Some of the best defense I have seen from OSU this year because a healthy MSU team is a very very good team. Q played one of his best games of the year and I thought Thomson played really well too cause he was tasked with guarding Harris (MSU's best guard) for the majority of the game. 2 things will continue to bother me though unless OSU can quickly change their habits. 1st is the missed free throws because 2-8 down the stretch is awful and 19-31 overall isnt very good either. Also Williams inability to catch the basketball on rebounds or post feeds cost a few extra turnovers. Fix those 2 main problems and making it to the sweet 16 and even further seems realistic but if those problems persist we will be knocked out quite early.
I think arizona's size would be problematic and that UNC is the most inconsistent but one of the best teams in the country. Virginia would be beatable and just limit McDermott and we would have a good chance. I think we could easily beat NM, Baylor or SDSU from what I have seen. They all have problems holding onto the ball which works in our favor so we can get out in transition
As someone who has played basketball all my life this video is even better then the football one. (Had i played football my opinion would probably differ but I love some good OSU bball highlights cause I know that sport inside out compared to football)
Smith has been playing horribly and I think Thomson should be starting over him. It would give us more energy, height, and someone who is more of a natural 3. Having Kam Williams redshirt really hurt our depth and I feel like he could have been someone who would provide more offense. Loving should probably be playing more minutes with his ability and it seems like he is the only other player for OSU besides Q who can create offense on his own.
I would like to see a line up of Craft, Della Valle, Thomson, Q, and Loving. This would give craft a lot of offensive weapons to kick it out to because 3 out of the 4 can hit shots and Thomson can slash to the hole fairly well. Unfortunately this line-up would be pretty weak defensively but it could be a line up worth messing around with.
The main reason for this losing streak in my mind is Scott and Smith have both been turning the ball over much more frequently and havent been forcing as many turnovers as they were at the beginning of the season
Craft is a better on ball defender but Scott is better at help defense and playing the passing lanes. Either way they are both incredible defenders but each has there own strengths. If I had to choose I would take Scott because its rare to have great help defenders like he is whereas I have seen some fairly great on ball defenders (not quite as good as Craft but close)
I enjoyed this one because it seemed like their were more crazy games and said crazy games ended up helping OSU almost make it to the championship. Also each OSU game meant something this year so I was more excited for each win
I think our defense is great but I am not sold on our offense yet. I think long athletic teams that play zone will really give us trouble. Even though MSU lost I would still say they are the team to beat in the B1G this year. They just look like a more complete offensive and defensive team thus far. Hopefully we can split the home and home with them and hopefully we drop less other games then them to win the big ten title this year
One of the greatest traditions on a college campus. Jumped 3 times from 2010-2012 and plan on making it a 4th time tonight!
David Lighty because he was far more versatile and could guard the other teams best player no matter the position. Craft is a great on Ball defender but he isnt that great at help side d compared to Lighty
I think LSU covers but probably comes up a bit short losing by a field goal. I am really hoping that I am wrong though and that Les can pull off the upset
I gained a bit more respect for Penn State after seeing the how that chant came about. This game has always been one of the biggest for me (My dad is a Penn State grad) due to the family rivalry but I guess I wont cringe as much when I hear the We Are chant from my dad and all the other Penn State fans I see on Saturday. That said I hope we beat them 70-0
I feel like Peterson is more likely to leave for a job like Texas before USC. I think either Jack Del Rio or Jon Gruden for USC but more then likely it will end up being someone who isn't even on this list
So happy that my home county is one of the few smart ones in NY that is grey
Well I worked out earlier but looks like its time to go back to the rpac...
This schedule is set up pretty horribly from the stand point of a student because Maryland is the night before finals and MSU is the Saturday of spring break so even though we would love to go to those games it really isn't feasible
I feel like we saw what Q can do already with how he is a great scorer but I dont know if he can develop the defense that is needed from him. Sam seems to have the better overall game. Also we have seen Sam develop a lot over the past 2 years and I feel like this is his year to explode for OSU
Amazing video. Really well done and probably the best highlight video I have ever seen
I unfortunately root for Penn State because my dad and almost his entire side of the family grew up around there and went to school there. I was brainwashed for a while into rooting for them as a little kid. So I have a soft spot for them and I feel like those players have sorta been given the shaft by the NCAA so I feel for them and the coaches
Its great to see how much Sam Thomson has really become a mature basketball player both on and off the court. He is quickly becoming my favorite Ohio State basketball player with actions like this and what seems like a good head on his shoulders.
Also I wouldnt be surprised if Simon was drafted a bit higher then projected and some team just falls in love with his work ethic and motor and ends up our first drafted player
I believe shortening the shot clock would make the game more about 1 on 1 offense and less about team offense and running your system. I personally would hate that because then it would become like the NBA where it seems like no one plays solid defense. I would have no problem removing 1 TV timeout per half so instead of a break after every 4 minutes of play it would be after every 5. This would also cause coaches to have use their timeouts more often in the first half because of less TV timeouts which speed up the 2nd half of games
Although seeing Bo Ryans reaction to a shortened shot clock could end up being the greatest GIF ever so there is always that to potentially look forward to
Maybe but I am guessing Lighty will still have the record
Best of luck to DT. Going to miss yelling for him at the games. Hopefully he will get drafted by the celtics or sixers so I can keep following him, sully and turner easily. Great ball player and an even better person!
Probably the greatest poster Ohio State has ever done
What a class act. Love seeing how much he has grown up in the past few years. He has a bright future and a good head on his shoulders. Hopefully that future includes 1 more year at Ohio State but if not it has been a great 3 years
I think it would be a poor choice for him to leave because he is at best a late first round pick, more then likely a second round pick. I believe he would more then likely end up in Europe and He could develop a good bit especially on defense and his rebounding in the offseason. Also the benefit of getting his degree could only help him in the future after his basketball career is over.
Also I really enjoyed watching him grow over the past few years. I hope he has a great future with what ever choice he makes.