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Where are all the Aaron Craft bashers now? He carried us to a win over #4 MSU with 21 and great defense, and he had a whale of a game tonight at IU.
Craft schooled Olidipo late for some buckets, when Olidipo was suppose to shut him down.
How about Scott, Thompson, Ross, Ravenel, Smith and others coming on for Matta! Even Williams got a block late when we needed it that led to a score.
Where are those Craft, Matta and OSU hoops hecklers now?
We win at home Sunday vs. Illinois, we are carrying big time momentum into the Big Ten and NCAA tourney, and our seeding is going to move up.
We probably locked up a first round bye in the Big Ten tonight.
This post was edited by ohiost83 16 months ago
That's the second best game Craft has played at OSU. He gets props from me. It started against Sparty. For us to go far he has to dominate the opposing teams pg. He did it against Appling and he did it tonight against Farrell.
Gateway to Heaven on Earth
OSU won a Big Ten title Craft's first two years, won one Big Ten tourney and got to the final of the Big Ten tourney last year, and we made the FF last year.
Craft has done nothing but help OSU win and be a national elite since he has been at OSU, scoring is not everything. Defense wins titles.
Craft also a first team academic AA two years in a row, he is he consumate student athlete at OSU.
This teams total Defense is something to behold..tought to get 60 pr more points on them.
Shannon Scott scolarship starting to pay-off! I pity the teams that draw the Buckeyes in the NCAA.
Craft and Scott dominated the game.
Best defensive performance by a guard duo I have seen.
And I know hoops,
Matta haters: WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
Ohio State beat IU on senior night and the bad refs.
TV Ted Valentine tried his best to hose OSU.
IU had to foul over and over and over in the final minute in a half to get us to the free throw line, because the ref's swallowed their whistles up until that point, and whistled everything against us for IU.
We beat IU and the refs.
Relax, I'm well aware of what OSU has done since Craft has been here. I didn't say he only had two good games. I said I thought it was his second best which is saying a lot given that he's been pretty dang good over his career.
And don't patronize with clichés. I know and have played the game. Offense AND defense wins titles...
This post was edited by roc1507 16 months ago
Its good to peak at the end of the season!! Outstanding game! Congrats to players and coaches all around! Enjoy this victory but remember that this is the standard of effort which a Big Ten or NCAA champion must meet every night in the tournaments. Shots will fall and shots will miss, but play like tonite and you'll win 99% of them. I would say all, but some nites the opponent is unconscious....anyone remember Villanova's 79% shooting nite against Georgetown? I do.
"That, in a nutshell, is what happened to the heavily-favored Georgetown Hoyas in the 1985 Final Four. The Hoyas, college basketball's defending champions led by Patrick Ewing, were an all-time great team and massive favorite going into the final game against Rollie Massimino and his eighth-seeded Villanova Wildcats. But the underdogs played the basketball equivalent of a perfect game, shooting 79% from the floor and missing just one shot in the second half. There's simply no defense for that."
And that's what makes college basketball great.
They played really good team ball tonight. Solid contributions from the bench and the defense was lights out from Craft, as always, and Scott. If they can keep this high level play throughout March, who knows, they will be a tough out.
THE sideline whack a mole on LSJ was ridiculous.. Thank god Craft was there to call a T.O.
The offensive foul on Q wasn't even close, he undercut him, don't care if he's square Dan Dakich, he was moving into him. I do think they let us play in the paint the last minute and a half AFTER the weak ass call on Craft Vs Yogi!
My man you think you're the right person to be calling out people for speaking negatively about players and coaches?
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
Diddy don't know Diddly
Matta is a great coach his record speaks for itself..Always preaches defense and team play!! Sam Thompson is starting to become a scorer which we need and with Smith and craft theis team can be very tough..Hope Amir progresses..Go Bucks..and yes I will be rooting for TTUN on sunday!!! Hate to say it...
"Playing here is the closest thing to heaven on earth..." - Brian Rolle
I can tell you this...the other B10 coaches can't wait for Craft to be out of here.
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