mom a little too much. I can pinpoint just one irritating/creepy thing about him.

johnblairgobucks's picture

If I could pay a dollar and be able to punch Wichita State's coach in the face, without going to jail, I'd lay down a crisp $100 bill.

740buckeye's picture

Then I'd pay you $100 for an autograph, because you'd be my hero.

calebhouser9's picture

Haha amen. Id hit that queer Carl too

CalebHouser9

cplunk's picture

Seriously, bad call but so what. The team has played like shit. They have 22 pts and honestly I'm not sure how they even got those. The refs are not the problem. They're not even a minuscule part of the problem. Down double digits to Wichita State because of settling for jump shots and getting out rebounded by smaller guys is the problem. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Thank you. I know the "refs suck" posts are a way for people to deflect their frustration away from the players and onto a safe target, but the team is objectively playing like doodoo. (It also doesn't help that once again, we're missing too many FTs and Wichita is making theirs.)

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

GoBucks10's picture

As bad as some of these calls have been, it really isn't the ref's fault.  We have been shooting terribly.  Along with terrible rebounding.

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

brandonbauer87's picture

We're a magnet for terrible officiating. 

d5k's picture

I am pretty sure Thad said they have no poise making that call.  The moment is too big for these refs putting Wichita on the line 94 feet away and with Craft making no contact 40 feet away.  That or they have money on the game. 
We missed a ton of good shots early and then we started playing like @Wisconsin where we settle for Craft/Scott 20 footers and other forced shots.

Roger's picture

Lol at the refs in this game. Definitely not the reason we're down (missing wide open jumpers is the culprit) but it makes games unwatchable. Hope the ref under the basket gets an accidental in the chops for the sake of my viewing experience. 

poop's picture

Thad going purple behind the scenes. The paint is going to peel off of the walls in that locker room.

Hovenaut's picture

Wichita State had six losses in the Missouri Valley Conference?

This the same team?

WTF Buckeyes.

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

argyle182021's picture

Worst half of basketball I've seen all year.  It's not out of reach, though.  Just have to come out in the second half and play better.  Totally doable.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Remember last year when we were lamenting one bad quarter or basketball?
(hears some 80's hair metal band singing "dont love whatcha got til its gone")
sigh

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

RedStorm45's picture

3 turnovers.  5 blocks by Amir.  Held them to 35% shooting.  And we're down 13?? Wow.

d5k's picture

Exactly, it is unreal how many good looks we have missed.  Even some of the bad looks should have gone in.

tdible2132's picture

This is bull. That was quite possibly the Worst half of basketball I've ever seen. I never thought we could possibly have lost this game by halftime but it sure looks like that is the case. I put our chances of winning at about 2% after watching that first half. 

Bobcat04's picture

It just feels so bad when it's not so much getting beaten by a better team as it is rolling one down your leg against an equal or lesser one. Wichita is just playing meh. We are killing ourselves. THEY are the ones lucky that the bracket broke the way it did, because some other team would probably be taking care of business right now. 

Sgt. Elias's picture

 
Prepare for the half-time reaming of your life Buckeyes.of y

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

tussey's picture

I'm not sure which has been worse, watching this game or the game in madison.  
I am optimistic that Thad will get the ship righted and that there is still a half of ball to be played.
At least Amir came to play

BME_Buckeye's picture

We couldn't hit water if we fell out a boat! 

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

 

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

be of good cheer.  I've just returned from midnight tonight. 
you will be smiling.
<<poof>>
The Time Traveler

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Jesus Christ we can't even make a basket... Scott needs to never shoot that's for sure.  Cmon Bucks... My college (UNI) beat these Jabroni's!!  Well I predicted a sweet 16 this year, Elite 8 would exceed that.. but now will be considered a failure if we can't beat WSU to reach the final 4.

cplunk's picture

Kenny is exactly right. Wichita Dtate came to play. Ohio State looks like its preseason in terms of effort

RedQueenRace's picture

Shot 24.2% in the first half.   Marquette shot 22.6% for the game against 'Cuse.

osubuck57's picture

Will the REAL Buckeyes please show up??? 24% shooting in first half!! Can we buy a bucket and not commit stupid fouls??

SCOTTC.

Jonnferrell's picture

Well, better for that to happen in the first half than the second half.  

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

Geraffi's picture

Is it too late to change the open tread pic?
 

ticodillo's picture

This game is totally up to us , WSU doesn't look amazing or anything , we're just mailing it in right now. Gotta wake up guys !!

William's picture

Well, outside of Amir Williams, who has something like 4 blocks, the team has yet to show up. Seriously though, these contested, fade-away jump shots have to fucking stop. This team is playing like it has a collective I.Q. of -46. Drive the lane, draw fouls, make your free throws, none of you are fucking Kobe Bryant. 

Alice in Aggieland's picture

You know you're in trouble when AMIR WILLIAMS is the only guy who came to play.
Sigh.
I really wish this team wasn't trying so hard to prove Sir Charles wrong.

bigbadbuck's picture

What an ugly first half....................... shakes head

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

brandonbauer87's picture

We'll make a run. We just need to do it early in the 2nd. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

i am kind of in disbelief right now. I mean. even if we shoot 30%, we are right in this at the half, probably even tied... just terrible man, yea we got 20 minutes, but my God, how we just put ourselves in these crap positions.
well, we came back Thursday night, we can do it again. Lets go Bucks! Not losing hope until that final buzzer sounds.

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Is Kenny G available for the 2nd half?

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

Jonnferrell's picture

They are going to have to work to get the ball to Amir and loosen up the perimeter.  Amir has to make some.  

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

Bucks43201's picture

FUCK THESE REFS! YES "BuckeyeChuck", these refs suck. Momentum-affecting calls against Craft and Ravenel were pure BS!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

bigbadbuck's picture

the refs didn't shoot 23 % in the first half

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

Bucks43201's picture

Where did I write "the refs shot 23%"???
The players didn't make those horseshit calls either. I know we gotta shoot better, but those two fouls can change the outcome of the game.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

FROMTHE18's picture

realistically OSU is going to have to play one of the best 2nd half's of any team this year to pull this out, be the biggest turn around for this team specifically all year, is it possible? sure...but who the hell is going to be our Trey Burke tonight? Craft cant make a layup, DT is bricking everything, and where are players like Thompson and Smith Jr? Even Ross? Seems liek this team isnt focused or is just flat out exhausted...could be both...best get their heads out of their asses and at least entertain 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I really had a bad feeling when Thomas threw up that wide open air ball about 3 minutes in. That usually means "too tight."
Of course, at 4-13, DT was actually our best shooter in the first half. 

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

Bobcat04's picture

If we had lost to Arizona in the sweet 16, I wouldn't be near as pissed as if this holds. It's like they weren't even aware there was a game tonight until it started. Hell, even then it might not have hit them. 

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

First time since the Wisconsin loss late in the season I had a really bad feeling at halftime. We better wake up!!

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

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Delaney is on the phone right now to the Association of Referees Head Counsel.  They are getting it hammered out.  Second half to come...

kareemabduljacobb's picture

DT needs to get going.

Squirrel Master's picture

Only guy with more than 1 made fieldgoal! Everyone needs to step up. 

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

hodge's picture

This is where our Buckeyes' balls drop...an epic comeback here would prime us for the home stretch. 

southernstatesbuckeye's picture

Thank you, Hodge. 
See thur fellas?  Listen to the voice of reason.
To be great, a team has to do great things. An "epic comeback" would fill that bill nicely.

TatumRuled's picture

If they don't start shooting better, I'm clicking the Victoria Secrets link!

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

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Amir with 5 Blks in the 1st half. 

DetroitBuckeye's picture

We are in trouble, the refs have something to do with it but it certainly isn't why we are down.  We aren't playing well at all and we need to wake up now.

 
dubjayfootball90's picture

somethings gotta happen now man.... 20 minutes and we are either going to Atlanta or going to Columbus... I am sure Matta opened up their eyes.... This is our half...

Squirrel Master's picture

1-6,1-4,1-5,1-5. Thomas only one with more than one shot made. WOW!
Down by 12 and shooting that bad. I really don't think Wichita is beating them. 
LAW OF AVERAGES, PLEASE COME NOW!

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

Bobcat04's picture

That's what I've said. Contrary to Len Elmore's love fest, Wichita has not been that impressive. We've had plenty of chances. It's just looked like we were fixing the game, it's been so bad. 

popeurban's picture

We still have a chance.  Just need to make some early baskets.

FROMTHE18's picture

one positive, may be the only one, from the first half...we actually blocked some shots...

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I figure we need at least 40 points this half. 

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

kareemabduljacobb's picture

We need to start the 2nd half on a nice little run again, get the score down to 5 pts or so by the 15 min mark and keep pressin'

William's picture

Also even with the refs calling this game tight, the stupid touch fouls have got to stop. Quit hacking at a guy when he clearly has an effing rebound, just get back and play defense. If they lose this, which they have about a 99.9% of doing so, it will be an epic failure. Also where the Hell has Sam Thompson been? He touches the ball and then passes it. Someone should let him know that he is 6'7" with a 40" vertical, because clearly he fucking doesn't know that. /endrant

RedStorm45's picture

20 minutes.  Maybe we'll show up this half.
 
Craft 1/6.  Smith 1/4. Ross 1/5. Scott 1/5.

Squirrel Master's picture

Made fieldgoals = 8
Blocked shots = 6.
Unreal!

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

popeurban's picture

Michigan was down 14 with 6 mins left.  We can do this.

FROMTHE18's picture

our defense hasnt been that stunning either IMO

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I agree as it regards rebounding, but the Shockers aren't shooting well. We do get some credit for that.

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

Jonnferrell's picture

Ok, send out positive vibes for the start of the half.  Go Bucks!

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

popeurban's picture

Like it, go bucks!

Bucks43201's picture

Q has to keep shooting. One miss does not redlight you.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

chitown buckeye's picture

Guys, we have had open looks. It's just time to start making the shot. We r the better team we played horrendous basketball and we are still in it. The boys will get their head out of their asses and play ball this second half. 

"I'm having a heart attack!"

brandonbauer87's picture

I want an angry basketball team

jeremytwoface's picture

The Wichita State cheerleaders are holding up the shocker...

cal3713's picture

WSU's coach gives the worst inspirational speeches I've ever heard.

Squirrel Master's picture

Matta "I guess we fouled at the end there."
I guess!

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

BSTP DeCon's picture

Maybe the team should drink a beer or 2 and relax a little bit instead of rushing these shots

OSU069's picture

I dont think most of them can even drink yet. 

RedStorm45's picture

Nice start, Craft.

popeurban's picture

Like e aggressiveness 

Bobcat04's picture

Does Sam Thompson exist anymore?

rdubs's picture

Craft has to look for passes when he cuts to the rim like that.  DT was open for a dunk.

OSU069's picture

Oh my fucking god

Bucks43201's picture

Nice language for Easter

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Bobcat04's picture

Shitty start so far. Nice. Refs picking up where they left off. 

Jhesse17's picture

This team has 4 guys collapsing every time someone drives.

FROMTHE18's picture

DT 3 fouls...our only scoring threat...luck is not on our side tonight

GoBucks10's picture

Seriously...we need to discuss this being flagrant?

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

OSU069's picture

If they call a flagrant I'm breaking my TV. 

RedStorm45's picture

They're reviewing this??

Squirrel Master's picture

Need to hit a few outside shots to spread them out. They are crowding the lane and poking at the ball. Also need to drive and kick. That kid hall is leaving to help, open players. 

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

jeremytwoface's picture

Welp, time to start drinking.

GoBucks10's picture

Wow....lucky that wasn't a score.

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

Bobcat04's picture

Just like the first half. 

DLJad's picture

Where is the team that beat IU on their Senior Day.

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

On the first shot of the second half you want to drive and kick??? Now Deshaun  is certainly going to foul out...

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

rdubs's picture

We have no offense. None.  Stand around and fire one up.  That's it.

FROMTHE18's picture

BRICK...BRICK...and...wait...huh...o yeah...BRICK

Melissa's picture

This is a clown show.

Squirrel Master's picture

Nothing is falling. Even open shots. this is just one of those games. Come on guys. Come on. 

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

gotta make a run...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

BuckeyeChief's picture

Never give up. never quit.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

RedStorm45's picture

I meant obviously you need a run down 14.

RedStorm45's picture

Are. You. Kidding. Me.

Bobcat04's picture

If there is a comeback, it can start anytime...

sandytowne's picture

Marquette's 39 point performance is certainly in play right now. 

GoBucks10's picture

FINALLY

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

popeurban's picture

That's it Sam, drive.

OSU069's picture

YES!!!!!!!!!!!! WE SCORED!!!!!!!!!! 

FROMTHE18's picture

WE MADE A SHOT!!! WOOOOOOOO

Bobcat04's picture

That was a charge, and they screwed WSU refs can't get ANYTHING right

BuckeyeChief's picture

here we go...

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

grcunning's picture

we are just standing around

Bobcat04's picture

So we have a height advantage?

BuckeyeVet's picture

The Bucks look tired & discouraged.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx 
 

FROMTHE18's picture

we may lose by 20 to Wichita State....

OSU069's picture

certainly seems likely right now. 

OSU069's picture

Well there goes the momentum. 

GoBucks10's picture

Both teams are playing terribly.

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

Bobcat04's picture

We can't get any loose ball, anything?

RedStorm45's picture

Stop shooting 3s!!!

okiebuck's picture

How can we not even show up???

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

Yamosu's picture

Are we all in freak out stage?

FROMTHE18's picture

think the boys are just exhausted...doesnt really seem to be any type of offense being run, just go down, shoot and hope it goes in...picked the wrong time for this type of performance but it is what it is

jedkat's picture

I've missed a couple of games this tourney but I'm assuming throwing up threes every shot when we can't hit the ocean is NOT the norm?

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

calebhouser9's picture

Yea screw this game. Looking like a bunch of pieces of shit running around out there

CalebHouser9

brandonbauer87's picture

We need the small lineup. Give me Q and Scott. Amir is playing well but he's no offensive threat. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I didn't join in the "game over" posts in the first half, but the priest is definitely clearing his throat at the bedside. 
Aside from the defensive presence of Williams, there's not a single aspect to this game that isn't totally negative.

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Bobcat04's picture

We're honestly going to not lose, but get BLOWN OUT by Wichita freaking State. Of 20 possible scenarios, I'd have never picked that one. 

PWLafferty. TBDBITL. TRow.'s picture

Sweet game planning for this one

"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer

rdubs's picture

Can we get DT to post up please?

Squirrel Master's picture

I really could see a DT 15 foot lefthanded leaner right now. That is the shot that gets this team going. It will fall, just need to get a plan together for once.
and Please make these free throws!

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

RedStorm45's picture

Hello early-February team, you suck.

Jonnferrell's picture

Well, it's time to start winning now.

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

popeurban's picture

Everyone's cold at once.  Just have to keep driving and hope for some big plays to get the momentum.  Still time.

OSU069's picture

Down sixteen to Wichita State. Pathetic. Thomas needs to make these 3 free throws and if we are going to make a run to even make it competitive it needs to start now. Get a few turnovers and get out in transition. Stop shooting any 3's unless you are completely wide open and it is in rythm. 

tdible2132's picture

Lol at those who think this games not over. I'm not trying to be a pessimist but its a reality that is staring us in the face this game. I'm proud of this team though just disappointed that this is how it's going to end. 

TheAFBuckeye's picture

I'm not sure I've ever seen anything this pathetic...

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

dbit's picture

Talk about moving picks.... Wich st on every possession...

okiebuck's picture

WSU not even playing that good; we are just that bad today; unbelievable.

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

johnblairgobucks's picture

i have a feeling I won't be watching the final 3 minutes of this game, or very much more of this tournament.   Wichita definitely taking it to our Buckeyes.
"A bad shooting performance can make a good team look horrible" -- William Bufford '12, Deshaun Thomas & Craft '13

William's picture

The shit show continues. Stop shooting threes, they aren't falling and Carl Hall is in the fucking locker room... 

RedQueenRace's picture

Well, this is the team we didn't think would make it to the Sweet 16 before they got it together. Unfortunately it showed up again.
 

Bobcat04's picture

The school should refund every one of those OSU fans' money who bought tickets to the game. 

efil4eyekcub's picture

This is going from bad to worse.
 

popeurban's picture

Still plenty of time.  Keep the faith.

William's picture

Well folks, the fat lady is belting out some fucking tunes right now. 

OSU069's picture

Craft is just getting killed. Can't make a shot and is playing terrible defense. Although I guess I can't complain because everyone has played horribly except Amir. 

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

The last few few Ncaa tournament games I felt like  Thad has been out coached but this game seems to be all on the players...

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

johnblairgobucks's picture

If you think Thad was " out coached " by by Arizona's Miller, you are have just been informed that you are wrong.

popeurban's picture

Have to stay tough on D though.

rkylet83's picture

Wow....tv off and headed out.

RedStorm45's picture

This is why I hate sports.

sandytowne's picture

OSU's defense breaking down now.  

Jonnferrell's picture

Nothing is going our way.  Nothing.

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

JPBucks3's picture

This is pathetic 

AJW_16's picture

Well, sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

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

BuckeyeChief's picture

so lost on the officiating today.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

calebhouser9's picture

yup fuck you 

CalebHouser9

OSU069's picture

This game is over. About to turn it off. 

Tim's picture

Worst game we've played all season, and refs call bullshit ticky-tack fouls to make it even worse.

PWLafferty. TBDBITL. TRow.'s picture

fuck this game

"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer

PWLafferty. TBDBITL. TRow.'s picture

I'll take another down vote, please...this game deserves swear words....fuck this game

"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer

GoBucks10's picture

3 fouls within 2 seconds.

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

sandytowne's picture

Wow, three fouls in roughly eight seconds.  

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Four fouls in 20 sec.  Unbelievable.
 

Squirrel Master's picture

If OSU stops digging the hole, the refs throw them a shovel. 

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

brandonbauer87's picture

Not the only problem, but seriously with these calls?

Kevbo714's picture

Where was that foul?

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

Jonnferrell's picture

Down by 20 to Wichita State.  OMG

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

Bucks43201's picture

Wheres the foul?

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Tim's picture

Lenzelle has been largely worthless, but that was not a foul.

lax20's picture

Wisco.nsin game all over again.  Good run, but old good things have to come to an end.  No offense, no patience to drive the lane and get to the foul line.  I like Matta, but he is one of those coaches that cannot get to the promised land.  Reaaly bums me out.  Buckeye football spring game is next. 

cal3713's picture

Did anyone think this was really going to be our national championship team?  We always knew that everything would have to go perfectly for that to happen.  This team is evidence of just how good Matta really is.  It's just sad to watch the run end. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

For a good coach, he sure seems to lose a lot to greatly inferior seeds in March. The record is what it is.

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DallasTheologian's picture

About to turn it off myself. This is getting 06 Florida football ugly.

BME_Buckeye's picture

Hey look the Mummy is on TNT! I'll come back when I can post a rational thought.

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

 

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

This is just ugly like 41-14 ugly

Bobcat04's picture

Louisville is going to destroy Wichita State. 

popeurban's picture

Need so e positive momentum.  

cal3713's picture

Well, you knew we would eventually have a game where we reverted to our shooting averages, but this is disgustingly horrible.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The comeback against Tennessee in '07 had begun by this point of the second half, right? I think we can safely pronounce "time of death."
 

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BuckeyeRick's picture

For the first time in a long time, I'm changing the channel. I cannot bear to watch this any longer. See you next year, Matta. 

grcunning's picture

Anyone still think Q is gonna get drafted?

RC's picture

Duke or Louisville just earned a bye into the National Championship game.

popeurban's picture

Maybe, but they are making out D look pedestrian in e second half.

RC's picture

Tonight they are, but they are playing WAY over their heads.  Can't count on that again.  This is a combo of them playing their absolute best and Buckeyes playing their absolute worst.  

AJW_16's picture

Meh. I'm not convinced we would fare any better against UL or Duke if we could pull this out.

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

RC's picture

I agree with that.

cplunk's picture

With luck we can top Marquette's 39.
Seriously, where is the real Buckeye team? Who are these guys?

poop's picture

1st half

2nd half

 

hodge's picture

Twenty point comeback. Let's do this. 

popeurban's picture

That is the spirit hodge.

Bucks43201's picture

Love u Hodge

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

740buckeye's picture

I don't think we'll even score 20 more points.
Hell, we may not score 10 more.
Do we have more fouls than points?
Is this real life?

OSU069's picture

Congrats  man for being such a positive person. I could never do it. 

cplunk's picture

Because a zone weakens defensive rebounding, and Wichita State is already a great rebounding team. 

Roger's picture

The only thing worse than our offense tonight is the refs. Worst kind of refs in any sport. 

Seabass1974's picture

The Walking Dead is on tv right now. Oh, I don't mean the game, they got reruns on. Think I'll be watching that.
 
Not sure what is up with the officiating but it's in the bag after watching the 3 point no foul-foul called. I don't even know what they called.

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

OSU069's picture

Well it was a good season guys. An elite eight is nothing to scoff at. Sad that we had to go out like this to an inferior team and play our worst basketball of the season. We should be good again next year. Hopefully Thomas comes back. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Where's our defense? Where's ADV?

Bobcat04's picture

Ok folks. I need to go take a walk or something. I'll be all right in a couple of days.  We win big games sometimes, we get flat out embarrassed sometimes. Not often, but it's called being a sports fan. I didn't think this team was going to be one who did it to us, but I was wrong. We'll win big again.  

jedkat's picture

I want to be the first to welcome all the WSU fans to our site and say I hope you enjoy scrolling down through our epic meltdown....

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Embarrasing.  I'm done watching this game.  Gym time.  Football season yet?

popeurban's picture

Here we go.  Need D

WayCraKen's picture

Its NOT the Refs.  How can you make it this far and look like you have no will to win. Craft is horrible

popeurban's picture

Agree with everything except Craft.

cplunk's picture

Craft is a great player, but so far tonight he has stunk. 
Theres still time to turn it around.

sandytowne's picture

Craft is obviously not horrible.  But he has in fact played horrible today.  

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Craft might have let the attention of this past week go to his head. Of course, he's had lots of company in looking awful.

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FROMTHE18's picture

the team that beat Arizona on thursday night, and had that epic win streak...yeah, that team went back to Columbus and left behind this shit show

sandytowne's picture

Defense has fallen apart.  Failing to close out on shooters on the weak side at least three times this half.  

Unky Buck's picture

This is a joke. It's like they forgot how to shoot...so frustrated

...

740buckeye's picture

New game plan, injure all the players! Brilliant!

GoBucks10's picture

GO INSIDE

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Scoring has picked up a bit this half, but not as much as it needed to, and of course Wichita has improved on its own bad first half shooting.

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740buckeye's picture

Did it improve to like 27.5%?
So frustrating.

OSU069's picture

We are going to get blown the fuck out with Early and Hall, two of their best players, out. 
r

SC Buckeye's picture

Q is taking the game into his own hands...

GoBucks10's picture

Hey, at least we've matched Marquette's point total.

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

Kevbo714's picture

Let's stop them on D!!!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

GoBucks10's picture

CRAFT YOU IDIOT.  TAKE IT INSIDE.  WE ARE INTO THE BONUS.

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

OSU069's picture

CRAFT IS SHOOTING THREES AGAIN! WTF!

GoBucks10's picture

MAKE THE FREETHROWS

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

WayCraKen's picture

Here we go nice shot craft way to hurt your team. 

jaxbuckeye's picture

Another beautiful choke job Thad. Way to recruit players that can't shoot and coach them to pass the ball around the perimeter before jacking up a shot. Yeah great coach. The last two games should have been red flags for the Kool-aid drinkers.  The tournament is the perfect opportunity to get hot and win it all but his teams consistently underperform. Easiest freaking bracket. What a joke!

Kevbo714's picture

Ok... Make the FT's to get points when the clock isn't running... Let's go Bucks!

Tom Crean listens to Nickelback...

GoBucks10's picture

Why is smith back in?

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

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

This remind me of  a old fashioned running rebel beatdown from back in the day .... The funny thing is I'm just hoping now we can make this loss respectable...
 

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

RedStorm45's picture

Craft is 1/9.  Shades of Duke.

cplunk's picture

Holy crap, they could actually get back in this with a couple stops

Kennywayne34's picture

Boogie Nights is on IFC ..probably go that route. 
I'm a F%#** star!!

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Are those Italian shoes from Italy?

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Kennywayne34's picture

Lol
Your not the king of me!!! I'm the king of Dirk

 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Still not totally hopeless. Need to get it down under 12 to make them start thinking about it.

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johnblairgobucks's picture

i smell a comeback.  who's with me?  let's go boys!!!!!!!!!   lol. 
seriously.  we are about to run out of time.

GoBucks10's picture

FINALLY.  TAKE THE BALL INSIDE KEEP GOING
 

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

rdubs's picture

Can we make a rule that no one but Q is allowed to shoot the rest of the way.

Braxton2Devin's picture

The ONLY bright side to this game -- and I mean the ONLY -- is that Deshaun sucked so much that he might have to stay for his senior year. His draft stock can't be good at all.

bdegroff's picture

Well, I want to congratulate Wichita State. They came to play. We'll see what happens the rest of the way. However, Ohio State does not deserve this game.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

They're giving us a chance. It looks better now than 5 minutes ago. 

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OSU069's picture

Wow DT. Way to kill the comeback. 

GoBucks10's picture

Seriously....we stop the game for that?

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

WayCraKen's picture

Coming back with Craft out. Hmmm

efil4eyekcub's picture

7 min and in the double bonus.  Keep the faith...

OSU069's picture

Coming back but I don't think we have enough time. 

cplunk's picture

And sometimes the horrible refs work FOR you.....
this whole tournie the refs have been pretty bad. Not talking about just OSU games. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Very bad actually. Shouldn't these be the best refs?

brandonbauer87's picture

Weird how so many have bailed already. This still isn't over. 

GoBucks10's picture

We need to score on EVERY trip...especially with them missing.

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

Jonnferrell's picture

We're gonna win.

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We're letting these chances go to waste, man. Smarter play would have it under 10 now.

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Klingenator's picture

It may be too little too late, but at least they are making the last 10 minutes of the season (hopefully not) enjoyable to watch.  Go Bucks!

PWLafferty. TBDBITL. TRow.'s picture

We're playing with a very entitled attitude.  Glad we decided getting humbled would be better than humbling ourselves

"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer

LouGroza's picture

Thomas is playing the same game he played in the final four last year. Forcing everything and he seems to have no court or game awareness.

johnblairgobucks's picture

if every post that contained the word F^ck or sh!t in it were deleted from this game open forum, it would only contain 30 posts.

johnblairgobucks's picture

downvotes for this- I call bullshit
 

RedStorm45's picture

You realize we're excited to be at the halftime deficit?

popeurban's picture

Excited to have some Mo

OSU069's picture

Shit. Early is back. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

No amount of coaching could've saved this team. The inability to recognize which shots aren't falling is hurting this team bad.

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

OSU069's picture

Well that was terrible. And Thomas ic checking out. Great 

cajunbuckeye's picture

Well, I'm fucking speechless. Good night.

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

WayCraKen's picture

Lets face it our Bucks is wussing out. Dang we cut it to 11 and they bring Craft back in. Im sorrry but Craft was making excuses before the game started

Jonnferrell's picture

arrrrararaarrrrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhh!

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

Tim's picture

Another bad call.

Tim's picture

Yeah really. Heels hovering over line but not on it, offensive player initiated contact, and 90% of those calls are charges in college basketball.

RedStorm45's picture

Still moving.  On the restricted line.  The end.

cplunk's picture

His feet were still moving and his hips were turning. Sorry, but that was a block

Tim's picture

We've learned for the last few years that you don't have to be completely still for it to be a charge. Out of control offensive players, like that guy was, generally get called for the charge there.  If you want to be dismissive, feel free, but that was another questionable call.

RedStorm45's picture

Stop turning it over!!!

OSU069's picture

Well sorry guys but I don't believe anymore. We're done. 

efil4eyekcub's picture

you dont mean that
 

OSU069's picture

Yep. I know it is hard to believe considering we are only down 14 with 7 minutes to go. 

popeurban's picture

Sam was still moving.

wmbuckeye557's picture

Armstead pushes every drive. 

sandytowne's picture

Craft has played terribly tonight. 

OSU069's picture

Wow Craft fucking pathetic. Missing free throws now. Get him out of the game. We were doing better without him. 

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

4 fouls on thomas???? But he wasn't contributing  anything anyway ... What makes this loss sting is the fact that you know the shockers are gonna get their clocks cleaned in the atl.......

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

Jonnferrell's picture

It's now or never, boys.  

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

RedStorm45's picture

Craft is awful at clutch free throws.

brandonbauer87's picture

We've basically had 1 player vs their 5 each half. Amir in the first and Q in the 2nd. 

OSU069's picture

I haven't used bad language in this many posts since the fFLroida Nat CHamp Game for football. 

CALPOPPY's picture

We may lose, but I'm proud that this team has fought back.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

They survived our best shot (such as it was). It's over.
Coming up on the postgame report: why "one of the top coaches in America" seems to lose to much lower seeds in the NCAA Tournament with alarming regularity.

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RedStorm45's picture

4/11 shooting this half??

TheAFBuckeye's picture

Why does it have to be a thrashing... Why do we have to look like complete garbage?
 

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

GoBucks10's picture

Thomas...learn to dribble.

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

efil4eyekcub's picture

$#@@$@! if you cant dribble give it up!!

OSU069's picture

DT with another horrible turnover. 

popeurban's picture

Was that Shaquille oneal dribbling down the court?

RedStorm45's picture

Deshaun!!!!!??????

popeurban's picture

They are trying to give us the game.  Take it!

OSU069's picture

All right. Single digits. Lets go!!
Edit: Never Mind. 

WayCraKen's picture

Welllllll?????? Here we go

Jonnferrell's picture

C'mon bucks

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

RedStorm45's picture

That was 10 seconds!!!

GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Like I said make it respectable....

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

cplunk's picture

Respectable? Dude, this is winnable right now

cplunk's picture

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon

brandonbauer87's picture

. <----- butthole of every WSU player right now. 

popeurban's picture

Offensive boards!

efil4eyekcub's picture

man...Q is getting good looks out of that corner.

Jonnferrell's picture

single digits single digits  lets play tough buckeyes

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

GoBucks10's picture

Got to move quick and take high percentage shots to finish this off
 

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

OSU069's picture

Lets Go!!! I believe again. 

popeurban's picture

I hope everyone dropping F-bombs on this thread did not stop watching.  

OSU069's picture

I dropped F-Bombs but I kept watching. 

Jonnferrell's picture

yeah!

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

Tim's picture

We're rebounding so much better than we were earlier.  Keep turning it over, Wichita State!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Wow, arisen from the dead. Kind of apropos...
 

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highwire's picture

FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

popeurban's picture

Fffffffuuuuuuuunnnnnnnn?

RedStorm45's picture

We still suck at shooting.

GoBucks10's picture

That foul hurts.

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

Tim's picture

Lenzelle fouling out might be a good thing, sadly...

740buckeye's picture

Win or lose, I'm taking all my pent up aggression out on my liver tonight.

brandonbauer87's picture

I don't know if I love this team or hate them. 

Jonnferrell's picture

Let's win this one now!

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

popeurban's picture

What about McDonald in there for rebounds?

AJW_16's picture

Gotta get a stop here. It is absolutely amazing that OSU is even in the position they are in with how bad they are shooting.

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

AJW_16's picture

Oops, I forgot they got foul shots.

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

GoBucks10's picture

CARRY US ROSS!!

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

popeurban's picture

Q is going to be the first pick in the draft!

Jonnferrell's picture

Ross the Boss!

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

GoBucks10's picture

COME ON GUYS!!!!!!

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

popeurban's picture

If we win it is because of Q

740buckeye's picture

Could it be?.....
TEAM. OF. DESTINY.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Officially winnable now.

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Squirrel Master's picture

SERENITY NOW! SERENITY NOW! SERENITY NOW! SERENITY NOW! SERENITY NOW!

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

Tim's picture

Still gotta play perfect the last 3 minutes, but we have a chance!

GoBucks10's picture

HOLY SHIT

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

Buckeye1996's picture

Down 5 with the ball! Holy chit!

Jonnferrell's picture

This is getting good.  LOL

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

OSU069's picture

Come on Guys!!!!!!

Tim's picture

That was a 10 second call WTF!

AndyVance's picture

This is unbelievable...

popeurban's picture

Taking no time off the clock on O.  Love it!

GoBucks10's picture

Ten second call!!!! COME ON

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

buckeyedude's picture

C'mon Buckeyes! We can do dis!!!!!

 
 

Ohioste's picture

Why did we not shoot two free throws on the offensive foul? Thought it was any foul?

OSU069's picture

Wow 10 fucking seconds. Then they make a 3. Good answere by DT. Still within striking distance. 

Squirrel Master's picture

GRRR!

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

RedStorm45's picture

Two 10 second no calls.  Eff these refs.

Buckeye1996's picture

Anything can happen now.

Jonnferrell's picture

We dont want it to end boys.  Let's win it now!

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

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Ouch!  Giving up that trey hurt.

Squirrel Master's picture

HOW DID THAT FALL? THIS IS UNREAL!

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

efil4eyekcub's picture

What the hell is CRAFT doing?

AJW_16's picture

Rebound!!

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

JPBucks3's picture

Why would craft shoot that?

Buckeye Chuck's picture

They teased us, but that's it.
A #9 seed. 
#9 seed.
#9 seed.
 

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rdubs's picture

Craft should not be shooting that, have to know to get it to Q or DT.

OSU069's picture

CRAFT ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!!! THATS SHOULD BE FOR ROSS OR THOMAS!!!!!!! 

WayCraKen's picture

CRAFT!!!! You cant shoot!!!!

Jonnferrell's picture

suck it

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

popeurban's picture

Great comeback, they deserve the win.  

RedStorm45's picture

Craft 1/10.  Thanks for losing this one.

popeurban's picture

Because he is the only one to shoot poorly in the first half

bigbadbuck's picture

yes Craft had a lousy game but you know what?...He didn't lose this by himself.  There is  also a big likelihood that we wouldn't be in this spot without him. If he'd have made that 3 you be praising him and don't tell me you wouldn't.  This is a TEAM loss. You don't shoot THAT badly as a team and then expect to come back with an 8 minute flurry...Almost, but not quite

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

buckeyedude's picture

Not getting that rebound was the game.
Oh well. Way to fight hard Buckeyes. At least you didn't give up.  

 
 

rdubs's picture

Take DT out, Amadeo can foul as well as anyone.

CSAR Buckeye's picture

Well, we had a good run, guys.  At least they made it interesting at the end.

brandonbauer87's picture

Craft may have cost us the game with that completely inexcusable shot. Fuckin terrible. 

William's picture

Everyone cost the team this game. The coaches and players. This game was a shitshow. 

William's picture

Well, I've defended Matta for a long time, but the preparation for this game was a fucking joke. Pathetic performance all around. 

bigbadbuck's picture

I'm sorry was he taking 3 point shots at every turn and missing them?....did he shoot 23 % in the first half? Was he the one who allowed the other team to just waltz down main st at practically every turn in the second half?

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

OSU069's picture

And now we are done for real. Good comeback guys. Thanks for losing this one Craft. 1/10 and still gunning. 

AndyVance's picture

Yeah, Aaron, I know you're wearing your Superman undershorts, but that was a bad, bad decision.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Got what they fucking deserve!  Joke of a team consistently doesn't show up until the 2nd half.   Matta the most overrated coach in basketball!

Jhesse17's picture

You're a fucking idiot.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Like I really care what YOU think.  Go ahead and support a team that never shows up and thinks it can work half the time of every other team. Believed their own hype and just reaped what they sowed.  But feel free to give them all a pass and say what a great season it was, how they did better than you thought, etc.  maybe it's more of an indication of your low expectations. I mean they only have two McDonalds all Americans and a couple of Mr basketballs right. What a joke. 

Squirrel Master's picture

You are a joke Jax! Your expectations are out of whack! Are you really going to sit there and tell us all that you expected them to win the whole thing from the beginning? You really thought this team was that good? Elite Eight is low expectations? They are among the 8 best teams in the nation! Even the overrated Indiana Hoosiers didn't make that. They lost 2 McD AA and a Mr. Basketball last year who were the 2 best players on the team. 
we don't care what you think, just stunned that you are that thickheaded to think this season was a failure and that Thad sucks. If he left tomorrow, he could demand any job out there that he wanted. He could go to the NBA if he wanted. Universities would fire coaches to get him. 
You are just dillusional!

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

jaxbuckeye's picture

Again listen to yourself. What you JUST said was only the best team wins the tournament. We all know that isn't true. One of the top teams wins, like uconn and a host of others have. This COULD have been one of those teams. But feel free to feel good about making it to the elite 8 and being ousted by wh st. Others feel it is a joke. 

Squirrel Master's picture

No, what I said was that I have been through seasons where an elite eight is a dream! I have seen seasons where this team was supposed to be even greater than this and not do as much. 
Yes, to be that 1 team is what we all want, more than anything! but to say Matta is overrated when he is only doing what a handful of coaches have done in the entire NCAA history is ignorant! You want Ben Howland who brings in the same amount of talent but can barely get into the tournament let alone into the SWEET SIXTEEN 4 YEARS IN A ROW! How about Georgetown, want to be a fan of a team that loses in the first round 4 years in a row, 5 of the last times they have been in the tourney? How about Indy, the top ranked team for most of the year and heraled as the team to beat, and OSU goes further than them?
Yeah, I am wrong! Others think you are a joke, right now!
 

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

brandonbauer87's picture

Really? Like for real?

Squirrel Master's picture

uh...

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

OSU069's picture

Wow calm down. He did wonders with this team. THe preparation for this game was bad but the players also showed no effort in the first half. 

bigbadbuck's picture

And I'm sure a week ago he was the best coach on the planet....................You are an idiot Jax

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

jaxbuckeye's picture

Show me one post where I said that. Unlike you clown homers I saw the red flags for what they were. I bit my tongue because I knew the mob on here would tear me apart. God forbid we have high expectations for one of the top athletic programs in country. When was the last time they won the tournament again?  How many OTHER programs have won it in that time?  Nothing like high expectations. 

Squirrel Master's picture

Since 1960 to answer your question. Is that all Matta's fault?
You act like this team is supposed to be on the same level as Kentucky, UNC and Duke. I'm going to let you in on a little something, for 40 years it wasn't even close. OSU basketball was no better than Minnesota and Iowa. You need a dose or reality and know that what Matta is doing is MAKING this program elite like UNC, Duke and Kentucky. but it takes time and that perfect moment to happen. Even Kentucky last year at one point was in trouble but they had a bit of luck and the most talent of any team (can't tell me this team is the best this year cus its not close) and they were able to accomplish that goal. 
You are aware that its not all good coaching and talent that wins right? There is a thing called luck and chance that does come into play. When a Wichita State player hits a falling away, one handed lob that bounces around on the rim 5 times before it goes in for a 4 point lead late in the game, that is chance and luck. that wasn't talent and coaching. things like that happens.
FYI, in the past 53 years since OSU won the National Championship, 53 YEARS, 23 different teams have won the NC. That means there were 30 years of a second or more NC for one of those teams (11 of which were UCLA). You act like every University out there has won 1 since OSU last did. and it that list, only 3 of them were B1G teams (Indy, UM, MSU)
High expectations yes, unrealistic ones NO!

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

johnblairgobucks's picture

JAXBUCKEYE is actually Mark May.

bigbadbuck's picture

Or Charles Barkley

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

cajunbuckeye's picture

Or Jason Shay, or Tony Jones???

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

It's always someone else's dream season.
Watch Michigan win the whole enchilada now. 

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

RedStorm45's picture

You can't call a timeout at 4!!!!

Tim's picture

If only we would have tried for the first 30 minutes of the game...

Klingenator's picture

Hell of an effort.  Wichita St. just wanted it more.  My bracket is now officially busted.

bdegroff's picture

well, you can't play a good 20 minutes and expect to win. Unfortunately, that's what's going to happen to OSU. They played a solid 20 minutes and will lose because of a sense of entitlement in the first half.

RedStorm45's picture

These refs suck.  Two backcourt 10 second no calls.  You can't call a timeout at 4 on the inbound count.  Eff this.

efil4eyekcub's picture

as much as i would like to put this on the refs we have played like a 9 seed for 80% of this game

RedStorm45's picture

Oh for sure.  But those calls killed momentum.

Tim's picture

Agreed. We dug ourselves so deep a hole that we needed to be perfect and not have any calls/ non-calls like that go against us.  We could have tied the game or gotten it down to 1 if they had called the 10 seconds.  Way different game than being down 6.

Jonnferrell's picture

damn damn damn

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

efil4eyekcub's picture

Ravenal is a idiot too.
 

Jhesse17's picture

Fuck this whenever we make a play we fuck it up this sucks

lamplighter's picture

It was a good run - I hope they all come back next year for another try

OSU069's picture

And now you make it Craft. 

AJW_16's picture

Glad they made a game out of it, but there were definitely warning signs during the Iowa State and Arizona games. Yeah, both of those teams shot lights out from three but those were close game because of OSU inability to rebound and non-clutch FT misses. Give WSU credit, they are the better team right now.

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

RedStorm45's picture

Gave up 70 again.  Great.

OSU069's picture

And WTF was Ravenel doing. We needed a 3 and if we were going to take a 2 why would we want Ravenel to shoot it. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Anyone on this board who doesn't think Matta is a good coach should drop their Ohio State wardrobe at goodwill.  The dude has taken Ohio State to SEVEN very successful seasons.  What - you wanna go back to the Randy Ayres or Eldon Miller years?????? C'mon - you can't be serious.  I will take a 25+ win season plus an elite 8 berth ANYTIME!!!!!!

Squirrel Master's picture

1 of 2 teams to make back to back elite eights and did it with losing his 2 best players from last year. You don't lose Sullinger and Buford and make it to the elite eight like this without being a great coach!

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

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

AMEN - 100% agree with you.  Urban will lose a game someday - can't wait to see all the boo birds say how crappy of a coach he is too.....

jaxbuckeye's picture

Ha!  Listen to yourself. Just because the guy before REALLY sucked its ok for Matta to never win it all? At one of the top athletic programs in the country?  I bet you're happy being upper lower middle class too. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Dude - you need to take a walk around the block and calm down.....it's all good - I'm fairly certain the sun will rise tomorrow. 
And yes, I am very happy that both my wife and I have great jobs, our health, zero debt, pretty much do what we want (within reason) and pay cash - thanks for asking....
 

jaxbuckeye's picture

Never said life wasn't good personally. Actually it is. Tired of Matta's team underachieving. People talk about great run but they were basically GIVEN a final four birth. They beat Iona and barely beat Iowa st and Arizona. Wow, what an accomplishment. Exactly why I left ohio. Almost no one aspires to greatness. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I humbly suggest you become a fan of whatever state you moved to - I'm certain we can do without fans like you.....perhaps wherever you moved has greatness written all over it and you should jump on that bandwagon - I'm pretty sure we won't miss you. 

BuckeyeUro's picture

Matta will win it all when he has the best team in the nation, and currently we are not. We are a team that kept improving throughout the season and we have to give him credit for that.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Yeah because only the best team EVER wins. Way to accept it. 

Squirrel Master's picture

OSU wasn't even close to being one of the top basketball programs before Matta showed up! He made this program the second he walked through the door.
What are you, 10? Get ahold of reality! You are the kind of fan that will jump ship if they ever go .500 in a season. this is a golden era of sports at OSU! Not many schools have this much success and you are expecting more. WOW!

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

jaxbuckeye's picture

Again way to aim high. 

BuckeyeUro's picture

Nothing wrong in aiming high, what is wrong is badmouthing others for not achieving those unrealistic goals!!

jaxbuckeye's picture

So now beating the 9th seeded Wichita state team is unrealistic?  Wow! 

Squirrel Master's picture

No, you saying Matta is overrated because he didn't win the NC this year. That is unrealistic! Your expectations are unrealistic.
Expecting them to beat anyone who makes it into the Elite Eight is an Assumption that makes an Ass out of you! #9 doesn't mean SHIT at this level! Wichita State is now a Final Four team. That means more than the idiotic seeding that the tourney committee puts them at!
Our point is that you are spouting off about overrated and how bad they are when they went further than any of us expected. Well except you obviously! 
Good luck when Urban Meyers loses a game sometime in the next couple of years. I know it will send you off the deep end but despite you thinking your team will never lose, they tend to every now and then. You can go ask Texas fans who suck in both sports right now how lucky you are. 
and if you think you can do better than Thad, by all means go for it! 

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

Squirrel Master's picture

I always aim high, but I also enjoy:
1. Ten 20 win seasons in a row!
2. 3 B1G tourney championships
3. Four out of five B1G conference regular season champions in the last 5 years.
4. Sweet Sixteen 4 straight years
5. back to back Elite Eights
Go look through the record books and tell me how many coaches have accomplished those things in their first 10 years? 
you want to bring up championships? 
Coach K, eleven years before his first NC
Jim Boeheim, 27 years before his 1!
Rick Pitino coached at a few different Universities before he won his many years later
Tom Izzo, is the only exception with 5 years before his first. 
If Thad was going out in the first round like many other coaches have (coach K was a victim of a #15 seed last year in the first round), then I would agree with you, but after an Elite Eight the year after they went to a Final Four. Just be realistic despite your aim guy!

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

GABuckeye's picture

For the most part, I agree with this.  But as soon as you settle for Sweet 16's and Elite 8's, that's all you're going to get.  You don't want to be the Georgia of basketball.  They consistently win 10 games and recently make it to the SEC championship, but that's it.  You don't want to be that.  

Squirrel Master's picture

Who is settling for them? No one is settling, but we can't just snub our nose at what back to back seasons like this was. Matta is doing great stuff and is coaching as a top 10 coach. I believe he will get that championship eventually. In the meantime, enjoy an elite eight team because teams like Georgia may do what you say but they don't go this far. 
Again, not settling. Appreciating! It is hard for a team to get this far. 

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

DetroitBuckeye's picture

We are one of the top athletic programs in the country but not one of the top basketball programs in the country.  I could count on my hand how many football schools win basketball national titles.

 
GODOFWARBUCKEYE's picture

Wow almost comical.. When the hell is football season???

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

buckeyedude's picture

I wish they would've played with a little more passion, earlier on. Officiating was one sided, but the OSU crowd was UNBELIEVABLE ON TV! I am glad they didn't just give up, which would've been easy to do.

 
 

Tim's picture

The grapes are probably sour anyway.

efil4eyekcub's picture

heading to the beer fridge...

Jonnferrell's picture

Well it was good while it lasted.  Agonizing night, though.  Thanks Bucks for a good run.

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

Squirrel Master's picture

Well, I felt from the beginning this was a Sweet Sixteen team and they made it to the Elite Eight. I guess I shouldn't be too upset but it does suck to see it happen this way!

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

Tim's picture

Before the season started, most people thought Elite 8 was our ceiling.  But when you get a soft region and an Elite 8 against a 9 seed who lost to Evansville twice, you expect a better fate than this...

Squirrel Master's picture

who around here thought the ceiling was Elite 8? I was one of the highest around here with my 16. Most thought this team would struggle to win the first round. 
True it isn't the way I wanted it to go but I am not going to crap all over an Elite Eight no matter how it went down. I am still proud when the football team wins a BCS bowl even though its not a NC.  I still like knowing this team won the B1G tourney. They all may not be the championship we all want but it is nothing to be ashamed of. Those are huge accomplishments.
Think about it like this, over the past 2 years Matta has lost NBA level talent and yet brought this team back to the Sweet Sixteen each time (actually past 4 years and in the past 2 an Elite Eight). 
Again, expectations is one thing, but you can look back and enjoy the amazing things this team did. You can't be that disappointed with this team, really can you? You really are thinking NC or bust? 

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

DLJad's picture

Great season. They have been playing with house money for a while.

AndyVance's picture

Yup. Good way to put it.

RedStorm45's picture

It was set up right in front of you.  And you showed up for 8 minutes.

OSU069's picture

Well this sucks. I feel crushed. Great season, making the elite eight a year after making the final four is very good. Sucks that it had to end like this. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

wow.... and that is how we go out... I cant even believe that.... At least we got a scorer coming in next year, thats all I can say right now...
 
Other than that, Great Season Bucks. Fell way short, but had some memorable games. See you next year. You, too, Deshaun
 
 

brandonbauer87's picture

Downvote me if you will but I'm ready to see DT go. I try to bite my tongue but he's a cancer to this team. Ross for Boss 2013-2014. 

OSU069's picture

What???? You're crazy. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Haha. It pains me to watch him force shots night after night. It also pains me that the only D he plays is to draw a charge.  Really though, I could do without Zelle too. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

Disagree. But to each his own. No downvote from me though, opinions are allowed to be shared.

brandonbauer87's picture

+1 for you for being a responsible voter

WolverineKiller's picture

31 FUCKING percent from the floor.

BSTP DeCon's picture

I hope Deshaun returns next year. I doubt he will and I definitely don't blame him.

WayCraKen's picture

DT would be lower 2nd rd at best. 

Tim's picture

Most mocks I've seen have him in the 30-40 range.  I don't know if I'd want him for my NBA team, but I don't know how much he can improve his stock.  He could be a good microwave guy off the bench in the NBA, but I don't think he can be a complete enough player to start.

Buckeyeneer's picture

I bet those golden tickets make the chocolate taste terrible.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

WayCraKen's picture

Rootin for Louisville now

Mikefletcher24's picture

Great run..love this team

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

With as bad as a team as they have been, they impressed me with this final run.. I think I'd rather lose to Arizona than whoever we just lost to.  Hoping Q comes back I know Tank is gone.  I hope Craft learns how to run an offense as well as he defends and Amir puts some muscle on that frame.  Cheers! To this season! 

OSU069's picture

Q is coming back and Thomas is 50/50. 

OSU jamez's picture

Wow... Playing an average team for a trip to the final four and u play for 8 minutes. Utterly pathetic. We suck the whole game except the last minutes and still only lose by four. U have to be kidding
 

 LET'S GO BUCKS!!! #buckeye for life 

AJW_16's picture

Yeah, that says it all. Good shooting helped us in the last two games but there was not coming back from that.

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

Tim's picture

So depressing...  One bad half of basketball can kill you.  3/4 of a game of bad basketball and you lose to a 9 seed.  If only it had been one bad half.

AndyVance's picture

I don't think any of us would have felt this horribly deflated or beaten down if the guys had played a complete game tonight. Great run up to this point, but a tough pill to swallow going out this way.

Jonnferrell's picture

What some people down vote makes no sense at all.

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

OSU jamez's picture

What makes it worse is that we practically had reservations in Atlanta and we just couldn't show up for a game against a nine seed. Hate to be a downer tho, especially since r football team is loaded and ready to make a run. 
 

 LET'S GO BUCKS!!! #buckeye for life 

OSU069's picture

Hey guys please don't downvote me but how do you downvote? I'm kind of new(not the time I've had the account but how much I've used it) and I never felt the need to downvote so far but I think I better find out eventually. And sorry if this is stupid and obvious.