Ohio State Dominates Second Half to Knock Off Penn State, Stay Undefeated

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GoBucksOrDie's picture

This never gets old! Beat Penn State!

Interesting signature line

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Buxki84's picture

That's ELITE swearing.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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The Braden's picture

That's ELITE great swearing.  FTFY.

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BucksHave7's picture

Nice that PSU fans watching this obliteration had to watch the B10 Championship Tailgate promo’s during the game!!!!

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mockjocks's picture

This was as impressive a win as the Wednesday nighter - Penn State can play. What a dominant performance.

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RedQueenRace's picture

I felt like they gave up without Stevens when the Bucks responded to their run after he fouled out.  Those 3s were largely wide-open looks.

It will be a different game at Bryce Jordan.

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bsk33's picture

I have no idea why this was downvoted.

I think both things can be true: Penn State is a better team than they showed today, especially in the last 10 mins. The wheels just came off and the Bucks couldn't miss. I think psu could definitely be a tourney team and definitely end up giving the Buckeyes a game in Happy Valley.

On the other hand, the Buckeyes cemented themselves as an elite team this week. That is a weaker UNC team than usual and both Penn State and UNC had some tough breaks that hurt their teams. But good teams take advantage and win those games. Great teams take advantage and destroy those teams. The Buckeyes won those games by a combined 57 pts. Add in the Nova blowout and a couple of slugfest in state wins against decent squads (Cincy and Kent State), and I am not sure there is a team with a better resume' in the country.

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

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awlinBrutus's picture

No secret why. It's all because of Holtman of course. This team is perfectly set up for the tournament. Great length on the perimeter, and good to great play in and around the basket. A good example of knocking it out the park with the hiring of Holtman. Hopefully the OSU admin will not hold out forever to make changes next time. OSU understandably, gave Matta several years to turn it around @ great peril to the future of the OSU basketball program but at the same time giving Matta the respect he had earned in turning around a program riddled by ncaa sanctioned penalties that occurred during the Jim O'Brien years. To his credit he was still able to win the Big10 in his first year. Which started a great 10 year run by Matta, including a championship loss to the defending champions of Florida winning their 2nd in a row that night against Matta's fabulous freshman class of 2006 i think. Heres hoping Holtman surpasses Matta's legacy and wins the dam thing.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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LimoDriver's picture

I agree 100% - when he fouls out (and the T was bogus, IMO), that changes the complexion of the game. Not to take anything away from OSU - you can only play the hand you're dealt - but it's different game without him. 

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Stevens is the only player that could get to the rack. Without him, they became a spot-up jumpshot team and, though they hit then three's in the game, they also let the game get out of hand by not being able to get offensive rebounds and not being able to stop our three-point shooting as we worked inside-out with CJ.

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crusher's picture

A few weeks I ago I said that this year’s football team may be the best Buckeye team I’ve ever seen in my 42 years. I’m starting to think the same about this year’s basketball team. They are destroying teams right now on the offensive  and defensive side of the ball just like the football team. Dear god I hope they flat line Michigan in basketball too.

Don't listen to Freddy P. Soft

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PhillyNut's picture

The 2006 team was sick. They were really hurt by Oden's limited play because of his hand, never gor into the rhythm the would normally have when guys play together alot.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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seyekcuB's picture

Didnt guard the 3 or they would be champs. Cost me 1500 on a 43 dollar bet. Bastards.

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seyekcuB's picture

Give me Jimmy Jackson, Funderburk all day over these kids. But ya they're not bad.

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RedQueenRace's picture

Contributions from everyone.

Special shout-out to CJ Walker.  His best, most complete game as a Buckeye.

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Buxki84's picture

Walker knew where everybody was on the floor. Showed a real command of the offense. He was dishing the rock and guys were knocking 'em down. Also, kudos to Kaleb, Andre, Muhammad and Washington. They all hit big shots.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Just like football.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

I don't know, this team seems pretty damn good. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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Seattle Linga's picture

What a fantastic start to the season. The B1G is a grind and it’ll make us stronger in March

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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osusteveb5875's picture

My futures bet for them to win the natty at 55-1 preseason is looking VERY INTERESTING.

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analyticalguy's picture

What a great response to a little second half adversity after PSU closed to 8.

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ZQY's picture

What a great way to kick off the day!

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KBonay's picture

When you hit 100 against a B1G foe

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MN Buckeye's picture

Blowout win despite a lot of mistakes against a good team. Nice job guys!

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BuckeyeHunter's picture

3 more than TTUN got the other night

Ohio Against The World

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Dstacify's picture

I can't wait to play Juwan Howard's boys. He's going to need to bury his head in the sand after that one.

11 Strong.

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GoBux15's picture

100+ for lunch.

50+ for dinner? 

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ibuck's picture

Buckeye hoops team draws on the floor where the OSU football team can see it: a 32 point win.

Can the OSU 11 top that?

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

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Dubs's picture

Would be shocked if OSU isn’t ranked #1 in the AP poll  but knowing them, OSU will prolly be #2 behind Louisville who played one good team and won.

Dubs

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tampatom's picture

Still early but great to see team playing hard, having fun and cheering for each other, just like football! Good sign for high scoring game tonight!

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Hovenaut's picture

This day has started off very well.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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TheDizzle's picture

We should be #1

"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish" - Charlie Chaplin

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FalcotoyourMartel's picture

BBbucks: 106pts

FBbucks: Challenge accepted. 

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco

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IronPastor's picture

This team keeps getting better and better. I am constantly amazed at the way they play. Keep getting better, rest, and let’s keep the wins coming.

GEAUX BUCKEYES

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Rocket Man's picture

Heckuva way to start a big sports weekend! Go Bucks!

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

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KBonay's picture

The police have identified the murder weapon

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THEGAME513's picture

Now now, Xichigan I still leading the country in tears spilled and dumpster fires raging. ( Penn State) is hot on their heels though tough battle for the crown this season. Xichigan: we are a football school, I mean basketball school.
Me: No you are a Meme

Veni, Vidi, Vici. I came, I saw, I conquered.
The Buckeye Way

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GoNutz27's picture

That 2nd half was insane. Only negative I saw was watching DJ Carton’s body language. It seemed he was either pouting about not getting as much playing time or that he wasn’t doing much to contribute. Even saw Holtmann pull him over for a talk. I hope this was an outlier. We’re going to need DJ to be great as the season progresses. 

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Blackcoffee's picture

His ankle still bothering him.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I noticed the same thing. I loved Holtman's decision to keep CJ in there as I think he earned it. DJ will get his time. 

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KBonay's picture

Anyone catch this live?

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LimoDriver's picture

Good catch KB!

I noticed it live and actually laughed out loud when he did that! He didn't, however, reach back for the two behind him...

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Independence Village 22's picture

Just think about how much of our talent is in its infancy. We are young. By the end of the B1G we will have grown and be as battle tested as anyone. Blowing teams out and getting the youngins like Gaffney some real B1G minutes is going to make us super deep and dangerous come March madness. How about a bracket that would allow us to meet Michigan in the title game? Be amazing to beat their asses in a post season game.

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buckeyes763's picture

Honestly my favorite stat might be the 80%+ free throw percentage.

like the UNC game, this game was in reach with about 10 minutes left in the game before the Bucks poured it on. These guys are able to play complete games and close teams out in competitive games, makes you feel real good about the rest of the season and into March 

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stpetebuck's picture

This^^
and the end of the bench can play better garbage time ball than we’ve seen in a while. 
Just unreal 

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Tom Ramsey's picture

It seems as though our 3 point percentage is better than some recents teams free throw percentage.

Tom

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Iwouldliketotalktoyou's picture

The old school coach in me loves the free throw%. Make those, play defense and the rest usually takes care of itself.

Gotta love it.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Lots of solid performances from Kaleb, Andre, Walker, Muhammad, and Washington. DJ finally looked like a freshmen, but good growth for him.

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Tom Ramsey's picture

This team is playing scary good!

Tom

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Blackcoffee's picture

Carton's ankle still bothering him.

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Just like football.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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brutus360's picture

Getting confidence...look out World!

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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buckerew's picture

Really impressed with how the BB Bucks are playing. 

High level.

Sustainable?

Is Musa Jallow expected back this year?

Depth will be important.  

Buckeye since 1952.

Go Bucks!

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BucksHave7's picture

By 32 points!!!   

BucksHave7

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GallowayGambleGinnWAR7's picture

Handled the rock 9 turnovers ain’t bad, this is getting good 

I don’t see it.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Day to Holtmann: hold my beer

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

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SuperAP3's picture

This team is legit. The biggest difference I see is player development. Something that was lacking at the end of the Thad era (who I loved as a coach). Improvement year to year is how you build and sustain a national program.

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AntoineWinfieldsTurbine's picture

Juwan Howard may want to call Chris Webber now and borrow some of his "extra" time outs...

"It is easy to grin, when your ship comes in and you know you got the stock market beat. But a man worthwhile is a man who smiles, when his shorts are too tight in the seat." -Judge Smails

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Zeke's Abs's picture

Looks like a NBA score...Ohio State (Milwaukee) Bucks??

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va_buck's picture

Some dude yesterday on this site said that Kaleb had not improved - perhaps he should re-think this.  Kaleb looked complete yesterday.

VA_Buck

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

This team is legit. Impressive to dismantle a good penn state team like that.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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60Skier's picture

Only was able to see the last 10 minutes of the 2nd half, but it was fun to watch.  So glad others than K. Wesson can score this year.  OSU's defense has been unreal so far this year.  Teams are having trouble finding open lanes to drive to the basket.  As long as everyone can stay healthy, they should have a good run in the Big 10.  The Big 10 is going to be really difficult this year with Maryland, Michigan State, Michigan, and probably Penn State having really good teams.  I think the winner of Big 10 season will have 2-3 losses in the league.  Thoughts? 

60skier

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bsk33's picture

At least 2-3 losses. You forgot to mention Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Wisky, etc. Other than Nebraska and maybe Northwestern, I'd say no other Big 10 squads are gimmie wins, at least playing them on the road.

My guess is that the Big 10 title winner will be 16-4, maybe 15-5. Hopefully it will be the Buckeyes.

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

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