And poor attendance, poor play, and no development with players. But hell yes, Go Thad and hopefully at least an NIT invite next year.
Matta's season concluded with a loss to Rutgers and no postseason invitation at all. That's a hell of an aftertaste, and nobody is quite sure what's being done to correct it.
Thinking nothing at this point. Not getting a better strength coach. Not getting better coaches for the turn stile defense. Not getting better period.
How does Phil feel about the Buckeye's record against Oregon?
If the Zags can beat the refs and NC they will become my second favorite team
Calls favoring NC. Not surprising
Meeks isn't rebounding like he did in last game
No Matta was great for this program for a few years. Other coaches have been great for this program for a few years. The fact remains that we are no long nationally relevant and aren't getting top recruits. Not sure how many times people need to say the same thing over and over. Player development and strength conditioning, now recruiting are major issues. Matta had us in prime time but that hasn't sustained that. Just like Ayers and O' Brien didn't look good in the end. Matta was able to do it a little longer but please don't make it seem like fans don't appreciate what he brought to the program. My question to you is how much longer do we give a pass for success over 4 years ago?
I grew up in Cincy and the UK fans are the worst of all fan bases, even TTUN. The guy flipping off who? why? That is par for the course with UK fans. That is one of the best videos I've seen in awhile. Please can I have another.
No worries. We have Thad, his players and new recruits who will lead us back to the NIT.
Wish I could upvote this 1000X.
They absolutely suck. It could be the zombie apocalypse and they would break out for weather and take 15 minutes to say the same thing 4 times.
Why post on a BB thread then?
Can't figure out NC shot selection
I get the hate, but these two teams can flat out play. I am enjoying the game.
A lot of one on one play. If that is what you like then this is the game for you. Better than what we see as OSU fans.
The refs are horrible I agree. But did anyone else notice that these players actually have muscles, unlike our beloved Buckeyes.
It was absolutely foolish to build a 19,000 seat arena for a school at which basketball is such a distant #2 sport.
Agree that at that time it was ridiculous but they have had sellouts, multiple in the past so not so foolish if we had a winning team. A better arena and it would have been a good idea. Every school that has a good football team has basketball as a #2 sport. I still think that is no excuse to not give your BB team all the resources you have available which doesn't include paying top 10 money for a coach who hasn't finished in the top 10 for years.
No!! Watching the tournament I see these players actually have muscles.
There is this thing called false equivalence.
Then there is this thing called common sense. Talk about basketball.
So it is the air in Cincy? I personally think it is the Skyline Chili.
It feels like all anyone wants is for the Buckeyes to fail miserably next year in order to get Matta canned. Here's a thought - try supporting the program by actually rooting for them to succeed and hoping that some assistant coaching shakeups can occur which will lead to positive changes. Let's root for these players to find some damn heart and hustle in the offseason.
I would like for someone to explain to me how OSU gets higher recruits via rankings and yet performs at a much lower level. So we should pay attention to recruiting rankings and give Thad credit for bringing in the recruits or we shouldn't pay attention to the recruiting rankings when we don't even make the NIT? Recruits leave, recruits terribly under perform and don't develop, we don't make the tournament for years. I just don't get you people. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think with the most money and resources, the OSU brand and one of the highest paid coaches in college BB we are...what...the 4th or 5th best program in Ohio? Ohio that is not anywhere near being relevant nationally.
Absolutely agree. Record since any of us have been alive?
I'm not mad about anything but it sounds like you might be. I just said I thought it was wrong, not being PC but just being a person who respects other people, which obviously results in getting called a pussy "now days".
I would claim MSU and UW as Basketball first schools
I am sure a lot of people would disagree with this. MSU has been a dream crusher and until last year has made major bowls. UW has been successful in football. OSU, on the other hand, has been successful in football and lately totally sucks in BB. Compare recruiting classes to Wisconsin's.