Ohio State at Indiana: Basketball Open Thread

By 11W Staff on March 2, 2014 at 3:56p
458 Comments

Ohio State stumbles into Bloomington to take on a Hoosier team that's just not very good. Which should be encouraging, but we're well past assuming anything with this Buckeye team.

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4:00 p.m. CBS CBS Sports Affiliates Ohio State (-2.5) No. 22 Ohio State at Indiana

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Youngbuck85's picture

Phahah  that picture for the thread

+1 HS
KLF Buckeye's picture

Now would be a great time to get some momentum going. Let's go Bucks!

IsaacBuckeye's picture

Smart shots and should be an easy win. 

DJ Byrnes's picture

Noah Vonleh is a late scratch. Let's get this chain, Bucks.

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

TLB's picture

Beautiful. 

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Time to do work!!

ps. That picture is a slice of excellence. 

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

-Woody Hayes

Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

I havent seen a easy win all season damn near and only one guy a game seems to take smart shots.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

hspbuy1's picture

Let's go big O!

hspbuy1

1big10's picture

Dear Lord, please let us win today against Indiana. We really need this!!! Amen

1big10

Tim's picture

Stop shooting, Lenzelle...

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

^my thoughts exactly. 

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

-Woody Hayes

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

AMEN - Better yet, bench him and put in Loving!  Loving is the future - LSJ is taking away playing time!

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Loving has similar issues as Zelle...but without the experience.

TLB's picture

Airball. Nice.

RedStorm45's picture

umm does CBS' picture suck for anyone else?

ab1993's picture

Yessir

Class of '16

RedStorm45's picture

I thought perhaps AH's color was also falling apart.

+1 HS
RedStorm45's picture

Zelle blows.  Williams misses another dunk.  Typical.

+1 HS
Thomas's picture

The first two min. have been this season in a nutshell.

UrbanCulture's picture

Gonna be a long game

RedStorm45's picture

Good to see we're running our "uhhh...wtf are we doing" offense.

hspbuy1's picture

lot o' ofers
 

hspbuy1

RedStorm45's picture

hey Amir 50% on dunks so far.

+2 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture

My roommate(a non-basketball fan) "Do they even practice shooting?!"

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

-Woody Hayes

+2 HS
ab1993's picture

That first two minutes just had me cracking up. Wasn't even made. Epitomizes our season.

Class of '16

KBonay's picture

Amir's ALIVE. 

bkleppel's picture

Amir came to play today!

Deadly Nuts's picture

Thompson was about to block that guys shit. Too bad he traveled.

LEBRON

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Ohio State has been terrible on offense, but the D is helping Indiana outdo them on that front.

I don't understand Amir. I'll see him at one moment miss the easiest shot in the world and the next play make a really nifty move to the hoop.

KBonay's picture

And that is the frustration. He shows he can do it. 

Mr. Slick's picture

First few min and we are def owning the gameflow.  Have a lead anyway but finish those easies and keep everything else going and this will be an easy win

KBonay's picture

CBS. Making you wonder why we pay more for HD signal. 

+2 HS
Tim's picture

I think it's in case they show a close-up of Tom Crean -- everyone would go blind if the picture were too sharp.

RedStorm45's picture

This team is pathetic inside of 3 feet.

+1 HS
ab1993's picture

As well as outside 3 feet

Class of '16

+2 HS
TLB's picture

anyone counting the missed layups?

RedStorm45's picture

I would assume missed dunks count for this as well...

kevdale86's picture

I've got 3 so far

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Christ if he's not dunking, Thompson is not finishing at the rim.  For some reason lay ups are his worst enemy.

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Htf you miss layouts

RedStorm45's picture

So this offense is essentially Q and Amir's garbage when it works.

+2 HS
TLB's picture

I think it's 3 layups and 1 dunk so far

KBonay's picture

de-fense-less 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

McDonald's just been completely ineffective so far...Della Valle, turn your head.

Deadly Nuts's picture

So far:

-Missed Dunk

-2 missed lay-ups

-2 air balls

-2 missed free throws

-a travel

That's 10 points

LEBRON

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

..another missed layup

KBonay's picture

Creen to stubborn to run zone. Knowing it is our kryptonite. 

RedStorm45's picture

ADV is overrated.  Yeah, I said it.

kareemabduljacobb's picture

I thought Della Valle was going to be our next 3 pt threat... nope. 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

I don't know what happened to his 3-ball.

hspbuy1's picture

them dang layups!

hspbuy1

Deadly Nuts's picture

Holy shit... another missed layup

LEBRON

+1 HS
JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

why is Della Valle a so called "3point threat" he blows

Buckeye fan from PA

+2 HS
ab1993's picture

What am I watching

Class of '16

+1 HS
kareemabduljacobb's picture

ADV should never try to lead a fast break, especially by himself.  Terrible.

theobi's picture

I love Amedeo, but if he isn't going to hit open threes than he serves no purpose being on the court.

KBonay's picture

That's the first tackle registered by I U against us in any sport. 

+5 HS
RedStorm45's picture

3 players have scored our 11 points.  In 9 minutes.  Sweet.

TheSpiteHouse's picture

First Buckeye to hit an outside shot is my hero. The first to go over 50% on layups/dunks gets honorable mention.

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results....IT'S INSANE THAT THIS BASKETBALL TEAM STILL EVEN ATTEMPTS A THREE POINTER - LET ALONE CHUCKS UP 12-15 PER GAME.....WE CAN'T SHOOT!!!!!  Drive to the basket.....

kareemabduljacobb's picture

The only problem with that is we can't finish either.

740Bucks's picture

This game has been UGLY...

The picture for this thread is hilarious!!!!

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

TLB's picture

teams are a combined 7/26.  CBS must be very happy with this game

Nutinpa's picture

Back in November this must have sounded like a good game to televise. 

KBonay's picture

Craft needs to take ADV by the short & curleys to settle him down. 

RedStorm45's picture

The third airball?

Nutinpa's picture

If ADV can't score from the arc, there is no reason for him to be on the floor.

TLB's picture

4 layups, 1 dunk, 2 airballs.

up 4.

KBonay's picture

Williams/McDonald more combined fouls than points...

+1 HS
TLB's picture

this game is making my eyes bleed

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Both of these teams making 3-pointers look like half-court shots...what was that Indiana player doing?

hspbuy1's picture

Craft hit the rim!

hspbuy1

KBonay's picture

These announcers are lol'ing

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

0-5 from 3 pt land....keep shooting 3's guys - I see no possible downside!

Tim's picture

I'm starting to think that hitting the rim is a good offensive possession.

RedStorm45's picture

Oh, cool.  Both our bigs (again) in foul trouble.  And Thad's lack of recruiting a big guy the last two years is going to bite us again.

countrybuckeye's picture

Naw.   Well match their shortness and beat them that way

RedStorm45's picture

These refs suck.  Oh, it's Assembly Hall.  Expected.

+1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Yogi pushed Thompson over, then missed the wide open three.

LEBRON

kevdale86's picture

These announcers act surprised that these 2 teams are struggling. I guess they didn't watch much tape to prepare for this game.

+2 HS
TheSpiteHouse's picture

Greeeeeeat play by Zelle.

Nutinpa's picture

Buckeye smurf lineup.  Amazing bucket by LSJ!

kareemabduljacobb's picture

Woah, we're on a made layup streak. 

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Technically, that is goal tending. He swatted the net when shot was up

Deadly Nuts's picture

If you get to the ball before it is going down then you are all good.

LEBRON

740Bucks's picture

small lineup = no Amir & no McDonald

I'll take it

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

milesdavis's picture

is it just me or are touch foul called  for us and tackles are called by Indiana.

 

 

typical Indiana game just like whenBobby Knight was there.

+2 HS
hspbuy1's picture

LSJ nice drive!

hspbuy1

RedStorm45's picture

WHY PRESS??  That served no purpose.

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

These refs are calling an awful game

Buckeye fan from PA

+1 HS
milesdavis's picture

unbelievable the foul calls

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Scott had his ankles broken twice now a foul

milesdavis's picture

you have to like the pace thhat fovors us. Tne refs are just keeping the hoser in the game.

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Anyone got score of men's Hockey? I know they were down. 

TLB's picture

the hun's 4-3

 

+1 HS
buckeye4life050233's picture
CaliforniaBuckeye's picture

When we run, we look like a top 10 team. It's the half court offense and 3's that kill us

"The only way we'd get beaten was if we got a little fat-headed, if we didn't train right, if we had dissension on the squad." - Woody Hayes

+2 HS
TLB's picture

and if whistles are not blown every 5 seconds in the tourney, we may win a couple games.

+1 HS
TheSpiteHouse's picture

I don't know if ADV and Loving have lost confidence in their shots or what, but I'd think they'd provide more scoring punch off the bench.

countrybuckeye's picture

Hahahahhahahahahahahaha

KBonay's picture

Assembly Hall is a hole. 

KBonay's picture

Triple team or triple foul?

+1 HS
Nutinpa's picture

G-dammit, Q.....if you're going to go into the paint, protect the damn ball!

Philly_Buckeye's picture

Please no more 3s.

Ohio State class of 2018

Philly_Buckeye's picture

Please no more 3s.

Ohio State class of 2018

KBonay's picture

Scott is getting owned on D side

Nutinpa's picture

Scott.....despite being a Jr., often plays D like a frosh.  Gets beat on back door cut nearly every game.

TLB's picture

ahhhhh....B1G officials keeping it close.

+1 HS
JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

we can never hold a lead. We're in for another close one..

Buckeye fan from PA

hspbuy1's picture

Let's let 'em back in it

hspbuy1

Philly_Buckeye's picture

This is just like the PSU game. Great start, then let them come back and hang around.

Ohio State class of 2018

Nutinpa's picture

And the Michigan game....and.........

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

lol this is pathetic

Buckeye fan from PA

KBonay's picture

We're good for 20 a half. So the next 5 should be interesting. 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

How was that not a travel on Indiana? Optical illusion?

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

This team is a hot mess

+3 HS
hspbuy1's picture

I got nothing good to say
 

hspbuy1

KBonay's picture

Scott. Beat again there. Guy just has no D presence. 

RedStorm45's picture

Can't wait until Thad gets some new talent in here.

Deadly Nuts's picture

That is the definition of point shaving....

LEBRON

Tim's picture

Plowing someone over should still be a foul even if he didn't have the ball.

Nutinpa's picture

Looks like Q did not learn his lesson from the NW game.  

I guess you won't be splitting the atom any time soon, eh, Q?

KBonay's picture

Ross doing his best Amir impression with those catching skills

TLB's picture

Maybe Ross just doesn't want to play

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Alright Q, we get it, you're a thug... Just stop pushing people. 

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

-Woody Hayes

+2 HS
RedStorm45's picture

Good Lord B1G officials are so bad.  You have replay.  It should take like 2 minutes to figure out, max.

teddyballgame's picture

Refs taking over again.  What happened to college basketball?  A tiny little push and we gotta have a 15minute meeting about it.

+1 HS
Philly_Buckeye's picture

Can we just have our incoming recruits come finish out this season. Please?

Ohio State class of 2018

+2 HS
TheSpiteHouse's picture

WTF Ross? Both FTs? SMH

RedStorm45's picture

HOLY $#&! WE SUCK AT FREE THROWS

KBonay's picture

Holy f#*k this team blows. 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The "free" part of free throw seems continually lost on Matta's teams.

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

+1 HS
Tim's picture

Indiana players whine a lot, emulating their douche bag coach.

Nutinpa's picture

Attaboy, Q!  Yeah, they must have moved the foul shot line back just for you.

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Told ya. Stuck on 20

Thomas's picture

I'm so glad we can hit our free throws....

TLB's picture

how long since we scored?

Nutinpa's picture

Since DT left Columbus.

+1 HS
Buckeye Chuck's picture

I came in from shoveling snow 10 minutes ago, and we haven't scored yet in that time. What a joke of a team this is.

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

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Ross's demeanor on those foul shots sums up this basketball season.....16-0 run for IU and 0-6 from 3 point land....this game is going to be a blowout very soon.....

RedStorm45's picture

bahaha we're turrible.

kevdale86's picture

Cue the Benny Hill music

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Lol. I can see that. 

teddyballgame's picture

We're better at scoring off of defense than offense.

+1 HS
TheSpiteHouse's picture

Huge play by Scott.

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

Not looking good

hspbuy1

Deadly Nuts's picture

Should have been our ball after the technical shots. The refs called a jump ball.

LEBRON

KBonay's picture

Isn't player tech 2 shots & ball?

Deadly Nuts's picture

Yep. If two player's get T'ed up then the ball goes to the team would have had it if the T's were not called. In this case the refs called a jump ball before the T's and we had the possession arrow.

LEBRON

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Just a really frustrating team to watch.

Thomas's picture

Watching this team sometimes is like slamming your nuts in a car door.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I'm happy to take your word on this.

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

KBonay's picture

This should help recruiting. Players know they can play right away

+1 HS
Tim's picture

I hate free throws so much.

KBonay's picture

Apparently, the Buckeyes do to. 

KBonay's picture

The good news....scrolling on iPhone much smoother today. 

wibuckeye's picture

I've never been to this arena, is it as bad as it looks?

WIBUCKEYE

KBonay's picture

Yes. In the upper rows you can't even see the hoop. Have to duck down to see if it goes in. 

BSTP DeCon's picture

I'm sick of Della Valle. None of our players can even make a free throw. What's going on?!

TLB's picture

9/25 fg

0/6 3pt

4/8 ft

kevdale86's picture

Don't forget about 3/12 on layups

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

Pathetic. 

WIBUCKEYE

TheSpiteHouse's picture

This team is just absolutely pathetic from the FT and 3pt line so far.

Deadly Nuts's picture

That's a foul?

LEBRON

hspbuy1's picture

C'mon Bucks, make some shots!

hspbuy1

Nutinpa's picture

This team shoots free throws like they'd rather not be playing.   I am starting to think there is some truth to that.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We don't have a single player who can make that simple turnaround jumper Sheehy just made.

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

teddyballgame's picture

4/10 on free throws...that doesn't bode well for the tournament.

+1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

I think Crean moved the rim back.... fuck him

LEBRON

+1 HS
Tim's picture

6 missed free throws, down by 6...

KBonay's picture

And those are the front end of 1-1

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Love Scott's effort on defense, but his shooting range is literally zero.

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

KBonay's picture

2 v 1 and we brick a layup. 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

I can go 4/10 from the FT line and I don't even practice.

Youngbuck85's picture

Worst team since Matta has been here?

+3 HS
Philly_Buckeye's picture

Yeah. Our NIT team had way more fight than these bums.

Ohio State class of 2018

Buckeye Chuck's picture

The NIT team was worse. But not much worse. Plus, it was young and we're currently not.

I was at the last day of the Arnold 9 years ago, when everyone gathered around a TV to watch us beat undefeated Illinois. That was a limited team that did its best. These guys, not so much.

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

Mikefletcher24's picture

Nice block Spider-Man 

hspbuy1's picture

21-5 run by IU? pitiful

hspbuy1

+2 HS
KBonay's picture

I'm out. Hopefully they can do something in final 20

wibuckeye's picture

Hopefully a little ass chewing at halftime. 

WIBUCKEYE

Tim's picture

We have multiple guys who regularly make highlight blocks, but we can't make layups, free throws, 3s, or 2s.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Why the fuck is Loving in the game? These last three recruiting classes have been complete misses.

LEBRON

TLB's picture

average half for us

10/28 fg

0/6 3 pt

5/12 ft

9 missed layups

1 missed dunk

2 air balls

#22 team in the country.

+2 HS
TheSpiteHouse's picture

It doesn't seem possible this teams is this bad at jump shooting.

Nutinpa's picture

Or foul shooting.

+1 HS
Mute's picture

I just have no desire to watch this team anymore, just as the team seems to have no more desire to play

+1 HS
Mr. Slick's picture

Second half is gonna be better!

 

Anyone....?

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

I'm not sure it could be any worse. 

WIBUCKEYE

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Don't tempt fate, WIBuckeye...

Tim's picture

Things are never so bad that they can't get worse.

Deadly Nuts's picture

"You could always get your head chopped off by a roller-coaster"

-Daniel Tosh

LEBRON

el duderino's picture

Is Sheehey Tom Cryan's son? His face is just about as punchable.

All I can think of when I see it is him putting his face right by a tOSU player's elbow (I forget who?), then flopping, looking for a bullsh*t offensive foul (at Cryan's suggestion). I hate both of them.

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

+2 HS
BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Well, Ghostbusters II is playing on VH-1...

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

-Woody Hayes

buckeye4life050233's picture

This is why I don't even watch the games anymore.  If I see they won later on I go back and watch it from my dvr.  If they lose I just hit the delete button and forget bc this team is just terrible. 

bucknutjeff's picture

7 missed layups, 7 missed free throws. Can't leave 21 points on the court and expect to beat anyone. Pathetic!

+2 HS
PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I don't think this team will win another game this season.  We simply aren't good.....I'm torn - should I walk the dog or watch this train wreck?

thePhilipJFry's picture

Walk the dog.

I might go out, buy a dog, then walk it.  I think I'll name him Craft just so he'll never hit the water if I drop him off a boat.

+2 HS
ScarletNGrey01's picture

 

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

+2 HS
Smithy's picture

So, has recruiting been good? How far are we from competitive?

 

Deadly Nuts's picture

I might want to go to the local Y and pick up some players from the 4th-5th grade girls game then warp them to Bloomington and swap them out for Ross, Scott and ADV.

LEBRON

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

It could be worse........... Vonleh could be healthy.

hspbuy1

+1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Thomas and Sullinger could also still be around... shit happens

LEBRON

+1 HS
TLB's picture

most missed ft were front ends, which makes it even worse.

thePhilipJFry's picture

Sometimes you just have to ask Homer Simpson:

"I've seen teams suck before, but they are the suckiest bunch of sucks who ever sucked."

What was that 6 straight free-thows that didn't make it over the front of the rim?

Did anybody get a count on the number of wide open lanes they gave IU players to the basket?

TLB's picture

I'm not sure what Thad can say at half.  It's the same story every game, he has to have tried everything.

Something is wrong with Ross, mentally, I don't know that I'd put him back in.

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Hopefully we come out with energy like the Minnesota game. 

Buckeye fan from PA

UrbanCulture's picture

This team just looks drained. No positive emotion ever. I remember craft getting in people's faces in the past and telling them to get their shit together. Haven't seen that this year. 

mcdonald does one of his typical stupid fouls resulting in a 3 point play, and craft just walks away. That's the one thing I thought this team wouldn't lack: leadership/composure

It gets worse. Who is the leader of this team next year?

740Bucks's picture

5/12 from the line.............. REALLY???

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

740Bucks's picture

5/13

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

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

lol Lenzelle sucks so bad

Buckeye fan from PA

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Correction * He forces alot of things. Can be good when he doesnt play with his head in his **s

Buckeye fan from PA

+1 HS
Tim's picture

Lazy refs, pay attention.

kevdale86's picture

The first rule of shooting....elbow tucked in to your side. Craft has his sticking straight out to the side. It's no wonder he clangs so many shots.

Tim's picture

Hard to believe Lenzelle is 5-8.

TLB's picture

at least he is showing some effort

UrbanCulture's picture

I can't believe everyone is missing short

TLB's picture

ft line must be a foot longer than standard 

UrbanCulture's picture

I can't believe everyone is missing short

Tim's picture

Smith and Craft giving us a chance, just gotta avoid another long scoring draught.
 

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

layup layup layup!.........it's on boys

hspbuy1

+1 HS
TLB's picture

effort is all we need, we're better than them

+1 HS
JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

well said my friend.

Buckeye fan from PA

Mr. Slick's picture

Agree with you but maybe focus and composure instead of effort

TLB's picture

Positive.Buckeye.Energy.

+1 HS
Nutinpa's picture

Someone (Craft) needs to get in Sheehy's face.   He is making this Buckeye D his bitches. 

wibuckeye's picture

Amir acle

WIBUCKEYE

RedStorm45's picture

We shoot free throws worse than middle schoolers.

+1 HS
teddyballgame's picture

Would ya look at that, another missed FT.

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

5-14... I shot a better % when I played rec league. In 6th grade.

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

el duderino's picture

Our offensive looks are pitiful...

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

wibuckeye's picture

Can we get a defensive stop?

WIBUCKEYE

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Shannon needs to come in for Lenzelle

Buckeye fan from PA

hspbuy1's picture

C'mon refs!

hspbuy1

TLB's picture

um, he was on the baseline because he got pushed.......must be at Indiana

UrbanCulture's picture

Almost gained momentum back then 2 straight turnovers 

SnooBucki's picture

How are D1 players such awful shooters

The Rill Dill's picture

.......we ain't come to play free throws!

Tim's picture

Do we coach our bigs to take the ball down below their waist before they go up to dunk?

+1 HS
Youngbuck85's picture

I've never seen a less fundamentally sound team in my entire life.

UrbanCulture's picture

McDonald had an easy put back but bright it back down...3 points for Indiana 

UrbanCulture's picture

McDonald had an easy put back but bright it back down...3 points for Indiana 

UrbanCulture's picture

McDonald had an easy put back but bright it back down...3 points for Indiana 

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Why are the refs boning us these last two games? for real

Buckeye fan from PA

TLB's picture

here comes our slump.  we got in the game, officials tooks us out, now we'll go into our depression

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

We are playing awfully. And yet we are still in this.

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

TLB's picture

were still in it.

UrbanCulture's picture

So sorry for the duplicates can't explain

hspbuy1's picture

Their outside shooting's gonna beat us

hspbuy1

Buckeye Chuck's picture

We're not as inept as we had been, but we're not really making a run either. Dangerous time right now.

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

wibuckeye's picture

What was that?

WIBUCKEYE

Tim's picture

Made free throw OMG

el duderino's picture

For some reason I can't explain, I have a feeling we are gonna win this. Calling it right now.

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

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

Hope your right

hspbuy1

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

"It takes a big man to admit when you're wrong, and I am that big man."

-- Michael Scott

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

lax20's picture

Let the beatdown begin for the one and done Buckeyes.  There will be no glory in either B1G or NCAA tournaments.  Nothing but despair lies ahead for this frustation of a basketball team.  Next year hopefully is better.

-1 HS
JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

I wonder if we could sign Jon Threebler for the remainder of the season..

Buckeye fan from PA

kevdale86's picture

I'm sick of us making these teams that aren't very good look like Final 4 teams. Yogi looks like the NPOY this game.

TLB's picture

they have made as many FT as us.

and shot half as many as us.

+1 HS
Buckeye Chuck's picture

It's now 18 fouls for Indiana, 12 for us, which may be an Assembly Hall record ratio for the Buckeyes. I know blame-the-refs is reflex in these threads, but it's really not justified today.

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

TLB's picture

no, but the runs each team in making coincides with the foul calls.

teddyballgame's picture

They've been putting us on the line.  We can't convert. 

brandonbauer87's picture

This is the only team I've seen that's capable of beating #1 and losing to #200. 

wibuckeye's picture

No d number 3

WIBUCKEYE

TLB's picture

double bonus.

2 things coming....lots of fouls on us and lots of missed FT

Seattle Linga's picture

Holy Cow nice shot Q

TLB's picture

C'mon Bucks!

teddyballgame's picture

Can we hit a 3?  is it possible?

+1 HS
JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

there goes the lack luster offense we did have. Ross to the bench.

Buckeye fan from PA

Nutinpa's picture

One Team (ndy) is playing the modern game of basketball and scoring from the outside. 

The other team.....can't. 

Nutinpa's picture

One Team (ndy) is playing the modern game of basketball and scoring from the outside. 

The other team.....can't. 

UrbanCulture's picture

Every. Single. Time. We get close something stupid happens. And we just took our only offense out of the game. And we can't guard the three

wibuckeye's picture

No d number 33

WIBUCKEYE

Tim's picture

Just can't quite get all the way back.  3rd foul on Ross not helpful either.

TLB's picture

7 3's for them.  we are down 5

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

o my god, Delle Valle. Get off the court 

Buckeye fan from PA

TLB's picture

good rebounding effort........I guess.

UrbanCulture's picture

Anyone on the entire team calling out "same" prevents that turnover #simplethings

hspbuy1's picture

That hurt

hspbuy1

Nutinpa's picture

Like I said in the first half....if ADV can't score from the arc, he needs to ride the pine.  He brings nothing else to the game.

+1 HS
BSTP DeCon's picture

Thompson can't move his feet, precisely when craft is 1 on 3. Every time Della Valle shoots, I consider it a wasted possession. Is that bad?

OSU069's picture

Hate to bad mouth anyone but Della Valle is just not that good.

+2 HS
BSTP DeCon's picture

He's not good at all. Why was he the fan favorite again? 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

'Cause we need a 3-pt shooter.

BSTP DeCon's picture

We still don't have one. 

Smithy's picture

I recall him shooting well and looking hopeful. What happened?  I really don't understand how far this team has fallen.

Seattle Linga's picture

If we want it - now is the time to take it - INDY is not that good of a team

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Ross needs to be in the game. Who cares if he has 3 fouls if there are only 7 minutes left in the game? Another Hoosier run and it's over.

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

+1 HS
UrbanCulture's picture

We are looking at FTs costing us 2 games in a row

+1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Holy shit..... Another rebound fuck up

LEBRON

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

Can't believe you take out LaQ. Even with 3 fouls, he's all we have going on the offensive end. Just have him back off on D.

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Was Ross tired because he had the hot hand and now he's on the bench

UrbanCulture's picture

How many layups has craft forced/missed

UrbanCulture's picture

How many layups has craft forced/missed

Deadly Nuts's picture

You can't have just one good recruiting class every four years and expect to be good....

LEBRON

el duderino's picture

Every 4 years? Really? Do you you have a memory longer than 3 years?

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

wibuckeye's picture

Rory hits his best shot at the Honda. 

WIBUCKEYE

brandonbauer87's picture

This game will be decided in the final minute. I still feel good about this. 

+1 HS
OSU069's picture

Why did Ross go out? Even if he's tired hes still the best offense we have.

Seattle Linga's picture

This is one well played game

TLB's picture

Another Craft drive without a clue

Deadly Nuts's picture

Wanna keep shooting threes?

LEBRON

TLB's picture

El Duderino......we need more positive energy

el duderino's picture

I don't have much, but here goes: it's 6:20, and M*CH*G*N STILL SUCKS.

Also, if anyone remembers, the last time we faced our rivals on the football field, we won!

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

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Here's an idea: guard their best player...

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

-Woody Hayes

+1 HS
UrbanCulture's picture

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think we have made a standard jump shot today. 

 

TheSpiteHouse's picture

For all their flaws, at least Zelle and Craft seem to have some concept of what they're supposed to do...

Half the team doesn't...

TLB's picture

resume builder.....no way they make the tourney

kevdale86's picture

.....but this would be an impressive win over #22 ranked Ohio State. Said the announcer who has no clue how terrible we are.

Seattle Linga's picture

I guess Crean is allowed to walk half way on the court huh?

TLB's picture

If we lose out......do we make the tournament?

hspbuy1's picture

looked like a 5 sec call there refs

hspbuy1

Buckeye Chuck's picture

At the rate we score, Indiana will have to go scoreless the rest of the game for us to have a chance now. Not good odds.

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

Deadly Nuts's picture

I don't think we have made a shot this game....

LEBRON

+1 HS
TLB's picture

I don't think Kitts could see that from half court

UrbanCulture's picture

Not sure we can even score 7 points in 4 minutes 

Seattle Linga's picture

It's right in front of us if we want it

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

THESE REFS BLOW. This is ridiculous

Buckeye fan from PA

OSU069's picture

Refs back to work

el duderino's picture

Refs are doing all they can to even out the foul disparity. Good on them.

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

gwalther's picture

Q is all we have offensively.

Class of 2008

BSTP DeCon's picture

Eh, this game is over. Got out played, out coached, and didn't prepare well enough for one of the WORST teams in the B1G. 

Tim's picture

Ross done, probably ballgame right there.  Goddddddd.

Seattle Linga's picture

Q just got his fifth foul I think

UrbanCulture's picture

Game. Ross never touched him. I wonder if refs watch film of their calls

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Yes they do - they will never admit to their mistake

el duderino's picture

LaQ is out. AIOSDFAHREIFHGVDFSKVNCSV DFKDCXN. (Translation: Game. Over.)

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

TheSpiteHouse's picture

Ouch, 5 on Ross. Ticky-tack, too IMO.

OSU069's picture

And Ross fouls out. We lose

Deadly Nuts's picture

Why is the ref over there celebrating?

LEBRON

TLB's picture

um, there was no foul there.  Kitts will not be missed.

leezy531's picture

terrible make up call..

airborne082385's picture

This team is awful that is all!  

 

Deadly Nuts's picture

SHOOT SOME FUCKING THREES! IT'S ABOUT OUR ONLY GODDAMN CHANCE.

LEBRON

ScarletNGrey01's picture

For sure, at this point just let ADV jack it up as soon as it hits his hands and try to get some offensive rebounds if it take a couple of tries.

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

ScarletNGrey01's picture

I love Aaron Craft the person and defensive player but he has ZERO percent chance of playing in the NBA, medical school would be a much better option for him.

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

Tim's picture

Were any of the three fouls on that possession legitimate?

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Come on Bucks - get mad 

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Not going to win a game if you shoot 50% from the free throw line and 0% from 3..

Buckeye fan from PA

Tim's picture

That would be a foul if we did that.  He grabbed Craft's arm too.  Sheehey is such a dirty player.

+1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Momentum call

LEBRON

Seattle Linga's picture

Touch foul at one end but not at the other

TheSpiteHouse's picture

That's game. But what do you expect shooting under 50% on FTs and 0% from 3-pt. land.

TLB's picture

I'll miss Craft

but then again, I won't

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

No F**CKING foul on Sheehey?? Of course.

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Sam Thompson: 2 points, 1 rebound. every time you think he's turning a corner, we get a dog of a game like this one.

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

Duccivespucci's picture

Is it me or does it always seem our offense goes at half speed or walk through pace? Do we every run guys hard and come off screens with authority? A nice solid C cut in the paint. And our screens are weak, we don't hit anybody and set solid screens.

also, who's the strength coach for ball? Our guys have no definition in their arms, I know u don't want them yoked up like football but come on?

Michael

wibuckeye's picture

Let's cut the nets down Cryan  

WIBUCKEYE

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

We need a couple of d stops

TLB's picture

22/51 fg

0/8 3pt

11/20 ft

el duderino's picture

Aaaand the ticky tack fouls on tOSU continue.

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

Deadly Nuts's picture

Another bullshit call

LEBRON

wibuckeye's picture

Aaron Crap

WIBUCKEYE

TLB's picture

Yogi with a Craft move to help us out

Mute's picture

Bravo Aaron Craft

Deadly Nuts's picture

Shoot the ball. Driving in isn't working

LEBRON

UrbanCulture's picture

Kinda done with late -game craft. 

TLB's picture

and then Craft being Craft.

brandonbauer87's picture

What is Craft doing?

el duderino's picture

Surprised there wasn't a foul called on Farrell's drive... Could have sworn tOSU breathed on him wrong.

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Unless we pull a ND on Indy this game is over fellas

teddyballgame's picture

thanks for coming out folks

hspbuy1's picture

Pitiful!!

hspbuy1

wibuckeye's picture

Nice ball handling by the Bucks.  

WIBUCKEYE

Deadly Nuts's picture

Send McDonald to the Circus....

LEBRON

+1 HS
TheSpiteHouse's picture

Missed 3 from Craft. Lost ball by Trey. Microcosm of game. This team is truly unpleasant to watch sometimes.

+1 HS
TLB's picture

Finally, we will be out of the top 25.

I am done for today.  Damn

The Rill Dill's picture

Apparently, the nappy look is the way to go in Bloomington.

Crumb's picture

Someone remind Craft he's not a shooter, apparently his misses aren't helping his memory!!

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

brandonbauer87's picture

I know this team is better than this. Thad is running out of time to get them together. 

hspbuy1's picture

I feel a rush the court coming on

hspbuy1

Duccivespucci's picture

They aren't going to make a 3. It's ok Indiana is a top 10 team....oh wait...they suck to and are kick our butts

Michael

el duderino's picture

MOTHERyouknowwhat... Watched meatchicken beat the buckeyes on the ice live, and now this... Can I just get a win today? Please??

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

OSU069's picture

Craft is now 1/10 and still jacking up shots.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

It's uncanny how this team seems to always save its worst ball for the final few minutes of both halves.

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Make up call refs but it's a little late

kevdale86's picture

Let's just take our #11 seed and get this season over with. This team doesn't have a clue.

BuckeyeinToledo's picture

Welp, time for some "light" Sunday drinking...

 

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

-Woody Hayes

+3 HS
el duderino's picture

Yup. Started at the hockey game, continuing now... Too bad this "winter storm" couldn't deliver a magical March snow day tomorrow.

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

AWalk3r1's picture

It just this team can not run the offense. we a team can man up everyone or run a zone, and we can not shoot from outside. the only way to win. is to win ugly.

Seattle Linga's picture

Our free throws and poor shooting killed us today - 

thanks Captain obvious

+1 HS
740Bucks's picture

This team is too fragile. Too many streaks & slumps - no consistency!

No shooters, doesn't appear to have chemistry?! 

If it could be fixed I gotta think Thad would've already fixed it?

How many days til the Spring game?

 

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

Duccivespucci's picture

Why can't a player just admit that this team just can't shoot in the post game interviews? There's some unwritten rule, but I think it would be refreshing instead of the watered down stuff they give

Michael

+1 HS
AJW_16's picture

This team is absolutely pitiful offensively.

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

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Lately - we have to hope that other teams shoot poorly because it seems that our offense does not scare anyone

bukyze's picture

Lately - we have to hope that other teams shoot poorly because it seems that our offense does not scare anyone

Fixed that for ya.

 

Edit:  "it seems that" is supposed to be striked out.  It shows up in my reply, but does not carry over when I save it.

 

BuckeyeLuv's picture

In future games, Matta has to sit Craft sometimes too! We struggle offensively and Craft is a liability on offense. 

 

Always BuckeyeLuv!

wibuckeye's picture

Look at the bright side, spring football practice starts this week.  

WIBUCKEYE

+2 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

How bout we drain a 3 bucks

 

Tim's picture

Game is over, but Indiana guy shouldn't be allowed to jump on top of McDonald to force him out of bounds.

el duderino's picture

I guess you can lay on our players, and it's not a foul. Yup.

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

Seattle Linga's picture

We will have to live to fight another day 

+1 HS
Deadly Nuts's picture

Really Scott? Take one step inside the three point line? dipshit

LEBRON

+1 HS
UrbanCulture's picture

Officially downgrading my NCAA tourney prediction from second round exit to first round exit

PhillyBuckeye27's picture

I'm impressed you still think they will even make the tourney.....this isn't a tourney team.....

TossTrap's picture

When I said that a few weeks ago I got a fistful of thumbs down.

I never in my life thought I would say this but this is a really poorly coached team of high school All-Americans. I don't want to put that all on Matta since I include the assistants as well.

How is it that this team does not improve during the season? What is God's name are they practicing? How is it that no one on this team can pull up and hit a 10 to 15 foot jumper? How is it that they are always out of position for a rebound? How do they continually let the ball hit them in the hands but don't control it?

This is a team with a terrible basketball IQ and who can't find any answers.

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

teddyballgame's picture

So, is this "Rock Bottom part III"?

+2 HS
Mute's picture

Can't we just make it "Rock Bottom: The Season"?

+1 HS
el duderino's picture

I just wanna reach through the screen and punch Tom Cryan in the face. That would make today okay.

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

+1 HS
kareemabduljacobb's picture

Is it football season yet?
 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Now you make the free-throws?

LEBRON

UrbanCulture's picture

Only reason I'm still watching is to see if we can make a 3

Seattle Linga's picture

I have a real hard time even looking at Crean

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

We need a Reggie Miller Spike Lee incident right now

wibuckeye's picture

Hey, we made a layup. 

WIBUCKEYE

+2 HS
UrbanCulture's picture

Craft content with being part of the team that snaps a 300 game + streak

rosycheeks's picture

I think that's exactly what he was thinking.

TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

I know there were missed opportunities in this game but this shit show people call "officiating" was just unacceptable.

"You're an angry football team, and I'm proud to be your coach." - UFM

wibuckeye's picture

That male cheerleader looks like a fat Mark Cuban. 

WIBUCKEYE

+1 HS
AJW_16's picture

After a really good second half against Minnesota I thought we had a good chance of going 3-0 in the final three games. Now 0-3 is the probable outcome. This team's offense can really be an anchor on this team.

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

el duderino's picture

Wonder if IU will rush the court?

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

Duccivespucci's picture

Wow..no threes hahahah

Michael

Seattle Linga's picture

Zero threes - I never thought I would see that happen

Tim's picture

Smith missing 3s from the left wing is the cool way to end games now.

TheSpiteHouse's picture

I wonder how many attempts it would have taken for the Buckeyes to make a 3 today? I have an O/U of 25.

Tkebuck1's picture

Pathetic. 

How has crafts year melted away so horribly? Turnovers...poor shooting. What a disappointment for him.

AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

I hope we do not get into the NCAA tourney, just to save the embarrassment. SMH!

OSUBias's picture

This team is as inept an offense as any OSU team I can remember. Have to think these guys collectively have no confidence and are expecting to miss as they are pulling the trigger. Tough to watch. 

Slider...you stink

OSUBias's picture

Phone wig out triple post

Slider...you stink

OSUBias's picture

I hit one more triple than the basketbucks

Slider...you stink

TheSpiteHouse's picture

I have that unpleasant feeling I usually get from watching the Browns.

Youngbuck85's picture

At this point I feel like I shouldn't even be mad at the team for losing, I should be mad at myself for wasting two hours

+2 HS
Tkebuck1's picture

Bucks'll get in an 8 or 9... And it'll be a first round bounce.

kevdale86's picture

This team has less confidence in themselves than we have in them. And we all know how much confidence we have in them.

+1 HS
kevdale86's picture

Indiana got 24 more points than us on 3's and ft's.

JakeStevensIsSwag's picture

Deshaun Thomas made a mistake going pro. If you want to call it that. He will never see himself in a Spurs uniform. Should have stayed. We would have two scorers. But im probably just saying this because im upset. His decision. It is what it is.

Buckeye fan from PA