Men's Basketball Open Thread: Ohio State vs. Providence Storm

By 11W Staff on August 8, 2014 at 6:50p
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Ohio State's sun and cupcakes tour concludes tonight with a game against Providence Storm in Nassau, Bahamas.

Last night, a new-look Buckeye basketball team—and by new look, we're primarily talking about the absence of four-year mainstay Aaron Craft—pummeled Bahamas All-Stars 88-66, with Thad Matta's team shooting 52 percent from the field.

This is your open thread. There's no stream, but the link above should work for live stats.

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ibuck's picture

Posted the OSU roster here.

McDonald's All Americans are noted and it shows each player's recruiting rating.  Height and Weight are from the Buckeyes' own website.

Also Dan Wallenberg  from OSU Athletic Dept is tweeting @OSUADAthComm so it's not quite play by play.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

UrbanBuckeye's picture

Who's the Providence Storm? Having trouble finding info on them.

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ibuck's picture

They're a Bahamian team, but I couldn't find anything else on them.

OSU's Amir, Trey, Shannon Slam and Tate are a combined 9-9 FGs.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

goodlifesean's picture

This is the only Bahamian Prividence Storm I could find. Dear God, do I hope we aren't playing Jr. High kids. http://grandbahamasports.com/quintin-hall-christmas-classic.html

Always prepare for and expect victory, don't brace for defeat. If defeat happens learn and never let it happen again.

Groveport Heisman's picture

Anyone know why D.Russ hasnt played a minute yet? Starting to get concerned he might have gotten injured.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

damn, i am going to ave to suck it up and stare at stats

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

ibuck's picture

Click the Play by Play button.  It sucks less.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

Deadly Nuts's picture

R.I.P. Providence Storm

LEBRON

ibuck's picture

I like the Live stats with minutes played to the second, and the live updating of the efficiency rating—formula below.

EFF = (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK − Missed FG − Missed FT − TO) / GM

GM = Game Minutes played

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Slam thompson draining three's? Me likey

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

+1 HS
AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Russell hasnt gotten any ticks yet still

ibuck's picture

Bob Baptist tweets that Russell not feeling well (flu-like symptoms), unlikely to play.

Sucks to get sick on vacation.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

What the hell, this whole time Im thinking we are playing ProvidenCe FRIARS from the Big East!! ughh, Who the heck are the Providence Storm?

AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Just saw on Twitter D.Russ is not feeling well.

Knarcisi's picture

Was going to ask. Why no minutes for Bell, either?

esit:  sorry, Bell has played 4 min. 

ibuck's picture

Bucks need to be better with the ball: 9 turnovers thru 27 minutes.  Similar to yesterday.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

Knarcisi's picture

Playing these teams they're probably hot dogging and being a bit careless. 

sbentz4's picture

I wonder how well this prepares them for the season?  I bet it is mostly a reward for the players.

Knarcisi's picture

A least gives a lot of minutes to all the players. 

OSU069's picture

I personally think it is more of a team bonding thing and a trip to build team chemistry. The basketball is just an add-on. 

+1 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Whats up with the defense? Now Providence is going toe to toe on the offensive side scoring-wise... They just hitting shots now or defense lacking?

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

Knarcisi's picture

Bates-Diop better get some PT early and often. 

Knarcisi's picture

Amir gets out rebounded by 6 other players. 

-1 HS
ibuck's picture

Bucks shot well:

FG 58%, Treys 47%, FT% 76%   (Diop 7/7 Scott 2/2 Tate 4/5)

    and 26 assists!

Rebounds too: 53-26  — but don't know if the Storm had much height

Too many turnovers through: 17 for each side!

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

chowoon97's picture

Freshmen give some pressures on seniors.