NCAA Tournament Open Thread: No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton

By 11W Staff on March 20, 2014 at 12:05p
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Seattle Linga's picture

Clark - in my opinion - you should be calling the game but it's always great to see you promoting the BUCKS

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vitaminB's picture

Nothing like starting my work day by watching the bucks.  Let's go boys.

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vitaminB's picture

Your "internet" link is to the B1G Tourney championship game.  That's a sick joke, my man.

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OSUStu's picture

Yeah.  Here you go for anyone looking for it:  http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/game/205

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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hspbuy1's picture

Let's get ready to rummmmmmmmmmbbblllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

hspbuy1

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InvertMyVeer's picture

Barkley said he picked us to make a deep run in the tournament, not sure what to think about that.

Football is complicated...

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Seattle Linga's picture

He also picked Auburn to beat bama - go figure he's an Auburn alum

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Matt M.'s picture

All in. Go Bucks!

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KBonay's picture

Smith...I sure hope you heat up. But not at the expense of chucking up unnecessary 3's. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Verne Lundquist must be breaking out in hives at the prospect of being around so much Ohio.

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KBonay's picture
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Seattle Linga's picture

Let's go Buckeyes and shut them up

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Seattle Linga's picture

Of course LSJ hits his first shot and it doesn't count

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KBonay's picture
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Seattle Linga's picture

I'll take that 2nd foul

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Ross will be hard for them to stop. And we've drawn two fouls in our first two possessions.

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hspbuy1's picture
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InvertMyVeer's picture

Love the hustle so far

Football is complicated...

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KBonay's picture

Morning Seattle! Skipping work I see?!

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Seattle Linga's picture
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Seattle Linga's picture

foul number three nice job

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GoBucks713's picture

does anyone know where to stream the game for free?

 

-The Aristocrats!

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OSUStu's picture

http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/game/205

My feed is about 30 secs behind though.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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KBonay's picture

CBS March Madness app

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vitaminB's picture

Sam leads the league in airballs and dunks.

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KBonay's picture

LSJ should be riding pine. Trying too hard and was completely lost on that reply of the three. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Loving and/or ADV = better option

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phxbuck's picture

Why does Amir Williams still see the court, I can't watch him anymore. 

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route4buckeye's picture

Because he's a better option than McDonald.

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topgun67's picture

there aren't many on our team that is fun to watch... 

smith and amir - very difficult.  

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Honestly, I have never been more disappointed with how a recruit turned out. I am sure he is a good kid, but he has really been a let down as a player.

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

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buckeyebowhunter's picture

Really Amir, can't get back on defense and then you get out of place on that last drive.  What I wouldn't give for a quality big man.

 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Too frustrating at times

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dubjayfootball90's picture

horray for early frustration. Amir has to hustle down the court. And we need to get underneath or even near the basket when we shoot. I hate when people run away from the basket when a shot is put up, basically conceding the rebound...

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

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jaxbuckeye's picture

My God this team is predictable. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

These baskets are coming too easily. 

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vitaminB's picture

Good news is they are shooting 68 percent, probably not sustainable.

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KBonay's picture
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jamesrbrown322's picture

It has been a long time since we have been this poor on the offensive end...

 

Just let Ross start gunning.

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

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Giving up these points in the paint too easy

skid21's picture

Good lord we need a big bad!

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Unfortunately, not one coming...we keep getting 6'8 "big men."

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

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

our halfcourt offense is so ugly

Seattle Linga's picture

Settle down and don't rush it 

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KBonay's picture

What's up with these Craft passes?! Not his character. 

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dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my god this is pathetic... Also, on that last missed fg, nice to see lsj back pedaling when the ball had yet to hit the rim, and there was no one on his side, could have had a 50/50 chance at a rebound... awesome...

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

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vitaminB's picture

We've done that all year.  Thad values getting back on D more than fighting for a rebound.

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phxbuck's picture

Mcdonald at least hustles, I'll take that over a lazy Amir all day long. 

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topgun67's picture

one and done.   playing like a 12 th seed

dubjayfootball90's picture

ugh, i know it is still early, but damnit, come on...

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

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I know it's early, but this is troublesome...Was hoping for a hot start.

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

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D-Day0043's picture

They have got to stop letting the other team dictate the flow of the game and playing down to the level of the competition.

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Of all the frustrating team's I've seen... this is one of them

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skid21's picture

So true. This team is hard to love but I will die trying.

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Josh P's picture

Solid reference to the Thad Matta quote on the back of Titus's book? Or just coincidence?  

tennbuckeye19's picture

rebounding would help fellas...

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Also, the tweets and comments on the March Madness Live site are toxic. AVOID

Damonbuckeye's picture

This has to be the worst 20+ win team in college basketball history

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Seattle Linga's picture

AC to the rescue

Let's go D

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vitaminB's picture

He's crafty, he gets around...

 

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vitaminB's picture

He's crafty, he gets around...

 

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dubjayfootball90's picture

slow it down, way too sloppy

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

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gm3jones's picture

craft needs to take those open J's.

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Drinking more heavily than I would have preferred right now

hspbuy1's picture

Someone's gotta step up!

hspbuy1

SaltyD0gg's picture

Shall I recap the rest of the game for you?

LSJ will shoot (and miss) in volume. We'll go on a run to give us some hope then we'll break down near the half. They'll come out strong and be up by 12 with 10 to go in the second half and then we'll rally to keep it close down the stretch. it'll be a 4 point game with under 2 to go. Craft will make several reckless drives. We'll miss free throws and create turnovers.

I won't spoil the final...

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Downvote me all you want, but it's playing to script.

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

Seattle Linga's picture

ADV - I like his game this time of the year 

dubjayfootball90's picture

I will be pissed if we shoot below 80% on free throws

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

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KBonay's picture

Don't people realize the game is on. STOP CALLING ME!

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Seattle Linga's picture

They're rude and insensitive to your needs

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gm3jones's picture

The D needs to step the freak up!

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Starting to lose faith already...

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

WOW will I miss craft next year

gm3jones's picture

ditto!

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

buckeyebowhunter's picture

At least Craft came to play

Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Craft got away with about 6 steps right there, we'll take it

dubjayfootball90's picture

good, craft is piling on the fouls for them. That is huge, KEEP DRIVING CRAFT!!! As it was said before and will undoubtedly be said many times over, he will be extremely missed.

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good to see them hitting their freebees early

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route4buckeye's picture

So far so good on FTs. Like what Aaron is doing now.

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KBonay's picture

Someone has been practicing free throws....

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gm3jones's picture

n the bonus baby (no pun intended to Vitale)

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Am I the only one that thinks that OSU is a top 15 team when they go small?

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

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Wobble in our Shoes's picture

Addition by subtraction, I can dig it

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Seattle Linga's picture
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OSUStu's picture

If they are going to let us drive in there like that and/or foul, keep it up.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Seattle Linga's picture

They passed up a wide open three - maybe their confidence is shaken

buckeyebowhunter's picture

Man am I going to miss AC when his career is over.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

don't look now, but OSU is making their free throws...so far...

Josh P's picture

Every game from here on out could be Craft's last, and he looks like he knows it and is gonna do as much as he can to play as long as he can.  I'm gonna have a hard time not tearing up when he walks off for the last time.  

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9Route's picture

Agreed

I'm just happy to be here

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dubjayfootball90's picture

wow, awesome in bounds pass

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

damnit amir, TOUGHEN UP!!!! SLAM IT HOME, DAMNIT!!! GROW UP!!!

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

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Seattle Linga's picture
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hspbuy1's picture

Amir, C'mon!

hspbuy1

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Damonbuckeye's picture

Williams is yikes!!#

Josh P's picture

No doubt in my mind we are a lot better than this UD squad.  Just have to keep our foot on the gas.  

jaxbuckeye's picture

How can Amir be so bad!!!???

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jaxbuckeye's picture

How can Amir be so bad!!!???

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KBonay's picture

So bad, you had to say it twice!

vitaminB's picture

He's lazy and he has small hands.

 

D-Day0043's picture

They need to keep driving to the basket just like that. That's how you penetrate!

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KBonay's picture

I'm ok with LSJ driving. Just no 3's....

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dubjayfootball90's picture

keep getting in the lane and rack up those fouls, keep it going!!!

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

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Seattle Linga's picture

ML lets hit both next time they are free

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gm3jones's picture

Loving coming in aggresive. I like it

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Seattle Linga's picture

Brick from the FT line

D-Day0043's picture

Craft never touched him

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

This is settling in to the kind of game we're more comfortable in.

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Seattle Linga's picture

LSJ should have shot that 3 with man in air

hspbuy1's picture

Are these Big ten refs?

hspbuy1

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skid21's picture

Wow, some bullshit calls this game.

dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my god, terrible decision

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

Craft is trying to do too much offensively. Gotta get Ross some opportunities.
 

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

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Disagree.

Craft driving is our only offense.

Q is playing lethargic, needs to wake the F up.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Where is Q?!?!

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

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dubjayfootball90's picture

holy hell

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

Ice Cold...hopefully he turns it around in 2nd half.

They gotta start Loving and bench Amir to start 2nd.

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

this offense is putrid right now, always go through scoreless spells that are just unbelievable

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

skid21's picture

Ross is just throwing it up every time he touches it.

AngryWoody's picture

What was that thing Sam Thompson just did? Was that what they call a "three-pointer"?

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d1145fresh's picture

I hate that OSU doesn't stick with the pressure on the out of bounds plays once the ball gets in. Just give a token 5 seconds of pressure to see if you can't get a trap or turnover.

 

YoungBUCK14's picture

LSJ misses another wide open 3....

 

BUCKEYE BORN AND BRED

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dubjayfootball90's picture

wow... another great finish to a half for this team... just so pathetic

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

Seattle Linga's picture

We need another Minnesota second half

Buckeye Chuck's picture

End-of-first-half lull, right on schedule.

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buckeyebowhunter's picture

At what point will Lenzelle quit shooting threes.  He's been short on his last 100.

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Seattle Linga's picture

I think you missed a few with that amount

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buckeyebowhunter's picture

Sam is keeping us in this one.

jamesrbrown322's picture

This is such a hard team to watch. It's like, I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed.

NOTE: Dayton tearing it up since Amir checked back into game...
 

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

d1145fresh's picture

This team still looks like they are trying to force the issue instead of just being the better team and letting the game come to them.

 

jamesrbrown322's picture

Maybe they're NOT the better team today...

Ross is driving me crazy. He finally gets opportunities and blows them. Gotta hit those lay-ups! If Craft is scoring like he is, there is no excuse!

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

hspbuy1's picture

We got to hit the "bunnies"!

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AngryWoody's picture

American is beating Wisky right now. Probably won't hold the whole game but it could be a fun one to watch

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Having seen American play, I can't imagine how that one will stay close for long.

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wmbuckeye557's picture

Research why Cavenaugh was suspended and it will probably make you like him a whole lot less. 

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d1145fresh's picture

Need to close out this half with a run.

Damonbuckeye's picture

Thompson is single handedly keeping this sorry bunch in the game...

teddyballgame's picture

LSJ with the green light!!

 

jedkat's picture

 

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

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topgun67's picture

amir has no energy.  walks casually back and forth....

not getting good game from LSJ or Scott on offense.  Ross not much...

bad sign

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gm3jones's picture

Did anyone else notice the announcer said he was surrounded by "crimson" jerseys on that fast break by DAYTON?

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

I don't know when this is going to happen, but Amir can be an absolute beast with his length. How do you not play pissed off on the block down low and want to slam it home with force every time? What is worse is that he is so freaking slow back down to the other end, drives me nuts!!! wake up and play!!!

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Stop playing on hyper speed - slow it down a bit 

vitaminB's picture

If Amir isn't going to d up their big, then why is he on Scholarship?

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vitaminB's picture

If Amir isn't going to d up their big, then why is he on Scholarship?

Josh P's picture

The only time I get a comparable feeling to the one I get when I watch Michigan do anything is the feeling I get when LSJ catches the ball on the 3 pt line, confidently gathers himself, and fires up a brick.  

D-Day0043's picture

They better not screw up the billion dollars I plan on winning with my perfect bracket. ;-)

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Seattle Linga's picture

Well that was not what I expected

dubjayfootball90's picture

we were 2-10 to finish the half... let me say that one more time: WE WERE 2-10 TO FINISH THE HALF... What the f*ck is wrong with this team at the end of halves... wtf!!!

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

topgun67's picture

other than craft i did not see energy...or give a f..k attitude. 

lets at least play like last game of year.   geez...why?  cuz it is last game....unless we get it together

FROMTHE18's picture

(enter observation that has been every single game) 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Not a hot start for B1G right now. Iowa was a huge letdown, OSU and Wisc not looking good. At least OSU is a 2nd half team...

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

gm3jones's picture

They certainly are. They have scored 80 more points over the season in the second half compared to first (whch is 421-501 is second)

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

buckeyebowhunter's picture

American is up on Wisconsin right now too.  C'mon big ten get your heads out of your asses and represent

FROMTHE18's picture

i can't believe that of the guys we have, many were considered top tier prospects, yet none can shoot a jump shot 

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Here's a prediction: if Dayton scores 33 again in the second half, we're not gonna win.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Sibert's 3 pts difference in game right now, lol.

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

southbay's picture

I'm stuck in a meeting, trying to follow the game on ESPN Gamecast, but it's horrible.  Impossibly confusing.  

Looking for a better option for the second half.  Maybe the Buckeyes will get their act together.

jamesrbrown322's picture

CBSSports is vastly superior.

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

Doubled up my comment, sorry.

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

OhioKris's picture

when they close the book on this season and team, they shall be forever known as "Brick City" 

wmbuckeye557's picture

Anyone in dayton having trouble with trutv

jaxbuckeye's picture

This is like watching an inter mural team. How can they be this bad with so many upperclassmen?  Amir is the biggest waste of size I've ever seen. He and Smith should be benched!  If Matta doesn't make some wholesale changes he is going down with the ship.   Ironic that Smith talked about Sibert's defense when his offense is just as pathetic. 

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teddyballgame's picture

hope Thad lights a fire under their ass at the half

jamesrbrown322's picture

As bad as OSU has been, WISC has been worse so far.

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

There are 9 white guys on floor in Wisconsin game.

Just saying.

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

D-Day0043's picture

Does UD have your attention now, men?

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skid21's picture

Get in line behind PSU and IU if you want to talk shit. Nothing here to brag about.

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D-Day0043's picture

I'm a Buckeye fan, not a troll. My post means they need to wake up. Try reading the thread before you make assumptions.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I see little evidence that lack of attention is the problem. This is a very familiar looking game so far. This is the team we have.

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D-Day0043's picture

They are better than this if they get their minds right. They have played lackadaisical all year. But I guess you're right, after doing it so many times that becomes who you are. 

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buckeyesean's picture

No idea why Matta does not use his "use it or lose it timeout". I don't think our ideal play is Q dribbling at the top of the key like a 3rd grader and pulling up for a contested shot. Would rather see drive and get fouled or kick it out to Q.  Never understand why you don't use the TO unless you have numbers (we did not, Lenzelle was back under the Dayton hoop)...

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vitaminB's picture

Because our only real set play is the Thompson lob, that I'm guessing Miller has seen before.

Tkebuck1's picture

Osu has been such a 1great player teaM for so long, that when they dont have that one star, everything gets exposed. Just an ave team with ave players.

jamesrbrown322's picture

It has also forced Craft to try and become a player that he is not, and thus has dragged down the entire team. Gotta feel for him. Maybe it will all click for Amir next year...

And maybe, just maybe, Matta will let the Freshman play. They could be VERY good by next March, and awesome by 2015-16.

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

teddyballgame's picture

I think we should look into this new freethrow shooting technique during the offseason:

 

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OhioKris's picture

full court pressure coming in the second half. OSU can't let Dayton put up 33 points again. 

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Mr. Slick's picture

Need this for sure

Tkebuck1's picture

I feel bad for craft. If they throw this one away, he ends a pretty good career with a bunch of turnovers. Hopefully, the flyers finish the game throwin up bricks...cause we sure cant shoot better than we have in 1st half.

Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

1.) Craft needs to keep driving. That's been our best offense. Drive and least get fouled. Or kick it out.

2.) Q needs to wake the he'll up. He looks asleep out there.

#Light a fire under their behinds, Thad

Seattle Linga's picture

Nicely said Shane - I agree

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dubjayfootball90's picture

ok, 20 minutes left. Nevermind that I picked tOSU to win in my suicide league, let us just play a strong second half. We play a strong 2nd half then we will be in good shape. We are capable of it. Plenty of time left. Hell we came back down 16-18 points? This is only 3. Lets get it going!

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

Tim's picture

Stop the turnovers and occasional lazy defense that gave Dayton some easy layups, and I think OSU can take this one without too much drama.

FROMTHE18's picture

This has that Sienna feel to it all over again.

brandonbauer87's picture

My work internet is painfully slow. Streaming is a pretty optimistic term for what's going on. 

buckeyebowhunter's picture

Wisconsin finally takes the lead over American

 

Seattle Linga's picture

2nd half will be better than the first

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I can't help but think of Coming to America - "The University of the United States," every time I hear American University.

 

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

Seattle Linga's picture

One offensive rebound = no hustle

Bucks_Rule's picture

Thad or AC needs to light a fire with these guys, its the only thing that seems to ever wake them up. Who cares if they get mad, the pissed off Q that gets techs is better than the one that disappears on the court.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Thad, we have one offensive rebound because everytime we put up a shot, EVERYONE retreats to the defensive end. Barely anyone is ever under or near the hoop. Always retreating to the other hoop when the ball is in the air...

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

InvertMyVeer's picture

D needs to step up big time. Come on Buckeyes, do it ugly if you have to, but just win

Football is complicated...

dubjayfootball90's picture

GET DOWN THE FLOOR AMIR!!!! GRAB A F*CK*NG REBOUND, SOMEBODY!!! HOLY HELL

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

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teddyballgame's picture

Watching Amir...he didn't get back for offense OR defense just now.  PATHETIC

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hspbuy1's picture

Where's the D?

hspbuy1

KBonay's picture

Still in locker room. 

wibuckeye's picture

This is a team that has no idea what it's doing. 

WIBUCKEYE

jamesrbrown322's picture

This is brutal...

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Good time out Thad - fire them up

skid21's picture

Amir and LSJ are liabilities.

Wobble in our Shoes's picture

F'n Amir has no hustle AT ALL. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

Just get Amir out. Get him out. He does not want to play. He was the last person down the floor on the 2nd to last posession and stopped at the top of the key... Get his soft ass out of their and put someone in who actually has heart.

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

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D-Day0043's picture

Quick time-out. Matta's pissed!

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InvertMyVeer's picture

of course amir is tying his shoes -sigh-

Football is complicated...

jamesrbrown322's picture

PULL AMIR!!!!

Go with Craft, Scott, Loving, Lenzelle, and Slam. WTF NOT?!?

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

Josh P's picture

Amir spends a solid 75% of his floor time at or near midcourt

+2 HS
AngryWoody's picture

Myles Turner,

Please come to OSU. You can start in the post on day one.

Love,

Thad Matta
 

Our Honor Defend!

+1 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

If only....

Would Matta actually play him?
 

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

vitaminB's picture

Send Amir's lazy ass back to Detroit.

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

Where is the talent on this team.  Weren't these kids all-Americans?

WIBUCKEYE

Posterchild's picture

Matta's about to go purple people eater on these guys. Rightfully so, these guys look lethargic out there.

Seattle Linga's picture

Wisky leads by 10 at half

jamesrbrown322's picture

SSDD!

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

+1 HS
FROMTHE18's picture

the mask that is the B1G season, is now lifted and this team is exposed for the crapshoot that it is. 

Seattle Linga's picture

What was LSJ swatting at - AIR?

wibuckeye's picture

When are we going to play some defense?

WIBUCKEYE

KBonay's picture

They know Q is weak on D. Going right at him. 

InvertMyVeer's picture

thank u Q now come on DDDDD

Football is complicated...

jamesrbrown322's picture

Well, this isn't nearly as disappointing as two years ago, and The Villain's last year. At least this was kind of expected.
 

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

KBonay's picture

Here comes a lul.....

KBonay's picture

Stupid double posts

Buckeye Chuck's picture

They need to get some momentum, and with this team, that almost always comes from easy baskets off steals and turnovers. Let's see some.

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wibuckeye's picture

Does Amir's arms go above his head? Or does he have some defect where he can't put his hands up?

WIBUCKEYE

dubjayfootball90's picture

get amir out. get him outplease. Get amir out now

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

+2 HS
phxbuck's picture

Right!!!!!!!!!!! I don't get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wibuckeye's picture

Get the painter out of there. 

WIBUCKEYE

OhioKris's picture

wow, can't really believe this team still has no energy coming out of the half.... 

Matta is gonna leave Craft, LSJ, Amir out there and go down with the ship. 

this team looks done. 

+1 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

It's so obvious how much better OSU is with Amir on the bench. I know Thad wants a big man in there, but you gotta win. This is not the regular season, it's one and done!

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

OhioKris's picture

same can be said with Craft on the bench as well. 

-1 HS
buckeyebowhunter's picture

This is getting bad quick

hspbuy1's picture

Nice block Amir

hspbuy1

jamesrbrown322's picture

Wasn't Scott a star in HS? How did he ever score?

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

D-Day0043's picture

Sigh....

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skid21's picture

This is starting to look like Craft's last game. He is throwing it away with his TOs. LSJ and Amir are just bad.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

That blocked shot may have saved the game. They're giving off body language like they're on the verge of just giving up -- down 9 would have made things pretty tough.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Win the next 4 minutes

KBonay's picture

Need a spark. A Sam-Slam would be nice...

wibuckeye's picture

This is unacceptable. 

WIBUCKEYE

southbay's picture

I know UD has a decent team, no disrespect intended, but c'mon, man!

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

This could be our Appy State. 

WIBUCKEYE

-1 HS
FROMTHE18's picture

i still, somehow, find the lack of scoring on this team and how bad our bigs are to be hysterical. 

CaliforniaBuckeye's picture

Is it me... or does LSJ and Amir Williams kill it every single time. Neither would be a starter on any other team in the Big10. Amir is lazy (shows no effort) and LSJ always looks to go 1 on 1 with crazy spins like he has that kind of game.

"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

southbay's picture

At least the "Game of Thrones" promo is entertaining.  Sheesh.

OhioKris's picture

Crafts ball handling skills are in serious question anymore. 

 

dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my god Q

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

d1145fresh's picture

Since when did the offense become 4 guys stand around the three point line and one guy tries to drive while wildly throwing up a brick of a layup?

wibuckeye's picture

It's been this way most of the year. 

WIBUCKEYE

jaxbuckeye's picture

Yeah it's USUALLY five guys passing it around until the shot clock is going to expire and then jacking up a three. 

+1 HS
Barnsey69's picture

Soooo...it's not going well? Can't watch it at work.

 

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hspbuy1's picture

Nice Sam!

hspbuy1

dubjayfootball90's picture

hahahahaha, f*ck this

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

Bolt's picture

Are we out of excuses reasons to ever have Amir Williams on the floor again? Because I'm just flat out sick of his bullshit.

wibuckeye's picture

Nice ball handling skills.  

WIBUCKEYE

jamesrbrown322's picture

NO HEART!

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

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

I am literally laughing my ass off now, this is a complete meltdown

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

southbay's picture

Getting sloppier...

wibuckeye's picture

Number 4 needs to sit. 

WIBUCKEYE

D-Day0043's picture

That little round thing is the basket. The ball goes in there...

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teddyballgame's picture

Initiating shutdown sequence....
 

jamesrbrown322's picture

They're not playing Stanford football.
 

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

cronimi's picture

Same thought @ the same moment, JB. 

cronimi's picture

Buckeyes aren't playing Stanford football right now.....
 

D-Day0043's picture

Finally!

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FROMTHE18's picture

haha oh my goodness...

KBonay's picture

Ok. Settle down. 

hspbuy1's picture

Keep it up Sammy!
 

hspbuy1

Seattle Linga's picture

Only down by 6 not giving up yet

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

here come the FT woes now too, wouldn't be pure Ohio State Basketball without crappy Free throw shooting

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

+1 HS
ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I am so over this crap...this isn't even that fun to watch.  If they lose this game, they totally deserve it.  They may very well come back and win, but keep playing like this and it's all over by Saturday.

Class of 2010.

cronimi's picture

Even if we win today, it's over on Saturday. No way does this team beat Syracuse.

D-Day0043's picture

Brick...

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OhioKris's picture

i'm sorry Matta you gotta start pulling some people. 

I don't give a shit if he's a senior or not, but you can't let 2 or 3 guys lose it for everyone else. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

I'm not sure why our bigs even play. Amir and McDonald should sit the rest of the way.

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

+1 HS
KBonay's picture

Sam broke the rim....on a free throw. 

+2 HS
teddyballgame's picture

LOL what is this...twighlight zone?  we can't even do a layup now

dubjayfootball90's picture

this offense is freaking pathetic... Good slam on the last score, but holy hell, PUT THE BALL IN THE HOLE, DAMNIT!!!

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

hspbuy1's picture

O K BUCKS!

hspbuy1

Seattle Linga's picture

I like them going small and Amir better not see the floor again 

+1 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

Tied game if we don't blow 2 layups so far...

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

InvertMyVeer's picture

i'm at a loss for words, we're lucky this is a 4 point game right now

Football is complicated...

OSUStu's picture

Well...

 

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Feeling better about this lineup

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

Nice dive Jordan

hspbuy1

jamesrbrown322's picture

Love that Pitino faces a former assistant in 1st round and complains, Matta says nothing when he does.

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

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

What did Pitino say?

poop's picture

It's like the smartest kid in class just getting by with a C+ average because they don't give a shit. This team is uninspired and not much fun to watch.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Whose fault is that?

OhioKris's picture

a team that is supposed to be all heart is anything but. 

OSUStu's picture

I wish I would see a few more of ours guys hustle like Sibert just did.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

tennbuckeye19's picture

time to go on a run and stop messin' around...

jaxbuckeye's picture

Thad Matta's offense is terrible!

-Mike Brown

-1 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

HUGE possession here offensively.

Any bets on Matta re-inserting Amir for no reason after this TO?

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

Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Welcome to our world, big fella"

 

Haha...Ok, that was funny

-1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Let's get it together and play smart Buckeyes

dubjayfootball90's picture

THATS IT!!!!

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

FROMTHE18's picture

Before the B1G tourney I did say 2 more wins for OSU this season…counted one being the NCAA 1st round…suppose my 2 were already used up before today.

D-Day0043's picture

Nice!!!!

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vitaminB's picture

Its our only set play. How do you fall for it?

+1 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Love the full court press!

-1 HS
KBonay's picture

Small ball is so much better 

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

Let's keep dumb and dumber (23 & 55) on the bench. 

WIBUCKEYE

dubjayfootball90's picture

that craft 3 was a pass, dont kid yourself

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

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This  "run" is more like a stroll, but I'll take it.

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teddyballgame's picture

o lawdy....we've scored 3 times in a row...miracle!!!

jamesrbrown322's picture

I LOVE THIS LINEUP!

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

buckeyebowhunter's picture

Here we go baby!!!!!!

Sammy SAmmy SAmmy

ShirtPants's picture

No Amir or lsj and we're winning......imagine that

D-Day0043's picture

Good hustle!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

can we hold on to a ball when we drive?

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

Seattle Linga's picture

I think Thad is onto something with this smaller lineup

+1 HS
OSUStu's picture

Yeah...like these are the guys that want to play.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

dubjayfootball90's picture

nice shot by Loving, very clutch shot

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

southbay's picture

Hey we made the 2nd round...according to Verne!

KBonay's picture

Ross getting bodied big time. Call all these touch fouls but he gets checked. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

HOLD ON TO THE F***ING BALL, DAMNIT!!!! HOLD ON TO THE BALL!!!!!

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

Seattle Linga's picture

What are you trying to say ?

Seattle Linga's picture

Great job Bucks coming back - win the next four and bring it home

jaxbuckeye's picture

If Matta could ever find his offensive equivalent and hire him as an assistant, tOSU would never lose. 

+1 HS
Posterchild's picture

Why take Loving out of the game????????????

Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Kavanaugh plays dirty. What else would you expect from an alleged statutory rapist.

-1 HS
buckeyebowhunter's picture

Urban Meyer/Tom Herman Offense vs. Matta's Defense=  The end of the world as we know it.  

thekornidentity's picture

These refs are atrocious.

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

That might be true, but we shouldn't be letting them factor in to this. 

WIBUCKEYE

OhioKris's picture

Loving hits a shot.... quick.. pull him.

Craft going on 3 for 19 with 5 turnovers

but whatever. i honestly have no idea what Matta is trying to do with this team. and i think he has no idea either anymore. 

just flying by the seat of his pants. 

-1 HS
KBonay's picture

Win or lose, I still like Scarlet Johansson. 

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

being destroyed on offense with rebounds... only 2 offensive rebounds... not good

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my god, please hold on to the ball. You play D1 basketball... hold on to the ball when driving

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

KBonay's picture

I've said this in every game thread. Ross is NOT a dribble-drive player. Catch & shoot. We are not plying to his strength. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

GOOD LORD Q!
 

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

we cant buy a freaking lay up

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

SaltyD0gg's picture

How many turnovers does Ross have now? About 60?

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

Seattle Linga's picture

I will take that shot

buckeyebowhunter's picture

Can we please just SCORE

hspbuy1's picture

Nice save LSJ!

hspbuy1

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

DId LSJr actually score in the paint?

WIBUCKEYE

wibuckeye's picture

DId LSJr actually score in the paint?

WIBUCKEYE

KBonay's picture

Best at getting to rim.. Worst at finishing. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Q getting some rest for the finish

route4buckeye's picture

Getting the nervous feeling in my stomach now..

jamesrbrown322's picture

Good call earlier. This does look like two really good intramural teams rather than high level Division I competition.
 

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

d1145fresh's picture

Our inability to hold on to the ball while driving is mind bottling.

Seattle Linga's picture

So much for his rest

dubjayfootball90's picture

another classic finish to the half. Offensive woes, can't shoot or buy a lay up... Another Great finish is on the horizon unless they wake the f***up

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

OhioKris's picture

god they/re in the bonus already. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

OSU's unforced errors are amazing.

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

awesome shot by Q. Man this offense is on fire

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

Craft... That is all.

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

They're only played 7 times...it's not a rivalry.

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

D-Day0043's picture

That was embarrassing. Don't shoot a three if you can't come within 6 feet of the rim.

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KBonay's picture

Finish strong. 

wibuckeye's picture

Wisky up by 22 

WIBUCKEYE

dubjayfootball90's picture

please, just put some distance on the scoreboard so I can breathe a bit down the stretch... please!!!

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Last four minutes baby - play SMART and SMALL

stevebelliseeya's picture

OMG i overslept, what in the holy hell happened here to get to this point?

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

YoungBUCK14's picture

Craft doing his best Carlos Hyde taking it to the hole

BUCKEYE BORN AND BRED

KBonay's picture

Ross Is 0-fer from 3 second game in a row....

Matt M.'s picture

Always with the heart attacks.

Tim's picture

Please make the free throw!

Baroclinicity's picture

Come on Bucks... hang on!!

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

dubjayfootball90's picture

free throws... awesome

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

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

I don't understand why this team cannot shoot free throws.

 

Seattle Linga's picture

Come on D - where are you

teddyballgame's picture

Why do they make scoring look so easy and for us it seems impossible...

southbay's picture

crappy defense...geez

D-Day0043's picture

Concentrate!!! You can't be missing free-throws at this point in the game!

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KBonay's picture

#hityourfreethows

dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my god, this team is pathetic down the stretch

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

wibuckeye's picture

Lazy.  

WIBUCKEYE

jamesrbrown322's picture

Can't rebound, make 3s, FTs, or lay-ups. Is this team good at ANYTHING?

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

D-Day0043's picture

Wow....

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

How in the hell was that not a shooting foul when LSJ got fouled!!!!

mattanderson1985's picture

This team is horrible.

-1 HS
southbay's picture

good thing that didn't go in

KBonay's picture

Way to implode again. 

OhioKris's picture

refs are gonna make sure we don't win

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

This is some of the sloppiest basketball I have seen them play. They almost look disinterested. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Don't start jackiing threesssssss

wibuckeye's picture

Where's the leadership on this team ?

WIBUCKEYE

route4buckeye's picture

That was a flagrant, homers.

jamesrbrown322's picture

Wow, Craft is the only reason we're in this game, yet also a big reason they're losing...irony.

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

skid21's picture

Craft is doing his best to make sure this is his last game.

D-Day0043's picture

Clutch free-throws?

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dubjayfootball90's picture

who will wake up... who is going to step up? someone make a shot...

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

KBonay's picture

We should have been on foull line shooting two for lead. Now we are down 3. Thanks officials. 

jdagrava.1's picture

this is really happening....

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

jamesrbrown322's picture

Well, what time is the kickoff for Navy?

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

-1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

oh my god craft... wow, what a play

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

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

Now, make the free throw.

teddyballgame's picture

omg we hit a free throw!!!

+1 HS
hspbuy1's picture

Wow! AC!

hspbuy1

jamesrbrown322's picture

Ross has been a big disappointment today. He was allegedly going to become a star this year...remember?

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

D-Day0043's picture

Thank you!

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weirdscience's picture

This Matta 5 is not exactly great in winning time. 

FROMTHE18's picture

people who make excuses via the refs make no sense to me, the team shouldn't be in a position to rely on the refs. If they hit a jump shot and didn't have stupid turnovers, they'd win.

Danify's picture

I understand, but come on, man. These calls are bullshit. Smith didn't touch the guy and they called it an foul. 

D-Day0043's picture

Rebound!!!!

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Okay, here we go...

Shouldn't they put Loving back in now?

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

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

That was a Bullshit foul.

hspbuy1's picture

Don't know about that call?

hspbuy1

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Amen, good sir.

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

Seattle Linga's picture

It would be nice to have them go both ways refs

dubjayfootball90's picture

WOW!!!!!

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

WHAT?!?!?

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

YoungBUCK14's picture

that mighta been the worst of the 5 terrible foul calls

BUCKEYE BORN AND BRED

wibuckeye's picture

Lenzelle, this is the last competitive game you are going to play in, is this how you want it to end?

WIBUCKEYE

D-Day0043's picture

That was a foul? WTF?

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KBonay's picture

Must be an Ohio thing. #freethrows

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Missed both FTs  -  #Karma

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

-1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Slammy is on!!!!!

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

OSUStu's picture

Of course, this is the moment the NCAA web feed has chosen to crap its pants.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

KBonay's picture

Not sure it was drawn up like that 

hspbuy1's picture

Finally got some help,nice job!

hspbuy1

D-Day0043's picture

Oh dear... Here we go...

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NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

Nice find by Craft on that drive. And Thomson finished as a bonus. Now play some D.

AngryWoody's picture

Sam Thompson is growing up before our eyes

Our Honor Defend!

Seattle Linga's picture

Sammy with the POGO's that was hilarious

wmbuckeye557's picture

I thought that wasn't going to end well. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

foul a 3-point shooter? oh my goodness

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

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

Stupid foul. Sometimes they don't use their heads.

D-Day0043's picture

Oh my....

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FROMTHE18's picture

well thats ironic

southbay's picture

r u f"in kidding me?

jaxbuckeye's picture

We have the dumbest players...

jamesrbrown322's picture

WTF!

That was the #1 thing you couldn't do!

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

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

Will Matta play for the last shot or will he take his chances by going for the quick basket?

Seattle Linga's picture

Best shot available with time to rebound or foul

dubjayfootball90's picture

this is it. last call

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

D-Day0043's picture

Drained all 3....

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Seattle Linga's picture

66% FT shooter really

+1 HS
wibuckeye's picture

This is not going to end well. 

WIBUCKEYE

wibuckeye's picture

It feels like the BTT

WIBUCKEYE

KBonay's picture

Careless D. No excuse for that. 

hspbuy1's picture

Cardiac Kids at it again,dang it!

hspbuy1

jamesrbrown322's picture

REALLY?!?!? Their 65% shooter hits 3. Our 80% shooter can't buy them.

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

teddyballgame's picture

You know we could have never hit 3/3 under pressure like that.

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NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

I don't feel good about this one.

JTACbuckeye's picture

there goes my billion dollars!

The strong will stand, the weak will fall by the wayside.  100% and then some!

jamesrbrown322's picture

Well boys. What's the call? Gotta be Craft to the bucket, then drop to Slam, or kickout to Q right?

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

Unky Buck's picture

WTF?....seriously...WTF?

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OhioKris's picture

as long as its not craft shooting the last basket, i'm cool with waiting till that last second

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jaxbuckeye's picture

Sure glad we took all American Scott instead of Burke. 

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jdagrava.1's picture

how many people about to lose their shot at a billion $ right now?

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

dubjayfootball90's picture

PLAY DEFENSE FOR THE WINN!!!!

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

jamesrbrown322's picture

Just stay under control CRAFT! No turnovers!

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

Seattle Linga's picture

Holy COW _ I LOVE HIM 

D-Day0043's picture

Oh my nerves!!!

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

hspbuy1's picture

Nice AC, C,mon D!

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stevebelliseeya's picture

MARCH ONIONS

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

OSUStu's picture

Craft!  

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

jamesrbrown322's picture

I can see how easy it would be to hate Craft if you're not an OSU fan. GOOD LORD.

NOW D IT UP! NO FOULS!

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

D-Day0043's picture

Defense!!!!

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

teddyballgame's picture

They're going to go inside for something CLOSE.  Hope to get an easy bucket or fouled.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Time to man up. Who wants it? Let's take it, Buckeyes!!!

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

KBonay's picture

I'd rather our D for the win then our O

jamesrbrown322's picture

Do you insert AMIR?

LOL

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

jdagrava.1's picture

my heart...

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

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dubjayfootball90's picture

wow... Ohio State... Wow...

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

wibuckeye's picture

They deserve the loss. 

WIBUCKEYE

NorthernOhioBuckeye's picture

Typical. 

It's now football season.

D-Day0043's picture

Yep....

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

hspbuy1's picture

I'm ready for some football

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Seattle Linga's picture

Don't worry bout the missed foul call ref - unbelievable

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jdagrava.1's picture

"it takes a little something special to be a great player....."

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

FROMTHE18's picture

the pain is over, what a bad season.

Unky Buck's picture

My buddy just messaged me and said that he's actually relieved this season is over. This was a tough one for all of us.

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Jack Fu's picture

Just not that good.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Rather inglorious way for AC to go out. Feel bad for the kid.

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

southbay's picture

Let the Flyers have their little party.  Syracuse will swat them on Saturday.

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The Rill Dill's picture

That may happen....but they still beat us. Damn.

OhioKris's picture

selfish and down with ship you go. 

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Stupid comment.

Fouling a 3 point shot was selfishly stupid.

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OhioKris's picture

really? did you really think craft was going hit any type of shot to win the game. 

we had a timeout, we had shooters on the court, but he ran down and tried to put up a miracle. 

honestly, i was just surprised he got the ball out of his hands this time. 

can't wait to move on to next season, so we can put this terrible team behind us. 

 

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Yes. But you were bitching that he shouldn't shoot it before he hit that shot with 15 seconds left.

How did that work out?

On the last shot, there was not enough time...he was OUR ONLY OFFENSE!

Who the hell else did you want shooting? Q?

He looked like he was on drugs or half asleep out there. 

You're a fool.

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OhioKris's picture

wow keep it classy Johnny. 

If you actually read my pervious post, i stated, "as long as its not craft shooting the last basket, i'm cool with waiting till that last second"

Craft shot it with 15 seconds left, which i was ok with. I was not ok with Craft shooting at the last second. 

Next time try to make factually statement to backup your argument. Otherwise, you just look like an idiot.  

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Don't whine about "classy" when somebody points out the stupidity of your comments.

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OhioKris's picture

reading doesn't come easy for you, does it. 

awww that's sad. moving on with my life.

enjoy trying to look cool on a comment board.

 

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Over/Under on your basketball IQ Krissy: 2.

I'll take the under.

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teddyballgame's picture

Disappointing end for a disappointing team.

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southbay's picture

Let the Flyers have their little party.  Syracuse will swat them on Saturday.

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cunneda's picture

this is the most dissapointing team of Thad Matta's career...I, for one, am glad the season is over.

 

Cunneda

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skid21's picture

Me too. Sad to see Craft go out like this but this team was suckass. LSJ and Amir are not nearly as good as what they think they are. Amir for another year is not something I look forward to.

Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

OhioKrissy = clueless about basketball

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skid21's picture

Goodbye Aaron. Too bad your teammates didn't have your back.

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CaliforniaBuckeye's picture

Honestly didn't expect much from this team, but did expect them to beat Dayton. Out with the old in with the new. The recruiting class we have coming in next year for BOTH men & women's basketball will set the tone for Buckeye basketball. Time for FOOTBALL!

"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

Tim's picture

Fitting end for an underachieving team, but wow was that bad.  Sad to see Craft go out like that.

skid21's picture

He needs to learn that defense is part of the game.

dubjayfootball90's picture

I will miss you, AC. Memorable season for sure, mainly due to the frustration. Here is to next year...

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

Bolt's picture

This has been a team that's suffered bad embarrassments all season long...this feels like the only way the season could've ended: losing to a lower seeded "little brother" school from your own state.

jaxbuckeye's picture

Another FINE coaching job by Thad Matta. I know, I know, it's all the players' fault. It's not like he recruited them, coaches them, and controls the rotation. 

He's had YEARS to develop some type of offense and this is what we get. His refusal to expand his rotation has chased away so many players. Players that are dying for revenge. 

i know everyone will talk about how he turned the program around as if no one else could recruit with tOSU's brand and war chest. Pulease!  He does less with more (how many all Americans and Mr basketballs on this team). 

But I know, I'm just a hater. Keep drinking the kook-aid and worshipping at alter if Matta.  

Once again, tOSU is the laughingstock. 

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skid21's picture

I agree. I have been a huge OSU hoops fan for years but seeing what other coaches do with less talent has me questioning Matta. He is a great recruiter but he gets beat by coaches who recruit less talent. His players don't progress. Turner is the only one I can think of and I think his progression was totally his own. He gets top recruits but doesn't beat coaches who have lesser recruits.

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Bolt's picture

This is blatantly false. I will give you that the lack of progression from a lot of the players on this team is frustrating, but he's had numerous players progress greatly. And why would he get zero credit for Turner? By ALL accounts ET was a major headcase and headache for Thad when he first got here and ET himself has credited Thad for helping him buy in, let the game come to him and develop into the player he became. Outside of that, the only players he's had that haven't shown progression are his one and dones and William Buford...who, for whatever reason, wound up being just as good his freshman year as his senior year. 

I'm not at all claiming the guy is the best coach in the world, but give him some credit. Sheesh. When it goes bad it's all his fault when it goes good it's none his fault. And so you know, Thad did do a lot with lesser talent at Butler and Xavier. He's still never managed less than 20 wins in a season. This is a down year. It happens. He's still had as much or more consistent year after year success than some "legendary" coaches at some of the true blue blood schools, where their coaches can sit in a lounge chair and watch the school name recruit top 5 classes without having to lift a finger.

Jack Fu's picture

Is it difficult to be this wrong?

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Bolt's picture

Once again the laughingstock? The same team that had the longest streak of Sweet 16 appearances until today? One of the premiere teams in the nation's toughest conference over the last 10 years? Two years removed from the Final Four? 

Dude, when people get into heated debates about Matta with you it's not because they're worshipping at the alter of Matta and drinking Kool-aid. It's because you're coming across as so over the top and ungrateful for a coach who has provided us our greatest stretch in school history. Instead you refer to us in this stretch as a laughingstock? It's people like you that make me wish that Matta goes elsewhere so that one day maybe you'd realize how good we have it. This was a down year for us. It happens. Even the blue bloods have down years with double the talent. If this makes me drinking the kool-aid, fine...I'd much rather be drinking that than whatever you're drinking.

wibuckeye's picture

My fellow Buckeyes, our long winter nightmare is over.

WIBUCKEYE

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skid21's picture

Thankfully this team is a memory.

chemicalwaste's picture

I don't want the memory, so I'm not thankful. I didn't watch the game because I, quite frankly, had to go to class and I have too much homework to do. BUT, They're impossible to get excited about.

wmbuckeye557's picture

It's Football season!

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pamemake's picture

To all of the fans who jumped on the 2012 Michigan boards when Ohio beat them.....Karma bites really hard when it comes around...I mean H.A.R.D.   Dayton?  Buckeyes program will have taint on it for years moving forward.

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OhioKris's picture

we got a pretty stout class coming in next year. 

not really worried.

we don't rebuild at OSU

we reload. 

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chemicalwaste's picture

They better be ready to not play. Reloading with duds doesn't help.

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Get lost, PameMake...you f-ing troll.

By the way, scUM bag U. lost to Ohio as a higher seed.

Everyone in the media was picking Dayton as their upset. We were only favored by 6, scUM was favored by 15.

Not the same comparison.

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Rocket Man's picture

I dunno, the sheer joy I felt after seeing Ohio beat TSUN was about 100x greater than the disappointment I feel for this loss to a decent Dayton team.  But I didn't go to any enemy boards to gloat about it. Ahem.

Never put off 'til tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely.

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

Poor Syracuse...do they get double the taint since they lost to Dayton by twice as much?