I will be streaming the game, but will not be able to update the Bingo Card until after halftime. Help me out by calling out what we cross off and I will update it as I can.
Could be a LONG season boys...
What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.
How about those football Buckeyes
I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!
I’ve been Waiting for this one all day! Thanks for posting!
Welcome back basketball. Go Bucks!
What's up dude. Ready for some ball.
Hard to adjust to hoops but excited to see what this team has to offer.
Got some beer on ice and ready to eat some bearcat
Life long fan of... The!
Let's get hoopy.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
Welcome back! Be ready for poor officiating. Remember last year’s officiating against Cincy?
Year 3 of the Holtmann era! I think this team exceeds expectations. Let’s get it started tonight!
Hopefully the home crowd provides some energy.
Go Bucks. Here’s to a special season.
Iron P. Another year on the BINGO call. You don't hear it enough I am sure, but from all of us here Thank You very much.
You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer
Excited for basketball! Thanks for bingo, IP.
GO BUCKS & BINGO!
IT. WAS. A. FUMBLE.
Hey! It’s on now. IP put up bingo.
Let's go, Buckeyes: take care of the pumpkin, rebound well on both ends, and make UC earn every point.
Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !
I checked to see what was on FS2 in case Mercer St John’sgoes long. They have DePaul v Chicago at 7:30 so I don’t think they’ll switch.
What is DePaul doing playing a Div. 3 team?
I’ll play along.
Fields of Dreams
FS1 is like just a step above a high school production.
When did Fox get the NBA on NBC theme music? I feel like I'm about to watch Jordan whoop on the Jazz.
NBC sold the Tesh NBA theme to FS1 for CBK? They were petty enough not to sell it to ESPN or TNT? SMH.
I almost broke out my Patrick Ewing jersey!
I’m not expecting much from the early part of this season. This team is going to take a while to gel.
More of the same.
Walker needs to settle down
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
Going to be interesting to see where the scoring comes from in this starting lineup.
This is definitely where I parked my car.
3 for a dollar.
Cinci playing with a lot of energy
‘Plays the nylon song’. I like that.
Um, wake up guys
"I find your lack of kalua disturbing" - Darth Lebowski
Ready to see some Carton
The Kid is in! Nice.
Well that was ugly
Ridiculous shots..get the ball inside, feed the post..totally looks like they want to play on the playground.
Not OSU's best 4 minutes offensively, but D pretty good.
Find the open man to kick to! UC is collapsing in the lane. Gotta get Kaleb established on the block.
Impressive. You’ve covered several Internet coaching points in one post!
2 missed FT’s I think. This is not going well so far.
Maybe the players are too tight.
Not surprised we haven’t scored yet. We rolled out a starting lineup that can’t score. There’s one guy that can score in the starting lineup.
Not the best start. Let’s get it together boys
Very ugly early on. Turnover illness still here
Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not
5-0 deficit is unacceptable, even in the first game. I think Holtmann needs to be on the hot seat.
Don’t panic, it’s only been 4 mins of the 1st game.
Playing very tight.
"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott
11 games all time?!
Too much on Wesson to start. Need to be patient and work the ball around on offense.
Someone gonna take the seal off the basket?
Bucks Fan since 1970
Lucky to only be down 5.
Even though we're turning it over like crazy, Cincy is fouling like crazy. Tides will start to turn soon.
Californian by birth, South Carolinian by the grace of God, Buckeye for life.
This is just brutal basketball
No points in 6 minutes...
His 2nd foul
This is ugly. Thought last year's offense struggled. Wow
omg get a point
Fat Kaleb < Skinny Kaleb.
His size and body type made him unique.
Wow this is terrible. Lmao
Hey guys haven't turned it on yet, just checking in. Are we at 15 or 20 points yet?
"Medicine is not a science" - Leo Spaceman
Pathetic start..terrible passes..cant make foul shots...what have they practicing? Sniff glue before the game?
Always wondered why OSU refused to play UC when Huggins was the UC coach
This is, uh, not great.
Gonna break a record for turnovers if this keeps up.
What I am watching here? This is really bad
We look like absolute SHIT on offense...for God sakes
3..2..1...let her fly...in and out..
Good grief (Charlie Brown voice)
God awful fumbling the ball..passes..luckily cinci is almost as bad on offense
Embarrassing so far. Ugllllly
Liddell is a turnover waiting to happen thus far.
Ahrens in. Fill it up kid.
cinci has more fouls than points
Someone take the lid off the basket.
Wow. This is pathetic.
this is ugly
There we go.
In the bonus. Without any points. How often does that happen.
Cincy isn’t gonna have any guys for the second half at this rate.
So does osu
Young is a scoring machine
This game is an absolute train wreck. And yet I’m watching it unravel before my eyes lol
You can judge a civilization or lack thereof, by the way mankind treats the wildlife Ghandi
Y O U N G !
We’re on fire!
That’s 3 fouls on their big.
someone grab me a beer while you're up
Nati lite ok?
hell yeah brother
I am going to run out of bourbon before the first half. This is frustrating.
Kyle Young is the energizer. He gets those scrappy rebounds
I really dig Kyle Young, he brings a lot of energy.
Winner might not score more than 35 points
Who finishes with more points? The Basketbucks or the gridiron bucks? LOL
Young is playing himself into the Lottery.
Kyle young early favorite for the Naismith award lol
Luckily Cincy looks to be shit outside of Cumberland
Not going to lie, this might be the worst basketball I have ever seen in my life. It is hard to judge great defense vs bad offense, but man everyone looks disorganized.
Object of the game: put the ball through the hoop.
Ok game on now. Let’s forget the first 8 minutes of this game ever happened.
Need to get Carton some looks. He already has 4 boards. Explosive jumper. Will be a nice rebounder from the PG spot.
This team is going to have to come together quickly with this schedule
Holy shit has this been sad... on both sides
Free throw shooting still an albatross
FTs appear to our enemy still
Cincy shot clock violation
That's a Buckeye touchdown!
Wonder what the lowest scoring half in Buckeye history is
I remember a game that we scored 8 points in a half.
Shot clock = 2nd square
fat caleb wouldn't have missed that dunk
Kaleb looks like he has never played organized basketball in his life
Young is 100% of the offense just as we expected
Young is an animal!!
It’s a barn burner now.
Good lord just terrible so far.
11 minutes in and our only points are from our lunch pail guy hustling.
Football team will score more points in first quarter against Maryland than this team will have after 4 qrtrs. Unless Kyle young scores 60.
That was going to happen, regardless.
There our big skinny guy.
Let that dude throw bricks all day from 3
an innovative new offensive style that relies solely on put backs off of offensive rebounds
There we go! Take that lead.
OSU missing the steadying influence of seniors.
Jesus Andre. Now I remember why I have a love hate relationship with him. Dude drives me crazy 75% of the time
And there he goes making me happy again lol
Foul shooting improved.
Basketball is not this hard. It just isn't.
I don't know what I am even watching right now.
If you played basketball (or really any competitive sport) you wouldn't be making a statement like this
Lol really now? I'm not going to list my athletic accomplishments on an internet forum because I could literally make up anything. But I would venture to guess they are greater than 99% of the posters on this forum, including you.
I stand by my comment. They are tentative and sloppy, and making everything look harder than it is.
Cj walker... woof
Guy hasn't played in over a year..give it time
I see the turnover issue has not been fixed.
Walker just got his lunch money taken.
Pretty disappointing play from this upperclassman, 3 TO's, 1 Ast, 0 pts and 2 fouls.
And poof the lead is gone.
CJ Walker... it’s too early in the game to say anything but I was expecting better. He looks like CJ jackson handling the ball but without being able to score.
Walker has shown nothing and can tell the freshmen have some major jitters. Practice tomorrow won't be much fun. Yikes!
Words I thought I would never say I miss CJ Jackson
No you don't!
I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.
Guys named Young are crushing it for Ohio State.
Aside from Carton, do we have ANYONE else that can create their own shot in the flow of the offense?
Limu Emu might be the worst ad campaign ever.
And yet... I might enjoy it?
5-18 shooting, 0-4 from the FT line with 7 TOs. Yikes. At least Cincy is shooting 5-21 & 1-4 from the FT line. A decent team and we're down 20 right now
Cincinnati not shooting well.
Nobody is but Kyle
Newcomerstown Trojans. Between Woody and Beaver.
Cumberland straight out of central casting for a Cincinnati basketball player
Ahrens playing this much isn’t great in my opinion. Would like to see Gaffney get a chance to play.
Offensive rebounds killing OSU
This game is so terrible
3 for a dollar
I hope this all first game jitters otherwise this is going to be a very long season
Odds we have 20 points at half time?
The offense is so generic. Doesn't create much of any wide open looks.
Cincy playing pretty decent D on top of that. Lots of energy anyway.
OSU may not score 30 points this game.
A layup. That we didn’t miss. Nice
Great ball movement there boys.
Didn’t lead to a dunk. But nice nonetheless
I really would like to see Gaffney, surely he can’t be any worse than the current product.
Y O U N G
Woof. Offense looks completely lost right now and we don't know what to do with Kaleb Wesson.
Team is hustling and that's great, but Wesson just looks like he lost his identity with all of that weight.
Kaleb needs to learn how to play skinny
These teams look like a bunch of spaz’s playing in a Church League game.
First one to 30 wins
That was over and back when he called that timeout!
Cincy player went over and back before calling timeout
He sure did
Did they change the rule? I saw an obvious over & back in the previous game they didn’t call either.
8 boards for Young. That’s amazing.
Osu playing way too fast on offense, guys need to slow down and work together
Buckeyes 7-24 shooting. Bearcats 6-26
So... when the games matter when the schedule gets tougher... who the hell is going to score??
Thank god for Kyle young so far
Jesus - Carthon has got to start. Kaleb get your butt inside on the block. Loose weight and think your a perimeter player. Trying to drive and stuff and you look like a “whale” out of water. Ahrens and Washington look like they can’t guard their mom in the kitchen..
Kaleb looks bad, clearly has to figure his new body. He’s tripping and stumbling over his feet.
Cumberland looks like a chi pet
Young having himself a game!
When you miss dunks....
Oh dang! That woulda been sweet.
Gonna be shooting a lot of those in practice me thinks.
Cumberland can score, but there is nothing special about this Cincy team.
Free throw shooting is pathetic.
What does Luther Muhammad give us offensively?
More importantly, he needs to help out on the boards on the defensive end and quit standing there watching.
Were not a top 25 team right now
Wow. Free throw shooting terrible
Perimeter defense terrible
Many of Holtmann's fears have manifested in this half.
he did warn us
Young in double digits
Look like shit so far
Did they lie about us beating Louisville?
This Buckeye team is way over rated. Not even a top 100 team. Going to be a long long season.
It’s been one half settle down
Kyle Young showed up to play. Everyone else still sleeping.
There’s that Young man again. Thank goodness for him tonight.
Osu just not playing hard enough on the glass defensively. Cincinnati getting multiple shots on every trip down
Wesson brothers having the worst game I've seen from them in 3 years. Need the upper classmen other than just Yyoung to show up
How do we still have absolutely no shooting?
One of the worst halves of basketball I have watched Ohio State play. Flat out embarrassing other than young
It’s just one half I’m not gonna panic but wow that was truly horrific
Well, we can't play worse offensively. Not possible.
Nope, did not get 20. Let’s get in the 2nd half!
Ugliest half of basketball I think I've seen from a Buckeye team. Holtman has his work cut out for him to get these guys playing with confidence.
Hard to watch so far
Man... I don’t even know what to say. If I wasn’t a Buckeye I’d say “this game sucks” and turn it off.
Really, really wish I could unsee that first half.
Awful first half offensively. Couldn’t shoot from 3, couldn’t make free throws.
This team better come out firing to start the second half. Can’t get down anymore.
So, anybody hear of defense??? I played better in pickup today than our boys on the wood have played tonight... I am pretty sure Holtman is going to have some words to our guys about hustling back on D. First half grades out as a F.
Give up 12 offensive boards.
1-9 from 3.
0-5 from the stripe.
Fortunate to be down only 7.
What exactly are the offensive sets? Literally cannot get any good looks in the half court
Completely out-physicaled. Newsflash for the new guys - this is what you will face in the Big Ten but expect the competition to shoot better.
all the freshman want to do is play one on one, no team at this point, and wow, no shooting, 3's and free throws atrocious.. not sure what to expect, but other than kyle young no real talent displayed
Total cluster of a half, these guys act like they haven't practiced or played with each other.
Just not very good, not a top 20 team, sorry. Holtmann is a .600 career coach, not sure why we would have high expectations.
Get Jerry Lucas a uniform and let him school these young out of control players!!
Walker and Liddell are turnover machines
Good news is I don’t think any of the young guys are leaving after this year.
Saw that starting lineup and cringed. Who is going to stretch the floor?
This team has a LONG way to go offensively. They have no rhythm whatsoever.
Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick
Ohio State football scored less than 19 in the first half just once this year. LOL
Anything easy, ain't worth a damn.
I figured Cincy would play really hard & their defense is pretty good. I even thought they might win. I did not expect us to not even be able to run the offense.
Cut to the FT line & it might kill the zone if we can get the cutter the ball.
Glad I didn’t waste my time watching.
Free throw shooting has been an issue with this team for years and it's really hard to understand. Since it's not like we're overflowing with great one-on-one scorers or even average outside shooters, maybe more of a focus on the single simplest thing you can do in the sport might pay off for us some?
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
So my 1st half takeaways
1. Spacing in the starting Line-Up is AWFUL
2. This team is too easily getting confused on backdoor cuts & corner 3s .... and somehow luther is the one getting confused
3. Luther muhammed has proved me fears I had since his High School play , his jumpshot is BROKE & he refuses to drive
4. Kaleb is not used his body whatsoever & keeps forgetting he isnt 280 anymore , but his interior d has proving to be excellent
5. CJ walker is just what I thought.... overrated, i like what Carton has brought with elite athleticism and great ball handling, just needs to better his passes
6. and does anyone see how slippery the court is? Jesus
Cincinnati getting second and third shots every time down
Cole Anthony nice. 34-12-5. Would be nice to land an impact frosh like that again at some point.
Logged in just to talk Basket Bucks. That wasn’t great.
Gaffney is supposed to be super athletic. The wings look like they could use some athleticism right about now...
OSU Fan & Alum living in SEC Country
Super disappointing when the dude from Cincy has 3 fouls for the last 12+ minutes of the first half and we don't one time put Kaleb or Young on the block with their back to the hoop and feed the ball in there.. make him get the 4th or get an easy 2..
Just basic basketball...
They have 2 Centers. 1 has 3 fouls, the other has 2.
can you call Gene & have him yell that at Holtmann during the half?
The new 3 point line is messing with everyone’s offense this year. Kansas, Duke, and Sparty all looked out of sorts on offense last nite, same w/ the Buckeyes tonight.
Anyone recording this so we can look back in 2 months and marvel at how far we've come?
I don't know if this team deserves to be ranked (very likely answer: no) but that has to be the ugliest half of offense I have ever seen from a ranked OSU basketball team. Without Kyle Young, of all people, they probably would have broken some records (of the bad kind).
It sure would be nice to watch a team who can, like, hit some shots and not turn the ball over constantly. Is that too much to ask or are we gonna have to settle for solid defensive teams who make scoring look like a terrible chore?
the empire never ended
Chill. Christ, KANSAS had 28 turnovers. It’ll be OK.
Last year we were up at half 27-18 on them.
This year they're up 26-19
My takeaway is Carton should be the starting PG. shooters need to shoot like where is Washington and his instant offense?
Buckeye Til I Die
Sorry but what the heck did these players and coaches do during the preseason practices? This is about as ugly of 20 minutes of basket ball as I have seen from a Buckeye team. No chemistry on this team at all.
Half time adjustments made.
Let's GO Bucks.....make a bucket!
Can we combine Muhammad and Washington into one player? Is that a thing?
Kaleb wanted to go pro!? Lmao
Oh god more free throws
Another offensive rebound for Cincinnati. Come on
Woods and Jackson looking pretty good now
nice drive cj
Looking better this half.
there you go skinny big man
Big Fella from deep.
got the lead back!
That looked like a clean block. Unless he got the body
That's what Walker and LM need to do: attack the basket.
Wow, the official on the other side of the court calls a foul. Go Bucks. !!!
geesh, we start looking good and then turn it over.
Andre Wesson is so passive with the ball
Andre is having a tough one
Those Mo-Tor commercials are dumb
The refs are also bad. Cincy getting screwed on some calls too.
Good start to the second half. Keep bringing the energy!
IP, Bingo update:
UC missed 2 FT’s
KW sold that. Looked like a no-call to me.
Geez. Another turnover
Osu just trying to play one on five. Move the ball
Cincy has to have about 30 fouls by now, lol.
Why is Kaleb Wesson 18 feet from the basket at all times? I just really don't understand what we're trying to do out there.
Moving him out opens up the floor for dribble drive/kick outs.
Carton will be a star. Needs to get the green light to drive and shoot.
Gaffney really can’t get in the game?
I don’t think the refs have been all that bad honestly. Did Liddell actually get him on that one though, looked like a decent close out about a second late?
OSU on 16-5 run this half.
Win or lose we got a lot of work to do fast. Didn't realize Villanova was coming to town in a week.
Love to see Wesson's shooting game, but he has to flash in and out, especially with a guy with four fouls. Not sure it's his fault, though.
Kyle Young looks a lot like Jimmy Chitwood.
Kyle Young looks a lot like Jimmy Chitwood.
UV for reference—1st of season.
Anybody else notice Liddell switched up his kicks at halftime? He was wearing white in the first half and now has on scarlet.
Andre just got flashbacks of losing his teeth again on that foul.
Too hyped for first half FT shooting? Seemed to have settled down.
Carton! Hell yeah!
And he smokes the 3! Kid is going to be special.
Carton’s the tits
Carton is a STUD
Let’s blow this game open now! Don’t let them get back in it.
Finding a little rhythm on offense now. This is a relative young team, hope they can close this game out.
Looks like Carton will be our best offensive player by the time B1G season starts and I'm only half-joking.
Kid is an elite athlete.
Btw, i appreciate Washington's composure
This is more what I expected. It’s still bizzare seeing Kaleb staying outside the 3 point line on offense.
Carton with a layup, gets backdoored on D, Holtmann is pissed and sends two to the scorer’s table, decides he’s jacking a three. Bam!
Ok, this year’s starting 5 should be.
Andre Wesson....just because he’s a senior and versatile. Or you can go with whomever.
The 5 that started tonight is just no offense only defense. I prefer to have a balance of both. Thoughts? Who’s your starting 5?
Washington was a liability on D last year and he’s gotten lost a couple times tonight. Would love for him to take the next step...
I agree with yours.. I’d start Andre tho. D.J. is too good to have sitting. That boy is good.
The Future is Bright at Ohio State
Anybody know if Chase Young has hops???
That was a very delayed blocking call
Was just looking at the UNC -ND box score. Who was the local kid that chose UNC over Holtmann and the Buckeyes? None of the names in the box score are ringing a bell.
Ah yes. Thanks. Is he still on the team? He wasn’t listed in the box score
Looks like he’s injured
Not my favorite lineup offensively on the floor right now. I thought that last crew was getting their flow.
I agree. We were rolling, then went back to this line up.
Andre can not catch a break getting hit in the face
Jeez, I hope he’s OK. That has to hurt immensely.
That was a hard elbow to Andre’s eye, hope he’s alright
Some phantom fouls out there right now.
Holtmann repeatedly mouthed who was that on?
Gotta hold it together and close it out
Need to continue to find a rhythm
4 fouls on both Centers.
I thought they called it on the Center.
Free throws man
Wow. Wesson struggling.
That was a bad foul Luther.
We have a lot of work to do
Pretty terrible stretch here.
Not playing very smart
First time tonight with Carton and Walker on the floor at the same time...
Missed free throws and not defending without fouling is really an issue here
Holtman continuing to sub liberally. It will look like a good ploy if we win the game.
Double-double for Young.
Good time out here
Double double for Young
Young is playing hard out there. Winning a lot of 50-50 balls
Here is what I have so far...Help???
UC shot clock violation & OSU shot 55% in the 2nd half.
19/24 from the line.
Duane Washington could have a monster year if he becomes consistent from three. With both of our guards capable of getting penetration and Wesson a good passer out of the post, he'll have a ton of open 3's. Offense not there yet.
That's gotta be about foul 60 now on Cincy.
Gotta work on breaking that press. Walker had no help back there.
terrible passing decisions a little too often
Carton a little lazy on D at times tonight.
Well that was terrible defense...
No fouls on defense please
I wish they would apply a little pressure instead of allowing the ball to co me quickly up the court.
Eat crap Cincinnati
Noice!!! Plenty to work on before the next game. But a win is a win.
Same score as last year. We'll take it!
This Buckeyes team has some really nice parts. Just need to learn how to play together.
Cincinnati hacks a lot. Glad no one got injured.
Worried Andre might be out for a while. Elbows do serious damage sometimes.
Sloppy or not, a good non-conference win. With the tough slate, this was a needed one at home.
1-0 is good, tho
Ok. I didn't watch the whole game. Who should really be getting the playing time on this team?
Probably Carton. Going to make some mistakes as a young guy but if he gets some experience, he’s got some game.
Other than that, the usual suspects. No one looked great.
Seven shot attempts for KW is not going to cut it, needs to be more active.
And not play exclusively 25 feet from the basket...
They need to have him in the paint. I am completely confused by him roaming the top of the key.
I thought Liddell looked much better in the second half too...
Now they have their first game jitters out of their system, but they have some work to do.