Ohio State Basketball: Illinois Open Thread

By 11W Staff on January 23, 2014 at 6:45p
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Killer nuts's picture

Gotta get a win today Bucks

Mute's picture

oh boy I'm so excited!

hspbuy1's picture

copycats

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TLB's picture

Who is the 2nd best team in the B1G?

Go1Bucks's picture

We are, just not playing like it right now.

Go Bucks!

New alum's picture

If true, the Big Ten is overrated.

route4buckeye's picture

Come on Bucks. Need a win badly.

hspbuy1's picture

Nice D big dog!

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hspbuy1's picture

Hit the bunnies!

hspbuy1

TLB's picture

Signs of life

airborne082385's picture

Amir actually looks like he wants to play today!! 

NashBuckeye's picture

Looks like two teams that have lost 4 in a row. What's with Amir playing OK and then getting subbed out?

Knarcisi's picture

A lot more energy tonight. 

AngryWoody's picture

What is this?

Our Honor Defend!

brandonbauer87's picture

Amir is out to silence his haters tonight. 

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Everything feels tight

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Who is this bozo announcing with Tessitore?  Guy is terrible. Acts like he knows everything and is way off...

Braxton2Devin's picture

Shooting woes continue.... Looks like its not just a streak of bad shooting, this is what we will have the rest of the year.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Thought the starters had some momentum. Started subbing and took it away. 

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hspbuy1's picture

Loosen up Bucks!
 

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NashBuckeye's picture

9 minutes in, 7 points each. Final Score total points more or less than the Football game this year? (60-35)

Go1Bucks's picture

The 2 PG thing aint working and cohesiveness is off.  Loving needs to take better shots and I am so glad someone got the message to them about defensive rebounding, now if they can get on the offensive boards.
- yeah, why the subbing so soon?

Go Bucks!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Really liking Amir tonight. Working the post hard. Get him touches!

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Knarcisi's picture

This is ugly ... Both ends. 

NashBuckeye's picture

Amir came to play tonight! Stay out of foul trouble

HYDEYOKIDS's picture

Players look very tentative when shooting. No one has confidence in their shot.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Starters are back in

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Mikefletcher24's picture

These two are bored too

AngryWoody's picture

We're not playing Stanford football.

Our Honor Defend!

Knarcisi's picture

Where is this effort 90% of the time from Amir?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I don't know how some of these fouls. They jump at and into us with our hand up = not a foul. 

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Go1Bucks's picture

Wish they would quit pumpfaking all the time and just elevate and shoot.
The lost art of the jump shot. And, tied to that, whoever screwed with Crafts shot made him worse and scared to use that ugly shot of his.

Go Bucks!

topgun67's picture

anyone feel like our games are really boring to watch?  offense just looks sickly?  no one, I mean no one seems to be willing to take charge and lead. 
i haven't seen our basketball this bad in a long while... not only are we losing 4 games but just seem no one is playing with heart/passion/desire/you name it

jaxbuckeye's picture

Boring?  They're absolutely painful.  I can't recall ever feeling so physically ill watching a basketball team.  I'm not joking.  It seriously makes me sick to watch this team.

Go1Bucks's picture

Agree, foul calls again are on some unknown guideline for the 5th week. 

Go Bucks!

hspbuy1's picture

Let's hit some jumpers

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skid21's picture

I pity those who paid money and went out in the bitter cold to watch this. Holy crap, this is pathetic.

Mikefletcher24's picture

At least we are not alone

okiebuck's picture

Buckeyes are as cold as the weather

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

Mikefletcher24's picture

It was 80 today in San diego

dubjayfootball90's picture

pittsburgh now is 10 degrees, feels like -5... Glorious

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

The offensive [production in the game is atrocious

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

jaxbuckeye's picture

It's EASY to see what's wrong with this team.  It has nothing to do with basketball ability.  It has everything to do with the fact that not one single person on this team hates to lose.  I mean REALLY hates to lose.  The next time you see one of them show emotion or yell at his teammates will be the first.
People always attribute Jordan's being the GOAT to his physical abilities but the reality is there were others that were better shooters or could jump as high.  What separated Jordan from everyone else is that he absolutely DESPISED losing. He would rather die than lose.  He would tear into his own grandmother if he thought she wasn't giving everything to win.
This team has NO ONE like that.

Go1Bucks's picture

That wass our ball dammit

Go Bucks!

dubjayfootball90's picture

brick...brick...brick... good lord

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

NashBuckeye's picture

1st team to 40 points wins?

Go1Bucks's picture

see, the calls are so harsh, craft didnt attempt to steal.  this is the f ing NCAA s fault

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Someone tell Craft that a PG is supposed to drive and dish.  There is an offensive side of the court too!

okiebuck's picture

Someone needs to put their big boy pants on and take the damm ball to the bucket!

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

skid21's picture

Wow, 4 buckeyes around that player and they let him catch it and drive to the basket.

Knarcisi's picture

Smith, Scott, and Craft shooting 3s is ugly. 

Urban Ohio's picture

Un watchable

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Knarcisi's picture

Louisville?  Louisville could fucking shoot the ball!

skid21's picture

My eyes are bleeding.

Knarcisi's picture

Yah, we have the NCAAB flu ...

Go1Bucks's picture

should have been and one for craft.
..passing drills need be repeated.

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Go1Bucks's picture

CBJ up 1-0 end of first

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Best part of the game is the timeouts.

topgun67's picture

16-16 game almost half time.  this is not a big time BB.... hate to be paying to watch these games. 
are we really watching OSU BB?  i pinch myself ... i am in a nightmare and can't seem to wake out of it this month.  these guys are on scholarship?  pathetic. 
Smith is a senior, Craft a senior... for all the good Craft has done on D, he stinks on Offense, worse this year than ever.  guy cannot shoot.  no future in NBA if anyone thought otherwise.
Q - he's a streaky guy but he ain't no NBA material (yet)

NashBuckeye's picture

The only positive so far is that Illinois looks as bad as we are......actually that feels more like a non-negative than a positive

jaxbuckeye's picture

Losing at home to Illinois = rock bottom

Knarcisi's picture

Lenzelle is not our best perimeter shooter!  Q is by a long shot. 

Mute's picture

At least the blue jackets are winning

Go1Bucks's picture

Maybe after 10 years, Matta needs new offensive sets.

Go Bucks!

jaxbuckeye's picture

If we can build this lead to five, it's OVER!  (sarcasm)

okiebuck's picture

wipe the crap off of that shot

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

jaxbuckeye's picture

Could Ross be ANY weaker?????

Go1Bucks's picture

ross smith and Q need dribble practice

Go Bucks!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Wait, who's Ross and if you say LaQuinton, then who's Q?

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

okiebuck's picture

Amir; that is YOUR lane dammit; defend it!

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

hspbuy1's picture

pit i ful!

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teddyballgame's picture

We're just not playing Stanford football
 

Go1Bucks's picture

YIKES!!!

Go Bucks!

jaxbuckeye's picture

I'm out.  ANYTHING is better than watching this garbage product.  This team has no heart.

Knarcisi's picture

The game just stepped back about 40 years ...

Go1Bucks's picture

Ive never used my beer goggles to imagine a better game. :)

Go Bucks!

Knarcisi's picture

Drink em pretty. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

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

Thomas's picture

Only allowed 25 points in the first half, and were still losing!!!!! That is saying something...

buckeye4life050233's picture

I think it is time for Matta to hire someone who can bring some new offensive sets to this team....it's been way to 1 dimensional for 2 years now

skid21's picture

I've been a OSU hoops fan for over 20 years and we have had some suck ass seasons over the years but this team may be the most disappointing, most difficult to watch and least likable of them all. I have faith in Matta but I'm not sure even he can turn this thing around. We can only hope.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I don't know. I'm not all doom and gloom. I'm seeing signs of life. It's all going to start with better defense. 

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Baroclinicity's picture

Where's the heart?  Tough to watch.
 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

hspbuy1's picture

29% shooting?!

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Illinois is pretty bad -- I figured Groce would have that program rolling by now. But of course, I pinned my hopes at halftime the other night on Nebraska being bad, and look what happened.

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Grant Edgell's picture

Shocking to us too, Thad.

Thomas's picture

24 points in 22 min. is just bad.

Baroclinicity's picture

You look at this team, and figure that the one guy that absolutely has to step up as a leader is Lenzelle.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

TLB's picture

Finally over 30%

Tim's picture

Offensive explosion! 

wyatt's picture

I actually think the commercials are more entertaining than the game.

Urban Ohio's picture

Got talent? Maybe. But no confidence , will or nuts. We need a BALLER!

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

wyatt's picture

How can you miss a dunk and a lay up? Amazing.

Baroclinicity's picture

Darn you, Amir.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

hspbuy1's picture

Amir Amiss Amiss

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dubjayfootball90's picture

at least we are starting to turn the corner

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

SLAM THOMPSON STROKING IT!!!

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

Knarcisi's picture

Stella got her groove back ..

hspbuy1's picture

Nice Sammy!

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Thomas's picture

That will help the confidence on the offensive end.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Good stretch of 6 minutes.

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Tim's picture

Why is tackling/pushing Craft in the back not a foul?

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We should have pushed the lead out more during that stretch when the Illini couldn't do anything. Now it's close again.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Q!!!!!

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

Thomas's picture

He just said "red hot from the outside". I must be dreaming.

Knarcisi's picture

Nearly 39% from 3 is red hot for us. 

hspbuy1's picture

Clang,Clang, Clang!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Goes the trolley

buckeye4life050233's picture

You know it would be nice if we get some home officiating whistles like every other team does against us

Knarcisi's picture

Amir wasn't fouled?

okiebuck's picture

I hate to sound like a broken record but when you take the ball to the bucket....

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

Urban Ohio's picture

Can't tOSU get a roll of tape to match Q's skin tone?

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

CLOSE THIS OUT

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Knarcisi's picture

Lenzelle comes through !

okiebuck's picture

Got to make FT's down the stretch guys

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

ClOSE IT OUT!!!

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

buckeye4life050233's picture

after a made 3 and we can't get back on defense and prevent immediate penetration that leads to a counter 3

Knarcisi's picture

Lets win this ugly thing!

dubjayfootball90's picture

are you kidding me!!!! throwing it like a f***ing idiot!!!  WTF!!!!

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

Knarcisi's picture

Hit 2 Aaron and game over. 

TLB's picture

A thing of beauty!

Knarcisi's picture

Little Miss Sunshine. 

okiebuck's picture

Sure didn't think we would hit 60 after that first half

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Nicely done let's wrap it up

Seattle Linga's picture

Hold it together

Thomas's picture

I'm going to drink a nice beer to celebrate the end of this losing streak! Good job Buckeyes!

Seattle Linga's picture

I'm buying the first round

Go1Bucks's picture

Be there in 10.  LOL

Go Bucks!

Seattle Linga's picture

I might be hard to find considering my name

Baroclinicity's picture

Not pretty, but a win is a win...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Not a great win in the big picture, but exactly what we needed right this minute.

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okiebuck's picture

Butt ugly win but we'll take it!!  OH-

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

Urban Ohio's picture

Finally

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Go1Bucks's picture

Fuck Yeah!

Go Bucks!

dubjayfootball90's picture

back to our winning ways. I can dig it. Good game, on to the next one

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

Seattle Linga's picture

TIME 2 CELEBRATE

Go1Bucks's picture

CBJ 4-2 up

Go Bucks!

buckeye4life050233's picture

Now all will be better if the Jackets win again as well