Basketball Preview: Ohio State vs. Northwestern

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Berg2004's picture

Isn’t every game a must win? Why play them if they’re  not?

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FieldsofJreams's picture

In the context of making the tournament (which is what the writer deems is the point at hand), no every game is not a must win.

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

This is a game we've gotta have. Go Bucks.

And Toledo still sucks.

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countrybuckeye's picture

this is a game is a ‘no lose’ situation

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

Obvious must win game.  No matter if people think they belong in the tournament or not, that has to be the goal right now.  Getting into the tournament whether they are going to win games or not is all for experience.  Have to get Washington, LeDee, Muhammad the experience going into next year so they will at least feel comfortable since they have been there.  Sometimes winning in the tournament isn't as important as getting there....and a win or two would be gravy.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Yes & no. Instead of telling the team "Finish as strong as we can to improve our seeding in the BIG tourney and the NCAA's", rather than looking @ from being on the bubble. "hey, we're are a 11th seed today, our goal is to improve to a 8 seed".

That's the truth of the,situation, don't focus on dropping games.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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Blackcoffee's picture

Indiana mailed it in last night vs Purdue. Lets be better than that.

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Hovenaut's picture

New game, gents...play smart, loose, and have some fun tonight.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

A win is a bonus at this point. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Huskerbuck's picture

The team needs Kaleb at his best every game for the entire game. He has to take his ongoing S&C development seriously if he wants to regularly make significant contributions to the team and play at the next level, both of which he is capable. 

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Zimmy07's picture

I’d like to see both Wesson’s, Young, & LaDee for a stretch to see if NW’s bigs can defend that without fouling.  LaDee seems to draw a lot of fouls when he plays.

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bucksfan92's picture

This is one of the last 2 wins I see on the schedule.  The other one being @NW.  There is no tournament hope hanging on this, it's all about pride.   We haven't lost at home to Northwestern since the '70s and there is no reason we should lose tonight. NW is the worst team in the B1G, and you just can't lose to a team like that, especially at home.

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LowCountryBuckeyeinBluffton's picture

The Buckeyes lost at home to Northwestern in Jan 2017.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

If we don't win this game. It may be time for a new starting lineup, maybe some open scholarship spots also

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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FieldsofJreams's picture

We should also open up your spot for a better fan.

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Keze's picture

uh oh , another big man with a pulse , K. Wesson will not show up again.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

oh he will show up, but he will jog down on defensive transition and just let his man score. He will barely jump a foot off the ground because he is still too hefty with zero athleticism. If Kaleb is our "best player" then we need way more help then just next years recruiting class

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Superman is gonna score 20+ tonight.  Will it just be luck or zero-gravity sneakers?

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bsk33's picture

22 pts, 7 rebs, 4 assists, and pretty good defense. Also, his 2 turnovers were decent passes to CJ and Duane that were mishandled.

Great prediction.

I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.

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IronPastor's picture

Let's protect the ball, get back to hitting some shots and we will come away with the W. 

I believe in this team!

GEAUX BUCKEYES

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

"Holtmann noted that Wesson got tired in the loss to Michigan State, which also happened last year as the year progressed. He said Wesson has worked with the strength and conditioning staff to avoid that happening again, but it's something to watch the remainder of the season."

BMI too high.....and.....more sprints need done..

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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ibuck's picture

Wesson got tired in the loss to Michigan State

I get tired of losing to MSU too. Would an energy-boosting smoothie help?

Go Buckeyes!  Beat Northwestern!

PS: Give CJ a banana and some electrolytes too.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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ibuck's picture

Northwestern Wildcats 2018-19  Stats* and Roster  as of Feb 19, 2019

  • #  Player                      Size      PPG    RPG  APG        From
  •  4  Vic Law              6-7, 200    15.5    6.6    2.9
  •  5  Dererk Pardon    6-8, 235    13.6    7.8    1.8     Cleveland
  • 14  Ryan Taylor        6-6, 195    11.1    1.9    1.3    
  • 21  AJ Turner           6-7, 188      8.3    2.6    3.0
  • 11  Anthony Gaines  6-4, 205     6.7    4.6    2.1
  •  6   Miller Kopp         6-7, 210     4.3    1.8    1.0
  • 22  Pete Nance        6-10, 210    3.4    1.6    0.8     Akron

* This site has great statistical info

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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ibuck's picture

Per Sports-reference.com, Ohio State's B1G opponents are 1st in B1G in Field Goals Attempted and Field Goals made, while the Buckeyes are 13th and 14th (last) respectively. And OSU opponents are 1st in rebounds and 3rd in assists, while Bucks are 13th in both., and 13th in fewest Turnovers.

For more info see the section marked:  Conference Team and Opponent Stats

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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FieldsofJreams's picture

I am serious, how the heck have they even won any B1G games? 

Holtmann has to be a wizard, future is bright.

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ibuck's picture

how the heck have they even won any B1G games? 

OSU has given up too many offensive rebounds and points in the paint to opponents, which makes the FG & FGA numbers high. 

Despite the turnovers and missed shots, they keep trying to dig out a win.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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Zimmy07's picture

Is there an Ohio St effect in basketball too?  Michigan State is losing and looking bad against Rutgers right now.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Even when we suck the B1G revolves around us.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

I hate BTN. In Florida, unless you're willing to pay a fortune it's not available. Local sports bars don't have it either even though many transplants from Ohio visit.

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countrybuckeye's picture

Spend the money and get you some BTN

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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ibuck's picture

Is there an alumni club there? They may know of sports pubs or even watch parties.

https://www.osu.edu/alumni/

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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rand443's picture

OSU 5 Nwest  3 

after eight minutes 

first to thirty wins ??

rand dittmar

 

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