Ohio State Basketball: Iowa Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 12, 2014 at 1:20p
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Go1Bucks's picture

Go Bucks!!! Kick the **** outta Iowa.

"I will pound you and pound you, until you quit." -Woody

farmerbuck's picture

OH!!

You have to hate losing more than you love winning! GO BUCKS!!

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Let's see how we deal with their bigs.

Seattle Linga's picture

Won't be easy - but we can stop them.

TheAFBuckeye's picture

Let's GO BUCKS!!!

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

Knarcisi's picture

Love the header photo. All those coaches showing us their O face 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Gotta force a lot of turnovers today. 

thekornidentity's picture

I am actually very worried about this game.

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

spqr2008's picture

Just saw TBDBITL in an iPad commercial in the NFL game.

Knarcisi's picture

Keep driving Lenzelle. 

Knarcisi's picture

Amir, we need stronger D on the inside. 

Knarcisi's picture

That lane is an open gate. Get Amir out. 

Thomas's picture

Iowa can score, that's for sure.

Knarcisi's picture

Yeah, throw Amir a bullet. He will catch that. 

Thomas's picture

Amir can barely handle a bounce pass, let alone that.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Get back on defense..... All of Iowa's points have been in the paint.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Amir is a big guy with little skill, who only plays well against mediocre competition. There, I said it.

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Sadly I agree. Hopefully Miles will grace us next year and change that.

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Gotta tighten up that interior defense. Can't let them get such easy shots.

KBonay's picture

In all honesty, does anyone think Amir will ever develop?

thekornidentity's picture

Nope.

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

Knarcisi's picture

No, never have. 

KBonay's picture

If Thad is going to go all in with Loving, might as well with McDonald as well. 

InvertMyVeer's picture

Smith feeling it today!

Football is complicated...

Seattle Linga's picture

Still no points in the paint

Braxton2Devin's picture

Our stout D struggles against teams that shoot well.

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Struggles against teams with SIZE.

Knarcisi's picture

Need to give them more than a 4 foot look. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Really? Iowa has taken one shot this game and missed.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Uncharacteristically bad defense by the Bucks so far. 

Knarcisi's picture

At least the shot was challenged. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Our interior D is SO SOFT

Knarcisi's picture

Just start McDonald please. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Iowa looks they they just throw the ball up towards the hoop

KBonay's picture

Amir. Take note. Catch & shoot. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

McDonald plays with way more heart and motor than Amir

KBonay's picture

He can catch the f*ing rock

Braxton2Devin's picture

Do we ever start a game off well?

InvertMyVeer's picture

D needs to step up here. Started to play better last cpl possessions

Football is complicated...

Thomas's picture

McDonald just did what Amir can't. Catch and take it up strong.

KBonay's picture

Loving's upside is huge. Just needs to wrangle in some of that aggression. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

I swear, sometimes Loving plays with more fucking heart and determination than anyone else on the team (save Craft).

Seattle Linga's picture

Come on boys - here comes Amir

Seattle Linga's picture

I love me some Della

Braxton2Devin's picture

Della Valle can finish strong lol

KBonay's picture

Wtf did Amir do

Knarcisi's picture

ADV, crazy like his hair. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Better defense now, even though Iowa scored. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wtf Amir just got fouled there

Knarcisi's picture

Ramsey and the cheese puff bowl ... Awesome!

Seattle Linga's picture

Looks like another game full of whistles being swallowed

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

That is what is so frustrating about Amir; flashes of promise then stretches of apparent disinterest.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Iowa: 1/6 Shooting, 9/9 in the paint. C'mon interior defense.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Interior has started to step up

Knarcisi's picture

Bad shot Lenzelle. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Smith has been terrible since coming back off the bench. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

You notice how we made the run when LSJ was ON THE BENCH??????  Perhaps he should go back there!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Exactly, he chucks up like 4 shots in a row and doesn't ive the rest of the offense a chance

Knarcisi's picture

3 possessions in a row Lenzelle. Don't need that from a Sr. 

Knarcisi's picture

Banks open on Sun. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

I'll never understand this team

KBonay's picture

Bank is open on Sunday in cbus

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

At some point or another we need to figure out how to find guys in the paint in our halfcourt offense. This passing around the perimeter and driving isn't going to work forever.

Knarcisi's picture

Jack another one up Lenzelle. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Would you rather he pass it to Amir with five on the shot clock?

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Knarcisi's picture

He had more than 5. Pump fake and drive or get a shorter jumper. He's a chucker. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Pump fake drive... That results in a missed layup or another pass to the perimeter.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Especially against a 2-3 zone....

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Seattle Linga's picture

Feel free to follow up a shot

KBonay's picture

Nfl game getting chippy. 

Seattle Linga's picture

That's how frisco plays 

KBonay's picture

Lol. Assuming your 'Hawks fan. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Does this team get offensive rebounds?

KBonay's picture

Watch Slam on baseline against zone

Braxton2Devin's picture

One of the least physical teams in the Big Ten is killing us in the paint. That should sum it up

Buckeye_Chief's picture

Nice Finish about time we hustle.

Seattle Linga's picture

Great job DDDDDDDDDDDDDD

OSU069's picture

Slam Thompson!!

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Time to get McCaffery pissed off while frazzling Iowa ball handlers.  

KBonay's picture

Craft 'take your lunch money'

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Must play defense in the 2H. 

KBonay's picture

Maybe we should zone up. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lol EVERY TEAM knows our weakness: drive for the easy layup. I swear teams shoot about 100% when going for the layup

Braxton2Devin's picture

Is it just me or is Craft consistently getting beaten on the drive.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Point Guards are always beat on drives. Then your help cuts them off so it doesn't look as bad. Nobody on defense is rotating.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

The loyalty that Matta shows LSJ is admirable but it isn't going to win us a Big 10 championship.  I have said it for two years (and taken LOTS OF FLACK) but LSJ isn't a starter at a school like Ohio State.  Sure, 3-5 games a year he looks unbelievable, the other 30 games he looks like he does today.  That said, Matta should recognize that he is in the chuck mode today and sit him down!  Get Loving in there - way more upside at this point......LSJ is what he is.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Actually, LSJ was really good at the beginning of the game, but has been a mess since coming back off bench. 

Knarcisi's picture

That's actually bad most of the time. He makes one outside then keeps shooting, whether he's making them or not. 

Buckeye_Chief's picture

I agree 100% that Loving has a better upside but LSJ is still a solid 6th man for any team. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

And yes, I realize he single handidly won us the Notre Dame game.....thank goodness he showed up in the last minute....saved our bacon

Seattle Linga's picture

We need a Bill Lambier type of force in the middle

Braxton2Devin's picture

Our team is great at causing turnovers, but we do not have a great OVERALL Defense.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Buckeyes currently #1 in Pomeroy's ADJ def rankings. They didn't get that way by simply causing turnovers. They are one of the best defensive teams in cbb, period. Just had a rough 1H by their standards.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Once again failing in your analysis. I judge an overall defense on points per game given up and so do most others. Nobody has scored 70 on us in regulation and we are probably the only "Power Six" team that can say that.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Braxton2Devin's picture

No, we are a very good D, but not great, because we still have a very fatal flaw: terrible interior D.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

The Buckeyes do not have "terrible" interior D - that's more silliness. It's a weakness relative to their other strengths, but they're still well above average in interior defense. Come on, dude. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Have you not watched the game today? What are they -- like 8-10 on layups? And somehow, they are embarrassing us with their post play too

Deadly Nuts's picture

Sorry about the insult. I'm a little pissed right now.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Seattle Linga's picture

Good half - Matta needs to make a few adjustments and we'll be fine

FROMTHE18's picture

not sure how people are surprised at the lack of post presence on this team. Amir has barely developed during his time here and most of the time it looks like he forgets hes a giant. McDonald is a decent player but thats it. Its a major flaw and will lead to most games being tougher than perhasp they should be. Tourney time will also be very difficult unless this team creates some sort of post play. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Given where Amir was two years, to where he is now, to say he has "barely developed" is silly. He's not as consistent as we'd like, but he's night and day from before. 

Knarcisi's picture

Disagree. Nowhere near where he should be in middle of year 3. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Your point is based on expectations, though. Amir is not dominant and we expected him to be so by year 3. Subjective.
But the fact is that Amir has made big strides; it's just that he's gone from about 3 out of 10 post player to about a 7 out of 10.
If ADV becomes as good as, say, LSJ by his senior year, that would mean he's made big strides, but I would be disappointed because a little higher expectations for him.     

ibuck's picture

Yes, many OSU fans have unrealistic expectations about their teams. Particularly football & men's hoops.
You could look at the roster in the preseason and see that the lack of height would be an issue against opponents with length—and hope that our 2 bigs would not foul out. Or you could look at our shooters' histories and wonder where the points would come from. Or you could look at their free throw shooting and wonder why they weren't better at it.
It's easy to be seduced by a #2/#3 rating and a 15-0 start to the season and believe that's who this team is. But that they are more like the team we saw tonight and vs MSU. Matta will do his best to get them to play better, harder, and more consistently, but  this is who they are. Matta's magic may get them to play better than their talent, if they listen and work hard. But, unless there is a big improvement in everyone's play—including Craft & Loving—the taste you have in your mouth tonight is the taste you'll have when they play their last game in the season-ending tournament.
But we can still root hard for them.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

Knarcisi's picture

7 out of 10?  That's laughable. 

KBonay's picture

I'd say his hands (catching the ball) and his first step have not improved. 

Knarcisi's picture

No toughness either. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Hopefully he does work to improve his reflexes. He reminds me of this guy:

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Braxton2Devin's picture

What the fuck... Hard not to be disappointed with this team right now

KBonay's picture

we just haven't played Stanford football this game...

Seattle Linga's picture

Just a little Man Crush on Jessie P huh?

Knarcisi's picture

KBonay must want to be on the next Bachelor. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Planning who will get his roses as we speak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KBonay's picture

I would give it to Amir, but I'm afraid he might drop it. 

Knarcisi's picture

Shit, I'd be afraid that'd be the one he didn't drop. 

KBonay's picture

best analyst in football! 

Buckeye_Chief's picture

Just like the MSU game the team will wait till its close then hustle to the finish. Hopefully with a better ending. 

OSU069's picture

Everybody chill. We are better than Iowa and we will play a lot better in the second half.

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed 69 - We'll make the change

jaxbuckeye's picture

I think everyone's point is that we shouldn't have to await the 2nd half surge to see it.  I don't care how well Iowa executes, the Buckeye's should have blown them out of the building in the first 5 minutes. 
Gotta love getting shown up at home by team Frankenstein.

jaxbuckeye's picture

If they lose this one, it's ALL on Matta.  We know who has the Jimmys and Joes, not to mention home court.  Ridiculous when teams with zero athletic ability do these things to tOSU.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Instead of a DV, how about defending your position?  Oh, that's right, it's far easier (lazier).  If not on Matta, who would you blame?  Iowa is a slow, plodding team with near zero athleticism.  The Buckeyes should run them right out of the gym.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Marble has zero athletic ability? White? (I know, he's a white guy). Another unathletic white guy actually got an oop over Thompson! Iowa is pretty damn good. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Now the Panthers-49ers game is going into halftime... That sucks.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Seattle Linga's picture

I think you meant 40-winers - I picked you up DN

KBonay's picture

I noticed Newton doesn't wear a mouth guard. Is it not required in nfl?

Knarcisi's picture

2 points on 2 shots from Craft. Gonna need him in 2nd half. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Does Iowa have a ginger? If they do they might be Wisconsin in disguise.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Seattle Linga's picture

Harbaugh and Crean make Izzo look like a Choir Boy 

KBonay's picture

Ah, you love him. 

Pavs38's picture

Defense is not playing with the same intensity as normal.. gotta start putting more pressure on them and things will turn around

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I agree - they've only committed 6 fouls so far, so they have some room to turn up the heat. They need to get nasty, if that's what it takes. 

Osueddy's picture

30 points in the paint for Iowa, yikes!

KBonay's picture

Yeah. Think zone look might help. 

Knarcisi's picture

Another layup.  Amir ... Knock him into the 2nd row!

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Roy Marbles kid is good

Knarcisi's picture

Transition D has been bad too. 

KBonay's picture

Ross looks the part. 

OSU069's picture

Get Ross the ball

Buckeye_Chief's picture

Ross is definitely the one guy they don't have answer for yet. 

Knarcisi's picture

Marble has good bloodlines. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Q + nasty pressure defense will get them home. 

OSU069's picture

Nice pass in transition 

Osueddy's picture

Automatic timeout after a dunk by Iowa.

Seattle Linga's picture

Kinda like an auto-upvote on any 80's movie reference

Deadly Nuts's picture

Amir caught something!

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Seattle Linga's picture

Nice steal - dish and Finish - THROW IT DOWN BIG MAN

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Another play made by Q (assist to Smith)! 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Anyone care to guess how many shots LSJ will throw up b/c of that dunk (and yes, it was a nice play - and no, I can't do that and never could)

KBonay's picture

Let guy get between him & basket

RedStorm45's picture

Good to Big Nut (or whatever his stupid name is) landed front row student tickets. Eff that guy.

KBonay's picture

I HATE THE AFTER FREE THROW PLAYER CHANGE. 

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Craft having a quiet game. 

Seattle Linga's picture

DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

OSU069's picture

Ross has really bounced back after his poor performance against MSU

Seattle Linga's picture

Is Q finally playing some quality D that we have all been waiting for?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

They raked Q all over the arms there. 

Seattle Linga's picture

I love Aaron - he's so quick 

Knarcisi's picture

We got away w a foul there. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lmao Della Valles face!

OSU069's picture

Damn what happened there?

Braxton2Devin's picture

I wish we could just make the easy fucking pass on breakaways

Seattle Linga's picture

The Nut House is slowly turning up the heat

Go1Bucks's picture

Getting too cute with the ball, no excuse not to score 4 on 1.

"I will pound you and pound you, until you quit." -Woody

Braxton2Devin's picture

Cmon don't let Iowa back in this one....

Braxton2Devin's picture

For the whole season, we have left 3-pt shooters wide open because we always bite on the shot fake and two or threw guys run to the shot fake.... Leaving a man wide open

OSU069's picture

Get Q back in there

Go1Bucks's picture

werre playing lazy. damn matta needs to take a TO and yell a abit

"I will pound you and pound you, until you quit." -Woody

TLB's picture

Two pretty good teams

Braxton2Devin's picture

See. You can't leave a white boy open.

InvertMyVeer's picture

OH MY LOVING 

Football is complicated...

Seattle Linga's picture

We are going to see more of that for many games still to come

Braxton2Devin's picture

I'm so tired of this fucking bullshit... Could have had a 12 pt lead, turn the fucking ball over on a 3-1 fastbreak, then allow 3 consecutive wide open 3s. Yea, not an excellent defense

Knarcisi's picture

And ... Cue commercial for NFL game. 

Osueddy's picture

Nice play by Loving!
iowa is a pretty good team. They could surprise somebody in the tourney with bigs that can shoot like that.

InvertMyVeer's picture

I've mostly been watching Panthers/Niners was that a bit of zone we were playing on D? Rare sight for a Matta team.

Football is complicated...

Knarcisi's picture

What OSU D have you watched?  We play zone all the time. 

InvertMyVeer's picture

Only watched sparty game this year so far I know in years past we didn't use it much

Football is complicated...

KBonay's picture

Show some emotion Amir. 

Go1Bucks's picture

our rebounding is our biggest issue.  gonna cost us in tight games against high ranks

"I will pound you and pound you, until you quit." -Woody

KBonay's picture

You can't out-Craft Craft. 

Knarcisi's picture

Wasn't a guy within 10 feet of him. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wow. So disappointed. Such an undisciplined team. Turning it over consistently, leaving wide open shooters open for 3s

KBonay's picture

Every time we try to get cute, Iowa goes on run. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Exactly. Undisciplined.

RedQueenRace's picture

Notice how surprised Amir was by the pass?  SMH.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Thompson needs to come out.  Playing terrible right now.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I would LOVE to see SCAM Newton lose this game.....

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Living in Iowa it's going to suckkk if we lose, ha.

CRAFTFORTHESTEAL's picture

I feel ya, it sucks already. Hard telling them anything when this is there biggest win since 2001!

Pay It Forward!

KBonay's picture

I may be in minority here. But this team needs to lose a few games. I think they grow more from a loss. 

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Didn't we just lose our last game?

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

KBonay's picture

that was a moral victory

Seattle Linga's picture

I guess we aren't allowed to box out

KBonay's picture

Wow. Buckeyes getting Buckeyed. 

InvertMyVeer's picture

wtf am I watching that was ugly

Football is complicated...

Knarcisi's picture

We're not very good ... A lot of fundamentals lacking. 

Mute's picture

boy this team has some issues

Knarcisi's picture

15 turnovers will not get it done. 

KBonay's picture

Ross 3 straight t.o. 

RedQueenRace's picture

22 points but 5 turnovers for Q.
Just too many silly TOs these last 2 games.

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Can't wait to play Wisconsin..

Buckeye fan from PA

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Hmmm - hopefully after this weekend we will still be ranked.....

Deadly Nuts's picture

Can we just try to score? All we are doing is holding the ball for 30 seconds and turning it over.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

KBonay's picture

Have faith all. This team closes well. 

Knarcisi's picture

Well, were going to have to stop turning it over, block out, and play some transition D. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

We will see if we close out well against good teams.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lmao I get slaughtered from the community for pointing out the obvious about this team. Now its showing

Knarcisi's picture

No block out, then a TO. 

Mute's picture

This offense is aggravating and will be the death of this team in the tournament

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wow this team gives up WAY TOO MANY SECOND CHANCE POINTS. You would think that Thad would try to fuckinng correct all the shit that is wrongn with this team

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Iowa looks like the #3 team in the country.  We look like the 7th best team in the conference.  Kids better wake up - it doesn't get any easier. 

thekornidentity's picture

2014 has really really sucked so far.

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

Knarcisi's picture

Jesus ... Wake up white boy

Thomas's picture

No shot my ass!

KBonay's picture

Poor calls on both ends there. 

OSU069's picture

Craft are you serious? Missed the front end?

Seattle Linga's picture

Time to D up - no choice 

Thomas's picture

2014 has just suck thus far. 

KBonay's picture

LSJ plays D instead of looking at ref he doesn't let long, lanky guy go right around him. 

teddyballgame's picture

Seems like we can't catch a break here in the last 5 mins

Seattle Linga's picture

When we need a steal he is there

Mute's picture

This is what happens when the best nonconference team you play is Notre Dame
0-2 against ranked teams

Knarcisi's picture

Need those FTs Craft 

Jhesse17's picture

fuck fuck fuck fuck

Seattle Linga's picture

We certainly didn't need to follow there

KBonay's picture

Craft leaves 3 points there. 

OSU069's picture

Craft really choking on these free throws 

Jhesse17's picture

We're going to lose at home to Iowa. Let that one sink in for a minute.

KBonay's picture

Loving goes gun shy?

chemicalwaste's picture

I really wish they would change to a 3 shots to make 2 systems. I hate the end of basketball games. Or give them a 1 and 1 and the ball. This is lame.

chemicalwaste's picture

The end of basketball games gets ridiculous with fouling to stop the clock. It rarely works and just makes me change the channel and generally I can assume (often correctly) that the team that starts playing tag loses. I remember in the NBA they used to give you 3 shots to make 2 and they have also done a 2 shots and the ball, not 1 and 1, that was a mistake.

Knarcisi's picture

Making foul shots is part of the game. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Are you referring to end of game fouling?

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Jhesse17's picture

Can't let teams hang around. We got what we deserved.

OSU069's picture

Well this was pathetic. 

KBonay's picture

Huh. They just gave up these last 5 minutes. 

Mute's picture

Just like last year, one bad day for the defense = loss because the offense is always destined to be unpredictable and unreliable

InvertMyVeer's picture

Matta needs to light a fire under this team's ass. Defense wilted away down the stretch and offense gave ball away left and right. Iowa's a good team but the last 5 mins or so of this game was just awful.

Football is complicated...

Thomas's picture

Wow, 0 -2 against good teams. The B1G schedule is not going to get any easier. 

BukFan's picture

Kinda like the football team...sorta.

Deadly Nuts's picture

This is what happened last year.... Lose a shitton of games early on then start winning late.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

KBonay's picture

I agree here. This is not a tourney ready team. But they have the talent to make a good run. Just need to develop a bit. 

tcm1968's picture

Love this team but not built for close games ( right now ). Amir is out of gas at the end of games and teams just going to zone and playing off Craft begging him to shoot.

ChazBuckeye's picture

Ouch....

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

Jhesse17's picture

How low do we fall? 10ish?

UrbanCulture's picture

Turning point:
up 9 and on a 3 on 1 break...Sam Thompson turns it over
iowa makes a 3, Thompson bricks a 3 ...another 3 for Iowa 
Craft turnover in the alleyoop to Thompson... Another 3 for Iowa 

Seattle Linga's picture

Nice game - We took ourselves out of this one - time to regroup

jamesrbrown322's picture

Unless OSU finds another scorer, could be in trouble in BigTen play...

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

Seattle Linga's picture

Let's give Iowa some credit here

mh277907's picture

Overrated and entitled. Sound familiar? Lazy with the ball, lax defensive rebounding, lazy motionless offense. This team has a long ways to go.

buckeyebobcat

Deadly Nuts's picture

Can we quit fouling?

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Mute's picture

First 2 games against ranked teams: 38 Turnovers

Bobcat04's picture

Can it be 2015?  I've never wished a year of my life away, but 2014 is easily the worst year of my life so far.  Both for OSU's futility in the major sports, and other reasons. 

BuckeyeChief's picture

With what my year looks like, I'd love to hit FF--->>>>>!!!

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wow. We have literally become a laughingstock because of our overratedness and failing to win games against teams that are actually good. Just being a realist. People are gonna look at the score of this game and assume that we got blown out at home against a team with little to no athleticism. This team should be ashamed of themselves, and Matta should too. I and the rest of Buckeye Nation should be utterly disappointed with this team at the moment. Just disgusting

Deadly Nuts's picture

Only if BRAXTON2DEVIN could go out on the court and save the day.... I'm not to worried, this is exactly like the start of B1G season last year.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Do you know how stupid you sound right now? Our team is loaded with McDonald's All Americans and other high profile 4 and 5 star recruits, and we just got owned by a bunch of kids who can only shoot, that came out of highschool as unranked or 2 or 3 stars... AND AT HOME.

Deadly Nuts's picture

We lost to a team that scored in the paint and was left wide open for three a few times.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

InvertMyVeer's picture

Iowa's first win over top 5 team since 2001

Football is complicated...

jamesrbrown322's picture

Very disappointed...thought they'd rebound. Craft and Scott are still liabilities on offense.

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

OldColumbusTown's picture

This team may be overrated, but please on the whole "entitled" thing.  This team has to scratch and claw for everything they get, and they usually do.  Iowa is a REALLY good team, especially offensively.
Craft ran out of gas at the end, and having Craft/Scott/Thompson on the floor so much really hinders the offense because none are making anything from the outside.
Long way to go this season, and Matta will have them ready once tournament time rolls around.  He ALWAYS does.

Braxton2Devin's picture

This is what Matta deserves and gets for not scheduling tougher non conference

Deadly Nuts's picture

Because Matta schedules the games. It's on Gene Smith.

Fuck m*ch*gan! That is all.

Mute's picture

He's usually pretty dependable for a solid nonconference schedule, but this year was inexcusable. I let Marquette slide because they were in the Elite 8 last year but when Notre Dame is your only other "tough" game it doesn't bode well
Doesn't help that they drew Maryland for the Big 10/ACC challenge for some reason while Michigan got Duke, Minnesota got Syracuse, and MSU got UNC. Those matchups made no sense

Youngbuck85's picture

Wow that game really just pissed me off. At home? Really?

ScarletNGrey01's picture

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

Knarcisi's picture

Whitner just picked Newton for a game clincher. 

youngbuck95's picture

A little late to the game with this post because I was watching the game live, but Kam Williams wasn't even on the court for pregame warm-ups. Anyone have any insight on this? I was already of the opinion he was heading for a redshirt so I thought maybe he just wasn't suiting up for games anymore, but then he was on the court for halftime warm-ups. Anyway, not a big deal, just thought I would pass along what I noticed.

buckeye4life050233's picture

If I were coaching I would let Kam get in and see what he has got....maybe against Penn State or Nebraska......honestly we need an offensive spark....teams are just hugging the 3 pt line and daring us to drive and make a bucket

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I still have to get up and go to work tomorrow.....this too shall pass

Knarcisi's picture

Who's the down vote  fucker that dinged me the whole thread?