Ohio State Rolls Over Rutgers, 79-52, For Senior Night Victory

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Knarcisi's picture

Team will need to grow up really fast next year without Tate and KBD. 

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Huskerbuck's picture

Didn't coach say something about sleepless nights wondering how he could replace them. Two great team first players! 

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Knarcisi's picture

Yep, he did. K Wesson will need to be ready to be the focal point and carry a larger load. Jallow and Young need to grow up fast and some of the Freshman better be ready to play. 

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Yenots11's picture

I think another 8(?) months in a college weight room/conditioning program will turn KW into a force, if he commits to it. I think Jallow takes a big step and Young becomes a solid contributor. 

(I'm optimistic under the early Holtmann era)

Go Bucks!! 

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam!"

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Knarcisi's picture

Still a lot of room for improvement in his game I can’t quite put my finger on. Quicker first step and quicker and more explosive hop off the floor?

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ITWASME's picture

Somebody with gif making skills needs to make one of Kam Williams on the bench after the walk ons made their 3s. Next great celebration gif

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ibuck's picture

I'd like to see a compilation of Joey Lane leading the cheering for the Buckeyes time and time again.

(Not to mention Lane's tweets and enthusiasm all season long.)

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

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superfan24's picture

Hoo boy. Great finish tonight for these guys. I have very little emotional connection to them but damn if it didn’t get a little dusty when each walked off the court for the final time. I’m such a dad. 

I once handed Archie Griffin the keys to his loaner car.

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Buckloving's picture

23 wins...hard to be a little emotional for these guys. No one thought they would be this successful including me

bobbyd

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KevinJ's picture

Good win and a great season, we need to take care of Indiana on Friday and close this regular season out.

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OSU069's picture

Perfect kind of senior night. Blow out win and allowing each guy to have their moment at the end. And then to top it off by having some of our walk-ons knock down a couple 3's. 

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TheSpiteHouse's picture

It was good to see these guys have a strong second half after kind of a lull to end the first half.

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ibuck's picture

KBD had 6 points, JT 9, and Dakich 2.

The underclassmen's 2nd half ("Let's win this for the seniors.") was impressive. It really picked up the seniors—and the team.

Bench points: 35, which included CJ's 18.

Senior Kam Williams did shine at 13 points, 3 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal.

Great team play.

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

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TheVictoryBell's picture

Nice way to bounce back and close out the season at the Schott! Awesome moment when the four seniors came off for the last time! Great to see CJ Jackson bounce back and make some plays. We need to get KBD going again. Beat Indiana Friday night and hope Wisconsin pulls the upset. 

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Jackson has truly found his shot. The rainbow floater in the paint. He was deadly last night as he hit 3 or 4 of those. Nice.......

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I was really impressed with Ohio State's second half. Now take that mojo to Bloomington Friday.

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teddyballgame's picture

Way to bounce back and get the W.  

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bucksfan92's picture

I'm glad they came out and ended this one shortly after halftime.  I think when they got up 30-11 they probably started coasting a bit too early.  Plus playing on a 1 day turnaround (for the second time this season - thanks for nothing Delaney) they were just totally out of synch for most of that first half.  Seemed to find  rhythm in the second, but honestly it really helped that we were playing Rutgers.   Now go to Bloomington and finish this strong and hope Wisky can bite MSU this weekend and get us a share of the title and the #1 seed in the B1GT. Go Bucks!

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Huskerbuck's picture

Great team win and great to see the bench producing. Hoping KBD regains his scoring touch for last regular season away game and the tournaments to  come. 

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bucksfan92's picture

He will.  Rutgers was assaulting him every single time he touched the ball.  He never really forced the issue and therefore didn't get many calls.  I suspect he will be a bit more aggressive on offense and get back to normal.  But what I am really looking forward to is getting out fo B1G play.  In  the tournament we won't see that kind of play go uncalled.  I think we will see that he has more space to work with in the tournament, so will Kam, so will CJ and so will Tate and Wesson on the blocks.  That's why I think this team is actually we'll built for the tournament.  They have good outside and inside play and it's hard to defend that.  And we won't have B1G refs who only call fouls when there's blood.

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G.'s picture

If Craft and Tate's DNA we're used to create a hybrid player... Wow

G.

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Knarcisi's picture

Wish some of their DNA would be in all of our players. Toughness. 

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Great job Buckeyes ! Thank you to those wrapping up their time here. Best of luck in the tournaments.

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RocknRollover's picture

Did anyone else catch the senior ceremony after the game?  Each senior came out on the court and talked to the fans after the game. Definitely recommend watching the replay of it if you missed it (someone on this site needs to post the video here).

What a great group of players, really hope they make a deep run in the tourney.

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dmiller2345's picture

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-basketball/2018/02/91228/watch...

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Seattle Linga's picture

Didn’t watch but it looks like the second half really was the key to victory.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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

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buckeyeinWI's picture

Good win guys, congrats!  Nice send-off for the seniors (n' KBD)...

GO BUCKEYES!

16-2 is SWEET!

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Zimmy07's picture

Kaleb Wesson had a Monster rebound that pumped me up.  C.J. made a lot of crazy shots.

i liked Tate getting mobbed in the post game interview.

funny thing - that was far from the best game they’ve played.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Other than the lull at the the end of the first half Osu dominated as they should.

CJ Jackson is the key if this team wants to win more games. When he sucks they struggle...esp when KBD is off. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

I felt the difference in the game was the second half as the ball movement was sharp and crisp around the horn, and then they found the open shooter. When they share the ball like that, they are practically unbeatable. That was missing the last two games and KBD was trying too hard playing the one on one (or two) game. Share the rock and good things happen.

Dakich HAS to shoot when he has the open shot as do the others on the bench. 

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IronPastor's picture

Maybe I need to take a longer break...we did really well last night while I was away.  So thankful for our seniors..let’s finish the regular season on a high note and beat IU

GEAUX BUCKEYES

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