Ohio State Basketball: Delaware Open Thread

By 11W Staff on December 18, 2013 at 6:55p
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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Here we go!  GO BUCKS!

AngryWoody's picture

Steal number one for Craft. It's been 45 seconds, don't know what took him so long.

Our Honor Defend!

thekornidentity's picture

Delaware is a solid opponent (#87 in KenPom's rankings with the #41 offense), but this is a game the Bucks should win by 20+. Let's see if we can continue our streak of shooting better than 50% from the floor!

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

Deadly Nuts's picture

1-5 shooting already....

LEBRON

brandonbauer87's picture

New ads on the floor?

RunningFree's picture

Ice cold early.  Anyone else think we settle into long jumpers a bit early in the game?

UrbanCulture's picture

Bad start nothing new

ATXbucknut's picture

This is frickin' ridiculous.  We're losing to Delaware?!  Fickell needs to go.

FROMTHE18's picture

wish we played a tougher OOC sched. Duke, Michigan State, etc. do a great job of providing early tests for their teams. I think itd benefit our team more than playing in these tournaments with a few weak teams and one decent team. I'd like to see us play Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, etc. more often. If you are going to struggle, might as well do it vs a good team rather than the Delawares of the world. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I actually think, and tonight is case and point, that too many patsies put our team to sleep. We need challenges. These guys don't look interested. 

DWright's picture

"I colored my duck blue because I've never seen a blue duck and I wanted to see what one would look like."
Delaware Blue Hens Ducks, founded by Billy Madison.

skid21's picture

I love how smooth/confident Loving seems. Doesn't play like a freshman at all. Still slow on D but otherwise I'm surprised with his play this year. I thought he'd eventually be good but never guessed he'd start this strong.
 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Scouting report: we leave our feet for pump fakes 

Deadly Nuts's picture

We suck.... I don't know how the fuck we are rated as the #2 team in the country. Seriously, this is Delaware.

LEBRON

Deadly Nuts's picture

BTW, Amir can't catch the ball. However, when he does catch the ball he can do good things. We also take too many mid-range fadeaway's with 20 on the shot clock.

LEBRON

Deadly Nuts's picture

That is Amir's fourth drop of the game.

LEBRON

TLB's picture

Hard to catch with you hands down below your waist

Deadly Nuts's picture

No it's not. It's a little tougher but not a impossible task. Williams is going to get a double-double so I guess that backs him up.

LEBRON

Deadly Nuts's picture

All of our games are scripted.
1st: Slow start
2nd: Run at the end of first half
3rd: Pull away and Slam Thompson dunks

LEBRON

TLB's picture

Cant figure this team out.  Maybe it will be more clear once we get into the B1G and shorten the bench minutes

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Playing against these weaker teams, it just takes them a while to get in the game

stevebelliseeya's picture

The Afro'd Assassin

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I would have considered leaving adv in the game. Major confidence builder. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Missed free throws galore

Braxton2Devin's picture

My god, Matta needs to just spend a whole fucking day of practice making the guys shoot FTs

DLJad's picture

Haven't seen the whole game, but, how many times have we been beaten off the dribble?

DLJad's picture

Blue Hens providing a template for attacking Bucks?

Seattle Linga's picture

Nice game all around. So it's not all that bad to not shoot well against this type of team.

chowoon97's picture

I believe that Q is better than Deshaun Thomas. He is very effective, and his D has been really improved.