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If he's so consistent why did he drop that pass in the first quarter last week?
Seriously though Victor has come on in a big way this year. He's always had tons of potential that never quite came together and it seems like this year its finally happening. Also, he's a freaking wizard after the catch. That TD against Penn State last year and the TD this last weekend are both incredible plays after making the catch.
Love the potential Eugene has. His size and skill set is exactly what we'll need next year. Also, the more I hear about Holtmann the more I love him. This is the second recruit that has said that the honesty of our coaching staff is a big part of what made them commit. I really think we have something special with Holtmann.
Hot damn, I was pumped after Meechie's recruitment because of his qualities as a player, but this article has me excited about him as a person even moreso. He seems to have an insanely mature mindset for his age, I can't wait to see what all his hard work will produce!
CBU still looking strong under new leadership!
The Buckeye Train keeps moving on no matter who is coaching! Well done Hartline and Day!
So proud of what the team accomplished this year. I was surprised by how much it hurt when they lost, I'm gonna miss CJ and Keyshawn more than I thought I would for sure. They went out the right way and are great examples for future Buckeyes to follow.
Having said that, next year looks really exciting. With the four new players coming in and the young guys getting an offseason to improve, we have a real chance to make a splash next year. Also, I really hope that we see Andre turn into the leader the team needs next year. He looks like he has all the intangibles for it, he plays hard every play and has improved a ton since he got here. Younger players notice that kind of thing and respect it.
Welp, the refs were bad from the get go but that's to be expected. Outside of that, our lineup does not consist of a lot of talent and we can't overcome challenges like that, especially against good teams. Hope we make the tourney, would be really good experience for our young players.
The refs have been just awful today, but even if they weren't we still probably don't win. This is a team that just does not have very many good players. We've gotten hope from time to time and started to think that maybe they're better than we thought they were, but the reality is that our lineup is devoid of talent. We can't score in large stretches because everyone outside of Kaleb can't create their own shots. Throw that in with the fact that our lineup is young and has gone through some growing pains, and its easy to see why we've struggled against better competition.
I completely agree. It made no sense to me that they didn't do that.
Need more from Duane and Justin this half. If we want to win, we absolutely have to find a way to score from more areas of the court and those two are the best chance we have at that.
Side note: Any chance the refs decide to call it evenly this next half? Sure would make things more fun to watch.
Holy hell they could not miss down the stretch. We definitely got flustered for a time during their run and we still struggle way too much against full court pressure. However, Indiana has been on a tear lately and this is a huge win. Glad to see Keyshawn and Luther step up today after playing poorly for a while.
What a cool story! I love his attitude towards his current level of play and what he looks for in a school. Based on his criteria, it does seem like OSU is a good fit for him. Good luck to him wherever he ends up going though.
Why would we play a freshman who has potential when we could play a senior who has arguably been the worst player on the team since conference play started?
Seriously though I'm so with you on this. Shooters need confidence, and if the coach shows confidence in them that helps a ton. Getting Justin minutes now could pay dividends later, even this year.
The problems we're having now were there earlier in the season, the competition was a bit more forgiving than what we've seen this last stretch. It's certainly been frustrating, especially after watching us compete with MSU for most of the game. I think that loss took a bunch out of us and we've been reeling ever since. I'm sure we'll find our footing again, hopefully it won't be too late when we do.
Side note, what happened to Keyshawn? He went from a valuable contributor that was in the mix for a starting spot at times to a liability on the court. Hopefully he can turn things around because he's looked noticeably different during this losing streak.
First thought is to add a scorer that can create their own shot like Keita or D'Angelo due to the issues we have scoring consistently. That type of player opens up so much for everyone else, they force the defense to respond and make the rest of the team better. We have been atrocious in our half court offense lately, and either Keita or D'Angelo would immediately make us much better.
But then I remember that our post lineup consists of Wesson, Young, and Ledee. That lack of depth down low has absolutely killed us at times, especially with all the fouls that Wesson attracts (on him of course, because he never gets fouled apparently). Young is an athlete and has a ton of upside, but he just doesn't cut it on is own in the post offensively or defensively and Ledee is just too raw right now to be conistently useful. If we had Sullinger or a healthy Greg Oden in addition to our current lineup, that would fix this problem and give us a consistent scoring threat.
At the end of the day though, I think I'd have to go with Mike Conley. The PG position has been a struggle this year, and our guards are just not good enough to compete in the Big Ten. Conley can make his own shot and is excellent at running the half court offense. He was also an underrated defender, and would often get steals at huge times in games. I think our problems run deeper than one player could fix, but Conley would give us the best chance IMO.