I was an OSU hoops fan before I was a football fan, 'cause I was 6,7, 8 in '61, '62, '63. Then the mid 60s Fred Taylor teams were pretty good.
Then football took over --- went to my first game vs #1 Purdue in 1968 and that was it.
But I still love OSU basketball, as does my 84 year old mother.
I don't have a problem with our win total. Not at all. But I would say that Matta, who is not a bad coach, is a better recruiter than coach.
One of the problems with our hoops programs is that it's a launching pad for the assistant coaches. So although Thad has been here for 11 or 12 seasons, he has had a lot of assistants leave for better jobs. Like Urbz, he supports his assistants in their career moves, but I think it has to hurt.
So I don't say Fire Matta (or Fickell!) but I think he needs more help on his staff. We were better with Groce, Jent, et al.
I can see us beating VCU, though, because of our guard play, and because they are not a strong team in the paint.
OSU, 62-55 over VCU. Then, mmmmm probably get clobbered.