Ohio State Basketball: Wisconsin Open Thread

By 11W Staff on February 1, 2014 at 11:45a
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oregonianbuckeye's picture

Thompson starting instead of Shannon Scott. 

NashBuckeye's picture

Good call IMO. Scott has brought nothing recently. Once in a while, He gets a steal then blows the layup

oregonianbuckeye's picture

I agree that it is a good decision. WI plays three pretty small guards, so I think that Thompson could take advantage, and expect him to be big on the glass. 

Knarcisi's picture

About time. Scott and Craft on the floor at the same time is an offensive liability. And I think Scott provides more of a spark off the bench and changes up pace for us. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Yes, I like this move.  Thompson is not afraid to shoot either.

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AJW_16's picture

That picture never gets old.

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

GoBucksOSU's picture

I thought this would easily be a blow out before but now seeing Wisconsin struggle too while losing at home by 9 to Northwestern, I think this will be close with a chance of victory.

OSUFlash's picture

Hopefully they can be competitive but after Wednesday night I believe we'll see more cold shooting and defensive moments of complete ineptitude.
 
 

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Knarcisi's picture

+1 to all of you for being loyal fans and tuning in. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Big game boys.  Gotta get up and find the game you had early in the season.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Starting lineup is back to normal. Time to right this ship. 

TLB's picture

Why is this game at noon?  I need a few adult beverages before the horror.

Knarcisi's picture

Missed your Bloody Mary opp. 

TLB's picture

That's because the vodka has been flowing freely as of late.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Noticing a little energy and aggression early on.  Good sign.

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TLB's picture

Would Weatherspoon and/or Sibert help this team at all?

Knarcisi's picture

I think Sibert gave up way too early. Diebler was horrible his 1st year if people remember. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Seen that play before from Q.  Let's get away from that.

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KBonay's picture

Amir, Amir, Amir....

chitown buckeye's picture

Going to be a long day of listening to this game if they commentating is going to point out all of Amir's problems.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Dan Dakitch gets drunk before the game and rambles throughout it.

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chitown buckeye's picture

Yeah, just gets old pointing out the obvious every play, then brags on craft every play when craft probably deserves a bit of criticism. It's the same show every game for Dakitch.

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Knarcisi's picture

You can tell that Dakich really thinks Amir is lazy and soft. 

TLB's picture

......because he is.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

So is Ross.....exhibit A.....

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KBonay's picture

It's not 'thinks' he 'is'

oregonianbuckeye's picture

Doing a really nice good on the offensive glass. If only we could make those 5 footers ...

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Agreed, we're getting good looks as well, with the exception of LSJ's drive, but at least he's trying to play aggressive and attack the basket.

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KBonay's picture

Offensive rebounds are great. But they are coming off missed drives. 

skid21's picture

The Bucks are throwing up some really bad shots right now. They seem so desperate to actually make a shot they just throw it up regardless.

brandonbauer87's picture

I think everyone has unrealistic expectations for Amir.  He's been good more than he's been bad this year. He's just never going to be Sully or Oden. 

KBonay's picture

He's a highly rated recruit that has been in system long enough. 

brandonbauer87's picture

True, but recruiting means very little at this point.  Not every 6'11" guy turns into a pro.  I think Amir does twice the job Trey does. 

KBonay's picture

His 'flashes' of great plays have never turned into 'stretches' of great play. 

TLB's picture

Is there a team anywhere that misses more shots from 5 feet in?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Nice defense Q.  
And again Q.
If you're counting, that's:
1. One nice drive for 2pts.
2. One turnover - traveling
3. Bad position on post, foul, give up 2 FTs.
4. 2 defensive breakdowns.
 
4 bads, 1 good.

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TLB's picture

This is not going well

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Buckeye hockey on 4letter news at 2pm

TLB's picture

Thad trying any lineup he can looking for something or someone to spark this team

TLB's picture

Why is McDonald the only one chasing a guy to the corner?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I'm just not sure our defense is that great.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Because that spot was his responsibility and he was out of position. 

lax20's picture

I was premature in my statements.  Second half will be key.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Della Valle is looking to score.  Gotta like that.

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Knarcisi's picture

ADV going to the rack!

brandonbauer87's picture

ADV knows what to do with the ball. Get this kid more minutes. I don't care if his defense is weak. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

For as bad as we're playing...... 4 pts.

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TLB's picture

We have forgotten how to play defense, which is why we are so bad on offense.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Yep.  For a team that relies on defense to create offense, it no wonder why we can't score.

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chitown buckeye's picture

DV showing some emotion!!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I thought we were playing man defense.  How are we getting so lost on man defense?

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brandonbauer87's picture

We're switching in and out of some sort of matchup zone. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I noticed a lot of rotation but just thought it was switching off screens.

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TLB's picture

How many fouls do other guys get because Amir is so lazy?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

ADV FTW!

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Knarcisi's picture

ADV from deeeeeeep!

TLB's picture

all my bitching and we are only down 3
can I thumb down myself?

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I gotcha.....
(paid it back above.....)

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sbentz4's picture

"Nothing more fun than three goggles"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Missed an offensive foul there big time.  Good to get a TO though.

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TLB's picture

McDonald out too far.  But at least it was effort.
 
1 negative, 1 positive

brandonbauer87's picture

I've been saying it for weeks. Everyone is mistaking his being out of position as hustle. If I'm always behind a play, I'm always flying at a shooter. 

gwalther's picture

McDonald > Amir. No question. Dakich's criticisms of Amir are legitimate, accurate, and it's refreshing to hear them.

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gwalther's picture

Just to reemphasize for the downvoter: McDonald > Amir.

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Killer nuts's picture

I'm not the one that is down voting you but I don't understand why you feel so strongly about this. On the year Amir averages roughly 9 ppg, 7 rbg, and 2 blocks per game in 24 minutes. Trey averages roughly 2 ppg, 2 rbg, and 1 block per game in 12 minutes. Extrapolate trey's numbers over 24 minutes and he's less productive than Amir. 

TLB's picture

They are off with 3's, unlike PSU the other night

sbentz4's picture

BAD TURNOVERS!!!

brandonbauer87's picture

Sorry Dan, bad call. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Agreed, he was on his hip, not in front of him.  Sure his were moving, but didn't beat him to any spot.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Exactly. It was a good fall to get the call. 

skid21's picture

Wow, this is pitiful. No offense at all other than ADV's long ball.

KBonay's picture

Anyone frustrated yet?!

wibuckeye's picture

I was frustrated before the game began. 

WIBUCKEYE

brandonbauer87's picture

Optimistic actually. I like the effort as a whole, a little offense changes this game.

AltaBuck's picture

No way in hell he was squared up. BS call

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Buckeye1996's picture

They scouted Craft on that charge. He always drives hard with head down to the rack when the shot is clock running down. That charge was a result of that scouting.

TLB's picture

I wonder if Thad ripped them in practice after PSU.  You could tell he wasnt happy because he gave their coach a Tom Crean blowby handshake.

KBonay's picture

Anyone catch that bottom line about Zaire @ ND?

Knarcisi's picture

No.  What did it say?

KBonay's picture

Just saw the end. That's what I was wondering. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Seems like we're always on the losing end of any contact.

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brandonbauer87's picture

There's a serious discrepancy in team fouls. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Dakitch talking about beer....

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TheSpiteHouse's picture

Lenzelle and Shannon are a combined 1/8. Why?

TLB's picture

shaking my head, trying to remain positive

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

We are playing terrible.  And ONLY down by 3.....

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TLB's picture

but man, they make it hard

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I think Q has 6" on the guy that is guarding him.

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brandonbauer87's picture

Q's worst enemy is his own feet. 

wibuckeye's picture

Take it to Decker. 

WIBUCKEYE

Braxton2Devin's picture

Lenzelle does the stupidest things

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I don't think it's on him.  That lane needs to clear out.  The big guys aren't moving.  They need to drop to the block and be ready to receive a pass.  They just stand there and bring their defender in to clog the lane.

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TLB's picture

Maybe the B1G is 2 really good teams and 10 average to bad teams

TheSpiteHouse's picture

I see what you did there.

KBonay's picture

Game took a turn to ugly. 

kevdale86's picture

How does nobody on this team know how to drive and get to the basket?

sbentz4's picture

The ball security on this team is a joke.  

skid21's picture

Smith Jr. needs to sit. He has no basketball IQ.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

It's not Smith's fault.  He beat his man.  Our players are just standing in the lane, bringing their defenders in and clogging everything.

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TheSpiteHouse's picture

I am definitely willing to believe most of these Buckeyes have little idea how to play offense without the ball.

brandonbauer87's picture

Spinning into traffic is nobody's fault but his own. Whether it should be there or not, he shouldn't drive into it. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

But that's the problem.  No one in this team moves without the ball!

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Worst call ever.

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skid21's picture

Seriously? Let's just give points away.
 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

No foul there?  

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KBonay's picture

Hit his hands. 

TLB's picture

Never seen Amir do that, nice play

TheChase's picture

Would have bounced off his hands

KBonay's picture

Ok. That was cool. 

1big10's picture

Second that!!

1big10

Braxton2Devin's picture

Bullshit phantom fouls

brandonbauer87's picture

Terrible officiating. 

1big10's picture

Wow!!!! Great pass Shannon!!! Wow!!!!

1big10

TLB's picture

B1G officiating. They beat on each other, then call a hand check that has no bearing on the play

skid21's picture

Wow, going small.

Buckeye1996's picture

WTH with the touch fouls?

skid21's picture

ADV has to recognize his limits.

brandonbauer87's picture

Which are apparently higher than Ross and Lenzelle. He had actually got up a clean shot. 

sbentz4's picture

The end of the Amir Williams project?

brandonbauer87's picture

Just foul trouble for both bigs. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

More like foul trouble for OSU.

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gwalther's picture

I hope so.

Class of 2008

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Wow.  I'm getting pretty frustrated with fouls getting called every time we touch them while they're allowed to make contact with us a their will.

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TLB's picture

fouls are 9 to 5

brandonbauer87's picture

Team fouls 9-5 in favor of Wisconsin. Bad. 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Serious question...is Trey McDonald our best big now? Why do we have no bigs other than McDonald and Amir?

Braxton2Devin's picture

You've got to be kidding me. These refs are fucking pussies, they should go ref the girls JV team

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Positive: Buckeyes are making FTs. Good job, Q.

Deadly Nuts's picture

home cooking

LEBRON

TLB's picture

10 fouls, 4 turnovers, 38%.........down 4

Braxton2Devin's picture

Can't stand watching basketball. The game is slowly evolving into a free throw contest. That's why teams like Wisky and Iowa are excelling

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

There were 3 fouls on that possession if we're playing at the other end.

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TLB's picture

This game is too close for a tirade, but I sometimes wonder if Thad is too easy on the officials

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I agree.  Just feel like we're not seeing even contact and whistles.  And it's frustrating because we've got guys in foul trouble and they're like 90% from the line.  

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brandonbauer87's picture

He has a different more relaxed style of dealing with officials. I'm guessing he'll have a conversation at the half. 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Feels like the @Indiana game from last year....

LEBRON

Braxton2Devin's picture

That's sad. They haven't made a field goal in 5 minutes, therefore the refs have to start calling sissy fouls so that Wisky can hang in

sbentz4's picture

Asst to TO ratio is 1.

Thomas's picture

Playing pretty good. I just now got to tune in, closer than I expected. Go Bucks!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

was that last shot by scott not a 3? why did they change it from 30 to 29?

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

pcuzz1's picture

I hate these new rules for the hand checks and touchy fouls. let the guys play! Teams should not be at the stripe as much as they are.  ruins the rhythm of the game

pat cozzens

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

It's not even that.  It's been a very clean game, yet one team has double the fouls.  The contact is the same on both sides of the court, the inconsistency is in the whistle.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Strong start to the second half - come on 

TLB's picture

Look for quick early whistles on Wisky to make it appear as though they are calling this game evenly.

TLB's picture

Then no calls on them late, which will screw us

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

We win this game if we shoot 45% for the game....

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Happy it's close...but we haven't really been a second half team of late.

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TLB's picture

a rainbow prayer and it goes in

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Hey, anybody know why they only gave Scott 2 for that 3-pointer at the end of the first half? The official signaled a 3, (this was with about 46 seconds left).

TLB's picture

Must have been overruled by other officials

1big10's picture

Saw on Twitter where they reviewed it and said that it was 2. Of course they did not replay it for US to see!!! 

1big10

brandonbauer87's picture

Ross would do well to use that step back more often. 

AltaBuck's picture

Yep...he isn't strong with the bball in the lane. Just pull up for the 12 footer instead of a TO.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Need to start bodying up better on the boards.  Get them to call over the back and the contact.

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TLB's picture

Positive Buckeye Energy

TLB's picture

haha....officials know the foul count

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Slam with the rejection!

Seattle Linga's picture

ESPN being ESPN and that announcer is driving me crazy

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Dakitch - every call is a bad call if its on Wisc.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

Refs getting even

LEBRON

TLB's picture

Amir playing like a big man

toad1204's picture

Put Amadeo back in

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Seattle Linga's picture

Stay aggressive offensively

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Great start.

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gwalther's picture

Signs of life from Amir? #foolsgold

Class of 2008

Deadly Nuts's picture

Hand check? Worst call in the game. It literally has no effect on the player with the ball.

LEBRON

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

It's a rule though.  Can't argue with rules.  However, I don't think that Wisc. isn't doing it, so if we're calling that now, let's call on both ends.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Is it possible to remove Dakitch during the game????????????????

gwalther's picture

What's bothering you about his announcing?

Class of 2008

Seattle Linga's picture

Everything we do is wrong and what wisky does is right - listen to the undertones

gwalther's picture

I'm listening, undertones and all, and it seems he's calling it fairly. He's calling what I'm seeing. The only real consistent criticism he has is about Amir, and it's been accurate. He's also complimented him on good plays. There is no bias against Ohio State in the announcing of this game though.

Class of 2008

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Modern TVs have a mute button.

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TLB's picture

I think he's great.  He see's a lot of talent on the floor that is not hustling and is as frustrated as we are.

brandonbauer87's picture

Apparently we didn't scout Hayes very well. He's drawn about 6 fouls and knocked down every shot he's taken. 

Knarcisi's picture

Linga, don't say a thing that would jinx us this time!

Seattle Linga's picture

My 10 year old son locked me in a closet

Knarcisi's picture

He should have after your 70 point comment ... Followed by our 1 FG in the last 8:30. Ha!

Lincoln's picture

Amir just standing there like always
 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

They fall over = foul on us.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

FUCKING! BULLSHIT!

LEBRON

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Nice flop! Bo Ryan assisted

Lincoln's picture

These refs are annoying as hell

skid21's picture

These fouls are getting ridiculous.

Jack_Q_Football's picture

F#cking big ten refs!

Seattle Linga's picture

Holy cow what a shot

TLB's picture

guess I was wrong, fouls still only go one way

Deadly Nuts's picture

Another handcheck call. It's been part of the game for years and then they make a rule against it.

LEBRON

Thomas's picture

God, I hate Bo Ryan so much. 

Knarcisi's picture

That was no foul and a travel. Ridiculous comment. 

chitown buckeye's picture

Refs

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

No foul there?

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skid21's picture

ADV just needs to play and quit with all the posturing after he makes a play.
 

Knarcisi's picture

ADV doin work. Needs to play 20+ minutes a game. 

TLB's picture

If this game were called evenly, we'd be up double digits
 

Seattle Linga's picture

Bo needs to shut his hole

TLB's picture

He gets the calls when he bitches

Knarcisi's picture

So does Izzo. And acts like an absolute idiot til he gets them. 

FROMTHE18's picture

not sure why people are complaining about the refs. This is at Wisconsin, its always like this.

buckeye4life050233's picture

we complain because if your reasoning is bc it is at wisconsin then i would like it to be the same when we play at home but it is not

Deadly Nuts's picture

Another foul....

LEBRON

Knarcisi's picture

Dakich is accurate on Scott. 

TLB's picture

fouls are now 15-7.....no foul on Scott......they hit a 3

skid21's picture

Thad is our only hope here. The players can't do it on their own considering the horrible officiating.
 

hspbuy1's picture

Home court & Home refs,tough combo to beat

hspbuy1

TLB's picture

It's unbelievable.  We were playing better, had more confidence on both ends of the floor and now we are taken out of it and frustrated by terrible officiating.

Go1Bucks's picture

Hey All! Missed first half.  WTF is with McDonald? Do all our big men have hands issues? And whats with the Refs? again?!

Go Bucks!

Seattle Linga's picture

Get em in foul trouble

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Here we go.  Gotta fight!

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jaxbuckeye's picture

I will hate Wisconsin regardless because their coach is the biggest douche in all of college basketball and their players are weak, consistently getting away with ridiculous flops, but the refs make me hate them that much more. It's like watching the Utah Jazz at home.  The refs  consistently give them mind-boggling calls.  The fact that the B1G has let it go on long enough that people make comments like "what do you expect, it's in Wisconsin" is an embarrassment to the B1G.

Seattle Linga's picture

That was some home cooking call

Thomas's picture

This is so damn frustrating to watch. Im not a day drinker at all, but I might just pop one open.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Somebody needs to run on the court and pop that ref in the jaw.

LEBRON

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

brb.

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hspbuy1's picture

Jam it big guy!

hspbuy1

TLB's picture

Thad should be reminding the officials of the foul count every time down the floor

Knarcisi's picture

Craft has completely disappeared. 

TLB's picture

with him and Amir on the floor it's 3 on 5 on the offensive end

Knarcisi's picture

Add Scott and Smith to that for 1 on 5. Lenzelle is 1 for 6. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

Just like the last 3 years...Craft's strength has NEVER been offense.
Dear Lord do they miss Tank!

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

Knarcisi's picture

I understand that, be he has completely fallen of the map. 

Braxton2Devin's picture

Wisconsin: where they play free throw shootout, not basketball.

buckguyfan1's picture

Finish Amir finish... fuck! 

Deadly Nuts's picture

I won't even be mad at the team if we lose this one....

LEBRON

TLB's picture

I totally agree, there are signs of life and the officials will decide this game

brandonbauer87's picture

No excuses boys.  Fight on. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Buckeyes til I die

jamesrbrown322's picture

What's so frustrating about this team is their ability to get my hopes up by grabbing a second half lead...then pissing it away!
 

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

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Wow.  Everyone knows Q doesn't play good enough defense to foul.

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chitown buckeye's picture

Did he say Terrance sullinger?

"I'm having a heart attack!"

brandonbauer87's picture

Craft and Scott cannot be on the court together right now. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

They NEVER can...

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

brandonbauer87's picture

I was trying to be nice, but truth. 

TLB's picture

on both ends

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Hayes clearing out every time.  Would be a great breast stroker as a swimmer.

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Braxton2Devin's picture

So hard to watch bball, so many fouls. No flow....

wibuckeye's picture

N-I-T, N-I-T, N-I-T.

WIBUCKEYE

TLB's picture

How are we even in this game?

chitown buckeye's picture

I've been asking the same question for 30 mins! I'll take it though!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Knarcisi's picture

Finish Scott !!!! Once please !!!

Deadly Nuts's picture

USE A FUCKING JUMP STOP!

LEBRON

gwalther's picture

Great steal by Scott and hustle by LSJ there! Needed the points though! Dang it

Class of 2008

gwalther's picture

BOX OUT

Class of 2008

TLB's picture

they are in double bonus, we are not close

Seattle Linga's picture

AC to the rescue

Youngbuck85's picture

Gotta get rebounds... Nice rebound by craft tho. Take out Amir already 

gwalther's picture

Agree. CRAFT DRAINING THREES. DOGS AND CATS, LIVING TOGETHER

Class of 2008

Seattle Linga's picture

I think we need the HELL FREEZING OVER sign

Knarcisi's picture

I'll take that ugly ...

jamesrbrown322's picture

Please just once, let OSU pull it out in crunch time...

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

gwalther's picture

*once this year

Class of 2008

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Just want to say, as I'm starting to see "the others" filter in.  Thanks to everyone on here for being so GD positive on such a tough and frustrating game.  Well done all.

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chitown buckeye's picture

Agreed optimistic. Is an overall pretty solid thread for Buckeye fans.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

1big10's picture

True Buckeye fans baby!!! Let's go Bucks!!! 

1big10

TLB's picture

Unbelievable

Knarcisi's picture

End of the game needing scoring and genius Matta has Q and ADV out. 

chitown buckeye's picture

Hopefully they come out after the break.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

AWalk3r1's picture

the offense still looks lost but i like the changes Thad has made, a win on the road could give them the push to get over the hump. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Agreed - this would be huge

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Another BS pussy foul call by the refs

Deadly Nuts's picture

Another fucking foul? It's 20-11 on fouls now.

LEBRON

jamesrbrown322's picture

The officiating is making the football refs look awesome!

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

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

COME ON BOYS!!!!  FIGHT!!!!

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FIGHT!!!  SMACK THE F'ING FLOOR!

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brandonbauer87's picture

Craft is clutch. Probably the only one on the team. 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Historically, Lenzelle and Q have also had their moments. Hopefully ADV...

Buckeye1996's picture

Craft made hayes look stupid. lol.

Seattle Linga's picture

Nigel lost his Jock

gwalther's picture

AC!

Class of 2008

TLB's picture

Craft needs to do that more

wibuckeye's picture

Like the beginning of the game. 

WIBUCKEYE

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Nice 7 second in bound.

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chitown buckeye's picture

Watching Amir on defense is about as bad as it can get on your eyes...

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Deadly Nuts's picture

better than offense
 

LEBRON

jamesrbrown322's picture

Almost as bad as his offense...

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

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Keep driving, AC! Dish if it's not there

gwalther's picture

GIMME SOME POINTS Q

Class of 2008

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Go through Amir.

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Knarcisi's picture

Dakich, he cuts to the basket, and he dribbles off his leg. 

wyatt's picture

Gotta make these free throws.

brandonbauer87's picture

I wish everyone would get off Amir's di...back. He's mediocre on offense and defense. He's not the problem. 

Knarcisi's picture

Steal one here. Come on. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Was that Lighty?

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

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

No fouls

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gwalther's picture

Tom Izzo is proud of AC hitting the front end of that 1 and 1.

Class of 2008

Bucks's picture

Craft is lights out. Going to be a sad day when he's not on the court anymore.

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Mancrush on Craft, I'm guilty

Knarcisi's picture

On stop. Come on. 

Seattle Linga's picture

What just happened there - come on

jamesrbrown322's picture

SERIOUSLY?
WTF?
TERRIBLE CALL

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

skid21's picture

Are you kidding me? This is so fucking ridiculous.
 

TLB's picture

12 to 6 this half

Deadly Nuts's picture

Wisconsin can't get the ball in = foul

LEBRON

Thomas's picture

Wow I have never seen officials this bad.

hspbuy1's picture

Crap call!

hspbuy1

Seattle Linga's picture

Under a minute lets go

brandonbauer87's picture

Time to win despite the officials. 

gwalther's picture

LOL at these officials. At least they've been consistently awful.

Class of 2008

Seattle Linga's picture

Bo is prolly freaking out

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

We got last possession

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brandonbauer87's picture

By the way, Amir is probably the best second best free throw shooter on the team. 

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Can we emphasize boxing out enough?

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chitown buckeye's picture

Not sure I want to get into a FT contest but I think it cud be our best shot to finish this out.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

wibuckeye's picture

Decker needs some Pro-Active. 

WIBUCKEYE

Seattle Linga's picture

Amir knocking down one is better than normal

Knarcisi's picture

Wel'll take one. D !!!

skid21's picture

I'll bet you 100 bucks they will call a crap call on this Wisky possession. Any takers?
 
 

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Still think we got screwed on Scott s 3 that was called a 2

wyatt's picture

OSU has the arrow?  right

TLB's picture

c'mon Amir!!

Knarcisi's picture

Game relying on Amir. Wow. Sink em. 

chitown buckeye's picture

Oh boy, Amir!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

wyatt's picture

Don't like depending on Amir.

skid21's picture

Amir just has to make these. We can't throw this away.
 

jamesrbrown322's picture

If Bucks pull this off, should make tourney if they can avoid any more BAD losses...

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Nicely done - come on DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

sbentz4's picture

Wiscy goes for last shot?

gwalther's picture

After all my criticisms about Amir...the game is in his hands. Haha. #irony HIT THESE MAN

Class of 2008

TLB's picture

Its so bad Dakich is laughing at them

Knarcisi's picture

Are you shitting me on that call?

Braxton2Devin's picture

Why was the bench laughing around?

jamesrbrown322's picture

It's bad when even the ESPN announcers are pointing out the bad foul calls.

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

FROMTHE18's picture

OSU getting the ball will a chance to win it...cant complain.

Braxton2Devin's picture

What in the fuck!?!?!?!?!

dwcbuckeye's picture

Wow, missed the bunny and then traveled

brandonbauer87's picture

Fucking Lenzelle. And you guys think Amir is the problem. It's a fucking layup. 

wyatt's picture

Smith is a joke.

Knarcisi's picture

Man, we can't buy a clincher. 

KCAlum's picture

That was pathetic

chitown buckeye's picture

What is he doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????

"I'm having a heart attack!"

AWalk3r1's picture

You have to be kidding me 

kareemabduljacobb's picture

WTF.  Well, we'll pry lose now.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

unbelievable

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sbentz4's picture

wow, is there any other word to describe that play.

TLB's picture

I got nothing

Dean's picture

How is that a travel??

Seattle Linga's picture

Hang in there DDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Smith fails to make an easy play in the clutch. And in other shocking news, water is wet.

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kevdale86's picture

Why in such a hurry to make the layup? Gather yourself or pull it back out!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I am in such shock.

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TheSpiteHouse's picture

I'm in shock for real right now.

HattanBuck85's picture

I can't believe this...well I guess I can considering we might be the WORST TEAM EVER at making layups/dunks.

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

Go1Bucks's picture

wish they would stop the showing off and just get the damn rock in the hole

Go Bucks!

gwalther's picture

Amir... :/ :(

Class of 2008

Knarcisi's picture

Dakich ... This crew would call a touch foul here !

Jack_Q_Football's picture

Wow, bad break.
Gotta put it behind us and get 1 more stop!

740Bucks's picture

Amir playing solid D on his own team grrrrrrrrrrrrr

"My idea of a good hit is when the guy wakes up on the sidelines with train whistles blowing in his head." - Jack Tatum

hspbuy1's picture

Unreal!

hspbuy1

jamesrbrown322's picture

How is that traveling, if you jump for rebound and fall...only traveling if u have possession, with feet on floor and then fall.
Either way, Smith an Williams screwed the pooch on that one...

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

Osueddy's picture

Did Amir Williams just undercut Smith? Awesome.

Braxton2Devin's picture

Did anyone else expect Lenzelle to miss? Cuz I sure did

TLB's picture

WINNER!!!!!!!!!

Seattle Linga's picture

Do you believe what we just saw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Wow thank god!  Finally back to winning.

dwcbuckeye's picture

Fuck yea bitches.  Booyah!

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

YESSIR!!!!

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brandonbauer87's picture

Craft's defense bails out Lenzelle. 

hspbuy1's picture

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hspbuy1

KCAlum's picture

BWAaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

jamesrbrown322's picture

FINALLY PULLED ONE OUT!

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

1big10's picture

Thank you baby Jesus!!! Sweet baby Jesus!!!  GO BUCKS!!!!

1big10

Go1Bucks's picture

Officials almost gave it away again. Geez.

Go Bucks!

Dean's picture

Wow, did we ever need that.

Knarcisi's picture

Yes!!!!! Fuck Wisky!  The those fuckers!

Braxton2Devin's picture

Fuck you Bo. Fuck you Bo.

OSUStu's picture

Tried our best to give it away but good win despite it.

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

chitown buckeye's picture

Wow!!!! Beat wiscky and the refs!! Lets hope it jump starts us! Did not play well and won on the road. There is life, albeit it's on life-support but it is life!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

brandonbauer87's picture

If this team can win over those officials and in the Kohl Center, you have to like their odds going forward. 

skid21's picture

Don't get too excited. Northwestern just won there.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Now let's put together a string of good wins... next @Iowa, Purdue then at home against tsun.

TLB's picture

Buckeye pucks on ESPN News

Buckeye1996's picture

Never a doubt in my mind. :->

wibuckeye's picture

Deal With It Bo!

WIBUCKEYE

Seattle Linga's picture

Great news and a great game in a tough environment

Deadly Nuts's picture

Huge win! Needed this to help our NCAA chances.

LEBRON

chitown buckeye's picture

Win or lose it was good to see the boys hang in there when everything was going wrong. The team is far from perfect but at least show effort. We saw that today with craft and a few others. It was nice to see.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

gwalther's picture

Great win Buckeyes! Great D by AC at the end. Great coaching job today.

Class of 2008

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Maybe Matta found some positives in the lineup/rotation changes as well. Still winning on the road despite a bad outing by Lenzelle=we'll take it.