Ohio State at Penn State: Basketball Open Thread

By 11W Staff on February 27, 2014 at 6:50p
247 Comments

This is the sprint to the finish of the Big Ten regular season and it starts with revenge tonight in Happy Valley.

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7:00 p.m. ESPN2 WatchESPN Affiliates Ohio State (-6) No. 22 Ohio State at Penn State

#GoBucks 

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buckguyfan1's picture

Please guard Tim. 

+3 HS
buckguyfan1's picture

Please guard Tim. 

+3 HS
buckguyfan1's picture

Please guard Tim. 

+3 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Here we are, first half. Mommy. 

buckguyfan1's picture

Sorry for the triple post the site is running very slow on my I pad.

+3 HS
Knarcisi's picture

By the upvotes, you seem to have some agreement that we need to guard him!

+2 HS
buckguyfan1's picture

Yes, it would be a good idea. 

Knarcisi's picture

Craft , feelin it!

buckguyfan1's picture

Why can't Craft do that more often?

TLB's picture

First Purdue, now Penn St. Everyone wants gray in their uni rotation

Knarcisi's picture

Damn, opening hot. 

TLB's picture

Why was the official waiting to make that call?

SavannahBuck's picture

Amir just caught a pass one handed?! Now i've seen everything!

+2 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Two hands, and it would have stoned out of there. 

+1 HS
MacG91's picture

I bet Scott will come in to help break that press. 

Mac..yeah

+1 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Upvote for betting you are right. 

MacG91's picture

Yeah but they took their hot hand out.

Mac..yeah

Knarcisi's picture

No 4 minute slump here, please

buckguyfan1's picture

I feel a Slam Dunk coming!

Knarcisi's picture

Shannon, come in and play D and do your thing. No need for a bad shot there. 

MacG91's picture

Good move by McDonald, gotta like when he contributes to offense. 

Mac..yeah

Knarcisi's picture

Going inside just does that special something with stopping scoring slumps, now doesn't it. 

Knarcisi's picture

Slam, feeling it and gettin the roll. 

MacG91's picture

Thad's face is the same color as his tie.. what else is new?

Mac..yeah

Knarcisi's picture

He didn't change into a purple tie at the half vs Minnesota, did he?

+1 HS
MacG91's picture

Alright guys, lets not let this get close..

Mac..yeah

TLB's picture

Haven't gotten a call since that out of bounds play.

TLB's picture

That was good call

kevdale86's picture

Total bs call against Craft

TLB's picture

Jackets forgot how to skate, apparently.

nburns18's picture

Go Bucks

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

MacG91's picture

Damnit Della Valle make a 3!!!

Mac..yeah

brandonbauer87's picture

Were seeing an aggressive team tonight. It's a shame the stripes are killing the game. 

TLB's picture

They are the only thing keeping Penn St in the game

Knarcisi's picture

What a prayer ...

brandonbauer87's picture

Not happening with two fouls. 

hspbuy1's picture

C'mon Bucks!

hspbuy1

TLB's picture

I guess we are playing soccer now

Knarcisi's picture

We're OK. Best 1st half I've seen since Iowa several weeks back. 

TLB's picture

We're so dumb

brandonbauer87's picture

These announcers are atrocious. I'd rather have Dakich or the BTN crew. 

TLB's picture

Total duds and PSU homers

Idaho Helga's picture

can the refs please swallow their whistles now?  They don't know how to use them properly.

brandonbauer87's picture

Agreed. They're letting a lot of fouls go and calling the ones that aren't fouls. 

TLB's picture

No they can't.  Game would be a blowout and the 4letter can't have that.

-1 HS
brandonbauer87's picture

That might be the most ignorant thing I've heard in quite some time. 

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

Where was the kicked ball on that PSU break? Sorry I'm late to the party... Just logged in.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

TLB's picture

Everyone saw it but the 3 blind mice

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

Stevie wonder saw that.

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

...And the announcers, who just called it the "perfect play" of the first half.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

Knarcisi's picture

Advantage to those whistles ... Double bonus. 

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

HOLY SLAM

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

skid21's picture

How did Frazier get that open?

Idaho Helga's picture

let's not try all the 3's  here

 

brandonbauer87's picture

These last ten minutes are essentially the preview of life after Craft. I'm scared. 

Idaho Helga's picture

Not me.   We need shooters.  We'll get shooters.  Defense is important but this is basketball.  Matta can coach some new guys up, if we get better offense I'm happy.

brandonbauer87's picture

I'm more concerned about having someone to lead the team and know when to pull back the tempo. I don't see it in anyone besides Craft and Lenzelle. 

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

We have Scott back though, correct? That'll help at least. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

Knarcisi's picture

Q, pleas get yourself ready to shoot when receiving in the high post vs that zone. 

flying-banana's picture

I don't pay much attention to basketball recruiting, can someone tell me if we have some range coming in next year?

hspbuy1's picture

Cong Cong ...........miss

hspbuy1

Idaho Helga's picture

Valle on a defensive steal GOLDEN DAY!

el duderino's picture

These refs are absolutely awful.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

+1 HS
brandonbauer87's picture

Whistles do in fact still work in the post. 

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

As was that miss by Trey at the buzzer... C'mon man!

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

+1 HS
TLB's picture

This game is close only because of the officials.

Yes we didn't score the last 5 minutes but that's because they took us out of being aggressive with one sided calls.

Melissa's picture

Hey! Did you hear it's senior night for Tim Frazier tonight?!

+3 HS
MacG91's picture

Alright guys its time to pull away

Mac..yeah

Idaho Helga's picture

Maybe not a purple face due here or chairs in flight request like last game  from Matta... but maybe Magenta and a stern look?

Also: Is there an Optometrist in the house?   You're needed ASAP in the referee lounge.  Both teams called 911.

ibuck's picture

It seems the Buckeyes may be taking time off to catch their breath or something.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Not much of a half after that opening flurry. And what's with constantly letting the opposition seize momentum heading into the half?

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

a Bad habit indeed lately.

okiebuck's picture

Way to take it to the hoop!

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

Idaho Helga's picture

Either team: Go down court, wait for foul or shoot and get one.  Ugh.

+2 HS
Thomas's picture

This is getting brutal to watch.

el duderino's picture

Are these refs serious? Apparently every basketball play is a foul in their eyes.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

okiebuck's picture

Too much standing around jeez move with out the ball

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

TLB's picture

What  kind of half court offense do we run?

wibuckeye's picture

Why does this team let PSU hang around?

WIBUCKEYE

Idaho Helga's picture

at least magenta face called for here.  Hard to play with these refs.  And seriously I'm not a big ref squeeker.  I just keep hearing radio going "uh, humph" and trying to explain.

Knarcisi's picture

I'm going back over to the Boner thread. 

wibuckeye's picture

Lazy. 

WIBUCKEYE

shizawn9415's picture

thompson back to throwing up garbage shots

 

arnie_palmy's picture

This is getting pathetic. They should not have been hanging around to begin with and then we give them open threes

UrbanCulture's picture

Most inconsistent team in America 

Idaho Helga's picture

Nope.  Indiana, Gonzaga, North Carolina and more I can't  think of lead this.

UrbanCulture's picture

My opinion was wrong

TLB's picture

Which is worse.........officials.......our half court offense........boring announcers

+1 HS
TLB's picture

Which is worse.........officials.......our half court offense........boring announcers

Idaho Helga's picture

Again, not one to jump on zebras every game but this is silly today.

wibuckeye's picture

Where is the leadership on this team?

WIBUCKEYE

TLB's picture

Ahhh the phantom double post

wibuckeye's picture

Moving without the bal, that's a novel concept. 

WIBUCKEYE

wibuckeye's picture

Moving without the bal, that's a novel concept. 

WIBUCKEYE

wibuckeye's picture

Moving without the bal, that's a novel concept. 

WIBUCKEYE

Idaho Helga's picture

Weird.  3x post and the only one to show as "new" is the middle one?

 

wibuckeye's picture

I saw the three posts, I went to dexter two, but I was unable to.

WIBUCKEYE

shizawn9415's picture

Thad: lets pass the ball around the arch a few times and then turn it over, k guys?

Idaho Helga's picture

hey I like Craft but he is our leading scorer now by 3. yikes.

okiebuck's picture

That's a zone beater right there Marc Loving

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

Knarcisi's picture

Put him in that damn high post. 

Knarcisi's picture

Bullshit. Bad call!

Idaho Helga's picture

PennSt basketball better not  = frickin' Purdue in football curses.

TLB's picture

Scott must have flown into the first row on his own

Idaho Helga's picture

Might have to do a Bobby Knight "I'm TIRED OF LOSING TO F*&^ING PURDUE" (=PENN ST) .Craft, really?

 

 

TLB's picture

I'm not much for T's but if they get up by much more Thad should get one with a quiet question to the officials.

TLB's picture

How was that on Craft?

+1 HS
Urban Ohio's picture

Must have been a whistle sale today.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

Hanging in there, Let's GO bucks!  Geesh.

okiebuck's picture

Jeez these PSU guys are making shots out their butts

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

hspbuy1's picture

& 1 4 Q!

hspbuy1

okiebuck's picture

Take it to the bucket; works every time!!

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

FROMTHE18's picture

OSU= strangest team ever…may be the 2010-2011 UCONN huskies 

+1 HS
Knarcisi's picture

There's no Kemba Walker anywhere in sight for this team 

shizawn9415's picture

can we just live and die with ross for every possession please?

 

ScarletNGrey01's picture

The bucks will pull this out, but not before causing us considerable worry and consternation ... consternation is a funny word ... I think mainly because it rhymes with constipation.

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

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

This reminds me of what my nightmare situation will be for the NCAA tournament.... Craft being sent to the bench all game and nobody else picking up the slack. 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

TLB's picture

Officiating won't be as bad in the tourney

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

I would hope not at least lol

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

Idaho Helga's picture

well at least I think we have a deeper bench because this looks like one of those games where everyone fouls out so the deeper bench (unless you're Duke then the calls start going your way like a vortex) wins.  Assuming you don't brick free throws.

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

WTF Trey?

hspbuy1

wibuckeye's picture

McDonald got hit in his mcnuggets. 

WIBUCKEYE

+1 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

REFUSE TO LOSE!!!!

(not very original I'll grant you, but seemed appropriate)

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

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

Please. Hit. Free. Throws.   This is who will win this.

Knarcisi's picture

Get Craft on the fucking floor. I don't care if he fouls out. Go down swinging. 

Knarcisi's picture

Get Amir back in too. Yes, I just said that. McDonald can't hit FTs. 

Baroclinicity's picture

Are we really going to get swept by PSU?

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

TLB's picture

Craft back in. How long before he fouls out.  I say 48 seconds.

shizawn9415's picture

More Ross?

Yea please

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Is Craft going to play as aggressive as he normally would? At this point he needs to...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

Idaho Helga's picture

Put craft and amir back in.  If they foul out, whutevar' .

wibuckeye's picture

Do they realize they need this for a bye in the B1G tourney?

WIBUCKEYE

+2 HS
Bucks_Rule's picture

 

Same sh*t different day, whenever they get a 4/5 point lead they fall asleep and next thing we know they're down by 5. This team never learns, they struggle with rebounding  all year, and tonight PSU is beating us with second chance points.

Idaho Helga's picture

CBS sports: 52% FT% before those last 2.

Idaho Helga's picture

A foul . I myself am shocked.

+1 HS
okiebuck's picture

Like I said befor these guys are pulling shots out of their asses

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

TLB's picture

I don't know why I still let this team irritate me

Idaho Helga's picture

23 fouls in 2nd half and we ain't done.  Just sayin'

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

NIT Tourney here we come!
 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

-3 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Don't be stupid. 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I'm sorry - you think if we lose again to a pathetic PSU team we're going to make a great impression on the selection committee?  I'd suggest the same to you!
 

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

-2 HS
Knarcisi's picture

We will have 25 wins and will be over .500 in the best conference in the country. Don't be stupid. 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

The first 15 were against a pretty weak schedule - losses we've had, including PSU, negate the number of wins fairly quickly - stop being a complete homer - I don't think they win 25.

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

-2 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Listen here, bro. Read anything I write on here in being critical about our programs and you'll see I'm not a homer. I'm just going to call out blatantly stupid comments when I see them. 

+1 HS
PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I'm actually hoping for the NIT - we may actually be able to win a couple games.....NCAA we are a 7 or 8 and out after first game....

TLB's picture

Statwise everything is even except made free throws.  They're up 5

TLB's picture

Statwise everything is even except made free throws.  They're up 5

wibuckeye's picture

Hoping for OT. 

WIBUCKEYE

Idaho Helga's picture

Where isOptomistic Buck?

 

Knarcisi's picture

This team even ran him off. 

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

The bright side of this game is we may only have four games left this year to watch this team TRY and play hoops.  Two more regular season games, one game in the Big 10 tourney and 1 game in the NCAA.....I could see this team going 0-fer in those last four.....we simply aren't good - AT ALL!!!!!

Bucks_Rule's picture

Craft WTF is with  you tonight?

Knarcisi's picture

Holy cow, Craft. 

teddyballgame's picture

welp i guess that's that

wibuckeye's picture

No leadership. 

WIBUCKEYE

Idaho Helga's picture

here's your chance. stop the imbounds

 

shizawn9415's picture

gonna take a miracle

Idaho Helga's picture

25th foul.  Good thing the refs didn't run this game.....

Idaho Helga's picture

oh,and that was just 2nd half.

 

Idaho Helga's picture

Buy you one in the lounge here. Just use my name. I have a tab.,

Tim's picture

We have made numerous mistakes, missed free throws, and not rebounded, but the refs have been so bad in this game.

hspbuy1's picture

Hard to beat the stripes

hspbuy1

+2 HS
PittBuckeye's picture

How does this happen twice. I wont be able to answer my phone for a week.

Bucks_Rule's picture

Thank You Q for being the only Buckeye worth a crap tonight.

 

Tim's picture

I'm amazed we still have a chance; come on small miracle!

Knarcisi's picture

Ok, can we get Trey outta the game now. Lucky they just didn't foul him there. 

PittBuckeye's picture

Penn State is just not a good team

+1 HS
PhillyBuckeye27's picture

My wife is a PSU grad - I'm sleeping on the couch tonight!  I FEEL SHAME!

+2 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

We'll chipping for a blank-ee

Knarcisi's picture

We Are ...

on the couch. 

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

BRICKS! BRICKS! BRICKS! [pl

teddyballgame's picture

can't wait for the refs to screw us somehow

+2 HS
Tim's picture

One score, one stop, let's go!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We've got the chance for our own last second heroics.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Idaho Helga's picture

breathe, breathe, LETS GO BUCKS! PLEEZE!

+1 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Get 'Em Bucks!!!!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

Deadly Nuts's picture

Notre Dame 2.0?

LEBRON

buckguyfan1's picture

Make it a good one Woody!

Tim's picture

Why on earth does that have to be the shot we get?  Ugh Lenzelle...

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

yipes...take the ball inside, auto foul in this game.

PittBuckeye's picture

Thats our go to play when we need a deuce?

+1 HS
Tim's picture

Lenzelle's shot hits the rim like it was shot from 10 stories up.

PittBuckeye's picture

They're trying to give this to us.

Urban Ohio's picture

Take the ball to the rim

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

lax20's picture

Matta is a fucking idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This team blowwwwwwsssssss!!!!!!!!!

-2 HS
PittBuckeye's picture

Holy Hannah, why are they rushing the court?

Baroclinicity's picture

Had a couple chances...

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

kevdale86's picture

Didn't learn the first damn time!!!!!

wibuckeye's picture

Why not drive for the 2?

WIBUCKEYE

wibuckeye's picture

Why not drive for the 2?

WIBUCKEYE

Idaho Helga's picture

well....shit.   I'm tired of losing to fucking Penn st. durgh.

 

Knarcisi's picture

Two bricks from LSJ to end the game. 

teddyballgame's picture

this team continues to break my heart

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Rushing the court?! Stay classy StatePenn...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

-Woody Hayes

shizawn9415's picture

does the coaching staff finally realize that smith is not our go to guy?

Tim's picture

Game still goes to the refs, but make a damn shot, senior shooting guard team leader.

AWalk3r1's picture

Are you Kidding me !!! so with the game on the line, we do what we do worst and that is shoot from the outside instead of drive and draw fouls...... Are you kidding me !!!!!

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Penn State sure knew who to leave open at the end, didn't they?

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Knarcisi's picture

How pathetic is Penn St, rushing the floor. Go beat off to Joe Pa. 

teddyballgame's picture

PSU was basically handing us the game and we wouldn't take it.  Just pathetic.

SgtMdx's picture

Okay, that's about as bad as it can get.

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.
Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army
 

Deadly Nuts's picture

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AaaaaaaaaaaaaaASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

LEBRON

kevdale86's picture

I am so done with this team. Can it be next year already?

PittBuckeye's picture

Well if you combine the basketball and football games for the year we still win by like 50.

+1 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

Rats.
 

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

wibuckeye's picture

Go Hoosiers!!

WIBUCKEYE

kevdale86's picture

The Hoosiers are going to score more in the first half than we did all game.

Squirrel Master's picture

That is ridiculous. The guy can't hit the shot, stop kicking it out to him. This team can't shoot yet they keep trying to be an outside shooting team.

There should be no reason why Lenzelle is taking that shot, and twice is just dumb!

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Deadly Nuts's picture

We just stole a loss from the jaws of victory....

LEBRON

+3 HS
312Buckeye's picture

Sure would be nice to have one outside shooter you can count on-certainly not Lenzelle Smith.  The dude is pathetic!!!!

PittBuckeye's picture

It's probably Fickells fault.

+2 HS
Bucks_Rule's picture

Of all the people to take that shot Smith would be 4th or 5th behind Craft, Sam, and Ross. Why didn't they just go to the hoop, the way the refs have been calling it we could have at least got a foul? This team has not shot threes well all year, especially tonight, is that what Matta drew up or did Smith just shoot that for the heck of it.

ScarletNGrey01's picture

55 free throws attempted, wow.

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

Bucks_Rule's picture

If we could make ours, we would have won this game. Watching Trey try to shoot was one of the most painful moments of the year.

kevdale86's picture

Men lose, women lose, blue jackets lose. Why exactly was I looking forward to this evening???

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Cheer up maybe the Heat will win tonight.

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

+1 HS
Sportpaco's picture

The last time Penn State held Ohio State to only 63 points.... was in football.

+4 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

You sir, deserve an award

LEBRON

+1 HS
vball10set's picture

Lenzelle should return his scholly...5 points? Pathetic

-1 HS
mtrotb's picture

What a pathetic year.  This team for whatever reason can't get their heads out of their a**.

mtrotb