Dead in the Water, Ohio State Rallies from 18 Down to Shock Nebraska, 71-67

By Kyle Rowland on March 14, 2014 at 4:35p
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INDIANAPOLIS – Thad Matta wasn’t even thinking about the game.

By the time Ohio State fell behind Nebraska by 18 points, Matta’s mind drifted to the ride home. He wondered how long the 177-mile trek to Columbus would take.

“We weren’t playing at a high level, obviously, since we got down 18 points,” Matta said.

  1 2 F
#4 NEBRASKA 31 36 67
#5 OHIO STATE 28 43 71

LaQuinton Ross got a technical, the Cornhuskers were making seemingly every shot and unforced errors had the Buckeyes on the brink of a complete collapse. Matta motioned for a timeout and didn’t even wait for his team to reach him before the purple-faced tirade began. 

For the next two minutes, saliva and expletives flew through the air. Little did Nebraska know its bench would go from jovial to funereal in a matter minutes.

“I’m not saying it was the right thing, but it sparked our team,” said Ross, about his fourth technical in the past seven games. “We got a little angry after that. They were shoving a little bit after the whistle, basically trying to bully us. I don’t know what they were thinking.” 

Written off midway through the second half, fifth-seeded Ohio State regrouped and wrote a thrilling script in a 71-67 come-from-behind victory over the Huskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

Down 18, the Buckeyes engineered their second memorable comeback of the year. In December, they used a remarkable display of defense to erase a 10-point deficit in the final minute against Notre Dame. On Friday, Ohio State (25-8) flexed its defensive muscle again, employing a harassing full-court press that left the No. 4 seed Huskers (19-12) bewildered.

The Buckeyes outscored Nebraska 41-19 over the final 13:33, forcing seven turnovers. 

“We found ways to pick up the defensive intensity,” Matta said. “Everyone’s going to point to the full-court press, but our half-court defense was really good. If you look at the buckets Nebraska had to make, they were incredible plays. I kept telling our guys, ‘If they keep making those, we’re probably not going to win the game. But they can’t keep making those plays.’”

Ross had his second double-double in as many days, recording a career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds. Amedeo Della Valle finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

  MIN REB AST STL BLK TO PTS
WILLIAMS 19 5 0 0 2 2 8
ROSS 34 13 0 2 0 5 26
THOMPSON 25 2 0 0 1 0 7
CRAFT 37 6 6 1 1 0 6
SMITH JR. 22 5 1 0 0 1 3
FULL BOX SCORE

Della Valle, a little-used three-point specialist, played a central role in the biggest comeback in Big Ten Tournament history. He scored 11 points, blocked three shots and had two steals in the decisive run.

“At that point we were looking for anything we could find,” Matta said.  

He ran a good-humored campaign for Undergraduate Student Government president, promising more snow days for Ohio State and In-N-Out Burger on campus. He received 479 write-in votes, nearly 4,000 shy of the winners. If only the election were held one week later, the floppy-haired Italian might be addressed “Mr. President” by Matta. 

“I don’t want to be just a shooter,” Della Valle said. “I can drive the ball or pass the ball. I don’t necessarily have to make threes.”

Ohio State didn’t get its first second-half lead until the final minute, when Ross made two free throws. It never trailed again.

 “Unfortunately, I thought that we beat ourselves,” Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said. “I know you have to credit Ohio State with their pressure late; the last 13 minutes they really did an excellent job of getting us rattled. Their physical defense out front I thought really got to us. But really, at the end of the day, when you have a lead like that, you should be able to hold it and keep it and find a way to win. But unfortunately, we weren't able to.”

Notes

  • Ohio State staged the largest comeback in Big Ten Tournament history, rallying from an 18-point second half deficit.
  • This is OSU's sixth-straight semifinal berth in the B1G tourney.
  • Amedeo Della Valle posted career highs in rebounds (five), steals (two) and blocks (three).

Free throw shooting has plagued the Buckeyes all season, and it looked like miscues from the charity stripe would cost Ohio State again. It was just 7 of 18 from the line before making its final 10 attempts – four each from Ross and Della Valle and two from Craft. 

“To me, it’s a little mental,” Matta said. “It’s like the flu, it becomes contagious. Fortunately, we got it back going the other way.”

The Buckeyes capitalized on a height advantage down low, outscoring the Huskers 36-14 in the paint and finishing plus-9 in rebounds.

Terran Petteway, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, paced Nebraska’s offense with 20 points, but he was held scoreless the final 10 minutes and fouled out with 58.1 seconds left.

It wasn’t a slow start that doomed Ohio State, nor was it a lack of motivation. Instead, Miles shrewdly called on the Buckeyes’ kryptonite: zone defense. 

Ohio State made one basket over an eight-minute span in the first and second halves, going 1 of 10 from the field and 0 of 5 from the free throw line during the futile stretch. The Huskers built an 18-point lead and calmly watched the Buckeyes come unraveled until they one-upped Ohio State.

“They played a tough, aggressive game,” junior forward Sam Thompson said. “That’s the type of team they are.”

The Buckeyes controlled most of the first half, building a 20-12 lead on efficient offense. But Nebraska ended the final seven minutes of the first half on a 19-8 run, and that was without Petteway, who was in foul trouble. 

It only got worse for Ohio State. Nebraska started the second half on a 17-2 run, part of a nearly 15-minute period where it outscored the Buckeyes 36-10.

“I’m never going to ask these guys to play perfect, but some of the things we did as we continue to move forward, it can’t happen,” Matta said. “The greatest thing is everyone of those guys that made those mistakes played their way out of it, and that was the different in the game. 

The first cracks in the Huskers’ 48-30 lead came when Ross made back-to-back baskets, including a three, and Della Valle followed with a four-point flurry. In 101 seconds, Ohio State’s deficit went from 18 to nine.

It continued chipping away at Nebraska’s lead with a mixture of suffocating defense and patience on offense.

“We knew there was no 20-point basket, so we had to take every possession one at a time,” junior guard Shannon Scott said. “We thought, ‘We’ve got to get a stop.’ And once we started doing that, we really got pride in our offense, and that really got us going.”

Off a long hallway in the bowels of Bankers Life Fieldhouse sits a room filled with Nebraska hats and shirts inscribed with “Big Ten Tournament Champions.” The boxes of merchandise were visible during Day 1 of the tournament. But they’ll soon find their way to a third-world country after Ohio State’s first-rate performance.

It’s not like the Buckeyes needed added motivation. If they did, though, it came in various forms. At the top of the list was Nebraska’s court-storming victory in January, just weeks after Ohio State defeated the Huskers by 31 points. On Thursday, the Buckeye locker room was brimming with lingering anger as they remembered that January night.

“It definitely stings a little bit,” senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said. “To not only lose but to have the fans storm the court and have to have someone escort you back to the locker room.” 

Two months later, Smith and his teammates got their revenge, sending Nebraska to its locker room in a daze while the Buckeyes seemed to glide after yet another implausible retort.


NOTE: Ohio State plays top-seeded Michigan (24-7) in the semifinals Saturday at 1:40 p.m. on CBS.

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mrspray's picture

Glad I recorded this one to watch later…

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Urban Ohio's picture

Recorded it I thought. Just came home to watch, didn't listen to anything on the radio and I got hosed by espn. They showed another game. What channel was it on?

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

rampageripster's picture

It was on ESPN... They flipped the info for ESPN and ESPN2 (at least for Comcast Xfinity).  So even though ESPN was showing the B1G tourney, it claimed it was showing the ACC tourney. ESPN2 vice-versa... really annoying.

Cause I couldn't go for three

andretolstoy's picture

Good win! May help them with their seat in the NCAA

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Seattle Linga's picture

Getting better every day

Deadly Nuts's picture

After the game, spectator Luke Fickell was asked about the terrible FT shooting. His response, "Did we win?"

LEBRON

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Barnsey69's picture

Playin possum...hell yeah GO BUCKS and thank you La Quintennnnnnnnnnnn!

I am a modern-art masterpiece.

vitaminB's picture

Not better than the ND comeback, but right up there.  Great job today boys.  Ross trying to impress NBA scouts now that all eyes are on him.

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Mr. Slick's picture

Respectfully disagree. This was better.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Craft + Matta = this crazy shit comeback… 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

From the time we led 20-12, Nebraska went on a 36-10 run, and then we finished on a 41-19 run. Talk about your mo swings.

 

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

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PF_Flyers22's picture

Tonight I shall have sweet, sweet dreams of Craft's final drive. 

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BucksfanXC's picture

Say what you want about Thad, but he does a hell of a job in the B1G tourney.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

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Mr. Slick's picture

Say what you want about Thad, but he does a hell of a job.

Fixed for ya

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I've been figuring that, starting from a #8, we gain one round of NCAA tournament seeding with each win. So we're now at #6. All  guesswork, of course.

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

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Lunardi on ESPN had OSU as a 6 before the B1G tourney started while Jerry Palm on CBS had OSU as a 5. 

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Zimmy07's picture

I actually gave up on them when they went down 18.  I can't wait to watch the recording of this.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

I'm at work and my dad was texting me updates.  "He said we're dead, down by 18."  I said back, "Neb will crack".  

They did!  Go Bucks!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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d1145fresh's picture

Where did the Italian Stallion ADV come from today? Kid played like a beast out there.

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4thandinches's picture

He energized the entire team by himself. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

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southbay's picture

That three that he hit was sweet, and so was his layup off the steal of the inbounds pass.

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sgehrich's picture

You can say that again. 

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southbay's picture

That three that he hit was sweet, and so was his layup off the steal of the inbounds pass.

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OSUPhilosopherAndHomer's picture

Very exciting game! Awesome play down the stretch had me jumping all over the room haha. Clutch on the line. Pressure on the inbound. I like it. A lot.

“This is America! And in America, if something sucks, you're supposed to be able to get your money back!”
-Stan

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TossTrap's picture

I turned the tv off figuring it was over at 18 down. Just happened to see the score with about 8 minutes left. Turned the tv back on and enjoyed the heck out of the remaining minutes.

Della Valle for governor

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

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mrspray's picture

holy crap - I just realized Q went for 26/13… Making his case for NBA now?

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Zimmy07's picture

He had 19/15 yesterday.

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mrspray's picture

I haven't looked at the numbers, but this is basically what he did for last year's tournaments if I remember correctly...

UrbanCulture's picture

I think last year he just gave us a nice scoring spark when we needed it, not the dominating performances he has given this year

 

DeepSouthBuckeye's picture

As HORRIBLE as our FT shooting was most of the game, we did finish with making 10 straight to end the game. I'm very confused on how to feel about that..

Loving all things Buckeye from SEC country in Alabama.
"How firm thy friendship....O-HI-O"

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shizawn9415's picture

Only way Q goes to the NBA is if the bucks make the final 4 b/c of him

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, 6'8" long arms, inside and outside game, smooth as silk, pulls down rebounds.  Does he have deficiencies and would I love for him to stay his senior year, yes, but IMHO he is NBA material.

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

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Bailey458's picture

I think he might just go because.  He always seemed likely to jump as soon as he was draftable.  Probably similar to Deshaun, 2nd round pick plays in Europe.  I think its obvious his offensive skills are NBA caliber, and he may not have the maturity to recognize the value of returning to school one more year.

ibuck's picture

If he goes pro this year, it will be D-league or Europe. A few good games against teams that won't make the NCAA's doesn't override a whole season. All Big Ten 3rd team does not equal pros, at least not right away.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

wilkins0802's picture

Della Valle was clutch with those free throws!! Bring on TTUN!!! Lets go Bucks!

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Poison nuts's picture

Having followed the live thread, I'd like to hear what Jaxbuckeye has to say about this & I'll just leave it at that...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

I think he was really pissed and went to sleep. I don't blame him, though. He'll have one hell of a surprise when he wakes up.

LEBRON

JakeBuckeye's picture

There was quite a few negative nellies throughout the game. RedStorm, I'm looking at you.

Poison nuts's picture

I think some of these guys would rather they lose so they can be negative/angry. I get that this year's team is frustrating & we're all passionate fans...Getting pissed is to be expected. Some of the guys on the game threads seem to rather things be bad though. Those same guys never say much when things are going well or when there's something to be psyched about - like a comeback from an 18 point deficit. 

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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JakeBuckeye's picture

You know exactly what I'm talking about.

"LOL" as you would say.

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RedStorm45's picture

Not really. Cheers anyway mate.

toad1204's picture

Amazing comeback.  Had to listen to it while I raced home.  Let me tell you, nothing sounds better on AM radio than the smooth styling of Paul Keels.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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ibuck's picture

Keels IS a Hall of Fame announcer.

And Stokes is a trusty sidekick.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

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LouBuck35's picture

I think our only chance of winning this tournament and making any sort of play in the NCAAs is playing the small ball, full court game.  Neither of our bigs are reliable enough.  Might as well go with the run and gun and take our chances at this point.  Nothing to lose.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Wish we had employed it more throughout the season, but my guess is Thad doesn't think we have the horses to run every game. But, I'm with you, keep the motors running boys. 

Bucks_Rule's picture

Tomorrow against scUM these guys better come out pumped, no more lethargic play should be tolerated,  we all see how good this team can play now.

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IGotAWoody's picture

Keep in mind, they'll be playing their 3rd game in 3 days. I'm expecting them to be running on fumes by the end tomorrow. Although adrenaline and playing Meatchicken may give them the extra juice they need.

 - License to kill gophers (wolverines, badgers, etc) by the government of the United Nations

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Great minds think alike Kyle, here is a copy of a post I made on the game thread about mid way through the first half:

Notre Dame game redux would work for me ...

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

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IGotAWoody's picture

In the game against Purdue, Della Valle and Scott didn't get very many minutes (9 and 14, respectively). I figured today, Matta was going to be giving them both some significant playing time. And boy did they both deliver!! Strangely, tho, Marc Loving only played 3 mins in game 1, and not much, if at all, in the Nebraska game. Does this mean Matta will be counting on him to make a contribution tomorrow? He almost HAS to play 15 mins or more.

 - License to kill gophers (wolverines, badgers, etc) by the government of the United Nations

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UrbanCulture's picture

Loving hasn't been playing with much, if any, confidence. 

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I don't care how freakin' bad a game gets, I never turn it off fellas. Never.

Did any of you guys turn it off when Urban's Florida team drilled OSU 41-14 in the national championship?

And I'm a Browns fan, so you know I've seen some horrible s@#$ over the years. Perhaps I'm just a glutton for punishment, though...

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JakeBuckeye's picture

Respect to you. I think we are the same kind of fan.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

I always watch full Browns games just to see how much stupid shit Weeden does. Good thing that era is over.

LEBRON

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Yeah, I'm not gonna miss him. Although watching him teach a course in "how not to play quarterback" every week was mildly amusing.

Brutus's picture

Please advise if anyone knows when/where I can catch rebroadcast of this game. I vowed not to watch or record another bball game after the first PSU loss because I figured I was a jinx.  We've lost a few more head-scratchers since then, but also beat Iowa,Wisconsin, and MSU during that stretch so I'm not going to change things up now. However, watching/recording a re-broadcast is within the rules.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

It will be one of the Big Ten Networks instant classics in a year or two.

LEBRON

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cronimi's picture

It'll be available on BTN2go at midnight.

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jaxbuckeye's picture

I'm sure it will be on one of the ESPN channels tonight.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

My takeaways from the game.  Our bigs are awful, especially McDonald.  Della Valle finally learned how to make free throws at the end.  We will go where Q and Craft take us.  Everyone else cannot be counted on.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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tennbuckeye19's picture

You forgot about ADV playing balls to the wall. But other than that, your thoughts are pretty accurate.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Yes he did.  When he drove full court, I was like "What the f*ck are you doing Amadeo?  Pass the ball... oh ok.  That was good."

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

The dude has played very, very well at an international level, while a lot of college players plateau pretty much right at the point where they're recruited. I know sometimes it looks funky, but he knows how to score. Some guys have it, some don't.

For the older folks on the site, think of Jay Burson.

TMac's picture

I may or may not have taken the dog for a walk when LQR got T'ed up, and gotten back with 7 minutes left to see the team playing with heart!!

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sbentz4's picture

More predictable flipping a coin or OSU basketball?

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OSUFlash's picture

I'm sitting here beside myself. Fing Dish said the game was on espn2 so I dvrd IT TO ONLY FIND OUT I RECORDED THE WRONG GAME.

osuflash

tennbuckeye19's picture

Yeah that was confusing. When I first looked it up, it said the game would be on ESPN/ESPN2. But then when the game came on, OSU was on ESPN and UNC was on ESPN2.

chicago12's picture

Wow...I turned off the TV in anger. Damn I missed that exciting come back. I should always trust our buckeyes.

route4buckeye's picture

To quote the great Ron Simmons... "Damn."

 

 

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RBuck's picture

I have to admit I'm one of those who gave up, threw in the towel, escaped through the back door, etc,etc.

Mea Culpa.

MVP = Della Valle

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

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blu.fan's picture

Congratulations, Buckeyes.

FYI, things look great for OSU tomorrow. Michigan has NEVER won against you in the Tourney. Here is Michigan's record vs OSU:

1998: Did not face OSU

1999: Lost to OSU in quarterfinals

2000: Did not face OSU

2001: Did not face OSU

2002: Lost to OSU in quarterfinals

2003: Did not face OSU

2004: Did not face OSU

2005: Did not face OSU

2006: Did not face OSU

2007: Lost to OSU in quarterfinals

2008: Did not face OSU

2009: Did not face OSU

2010: Lost to OSU in quarterfinals

2011: Lost to OSU in semifinals

2012: Lost to OSU in semifinals

2013: Did not face OSU

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cal3713's picture

Anyone know if there's a replay of this on TV tonight?  I had to leave the radio broadcast when NU was up 16... 

Brutus's picture

According to Deadly Nuts, we can expect to see the game in a year or two on BTN's instant classics.  Until then, you and me are SOL.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

It might replay on ESPN3. I'll check.

route4buckeye's picture

Honestly, just check your guide on your TV tomorrow for the next few days for BTN.

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vitaminB's picture

It's available on BTN2GO tomorrow at 12:00 pm est.

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cronimi's picture

Actually, it's available at 12:00 am, i.e., midnight tonight. According to the BTN2go website.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

This team is so bipolar, haha, but they always get it done in the Thad Matta Invitational...err...Big Ten tournament.  Now let's beat the shit out of TTUN!

Class of 2010.

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Crumb's picture

BEAT BLUE!!!!

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

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cronimi's picture

And now to the semis, which air on CBS -- great. In my area of North Cackalacky, the local CBS affiliate preempts the national feed with local coverage of the ACC tourney. So my only chance to see the game is on the CBS Sports website, which is crappy. Oh well, win or lose, if I don't watch the game they won't give me a heart attack!

tennbuckeye19's picture

For those asking, ESPN3 has the game listed under replay now, so you can go there and watch it anytime if you missed it. 

Go1Bucks's picture

Thanks TennyBuck

Go Bucks!

skid21's picture

Recorded it and am watching it knowing the outcome. Interesting how the announcers contrasted the huddles saying OSU was uptight and Nebraska's huddle was saying how it was fun. Obviously a HUGE mistake to get so comfortable so early. Buckeyes dominated from that point on. Not so much fun after all?

jaxbuckeye's picture

Funny you should say that.  I rarely miss a live game and am usually yelling at the screen (while holding out hope for a comeback) when they get down by so much.  But, I felt frustration even when we were winning so I stopped watching.  Kept an eye on the score and watched the last minute or so, then went back and watched the DVR.  It's really weird watching it knowing that they are going to make a comeback.  I had zero frustrations and found some of the things you mention comical knowing what I knew.  It was a completely different experience, though I will still always like to watch it live......stress and all.

jaxbuckeye's picture

I am CLEARLY Matta's biggest critic on this site, but I want to give him props.  He gets my ire when they play dumb or unenthused, but he got them going the last half of the game.  Wow they were energized.  Ross just needs to play pissed and he's a completely different person (though he still drives me nuts with those pump fakes from three and when he tries those interior passes to the hands of stone (you know who I mean!)).  ADV is the key to the tournament IMO.  He needs to see significant minutes because he, along with Craft and Ross, is an impact player.  Awesome comeback!

OK, I do have to ask, why the hell can't they play like that all the time?  I think that's what frustrates us so much.  No they aren't a great shooting team, but this team has some decent players...if they play their roles.  When this team plays with energy and passion, they are tough to beat (I know, it WAS Nebraska, but it was still amazing).

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Last 10 minutes of the game, they played quite a bit of full court press.  1.  It is exhausting to try to keep that up for the whole game.  2.  If the press is broken, it can lead to easy buckets.  

wrt to stone hands, I wish they would have shown a replay of the pass in from Craft; off his hands, incomplete, and out of bounds.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

yrro's picture

I kind of wish we would play with the press more early in games, see how well it works, see how well the other team is coached up against it. I don't see it working well against teams that like to run (Michigan St) but if you've got a suspect point guard or haven't emphasized it in coaching it can be brutal.

BassDropper's picture

Not gonna lie, when Nebraska got up by 18 I decided to take a nap before I go in to work tonight. I paused the game on my tv because it was so frustrating to watch live and have to sit through the commercials while the team was losing by double digits, so when I woke back up and decided to finish (speed) watching, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I was convinced the game was over. In my opinion Q Ross is making a legit case for the NBA the past few games. I'm starting to buy his hype.

DIRECTIONER

hetuck's picture

Perfect ending for tomorrow's game:Craft hits a half court heave at the buzzer a la Turner. Bielien has to watch both before the start of every game at the Schott as long as he is scUM coach.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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BeijingBucks's picture

Correct me if I'm wrong but this seemed to be a game of adjustments? OSU starts hot... NEB goes to a zone and our boys predictably worship the porcelain God... Then Matta throws a full press and flips the script. Highlight reel ending. 

Also wasn't Amir the high scorer in the first half for both teams?

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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TatumRuled's picture

I missed the entire game because the cable was out in Powell, Ohio. Damn you, Time-Warner!!!

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Nice to be on the up side of an epic meltdown vs. Nebraska. Never forget 10/8/11.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

Mr. Slick's picture

Anyone have a link to the post game pressers?  I checked BTN but cannot locate.

Thanks in advance

FLAMikey's picture

"Off a long hallway in the bowels of Bankers Life Fieldhouse sits a room filled with Nebraska hats and shirts inscribed with “Big Ten Tournament Champions.” The boxes of merchandise were visible during Day 1 of the tournament. But they’ll soon find their way to a third-world country after Ohio State’s first-rate performance"

Now this is quality writing. Well done Kyle.

Go1Bucks's picture

So pissed, no replay scheduled for that game damnit!

Go Bucks!