Instacap: Ohio State Uses Second-Half Run to Knock Off Northern Illinois, 67-54

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aznchipmunk's picture

Great finish to the game.  Was ugly, but a W and a W.  0.500 again!

#BeatUK

yes, I'm still alive

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tomgreg's picture

Great warm up for Kentucky! Beat the Wildcats! Go Buckeyes!

Onward and upward! Go Buckeyes!

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bucknut1994's picture

Solid home win. Beat Kentucky 

#94Ways

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Gobucks2204's picture

How hilarious would that be if we beat Kentucky. I would go nuts!

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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MDBuckeye2002's picture

Not going to happen but if it did I would run around my block with only my skivvies on and take pictures to prove it.

GO BUCKS beat Kentucky!

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

A strong finish.  With the shooting woes for the Buckeyes, I wondered why Kam Williams didn't enter the game in the second half until there were 11:00 minutes left and where was Grandstaff?  I have not seen several games, but when I have seen Grandstaff shoot he seems to have a good stroke.

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Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

Grandstaff played in the first half. He's in a bit of a shooting slump right now and that will probably dictate his playing time.

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Buckeye Colin's picture

Sadly gonna have to enjoy this one because the optimism meter doesn't go up for next game. C'mon Thad, give us a nice Christmas present! #BeatUK

"My idea of a good hit is when the guy wakes up on the sidelines with train whistles blowing in his head." - Jack Tatum

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Fuzzbuck's picture

D was a little better tonight especially in 2nd half. Still a ways to go however and a B1G team will exploit our youth. One of their top scorers does not score, nice job!
Offensively, wow. Difficult to watch. Poor passes, poor passing angles, just sloppy ball handling. Too many screens not executed well by either the ball handler or the man setting screen or both. Too much standing around and settling for three ball too often.KDB just needs to get pissed off and take the ball to to bucket and draw fouls. I am growing fonder of the idea of Lyle off the point when Harris is in. Keep working Bucks!!!!

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jpfbucks01's picture

this team right now simply doesn't have a functioning PG. Neither guy is worth a darn an being a PG, Harris is a Much worse shooter than Lyle, has a worse Asst/TO ratio and is a rebounding and defensive liability due to his lack of height. That said Lyle may be better suited for the 2 spot than PG, but to my mind Harris is an even worse PG than Lyle

to me unless Kam can step up to be the PG then Lyle is still the best option there,.,but not a good one, we beat a very mediocre mid major team but again shot terrible and committed 14 TO's and was terrible from the line again.

4 fewer turnovers would likely lead to 5 more points and 75% from the line would have been 4 more points and have turned a 13 point win into a 22 point walk over even with our terrible shooting

but when you cant pass, cant hit jumpers and cant hit FT it make sit tough to beat anyone soundly and forces your opponent to have to shoot below 30% to win even at home

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TheVictoryBell's picture

Wasn't pretty in the first half but the Buckeyes did some good things in the second half and we'll take every win we can get. The team needs to come out prepared and fired up to play on Saturday afternoon. Can't have a repeat of Uconn. 

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Gobucks2204's picture

We need a signature win like the one we had where Matt Sylvester drilled the winning three when Illinois was ranked number 1. Anything can happen.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."

"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

A win is a win.....where in the heck was Grandstaff...........?

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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TheVictoryBell's picture

Looked like he got lost a few times on defense when he played in the first half and they went with Kam Williams instead.

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moopdawg's picture

Glad our guys were looking to the post more.  We get cleaner looks when the offense works from inside out.  Tate, Loving, Thompson, and even Diop have all shown the ability to post up, and Tate is slowly improving as a free throw shooter too.  Pieces are there, but the staff needs to continue to coach these men up.  Better ball movement and better defense today.  Let's just keep improving....

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umbyosu's picture

Loving needs to learn when the three is not falling, he has to find a better way to score from a shorter range.

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