Many BOOMS coming!
Who are Austin Ward's sources?
leads to delusional fans that we are a national contender
This.^ You can include almost all the folks posting negative or angry comments here in that group. One wonders if they attended OSU, or are just bandwagon jumpers / wannabes. Trolls. Blamers. Not someone you'd want to hang with.
Keels said OSU didn't get their normal shoot-around before the game due to the early start. That doesn't seem right, but may explain cold shooting at the start.
It appears that OSU goes as Kaleb goes, and if he gets swarmed/battered, the Buckeyes do not do well offensively. Kaleb started out slowly, had 4 turnovers and (and was 3/6 on Free Throws), and no one else took up the early slack.
Guard play is crucial, yet OSU guards not named Duane shot 4/15 (27%) vs PSU Saturday.
Rebounding turned out even at game's end, but OSU was out-rebounded for most of the game.
With injuries/sickness and all, the Buckeyes have had quite a bit of adversity. I'd like to see them handle it better.
Seems these Buckeyes get rattled too easily and forget fundamentals.
Seems I was misunderstood.
I was not in any way saying OSU should make promises to recruits or hand out money. Or even lie about other coaches or schools. Just that there appear to be folks doing that at other schools.
Ohio State is also 2-4 in conference so far
Fair point, but scoring is only part of the equation.
Turnovers / opponents' points off turnovers, defense, rebounding, opponents' 2nd chance points, fast break points and points in the paint all factor in as well.
IIRC, Dane was Thad's recruit and bolted when Matta left.
It's interesting how some folks love second-guessing, blaming, etc and still think of themselves as OSU fans. To me that behavior is trollish.
Another reminder of the film, Hoosiers, when the coach says I hope you will support who we are, not who we are not.
Are you conflating things?
Washington is second on the team with 10.7 points in 22.3 minutes per game.
Methinks Washington’s scoring value is a bit overrated.
In conference games this season, Washington is not 2nd, but 4th in scoring at 10.3 points per game. Kaleb is first with 16.8 ppg, followed by Andre with 11.7 and Carton with 10.7.
Something is wrong and it's not being addressed.
Could it be that OSU is NOT handing out money to recruits or their relatives? Or not making promises?
if Group-of-Five refs were used in play-off games
Could they have been any worse?
Old folks giggling is cool. We don't have to give a damn what anyone else thinks.
Yep. The total tonnage . . .
They got their needed win. For the most part they appeared to be having fun. Many mistakes, but didn't notice anything that can't be fixed with more work and a good attitude. Keep the efforts high!
Yeah, some things went better, but there are still fundamentals they need to work on: passing/receiving, blocking out/rebounding, not relaxing after a made basket, and being present. They need to be more consistent, and let go of what just happened.
Justice Sueing was not on the bench during the game
After the game, Holtmann said that Justice Sueing had undergone ankle surgery and said not to quote him, but it would be a 3-month or so recovery.
OK, but . . . Not talking about one game—in either sport.
It's a pattern, and occurs far too often after an OSU score.
two shooting guards
Those are shooting guards? They must be scoring with a torrid pace to earn that moniker. /s
This team has had issues with inadequate guard play for the past two seasons. If Holtmann gets good, consistent guard play in all phases of the game, these Buckeyes can compete with anyone—assuming of course, that the refs understand that the game they officiate is not indoor rugby.
That was embarrassing play the last 5 minutes. Don't care if you have a big lead. The defense in particular. You are what you do.
Methinks they are missing the vibes from the ocean.
And not just the hoops team: football too. They don't live near the coast, so when they get a lead, they want to take the Buckeye machine out of gear and . . . coast.
Duane and Luther's me first attitude is the problem
Dunno if that's it, but if so, they probably should not start the next game if their suspensions are over.
We ended up with only 12 turnovers.
Normally, not good, but this season that's almost encouraging.
What's up with Kaleb?
Just 6 points on 3 of 5(!) shot attempts. Holtmann trying to let others contribute more to scoring?
Holtmann's probably uspet about fundamentals (blocking out & rebounds, setting & using screens, turnovers) and effort, like easing up after a score.
Nebraska, despite frontcourt “weakness” leads in rebounds at the half 19-18, including 8 (EIGHT!) offensive rebounds. Holtmann must fix that. But offense better so far, with 53% FG, 50% treys (Thanks, Andre and Ahrens!) and 75% FT’s.
Gotta put together a good 2nd half to go with this 1st half (More assists than turnovers! 9-7)