Ohio State Basketball: Purdue Open Thread

By 11W Staff on December 31, 2013 at 1:04p
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RunningFree's picture

Pretty pass from Scott (and Williams caught it!)

RedStorm45's picture

It's so grainy I can't see the score.

RedStorm45's picture

Looks like that good FT shooting the last few games didn't travel with the team.

RunningFree's picture

Our FT shooting is still concerning me...

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Buckeyes will need to play some perimeter defense. There's always some random ass three-point shooter who goes off against them when they play at Purdue or Illinois it seems.

DLJad's picture

It appears they do not respect our bigs.

DLJad's picture

I will respond when there is a reason.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Make your free throws. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. 

OSU069's picture

Man Thompson has really struggled with his 3 point shot this year. Hopefully he gets it together soon. 

OSU069's picture

Damn Lenzelle !!

tennbuckeye19's picture

They are killing us on the boards. 11-3

RedStorm45's picture

Nah, we have two offensive boards.

RedStorm45's picture

Buckeyes 1-6 from deep.  Just 3 defensive rebounds.  Gross.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

That big dude is crazy.

DLJad's picture

Boilers getting lots of good looks on offense.

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Craft with the block, nice! Maybe he can add blocking to his all time TOSU records list.

Pay It Forward!

tennbuckeye19's picture

Man, Thompson is not shooting well these days...

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Chucking the 3 ball like Wisky! And missing!

Pay It Forward!

actionstanleyjackson's picture

Thompson and smith need to stop jacking up threes. Just horrible 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

OSU069's picture

Well thompsons 3's were open...

RedStorm45's picture

Slam can't buy a bucket, now shooting 42% on the season, by far his career-worst.

Nutinpa's picture

Sammy's got his stroke going.....right off the rim nearly every time.

RedStorm45's picture

Thompson is 8 for his last 30 or roughly 26% from the field.  I'd venture to say several of those 8 were of the dunking variety.

OSU069's picture

And now Williams has 2

actionstanleyjackson's picture

Get Thompson out of there
rebounding is a huge problem 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

actionstanleyjackson's picture

Boy...Purdue fans cry over every play 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

DLJad's picture

"Get used to it."

southbay's picture

Probably expecting the new rules to cramp Craft's style.  Which won't happen.  
We will hear this at every B1G road game this season.

RedStorm45's picture

Who's going to play center?  Lack of recruiting a big man rearing its ugly head right now.

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Marc Loving is going to be a real nice player at Ohio State by the time it's over. Nice addition to the offense, far more competent than Sam Thompson at this point.

actionstanleyjackson's picture

Agree. Should be the first wing off the bench until Sam can find his offense 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

Jason Priestas's picture

This was fun. 

Killer nuts's picture

Your speedy gif creation impresses me

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Craft impresses me, that guys motor is out of this world!

Pay It Forward!

InvertMyVeer's picture

HAHA GET THAT WEAK $#!% OUTTA HERE! What a block!!

Football is complicated...

tennbuckeye19's picture

Dear God, it's a good thing Purdue is missing so many shots cause they're getting 2nd and 3rd chances every time they have the ball!

mtgerken's picture

Loving Loving. But we need to get a loose ball!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

actionstanleyjackson's picture

Lord ..Sam at center 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

RedStorm45's picture

Purdon't shooting 37%...and we're still losing.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Geez. Hammons is gonna have a double double by the half.

OSU069's picture

Ya Scot!! Be aggressive and look to score.

RedStorm45's picture

No ADV.  Pretty much expected.  Perhaps gets a look late in the half with the foul trouble.

mtgerken's picture

Get Loving back in there!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

RedStorm45's picture

Our 3 point shooting is almost as bad as Purdont's.

DLJad's picture

Could Johnson shoot with his hands and quit using his backside as the launch point?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Great. Now Thompson's missing dunks.

Yenots11's picture

For what it's worth, i have the TuneIn Radio Pro app on my phone and am able to get the Purdue call. Star 98.3. It's no Big Daddy Paul Keels, but I'm at work sooo....

Go Bucks!! 

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam!"

-1 HS
Barnsey69's picture

Thanks bro, same boat here and I didn't want to pay The Fan, although hearing Paul is worth it I suppose.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

mtgerken's picture

So many BS calls!
 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Loving is really working hard. That's how your earn minutes as a freshman.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Typical Lenzelle boneheaded plays.  New year - same motto with that guy....

Nutinpa's picture

This team would be in deep shit without LSJ. 

RedStorm45's picture

Oh, I'm sorry, who won us the ND game?

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I'm not a fan - he's been in the program 4 years and should be better.  And please don't respond with "well if you think you could do better" statements - cause we all know I cant.  HOWEVER, he still makes WAY TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many turnovers, WAY TOOOOOOOOOOO many STUPID PASSES, shoots WAYYYYYYYYY TOOOOOOOOOOOO many 3's instead of driving to the darn basket etc etc etc....
May be a great teammate - but O State should have better options then him.  And yes, I guess I can admit he FINALLY showed up in the last minute of the ND game - thankfully. 
He is good for 3-4 games a yr - hope he makes them count.  I am going to get all kinds of flack for this statement but I won't miss him after this season.
And you can down-vote me 100+ times - it won't change my opinion....

RedStorm45's picture

He's shooting 45% from 3 this year.  Averaging the same number of TO's per game (1.2) in basically the same amount of minutes the last 2 years.  He's shooting 53% (!!) from the field this year and is 5/9 today so far.  He's upped his FT %.  He's rebounding even more, which is crazy as a 6'4'' guard.  He's fouling less, too.
 
You are just a terrible fan, who probably got beat out by Lenzelle in 7th grade or something.  Dude wasn't the most polished player when he came to Columbus, but he improves every year and is now a great leader for this team and the ultimate "team guy," as he contributes in so many ways - defense, rebounding, hustle plays that don't show up on the stat sheet, and now he's leading the team in scoring and 3 pt%.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

How is having a dissenting opinion being a terrible fan?  I am simply not a fan of him as a player on this team.  Great team guy - just not someone I would expect to be playing for Ohio State - especially starting for 3 years.  Matta OBVIOUSLY knows what he is doing and is phenomenal at his craft so LSJ must show him all the intangibles in practice.....all I know is, when I watch an Ohio State basketball game, more times then not, he makes silly play after silly play. 
You and I can agree to disagree.....by seasons end, one of us will  be right.

RedStorm45's picture

It's not a "dissenting opinion," it's shitting on a guy with zero facts to back it up.  I laid out stats, facts that are contrary to your points made.  Lenzelle has had 3 (out of 14 now) games with under 9 points.  He's the most consistent scorer on the team, and he's not even a "volume shooter."
 
You're just hating on the guy to hate.

OSU069's picture

Why do people still dislike smiths game? He has worked on it a lot and has become a pretty good offensive player. 

RedStorm45's picture

He's arguably our most complete, all-around player.  Leading the team in scoring, 3 point shooting, still rebound really well as a 2/3 guard.  Plays solid defense (overlooked with Scott and Craft).

FROMTHE18's picture

USA getting smacked by Canada in the world juniors...come on Buckeyes, need something good.

RedStorm45's picture

3-2 was a smacking?  (btw, CBJ signed Rychel to entry level deal)

FROMTHE18's picture

late goal, was 1-0 USA, 3 straight from Canada. Switched it over to OSU, switched back and saw it finished 3-2. For a while it could have been more for Canada. US played a hell of a first period, just missed defensive assignments when it mattered the rest of the way. 

RedStorm45's picture

Ah, I saw it was 1-1 at the end of 2 but didn't see anything after that.

mtgerken's picture

These are terrible calls! 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

jeremytwoface's picture

I'm counting on all of my fellow 11Wers to be the play by play here... I'm at work so I can't watch the game.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

OSU069's picture

Craft to lenzelle for the layup in the last second of the first half to take a one point lead. 

DLJad's picture

Maybe the best part of the game is no Dan Dakich or Dick Vitale.

FROMTHE18's picture

need to go on a bit of a run here to start the 2nd half.

AWalk3r1's picture

We are getting open looks, the shots will start to fall, it always evens out. 

RedStorm45's picture

All 3 bench players plus Williams with two fouls.  No Deo sighting.

tennbuckeye19's picture

OSU was 15-36 in the 1st half for 41%, free throws 2-5, 3 point shooting 2-12
Purdue was 13-34 for 38%, free throws 6-8, 3 point shooting 1-9

jeremytwoface's picture

Anyone want to give me their Watch ESPN account? lol

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

RedStorm45's picture

Mine is just buffering.  No video or audio anymore.  ESPN blows.

jeremytwoface's picture

Well it's halftime, right?
Do they show the halftime show online?

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

TheShookster's picture

My stream is working fine. But then again, there's barely anyone in the office today.

RedStorm45's picture

I got half a commercial.  Thanks ESPN!

southbay's picture

Just saw the Purdue cheerleaders, anyone see the one from "C'mon Man!"?

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

3 Offensive rebounds by Q, that is more than the first half combined. Like the start so far.....

Pay It Forward!

tennbuckeye19's picture

I like the energy so far in the 2nd half. 

FROMTHE18's picture

glad we get the MSU trip out of the way early this year.

DLJad's picture

Unless dictated by foul trouble, bench will be very short this half.

AWalk3r1's picture

I would love to see us knock down some jumpers. We get a lot of lay ups, which is not bad, but when teams go 2-3 we will need to shoot are way out of that. 

FROMTHE18's picture

wow, refs have been so touchy this game. Let em play guys.

OSU069's picture

Ross has been a rebounding force over the last few games. Already has 9 so far today. 

OSU069's picture

WTF refs? Stop calling these touchy fouls.

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Smart Timeout by Mr Painter, 7-2 swing just like that, and glad to see the three ball is still being thrown up when its not needed.

Pay It Forward!

tennbuckeye19's picture

Seriously it's been new jack city on the 3 ball today.

TheShookster's picture

Contestant #1, you just breathed on AJ Hammons...Congratulations! You've just won yourself a personal foul.

DLJad's picture

Bucks can not continue to allow him to receive the ball that close to the basket!

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

Breathing Foul, he should be ejected! Uncalled for.

Pay It Forward!

tennbuckeye19's picture

3 fouls on both Amir and Trey now

OSU069's picture

And now Ross will be guarding Hammons. 

RedStorm45's picture

58% INSIDE the arc.  Come on guys.

Ralph Waldo Enarson's picture

When in doubt, just jack a 3.

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

I am almost certain that is the game plan, even better give the attempt to SAM.

Pay It Forward!

DLJad's picture

At what point do you decide to take shots closer to the hoop?

RedStorm45's picture

After you get to 2/20 collectively from outside.

AWalk3r1's picture

these quick misses are killing me, esp whit Amir on the bench. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

Why does it seem like taking the ball to the rim is somewhat of a lost art form in college hoops?

okiebuck's picture

Need to take it right too their big guy!

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

OSUStu's picture

Purdue fans are pissed...lol

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

tennbuckeye19's picture

They need to shut the freak up and go make some boilers for crying out the upstairs window...

Tim's picture

Purdue crowd likes to whine about everything.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Ross is doing some work in this game!

okiebuck's picture

Keep taking it to the bucket!!!

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

Danify's picture

When it does become time to start calling technical fouls on the Purdue coach and players. Way too jawy and animated...

AWalk3r1's picture

We may have the best two perimeter guards of all time, they cause so much chaos ! 

RedStorm45's picture

all-time?  let's settle down.

AWalk3r1's picture

I will say it again, and be calm this time. I have never seen a team, with two better on ball defenders. They both can lock up on anyone in the country. I have never seen two elite like that on one team. Lighty was damn good but who matched him on that team ?

RedStorm45's picture

Craft was on that team.

Kindell's picture

I am assuming you meant OSU all time, and you they absolutely have a case.

AWalk3r1's picture

I am saying the best I have seen, All time.  they both just do some much that will never go down on the stat sheet. I can not think of 2 better. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

Basil Smotherman is quite the name.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I was only able to watch the first half of t.v, now back in office . . . bummed. Is Sam Thompson still having a rough game? 

tennbuckeye19's picture

He hasn't played much. But Trey and Amir both have 3 fouls, so he's back in the game.

tennbuckeye19's picture

And now Sam has 3 fouls!

Kindell's picture

The officials need to understand that this is conference play.

mattanderson1985's picture

In the office keep refreshing the ESPN Gamecast..... This sucks I can't watch the game!

branz's picture

I feel your pain. Here, have an upvote.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

There is a dude on Purdue named Basil Smotherman? That sounds like a designer pizza. 

RedStorm45's picture

My "watch ESPN" has been buffering the whole 2nd half.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Who just hit the 3 ball for the Buckeyes?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Thanks! My GameCast isn't working - it's lagging behind.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Loving drains a 3 ball!

tennbuckeye19's picture

And then commits a foul at the other end.

tennbuckeye19's picture

OSu already has 6 team fouls...

Tim's picture

I think Hammons fouled Ross twice on that last possession.

tennbuckeye19's picture

How does he have ZERO fouls in this game?

RedStorm45's picture

Watch ESPN is back!!

RedStorm45's picture

Holy shit and damn near HD quality!

RedStorm45's picture

Nevermind, back to regular-D era quality.

Kindell's picture

Loving doesn't seem to let any pressure get to him at all.  This kid has a chance to have a great career at OSU.

TheShookster's picture

SCOTT FOR THREE ANOTHER ASSIST FOR CRAFT LOUD NOISES

OSU069's picture

Yes!! Finally some 3's!

OSU069's picture

Scott with the rebound over a 7-footer. 

RedStorm45's picture

Wait, a guy made BOTH free throws??

jeremytwoface's picture

My Gamecast is frozen.. Score? Time left??

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

tennbuckeye19's picture

under 8 minutes, OSU 60 PU 53

RedStorm45's picture

60-53.  Under 8 timeout.

RedStorm45's picture

Is it a 51?  I can't see on this damn watch espn thing.

OSU069's picture

OSU 60-53. I think there is about 8 min left. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yep - my Gamecast still thinks Randy Ayers is the coach. Okay, seriously, though, it has the game at 50-46 or something with like 14 minutes to go. 

jeremytwoface's picture

Thanks all.
+1

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

DLJad's picture

Worried about the foul situation.

Gametime's picture

Man if Aaron Craft worked with Tim Hardaway or Allen Iverson on a cross over move... with his quickness he'd be an effn problem...

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Im more worried about the jumper.

tennbuckeye19's picture

TwoFace - try CBSSports.com's game tracker. When I've used it, it seems to work better than ESPN's, generally speaking.

jeremytwoface's picture

Thanks...
Still a little behind. Says there's 8:08 left.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

OSUStu's picture

Sooo pretty.

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

kareemabduljacobb's picture

3 Straight Double-Doubles for Ross.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Amazing we are up 9 with no big man and lots of bad calls

tennbuckeye19's picture

Q has been playing GREAT today!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yep - I was only able to watch 1H, but I really liked how Ross was rebounding the ball.

RedStorm45's picture

why do we never have rebounders on the line for offensive free throws?

RedStorm45's picture

We never try to rebound even if Amir and Trey are out there.

OSU069's picture

Ross taking over!!!

RedStorm45's picture

65-53, was that a put away basket?

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Ross' last 3 games...
16-11
15-10
and now 19-10 so far.

jeremytwoface's picture

Sounds like good things are happening.
 
Hooray!

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

RedStorm45's picture

Well, that's not the way to come out of a timeout.  Suddenly an 8 point game.

RedStorm45's picture

Hahahaha that was a violation but who cares!

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Ross hog because hes a boss

kareemabduljacobb's picture

I know ESPN's gamecast is lagging, so here's one you can look at from CBS:
 
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/live/NCAAB_201312...
 
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Thanks to you, too. 

RedStorm45's picture

That's also lagging.  Just not as bad as ESPN.  These sports websites are hard apparently.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Yeah after you click it, it takes a few seconds before it catches up...

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Thanks to our friends here in this thread for giving us office-bound fools periodic updates/play-by-play.

DLJad's picture

Way too early to milk the clock.

Idaho Helga's picture

Stuck at work too...Ilike CBS gamecast better than ESPN.
 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Please tell me that Smotherman is terrible on defense - because that would be hilariously ironic. Kind of like calling a big dude "tiny." 

RedStorm45's picture

Remember, 8 points in 50 seconds.  It's not over fellas.

RedStorm45's picture

Gamecast folks, it looks like ESPN is up to date now and CBS is behind.

jeremytwoface's picture

Amir?

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Bobcat04's picture

If we could rebound and hit FTs, this game would be out of reach. 

RedStorm45's picture

Just 8 bench points, all from Loving.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Amir should have way more mins those weak fouls kept purdont in it.

jeremytwoface's picture

I also heard that Amir was in the hospital just a few days ago...
 
Maybe that has something to do with it.

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Was referring to the bad calls not amirs play being weak

kareemabduljacobb's picture

For those of you stuck in the office:
Ross: 21 pts 11 rebs
Craft: 6 pts 10 assists 6 rebs 4 stls
Scott: 16 pts 5 rebs 3 assists
Lenzelle: 12-3-3
Loving: 8 pts 3 rebs
Amir: 6-3

Kindell's picture

Thank you.  The starters are stuffing the stat sheet today.

FROMTHE18's picture

once again, bball coming down to free throws. a lost art in basketball today.

RedStorm45's picture

Is a pre-requisite to be a Boiler to be an incessant whiner?

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Their fans boo all game long I love it haha

TheShookster's picture

I'm personally shocked that we had a big lead and now it's down to almost nothing at the end of the game.

Bobcat04's picture

Likewise, if we lose, it's because we've missed a boatload of free throws.

RedStorm45's picture

69-64.  Minute to win it.

FROMTHE18's picture

we really need our Bigs to play like bigs. Problem is we have a lack of options this year.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Basically played the entire game without

jeremytwoface's picture

My gamecast says 1:19 left... 
Is that right?

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Ross shooting free throws better today

Bobcat04's picture

Q hitting 2 helps big time. 

FROMTHE18's picture

a lot of tough shots falling for purdue today..geesh Amir, what the hell kind of pass was that, thank goodness for the foul.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Purdue was playing out of their minds in the 1H from what I saw.

RedStorm45's picture

WHAT ARE YOU DOING ZELLE!!!

Braxton2Devin's picture

What are they cheering about? The game is over lol

FROMTHE18's picture

derp, derp derp derp

Bobcat04's picture

WOW. open runout to blown opportunity. 

TheShookster's picture

that was horrible. 

FROMTHE18's picture

7 points game 28.1 left, Purdue at the line with 1 shot left

DLJad's picture

That's the answer as to why people get frustrated with Smith Jr.

FROMTHE18's picture

Ross rebounding the way Turner used to. Need him to play more and more like ET this year. 

RedStorm45's picture

Different players.  Ross won't ever be like ET.

RedStorm45's picture

73-66.  Ross at line.  25 to go.

Bobcat04's picture

Looking good for us now. Hit the FTs down the stretch. Good road win to open the B1G!

FROMTHE18's picture

career day for Q... 25 points...double double with rebounds

FROMTHE18's picture

defense was so-so today in relation to how it normally looks but played well enough to win on that side of the ball.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

D was really good on the road, bigs in foul trouble.

RedStorm45's picture

YOU'RE DOWN 9 STOP FOULING YOU SORE LOSERS

FROMTHE18's picture

9 10 11 12  now 9...78-69 Buckeyes win. Decent start to the B1G season.

FROMTHE18's picture

pointless foul on Craft. 11.5 seconds left 77-66 OSU.

RedStorm45's picture

DOWN 11 STILL FOULING??? GIVE IT UP YOU PRICKS

Kindell's picture

Very nice win for this team.  I loved the effort from Ross inside.

RedStorm45's picture

Pretty solid win.  Not too pretty but Purdue is going to be a good team in the B1G.

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Road wins In the big ten are not going to be easy. 

FROMTHE18's picture

really hope this VT/UCLA game lasts 4 more hours, dont care to watch that barn burner Miss State/Rice. 

tennbuckeye19's picture

OSU did not rebound well and had no answer for Hammons. They got very little from their bigs other than 7 fouls.. It's a good thing Purdue couldn't shoot the broadside of a barn, cause they certainly had their opportunities. 

st pete bch buckeye's picture

Same could be said for ross and its not like ohio st shot lights out from deep 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Great way to start the Big Ten schedule - solid road win. 

RedStorm45's picture

career high 25 for Q

Kindell's picture

I love when Scott is aggressive on offense!

ScarletNGrey01's picture

4 - 22 from three point range and the bucks still won ... I'll take it.  Amazing they still were able to put up 78 points on the road.  Great games by Ross and Scott, 10 assists by Craft.  Thompson had a horrible game, Amir was not very effective, but that's why it is a team sport, one or two guys off but other guys pick up the slack.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes