Kam Williams can't play the point unless he really improves his ball handling in the offseason.
Tough loss today but at least we were able to win a tough game in the tournament this season. Hopefully the guys coming back and the incoming freshman have a championship level offseason.
Hopefully Russell comes back to compete for a championship next season but if he doesn't I'll be his biggest fan in the NBA.
Go out there and play with a chip on your shoulder, Bucks!
We have to make sure that the best shooters are taking the shots in this game. Shannon Scott had a great second half today because he stopped shooting and started driving and distributing. When Sam Thompson drives he should look to dish it for a 3 instead of forcing a shot.
If this team gives Arizona their best then they can win.
"We came here for two"
Let's Go Bucks, find a way to shock the world Saturday!
Giddens will give us a guy that can protect the rim defensively which we haven't had since Lauderdale.
I think A.J Amos could be a good player from day 1.
We can't start slow in this game. If our heads aren't fully invested from the start then VCU's pressure will rattle us and we'll be clawing back the rest of the game. We have to match VCU's intensity for 40 minutes.
Shannon Scott and D'Angelo have to be ace ball handlers. Play smart, no careless turnovers. Don't let VCU get out and run on us, make them score in the half court.
Much better than being the first game of the tournament last season.
Not turning the ball over will be paramount in this game. Shannon Scott will have to play like a senior for us to win this game. He does have a few turnovers a game that make you shake your head wondering what he was seeing. D'Angelo Russell has to eliminate the casual turnovers he seems to have a few of every game. Don't give VCU runouts.
1) The team FINALLY comes together as a unit and plays with passion and fire for the entire game.
2) D'Angelo Russell plays out of his mind, not only scoring but assisting.
3) Shannon Scott & Sam Thompson save their best for last.
4) Marc Loving or Bates Diop gets hot from deep.
Another frustrating night of 2015 Buckeye basketball. This team still has guys that play like they're in an AAU game. To win games in the Big Ten you have to have a team that comes together and plays with passion and fire and we just don't have that this season.
I thought Shannon Scott fought hard again tonight but it wasn't enough. Hopefully we aren't in Kentuckys region.
Good win tonight Buckeyes! We knew Minnesota would hang around until the end. Good to see Shannon Scott with a big scoring night. It would be humungous if he could continue that moving forward. Also nice to see Marc Loving make plays tonight and hopefully get his confidence back! On to the next one
Congrats coach!! There have been so many memorable seasons and wins during the Thad Matta era and there will be many more to come! He has taken this program to an elite level and we're lucky to have him leading the Buckeyes.
Good to see Marc Loving make some plays.
D'Angelo Russell is a really skilled player but he still takes way too many quick contested shots. I know he makes some of them but it's just like a turnover when he doesn't. Why take that shot when you can run some offense and get a good look?
On the bright side the coaches and the players still think they can figure this thing out. The attitude is positive.
I think it will be Russells passing that will have to be on point if we're going to make a run in the big dance. D Russ taking tough contested shots all game isn't going to win many games in the tournament.
Let's hope we can make a run in Chicago and gain some confidence and swagger as a team going into the big dance.
Just got back from The Schott and wow today was disappointing. Wisconsin is a really good basketball team. They are a great passing team, always making the extra pass. They also have several guys that can put the ball in the hoop in a number of ways.
The Buckeyes just look out of sorts, like the guys on the court just haven't clicked. We needed more from Sam Thompson today and he was quiet all day. Marc Loving is another guy that has to play better if this team is going to do anything in the two upcoming tournaments.
The Schott holds about 18,000 which makes it one of the biggest college basketball venues in the country from a capacity standpoint. They've averaged a crowd of about 15,000 this season which would sell out most arenas.
There should be a decent walk up crowd for the game on Sunday. I hope the schott is sold out and rocking. Ill be in section 305.
I got a pretty rough sunburn at the spring game where we drew 95,000 so that is my special memory from spring games past. I plan on attending the game this year. Hopefully the weather is nice and Buckeye Nation gets 100k in The Shoe.
What a frame on this kid, his arms are really long. Looks like he has a very explosive first step and gets off the ball low. Great to see us pull another big time player out of the DMV.
It was awesome to see and hear The Schott last night. It was the first time the place has had a pulse all year. It makes the game so much more fun. I'm going to try to go to the Wisconsin game and I hope we get the place rocking again.
Great victory! Man that was a grind. D'Angelo Russell was huge in this game. Some of the tough plays he made down the stretch took some major onions. I thought Amir Williams played really well tonight. He brought a lot of energy and he was ready for the battle with the Purdue bigs, Trey Mcdonald not so much. Sam Thompson was huge in this game. He really dug in defensively and made some huge plays on offense. Great to see him bury his free throws too.
Hopefully the team can build on this victory and consider themselves 1-0 in March when the elite rise to the top.