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Comment 2 minutes ago

And last night wasn't exactly a great game from this OSU team. ISU shot better than us from the field and 3pt line. We did outbound them and had 1 less turnover, but aside from Kaleb, Keyshawn and Jallow, nobody else really had what I'd call a solid game.  We can play better, which is pretty amazing.  Kaleb missed large chunk of the first half with fouls trouble, and we struggled offensively for most of that game. In the end they played well enough get the win, but certainly not as well as they can, and they beat the B12 champions.  Amazing. Let's do it again tomorrow!

Evan Ravenal said it best in his tweet at 11:52 - Buckeye fans all over the country were clutching their chests by that time, I know I was! 

Comment 8 hours ago

He's resting them up for Sunday! The great thing about this tournament is you go hard as you can, get a day's rest, go hard again then you get 4 days.  Go with your horses because there is no tomorrow if you don't.  Spend tomorrow reviewing film and tighten up some of those ragged ends then go play better Sunday vs Houston and see if we can get to KC.

Comment 8 hours ago

WOW! I thought we really had a chance but the longer the game went the more it felt like it was just slipping away.  We need to open an investigation because I swear that clock ticked only every other second.  But they got it done.  Great game by Kaleb obviously, but Jallow - boy did he show up BIG TIME and Keyshawn was clutch again.  Keep this train rolling fellas! 

Comment 20 Mar 2019

I really can't see him on the sidelines again. He has more than enough money and he had one of the highest pressure jobs out there.  Maybe a return at a place like UNLV that no longer has big expectations would work out? I dunno, it didn't seem to be a great fit when Rollie Massimino got back in.  I think Thad's headed for the beach.

Comment 20 Mar 2019

Good for him!  No player should ever have to sit out just because they transferred. I don't what the reasons are.  That stupid rule is about done for, and it's sad that it was ever even in force.

Comment 20 Mar 2019

I agree both OB and Matta inherited less than ideal situations, but Thad left the program MUCH better than it was when he got here, OB not so much.  It just really sucks that Matta's health failed him.  First and foremost for him - that's a terrible condition to have to live with, but secondarily, and selfishly as an OSU fan - we finally had our "young and masterful" HOF coach and he was taken away really in the early days of his prime.  In 2011-12 I was pretty well certain he had at least another 20, maybe even 30 years here, but things got worse very quickly and that was reflected on the court.  By the time he left, he wasn't yet 50 but looked 70.  Now he looks younger than he did when he left, and I am happy for him.  I am also happy that we seem to have gotten a more than adequate coach to replace him. Time will tell, but if this ends up being Holtmann's worst year here, I can live with that.  Let's see about keeping him in bubble wrap to keep him healthy :)

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Yep, Ayers was in over his head.  He had never been a HC anywhere, and had only been a full time assistant at OSU for like 3 years I think.  I know he was the primary recruiter for most of the players and I think they were afraid of a mass transfer, but it set him up for failure unfortunately since he just wasn't ready for that job.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Gary Williams left because he marriage was falling apart (his wife stayed here and his daughter and her family still live in Columbus) so I think it was really a case of "I just need to go home" scenario.  Plus there were some rumors swirling about that he was about to be fired for misuse of university funds, so it was just a bad time in his life. If he had stayed I think we would have won that 1992 title and quite possibly a few others.  He got Maryland up off the mat from being dead and won a title, so it stands to reason he'd have been able to get it done here starting from a better base.

Regarding O'B, looking back I wonder if he knew what a big mistake he made giving that kid cash and if that just hung over his head. I was shocked when I heard what he had done, as he just seemed to be a totally above board guy. Obviously that all worked out very well for us as we got a huge upgrade with Matta.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

I was in Lex in '07 and have gone to both Indy and Chicago for the B1GT and totally agree.  I love it in Indy, that city actually cares about the event and rolls out the red carpet. Plus the arena is so centrally located vs Chicago where it's more of an afterthought and the Untied Center is pretty remote. 

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Agreed.  We really need him on the floor as much as possible. Hopefully he's not out on the top of they key setting screens, it seems like that's where he picks up most of his bad fouls. Just keep him down low and let him do his thing.  If we can get a guy or 2 to consistently knock down some outside shots it could be like the home game vs Iowa - get that inside/outside game going.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

I can still remember after watching that '99 game vs St John's all of us sitting there in disbelief.  All those talented teams that were never able to get over that Final Four hump for the last 30 years and the team that went 8-22 the year before got it done.  And they gave UConn one hell of a battle in the semifinals too.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

I can still remember watching Jent take that shot and I just KNEW it was gong in. We had handled Michigan easily in first 2 games and I didn't expect that one to be close either.  I really think we were the best team in the country in 1992 and again in 2011.  It's really hard to imagine that not did neither team win the title. they both got knocked out early by teams they were much better than.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Another great game was when you were about 2 years old.  My last season an OSU student we were 1 shot away from the Final Four, and the S16 game vs UNC that year was the highlight of that tournament. 

Another game that I remember very well was the 8/9 game in the 1990 tournament vs Providence.  We were shipped out west and had to play UNLV in the second round (and gave them  a scare before fading late) so the first round game tipped off late, I want to say it was 11:00 here, anyway it went into OT and I could not sleep for hours afterwards!  I am pretty sure CBS has an archive of almost every NCAA tournament game.  I can't find the link right now but it can be hours of fun watching. Another great one is OSU v Kentucky from 1987.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

I think with McGuff we are kind of in "wait and see" mode, mostly as it pertains to Katie Smith.  She has one season under her belt as a HC in the WNBA, and a quick google check shows they went 7-27 in her first season.  If she shows some improvement over the next 2-3 years and the OSU program continues to stagnate, that's where the change would be made.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Now that we are away from B1G teams packing the paint and B1G officiating, I think we stand a better chance.  This team has gotten better results playing a faster pace and I think that's the kind of game we will see with ISU. Kaleb should a bit more room to operate down low and as long as he doesn't pick up cheap fouls at the top of the key he should be fine.  It would really help if any 2 of Keyshawn, CJ, Justin or Duane can get hot or at least be reliable, from the 3 line. The inside out game is what allowed us to overwhelm Iowa and if we can get that going on Friday this team can absolutely win this game.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Well put.  This was still a rebuilding year.  Yes making the tourney is great, but this was absolutely a rebuilding year that hopefully is the low point of the program for quite some time. ISU is a very hot and cold team, let's hope their hot streak is over and we get "cold Cyclones" on Friday.  I agree Houston is beatable as well. One game at a time. Let's get a W on Friday and keep the rebuilding job going!

Comment 19 Mar 2019

It was a long, winding, strange, at times (before Jan1) fun, and at times (after Jan 1) frustrating journey to get to pretty much exactly where I thought this team would be before the season started.  Sitting on 20sih wins and a middle of the pack B1G finish, hoping to come out on the right side of the draw on SS.  The OOC turned out a game or 2 better than I thought, while the B1G season turned out a few worse. But now none of that matters.  The Buckeyes are IN and have a decent matchup in Round 1.  Go Bucks, Beat Iowa State!

Comment 19 Mar 2019

It was 1986 and we hosted 3 games.  I went to the final home game vs BYU and made plans to go to NYC for the "final four," but being 14 I was overruled by the old people I lived with lol.  And Eldon Miller had been fired before the NIT tournament started, but stayed on to finish out the season. 

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Interesting article, and I'm not surprised that 11s have had success like this. WIth scholarships limited like they are there is real party across CBB and there just isn't that much difference anymore until you get to the 1 v 15 and 2 v 15 matchups.  And as we know, literally any seed CAN and HAS won a game in this tournament. I do like our chances vs the Cyclones.  For one thing, they just played 3 days in a row with an emotional win over KU, for another, they are nothing like a B1G team.  They actually remind me a little of Iowa, they like to shoot fast on offense and can sometimes loose a shooter on defense.  I've actually watched quite a few ISU games this year, going back to when Hoiberg was there they have generally played a fun style of basketball and Prohm seems to have mostly kept to that. So while I won't say I 100% expect OSU to win given they way this team has just come out flat so often, but it certainly won't surprise me if they do.