Ohio State's Shot Chart Against Wichita State

By Jason Priestas on March 31, 2013 at 4:21a
Shot Chart from the Ohio State vs Wichita State Elite 8 Game (3/30/2013)

As the shot chart above reflects, the first half hole was just too large for Ohio State to climb out of in its 70-66 loss to 9-seed Wichita State.

The Buckeyes shot an abysmal 24.2 percent from the field in the first half, including 2-10 from three point land. In the second half, Ohio State was able to work the ball inside more effectively, but the woes from downtown continued as OSU shot 3-15 on three pointers in the final 20, missing when they could least afford to miss.

For the game, the Buckeyes shot 31.1 percent from the field, the team's second-lowest percentage in any game this season. Wichita State managed nine shot blocks, their second-best performance of the season and forced Ohio State into 7-for-35 shooting outside the paint on the night.

Ohio State's five worst shooting games of the 2012-13 season:

  1. 20-65 (30.8%) vs Kansas on 12/22/12; L 66-74
  2. 19-61 (31.1%) vs Wichita State on 3/30/13; L 66-70
  3. 20-60 (33.3%) at Illinois on 1/5/13; L 55-74
  4. 23-68 (33.8%) at Duke on 11/28/12; L 68-73
  5. 21-56 (37.5%) at Wisconsin on 2/17/13; L 49-71


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thePhilipJFry's picture

That 2nd half shot chart is almost perfect as far as where the attempts came from.  The first half has way too many 15 to 20 foot shots.

FROMTHE18's picture

look at all those misses under the basket...geesh

cajunbuckeye's picture

With all of those red dots, it looks like it has measles.

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

trasch_man's picture

This is spawn of Joe Bauserman's passing chart against Nebraska. His ghost still haunts theses woods.

DaiTheFlu's picture

Haha. Now that I think about it, that was probably the last game that I felt so badly about. Ugh.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

AJW_16's picture

Lots of red there. Oy.

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

Grant Edgell's picture

Just seven total free throws in the first half when we had them in the bonus relatively early is a disaster.

KBonay's picture

It's because we missed the front end of all the 1-1's. 

gobucks96's picture

exactly... Why not at least try to get the ball to amir and see if he couldn't get their bigs into some foul trouble.
Love Thad, but I didn't understand this part of the game.

armybuckinva's picture

I couldn't understand why we were chuckin' up so many three  balls

FROMTHE18's picture

couldnt make a layup, so probably thought theyd take their chances from the outside

Bucksfan's picture

Wichita was defending the lane pretty well.

cajunbuckeye's picture

Just think, we only needed one free throw and two red dots to go green and they win it,

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

lamplighter's picture

given the misses from the 10-12 foot range, you can guess what some people are going to be doing in the off-season

dubjayfootball90's picture

Even though we shot worse in the Kansas game, It feelt like I never saw a game where we clanked so much off the rim.... AND WE WERE IN IT IN THE END! Congrats to the shockers, and maybe this is the S&G colored glasses talking, but we just beat ourselves man.
Oh well, wish them the best, and I think we will have a great team next year with the guys coming in from HS and if DT comes back thats just an added bonus....

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

ticodillo's picture

Not a sore loser or anything, but Im totally with you on this. We played like Marquette 3/4 of the game and almost won, the question if the long and medium range shots weren't going in for us why did we try for such a long time. Hall was in foul trouble basically at the beginning of the second half and we waited until there were 5 minutes left to start driving the lane at him. We gave them this game in a silver platter. 

Hovenaut's picture

Not enough red out there.

Here you go....

Mr. Slick's picture

Thought* Thad might do this when they called that foul on Rav at the end of the first half. 
*Was hoping

Hovenaut's picture

Yeah, I just about did the same in my rec room.

Or I about rec'd my pants.....we lost the game, but the officiating throughout the tourney has been less than stellar to say the least.

smartfootballrankings's picture

What's also missing is the number of times we got to the line from the shots.  Need an orange dot or something.  That was the key to the 2nd half.

steensn's picture

Too bad we couldn't blame the game on the refs... There is just no way to blame the refs for shooting so poorly...

gobucks96's picture

I have a big problem with the quick whistle they showed the entire three games in LA... 

4thandinches's picture

It amazes me even how poorly we shot that we only lost by four. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

Idaho Helga's picture

Digger,  Now, THAT'S how you throw a chair!