Huge win tonight to get back on the right track. Carton played big tonight. Gotta keep the momentum rolling.
I will try anything, and wanted to make sure it was up before tip in case I am not home yet from baseball
I think this is a gut check game...can we put it together to build momentum going forward. We need to get a "quality" win, not in who we beat, but in the way we play a complete game. Let's get back on the right track today! GO BUCKS! I will put Bingo up and be able to watch today!
I will post Bingo but not be able to watch the game live as I have an umpire training. Hoping they put it together and get a W tonight!
This is funny, sad and true at times...
Big Win and momentum starter. Lets get better, learn and get another W. Oh, and BINGO
Anyone notice Carton's rosy cheeks...reminds me of my favorite Buckeye...AC
HAHAHAHA. based on the last 4 games..50 points should be a square
Two totally different positions.
Did I miss a sweet dunk?
I think this is the game where we turn it around and gain some confidence back. Getting back home, against a good/average Nebraska team, we turn it around tonight. Hoping to see Duane back in Duane form, Young back to his normal self and DJ make some strides. Momentum is a heck of a drug and we need some right now.
Will have Bingo up tonight.
Thanks for the life perspective IBuck
Chill dude, he is an 18 year old kid, halfway through his first year of college basketball. Is he in a slump, yes, but that happens to almost all freshman. If your life and happiness really depends on OSU winning or losing, you may want to find another source, because if not, there will always be disappointment.
I was trying to look at some of the "mid tier" teams with 12-13 wins this year, but the research became taxing. That being said, I didn't find many. I don't like any excuse, whether its youth, confidence, brain farts, or whatever. Excuses are opportunities to get better. However, I do remember someone saying early in the year, maybe the UNC game that the Buckeyes were one of the "youngest teams in the country" this year because we only have 3 "upperclassmen."
Looking at the stats, this one I found staggering. Wisconsin had a majority upperclassmen on the floor the other night. Of our 6 "experienced players" (Andre, Kaleb, CJ, Duane, LM and Kyle), only Andre has more total minutes on the floor in a career than any of those players. The others aren't even close. Also, Trice is a RS Junior (4 years in the program), Pritzl is a 5th year senior because of a medical redshirt, Potter is a 4th year Junior with 2 years at UW and Brad Davison and Nate Reuters are juniors who have averaged more minutes per year than anyone on our team. That is what experience gets you...a tail whipping on the road.
We have a lot of talent, but experience plays a factor too.
I am not sure if it is a roster issue, or just a slump. I feel like Duane can score, as can DJ, as can Andre and even CJ as they have all put up big games. The problem is the inconsistency from game to game. I think the physicality of the B1G this year, even on Kaleb has everyone off their game. This is a cause and effect to confidence, which I think is the big killer right now. We are hesitant on decision making, shot taking and finishing at the hoop. If we can get our confidence back, I think we have the "ability" on the team to beat anyone in the B1G. The question is, will we?