lets go bucks!!
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Upset city baby
One and done.
You're always so positive about this team, I love it!
We don't need this negativataaaaayyyyyy.
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Won and done.
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Thought it was Won Not Done!
It was "Won Not Done" in January, we're in March now...
What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.
my thoughts exactly.........we'll be talking about how the Buckeye basketballers season ended after this game.
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Won, not done! Fixed it for you.
The juice is worth the squeeze
One haha how about None. This team is garbage. The sooner we come to grips with the fact they dont want to be a good team the better.
Pay it forward
Not that they are garbage but they really are underachievers. Slam Thompson had a better season last year (IMO), he hasn't grown into the leader he could have. Just being realistic, we're always hearing about how "Thad has some talent" and it seems unless we have a Oden or Sullinger caliber player we're just not able to compete. Is it August yet?
Do they have decent big men? If so, we're boned.
according to ESPN, VCU's tallest player is 6'9. He averages 2 points a game
If i could change my username, i would
Sounds like Amir Williams.
6'-9"? You give him too much credit. The way that 5'-11" guards drive in there with no fear and shoot lay-ups over him, you'd think he was 6'-4"
I was thinking more along the lines of big men who contribute little to nothing.
that 2 points a game will be 10-15 vs Amir.
They shoot the ball well from everywhere, they play hard at every position, they press, they defend, and they get the ball up the court quickly. A whole bunch of things these buc's don't.
Disagree totally. VCU plays street ball, and so does OSU. We got them right where we want them.,....Buckeyes win big, then get demolished by Arizona....
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Buckeyes win big, then demolish Texas Southern!
lol.......love the optimism there Whoa, but I'm realistic......however, it is March madness so anything can happen.
VCU is 260th in FG%, they're awful shooters. We're 11th. Our numbers are a bit inflated by the preseason but we didn't stay at 11 by being total nincompoops in-conference. There's no comparison there.
it doesn't matter what oppenents Fg% is. They shoot 40-50% against us no matter what it seems like all the time. They always seem to up the average against us in the tournament every year.
Ugh, not liking this matchup. I won't be surprised if we play frantically and get eaten alive by their pressure. At least we should be able to play small (less Amir/Trey is good).
What date and time....anyone know?
Game is Thursday. Time is TBA.
Figures to be a late start right, being on the west coast?
Not necessarily. There are going to be 4 games from Portland, so it could start as early as mid-afternoon and as late as real damn late.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
Thought I saw 11am ET on B/R
Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!
The selection committee loves manufacturing potential side stories. If, and that's an enormous if, they get by VCU, that puts Ohio State and That Matta against Arizona and his former assistant Sean Miller. Rematch of the 2013 Sweet 16 matchup that the Buckeyes won.
Yea I wish they would get rid of this bs. Rank the teams 1-64(68) and 1 plays 64 etc. Obviously some conference affiliation would effect some of it but still would be a better representation than what we get now.
Well this should be interesting. Let's do it.
I'm fine with Bucks anywhere between a 7 and an 11, but Xavier as a 6 is an absolute joke.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln
What's a joke is Dayton having to win a play-in game, don't care if it just happens to be on their home court. IU getting the same 11 seed and not being forced to play in? Texas in it at all then giving them an 11 also? UCLA too? Are you serious?
This thing is a complete joke
Totally agree. Dayton got the shaft.
Do I have to put something down here?
Yet Daytons road to the sweet 16 is infinitely easier than OSUs
Kinda weird how we are 10th seed yet a week and a half ago we were 23rd in the country. I completely understand we didn't play well in the tourney and against Whisky but 10th?
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
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Wisky absolutely blew us out on our home floor then we lost in the quarterfinals to an unranked MSU. Our resume is entirely built on a single win against Maryland like two months ago and nothing else. A 10 is more than fair.
I hear ya but then we probably should never have been ranked 23rd a week ago or bouncing in and out of the top 25 for most of the last portion of the season.
How about Maryland getting a 4 and being ranked like 8th in the country last week. I just don't get how they have Baylor and Oklahoma over them.
Because I couldn't go for three...
Worse than expected, but a 10 seed is fair. Given recent performances, well given all performances against solid teams, it may be a blessing if they lose against VCU. Zona would drop a bomb on OSU worse than Wisconsin IMO.
We're, as fans, not supposed to say these things out loud
but, pretty much
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
Will this be a later game?
Let's party, Columbus.
All times are TBA. Wait a day or two.
This actually looks like a pretty good draw for the bucks. Can they take advantage of it is definitely the question. Come on bucks, shock the world and gut out wins in those first two games!
The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes
Vcu rhymes with poo
Damn it feels good to be a Buckeye
Vcu rhymes with feces poo
We see poo?
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The game will be out in your area, Seattle. Are you going to the game?
"The future is bright at Ohio State."
"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"
Sheesh, who is this guy Clark Kellogg is interviewing? Sure has a dynamic personality.
If OSU beats VCU, will we hear the end of the "hire Shaka Smart" chant from the Matta haters?
Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !
Lol. No. Until Matta wins a national title, he'll always have haters.
not if it is clear we were the better team and we still let them hang in the game.
This is the best of both worlds, because I hate VCU. Although the the Arizona game is scary b/c I think that they're the third best team in the nation.
How can you hate VCU? Cinderella
Read my entire screen name....
I will preface this by saying I like thad matta and think he is a good coach.
We are about to get outcoached.
People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say. - Kurt Vonnegut
Based on what? Smart taking VCU to a Final 4?
VCU still fundamentally plays better than us. also recent years show they hit the "clutch" shots when the game is on the line. If we have a bad shooting night and they go off on us in transition we will get blown out.
Obviously we owe Matta a great debt, and I don't want to be a hater, but you could pretty much say that about any Matta team
i have sort of given up on them in the tourney; it's just a matter of time (any year) that his shooters will go cold. Then we lose, end of story.
I don't like our chances against any team that has won a title, and we're up against 2 right out of the gate. Not good...
but I'm a glutton for punishment anyway, so go bucks ;)
You and me both. I'm a glutton for punishment also buckshot
Based on I find us being outcoached in the tournament when we are about even on talent, or even when we are better.
Vcu does really well with less.
And they are hot.
For Matta's abilities, you could almost counter losses to Dayton and Sienna, by wins against Syracuse and Arizona.
pretty much no argument for Matta getting out coached in every tournament, and it's pretty much a given that you will lose a game, when your shooters are cold.
the post play of this year's team is the Achilles Heel, and there is no fixing or getting around that, save for not playing Amir and Trey all together, and going at it with 6'4" center or an out of position Loving or Diop.
John please stop, you're making to much sense, I prefer hyperbole.
That being said I'm not expecting a lot out of this years team, but my expectations are still high for this program and regardless what happens this year I think the future is bright for the Basketball Buck's.
We can win despite being outcoached. It has happened. And occasionally matta does do a good job. I find the difference is the second half. Like when we lost to kentucky that one year. Kansas that one year.
Sometimes our team just falls short, like tennessee or dayton.
I am not saying we will lose. I am picking osu in 2 of my 3 brackets to beat vcu.
They haven't even made the sweet 16 since their final four run, and lost a 5-12 game last year. I wonder if people are calling for Shaka Smart's job? #mattahaterz (not a shot at you OP, just makin a point)
Let's go Bucks!
I'm trying to be optimistic.
It's the only way to be, that is, if you wanna be a happy person.
A10 teams have been tough outs in the tourney in recent years. I like the Buckeyes' chances if they can hit their open shots and break the pressure. Arizona, on the other hand, may as well be Kentucky. Looks to be another early exit but they don't call it March Madness for nothing! Go Bucks!
Arizona has a lot of lapses on offense, same as us. They should beat us without much problem because they simply have better players, but it's not a sure loss like Kentucky or Wisconsin would be.
Oh brother... :(
According to the seeding, the committee feels the Buckeyes are the 3rd best team in Ohio (Xavier-6, Cincinnati-8), however we are perceived to be better than Dayton. Should be interesting...
From a seeding standpoint, I don't think the tourney committee cares as much about the actual numbers that they assign, I think they prefer to put together the matchups that they want.
Sort of a tough draw for us, VCU is outstanding with ball pressure, look for a fast paced game. Gonna need Scott and Thompson to play well for us to have a chance, can't just be Patient Zero!
But this is good for us. The only person I'm worried about dealing with this pressure is DR.
Let's make Shaka Smart look more like Shaka Dumbass!
OSU beats VCU, loses to Arizona. That's my prediction and I wouldn't be too mad about that.
Class of 2010.
Smart is a top-notch coach. It would be great to grab a win though.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
All seeded way too high.
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
We match up well with VCU and the stupid desert cats. Sweet 16 or bust bitches!!!! Go Bucks!!!
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Nobody above 6'9" on their roster. I think we match up really well with them. Should be able to give them heavy doses of Tate.
Not very much respect given to this team. With all the cupcakes, the old cliche runs true, "It's not how you start, but how you finish".
Still can't believe Gtown as a 4, and Dayton as a play-in 11. Strange.
You are looking live...along the banks of the Olentangy...
Final 4 here we come! jk go bucks
I hope we have the late game Thursday
If I had to guess, I would expect it to be the first game of the day in Portland (probably starting at 2:30ish) because it's the only game that matches up two teams from the Eastern time zone. I can almost guarantee it won't be the late game for the same reason.
Would really suck
Like the matchup for us. They play full court pressure. We start 2 PGs and won't be forced to think, and play a half court game. I think it plays to our advantage. Small lineup, Thad, stay small.
The less half court offense osu has to play the better. Make it an up and down track meet
Yep, DRuss, Scott, and Slam Thompson will do just fine with that.
Exactly. I love this matchup. We need transition to score and VCU gives it to us. Only question will be who's hot shooting.
We need Russell to channel his inner Kemba Walker.
And 4 decent players to go with him.
This is a really interesting matchup. It's probably going to be a high tempo, ugly game. VCU can't shoot the ball but they play pressure D, so we're fairly similar. Arizona...ouch, that's a tough matchup. I'd have rather been in an 8/9 game in Duke or Nova's region, or the 7/10 with UVA. Tough bracket for UW as well, especially if they have to play Zona in LA, but Oregon and UNC are also tough matchups for them.
I hate to admit it since I just don't get how MSU does it, but they have a nice bracket ahead of them. That UVA game is gonna be physical and mean.
I thought when Oregon was put up as the 8 that we were going to be the 9 just for the side story of natty rematch of sorts.
That exact thought crossed my mind as well, then I realized that would put us against Wisconsin if we were to advance, which would have been very puzzling.
Had em pegged as an 8/9. 10 is fair. Just wish it weren't so. VCU is good. They will give the buckeyes all they can handle.
Cavs are on right now playing Orlando if anyone O.D's on all this bracketology.
Finally starting to pull away. Glad this road trip will be over soon!
Haha I didn't even the selections were going on right now. I've been watching the cavs since it started
We don't give a d*** for the whole state of M*******
Gosh damn it, am I going to have to root for ND playing UK in the regional final?
Lebron is not wearing his headband? Does anyone know when this started?
The other night against the Spurs. He's not saying why.
Wow! This will set the blogosphere on fire!
Chuck, I just googled head band/Lebron out of curiosity. It looks like there are hundreds of articles on the subject.
I believe it started before the Spurs game. It was knocked off in the 2 nd half of a game and he never put it back on and hasn't worn one since then.
Up until then, I'd never seen the guy not wearing one, dating back to high school.
Kylie had 11 straight threes. Just missed one. What a streak, though.
If we play Arizona, it will be an interesting choice for the locals: the team that shot the Ducks last night vs. the school that embarrassed the football Ducks on January 12.
*searches for tickets to Portland, Oregon*
jk, but I like this matchup for us. I think we can break that press easily.
Just hoping for some March madness to go our way. GO bucks!!
Hopefully this means OSU won't have to rely on their half-court offense too much. Could be a blessing in disguise.
I bet the team will get a very chilly reception by the people of Oregon.
The only good thing about The Game is winning it - Urban Meyer
I bet the locals are still stoned self-medicating from Januarry
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The good news is I think VCU had a big go down for the season. I think the truth of the matter is THAD, has done a good job with this team. They get open looks and play tough defense. He can't put the ball in the basket for them. I thought slam and Shannon would be better at this point in their career. We have a chance at this game. That's good enough for me ! Atleast people can't say we are over rated !
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I hope we get past VCU. I'm going to miss Sam T's hops.
We train to fight and we fight to win.
Auf wedersehen, muchachos.
If the Buckeyes lose quick, we can still have a shot with the women's team and the Cavs. Plus The Spring Game is April 18th. We are straight.
1. OSU was the seeded the lowest of all big ten teams. Behind bubble teams like IU and Purdue. That should provide some motivation for them.
2. The seeding is one of the worst ever. 4 big 12 teams got 3 or higher seeds. Oklahoma a 3? Baylor a 3? Wow
3. Georgetown a 4 seed in mind boggling. They are beyond average. Arkansas a 5? not a chance.
4. The fact LSU is seeded higher than OSU is unreal.
5. VCU is street ball. I did not see much the last month of the season from them. If OSU will rebound and play at a high pace (like michigan did vs them 2 years ago...they should win).
6. SFA is going to do some damage.
7. Going West has been pretty good for OSU in the past.
8. But in the end....I still do not trust this OSU team. They have not fixed any bad habits and still do the same things.
Great points, Action. Totally agree with you on the (mis)seedings. OSU as a 9 seed in Pittsburgh vs VCU as an 8 seed, would have made more sense. LSU is a 10 seed at best.
I don't know what it is with these selection committee members. But I think it's a case of "too many cooks stirring the pot"...over seasoning. They try to get cute and over-analyze. They love to have the backstory for TV. I really think the networks stress this to them, "Ooh, and one last thing, very important, make sure you have some juicy matchups in the later rounds so our broadcast teams can bloviate ad nauseum about said matchups. i.e. Sean Miller vs. his former protege, Thad Matta."
These committees always play the PC card by having too many non-basketball minds on the committee. They'll have a women with no basketball background on just to appease the fems. Then they'll have some egghead academia type on, whose probably never watched a game in his life, but they think it makes them all the wiser. False. It's a basketball committee --- please, put only basketball experts on. Former coaches, media analysts, etc.. This isn't a chance for some "well-rounded diversity".
A basketball committee needs to be basketball people only.
That's what a real BB team looks like. That's a real BB coach. Shaka Smart is AWESOME. Sure wish he was our coach.
“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”
Spring game is just around the corner!!
It's been a bad year for college bball period. There aren't many teams worth watching
Any team beating up Duke or Notre Dame is always worth watching
The East is weak as hell in my opinion. I wish we could swap spots with UD.
Ignoring the seed number - great 1st round draw for OSU. VCU's top scorers are all guards and they don't have a player over 6'9" on the roster. Not gonna buckeye bash here, but the matchup allows the most likely guys to be bashed to either dominate or be benched w/o major issues.
1. Matta trots out the same starting five.
2. Amir has the ball stripped by VCU guards twice in the span of first 3 minutes. Out goes Amir.
3. Trey comes in for Amir and is immediately called for moving screen. Out goes Trey.
4. Scott, Russell, Tate and Thompson do well in the up-tempo game. OSU wins.
5. Matta wonders why he never went up-tempo.
Possible small ball?
Shannon at the 1
Russell at the 2
Thompson at the 3
Loving at the 4
KBD at the 5?
Going to take some players stepping up that have not done so thus far. Bucks will need Amir-acle to pull this off.
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Can someone please explain to me why Oklahoma got a 3 seed when they have as many losses as we do?? It makes absolutely no sense. I don't care how tough your schedule is, a ten loss season is NEVER worthy of a 3 seed! What a bunch of BS.
They're almost as overrated as their football team.
Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.
I coach Jr High basketball and I pattern my defense after VCU so I'm very familiar with them defensively. My heart is with my Buckeyes, but VCU's defense is normally disruptive and causes lots of problems. Could be an issue but we will see.
I see ohio state getting deep maybe final 4.
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May not be a great year for our team, but I think it's gonna be a fun tournament this year. I'll be in Dayton for 2 of the first 4 games, gotta love the madness!!!
Go small or go home... first team to 80 wins!
Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP
Well, the consolation prize is that Michigan didn't even make the NIT.
We could have had a worse draw in my opinion. No disrespect to the Rams and I am not necessarily saying we will win, but I would rather be playing a team out of the Colonial as a 10 seed than a middling team from the ACC (NC St) or Oregon or UC. I still don't see us winning more than 1 game in any case.
By the way, how does Duke get a 1 seed over UVA when the Yahoos won the regular season in the ACC? I say that while admitting that I like Duke. I just think that Virginia is more deserving.
Is Amir still our center? Yeah we lose.
Despite this teams continued optimism about itself, this seeding feels right. We might get one win, but not 2.
I like our chances for the upset here. It also would likely mean another date with Arizona who it seems we've played a lot in the past few tourneys. Also if Thad is forced into an early retirement because of his health, Sean Miller would be an absolute dream hire though I doubt it would happen.
I don't think it will be a ohio state crowd in OREGON !!!!
Maaaaan, one of my good buddies that takes every opportunity in the world to hate on anything and everything Ohio State, just happens to be a damn Zona fan. I am absolutely not looking forward to the Zona/Bucks game if the Bucks beat VCU...but I know I'll still be all in come 4:40 Thursday.
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I don't think you are going to have to worry about it.
I honestly don't either. Just the thought of it makes me a little sick.
This has been a terrible season, and honestly we deserve a bad seed and shipped out west. I was hoping of rate 8/9 matchup in Villanova's bracket, or even MSU's spot in t7/10 game opposite Virginia. That bracket looks very soft. But in the end we are where we are... If this team comes out focused (unlikely) they can easily do some damage in this bracket. VCU plays up tempo - that is plus for us, I doubt they have the athletes to hang with us in an up and down game. I really don't expect much from this team, and can see them losing the first game or getting to round of 8 (Baylor doesn't scare me one bit).
Unlike the grid team, we have a very average coach and only one real honest-to-gawd bb player on this team!
Betting lines have come out, OSU is favored by 3, I kind of thought we would be favored.
Best we could hope for in my opinion. A team that doesn't have a power middle player. The focus will be on the 1-3 to perform.