I totally agree. Didn't almighty UK get bounced in the first round of the NIT a couple years ago? Izzo has had a few years where he didn't sniff the conference title either. He's certainly not perfect, but I'll take Matta for at least a few more years. He's earned and deserves that. If he's still pulling in top ranked classes but finishing mid pack in the B1G, then a change might be necessary. He's lost as many guys early as anybody. Mix that with some players not living up to expectations and you're going to have some down years.
I too have been following the Bucks since the 70's, and this is by far the best decade + of Buckeye basketball. Embrace it and enjoy it while it lasts. There's no guarantee it gets better when Matta is gone.
We might have inbounded the ball, but of course the camera was showing the celebration, so I don't know for sure.
I don't have a problem with home games for the higher seeds. Who's going to go see Ohio State vs North Carolina at a neutral site? The refs should have had better control of the game at the end though.
Cardale came back, why not DRuss?
"the Bearcats hung around long enough to turn the 10,000 Kentucky fans in attendance into foul conspiracy theorists."
Thanks for this. There were UK fans on Facebook claiming that all fouls are called against them and that Willy Cauley Stein gets called for fouls just by walking onto the court. I had to laugh and stir them up a bit. They're undefeated, win most games easily and yet UK fans have to have something to whine about. I pointed out how many more fouls Cincy was called for but that didn't do any good. They're thugs you know. We're supposed to feel sorry for poor little Kentucky. They never foul anyone. I was in the kitchen and knew when a foul was called against them by the amount of boos coming from the tv.
The good news is it's almost time to watch the wrestlebucks cap off their National Championship with some individual wins.
You realize that's for their 2 tournament games. It just seems like they outrebounded us by 30 today.
See ya next season boys. Not surprised they're losing, just disappointed after looking so good in the 1st half.
This team throws so many lazy passes.
Shooting is a different animal. They hustled, showed life and attitude and good movement on offense. Sometimes the shots just don't fall. But they still played as well as I've seen all year considering the competition.
That's why I didn't feel good at halftime. We played as well as we could in the 1st half and we were still losing.
Starting to get picked apart.
Where has this team been all year?
Have to keep playing solid D. Can't keep giving up easy baskets inside.
Butler and Valpo are the tournament. Butler beat Texas, Valpo lost to Maryland.
Edit: Valpo is playing Maryland.
As one of the announcers said, it should have been a play-on. No harm, no foul.
1 true champion!! Haha
I don't care who makes the shots at this point. There's only been 1 player do it consistently this year. If a different player steps up each game, I'm good with that.
Thompson from 3, really????
Shannon, stop shooting and keep passing.
Finally!!! Third times the charm, I guess.
I don't think he was talking about anyone's work ethic. He's talking about guys who are weight room warriors, look good with no shirt on, etc, but on the field they don't have what it takes. Style over substance.
Dad is taking to him but where do you think he learned it? I think Dad knows there's a good chance they're on tv with those seats and he's trying to save face.