I've never actually stolen anything from anyone or anywhere, but I know that I'll never have to satisfy that particular kleptomaniacal thrill because I have just watched the 2018-2019 Ohio State men's basketball team upset the Iowa State Cyclones in the NCAA tournament.
Objectively it was a sloppy mess of a game that was won as much on the strength of baskets that were missed as much as baskets that were made, but seriously, who cares? The season is now an unqualified success, and Chris Holtmann pulled off a ridiculous feat of coaching considering what he's had to work with.
Final in Tulsa: Ohio State 62, Iowa State 59.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) March 23, 2019
Chris Holtmann is a witch, folks.
He is, man. I used to say the same thing about Jim Tressel, and the reasoning here is that you've got a guy who is so meticulous (as a forensics officer?) in preparation and coaching that some form of advanced witchcraft must be involved, given the talent available.
Anyway: Houston awaits. Let's get 'em.
Basketball time in Tulsa. pic.twitter.com/yeRs24ILLr— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) March 23, 2019
Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! Cant turn the ball over!!!!!!!! Take care of the rock fellas!!!— James JJ Sullinger (@JJSullinger) March 23, 2019
Listen... Ill take this half all day long!!!! Iowa State can score!! We held them to 24 points!!! Thats totally in our favor!!! But we cant count on them to keep missing!! We HAVE TO to take care of the ball, and feed the big fella!!!! Its a must he stays out of foul trouble!— James JJ Sullinger (@JJSullinger) March 23, 2019
Not too many guys in college basketball with the hands and touch of Kaleb Wesson around that basket— RAV (@e_rav24) March 23, 2019
This game going down to the wire.— Jermale Hines (@Male_Hines7) March 23, 2019
Oh my lord these kids gone give me a heart attack— RAV (@e_rav24) March 23, 2019
GREAT WIN BY @OhioStateHoops !!! Had my doubts, but Team#120 believed AND EXECUTED !! Did it the way they had to..Controlled the pace with defense and rebounding..Well done by ALL!!@marchmadness @B1GMBBall— Clark Kellogg (@ClarkKelloggCBS) March 23, 2019
osu>duke— jake stoneburner (@jake_STONEYY) March 23, 2019
LOL GREAT WINS TODAY FROM MY TEAMS TODAY.— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) March 23, 2019
Chris Holtmann (8 seasons) is now tied with Mick Cronin (16 seasons) in tournament wins.— Gus Vogel (@Not_James_Vogel) March 23, 2019
BIG. TEN. BASKETBALL. #SurviveAndAdvance— Joey Lane (@JoeySmoke14) March 23, 2019
Keep on dancing #OH— Duane Washington Jr. (@TheDuaneWash) March 23, 2019