I know they said the plan is to redshirt Bell but after enduring the Amir/Trey bullcrap all season, I hope Thad gives Bell a shot to play. We were so thin last year there, and we have no reason to believe those two will improve as seniors, Matta should add Bell to the mix to put some pressure on Amir and Trey. Unless, of course, we land Myles Turner...
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.
This region sets up for the possibility of many rematches from past tourneys for OSU: Syracuse, Kansas, and Florida.
Assuming we handle Sibert and the Flyers, the chance to play Syracuse could be good or bad. If the same team that lost to NCST and GA TECH shows up, the Buckeyes could probably win.
Seeing that Oklahoma and Saint Louis got 5 seeds, I can't help feeling that we got screwed in this draw. Never know, Cuse may lose the first game if they don't show up, if not, we could beat them if we play like we did yesterday.
If the three that LSJ just missed with about two to go goes in, I think we could have pulled it off. We would have been up by 4 but then Stauskas made that miracle layup and we never got the lead back.
Hope we can get on the 5 line tomorrow night. I'd prefer to get in Wich St's region or Mich's or Wisky's if they are one seeds.
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.
If only this team could play like this without getting in trouble first
refs calling so many pussy fouls, miss the old rules.
Last weekend, we get the big senior day win that you would think would build momentum and motivation for the team. Then they come out and flat and uninterested yesterday and today.
Worrying about the future of Buckeye basketball without Craft? Only guy on the court who plays with intensity or energy...
Worst refs ever...
That's gotta be the fifth time Ross has had the ball snatched out of his hands
Ross turning it over, Scott missing layups, Matta has a reason to get pissed.
If Matta does not fix this now, I see us losing these last two, possibly losing to PSU again in the B1G tourney, going into the tourney demoralized as a 9 seed and getting bounced in the first round.
That last stretch of the game was awful, I don't think anyone besides Q bothered to shoot and WTF with Trey's free throw shot, can't the coaches spend a little time working with him with that. The other team can just foul him and we'll be lucky if he makes one. Don't know how he managed to score 9 tonight.
If we could make ours, we would have won this game. Watching Trey try to shoot was one of the most painful moments of the year.
Of all the people to take that shot Smith would be 4th or 5th behind Craft, Sam, and Ross. Why didn't they just go to the hoop, the way the refs have been calling it we could have at least got a foul? This team has not shot threes well all year, especially tonight, is that what Matta drew up or did Smith just shoot that for the heck of it.
Thank You Q for being the only Buckeye worth a crap tonight.
Craft WTF is with you tonight?
Same sh*t different day, whenever they get a 4/5 point lead they fall asleep and next thing we know they're down by 5. This team never learns, they struggle with rebounding all year, and tonight PSU is beating us with second chance points.
Someone besides craft and smith need to get aggressive. Has Ross even shot tonight?
Nice to see everything come together last night, prob. the best offensive effort of the year. Craft, Ross, Thompson, Scott, Smith, Trey, all contributed and Dakich actually complemented Amir. Hopefully, they don't get caught looking ahead to the scUM game and forget about Purdue, as that would ruin all the momentum these past two wins generated.
Maybe bench Lenzelle for Della Valle if ADV keeps shooting like he did Saturday?
Hope Thad gives Trey some minutes tonight too, he was doing pretty good for a bit