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I love Thad. Great coach. However, he plays the bench in the first half and we kill them. Second half he plays 5 guys and we get tired and lose. Happens every year with his reluctance to play the bench. Drives me crazy
I don't think this one is on Matta at all. The game changed when Scott dribbled down the court and chucked up quick shots, and the defense gave up real good looks at the 3 point line.
I don't understand not playing Q more.
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Ross needed more pt and they need to find more ways to get Thomas the ball. Craft and smith were throwing bricks tonight
I almost hate to see Craft drive to the hoop.
Craft took some bad shots. I seriously can't remember someone missing open shots so badly.
Craft played his worst game and is not a good enough player to be a 2nd scoring option. He's a third at best. But you are right. Hi inability to get Thomas I scoring positions shows where he lacks as a coach. We don't have the playmaking guards to just say make something happen to score at the end of a game. He has to have sets or secondary breaks to get quick scores. Conley isn't coming back. Substitutions were shady at best. Second half Thompson an ravenel made a few play and he took them out. Played Scott to much an Ross not enough. Ross is a matchup problem on the offensive end. Matt's got out coached in the second half belt a better coach.
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I have a man crush on Craft, no homo, love the guy. My favorite Buckeye ever. But the dude shot tonight like Bauserman threw passes. About shattered the backboard on a wide open runner.
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."
I want Smith, Jr. to be more aggressive and look to score. I would like to see Ross at the 3 a little more as well. Good effort and agree that the game was lost in the stretch where Scott tried to do too much in back to back possessions when Duke was getting hot. Overall, this will be a great learning experience. The young guys will learn and they will figure it out. Nobody will want to play them come March.
We clearly need a solid second scoring option otherwise teams will sag on Thomas. Additionally, we have got to shoot better from the free throw. Duke stayed in the game because they hit theirs and when we had ours were 50% at best.
agree with most of what you say.
we lost because craft had maybe his worst game in 2 yrs and thomas never got in a rhythm. those are the guys we need to play big.
and who the hell does scott think he is firing up on 2 straight possessions without making 1 pass? just horrible. and he still can't shoot for shit.
want to see more ross.
I actually agree with this 100% this game. He needed to utilize his bench more in the early going of the 2nd half, especially when their freshman started to get going and you could tell thompson was having a tough time manning him. That started the come back. Scott should have been inserted before the 11 min. mark. There were no subs until then, besides amir coming in for Ravenel, who once again was in foul trouble.
I also cant understand for the life of me on how you dont utilize Q until a 1:30 left, when he was creating shots for himself and playing well in the first half. Its like he completely forgets about his bench. I love craft, but I think he needed to be taken out a couple times this game after bad passes or ill advised shots, just to have him settle down and get under control again.
Alot of things went towards this loss. Coaching, horrible 2nd half shooting and shot selection, and some questionable ticky tack bull calls by the officials. We had a 4 to 1 foul advantage and 4 mins. later its all of a sudden 7 to 4. I think Coach K worked the refs a little to get some calls.
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2 more random thoughts.........
Amir - dunk the f'n ball
Thompson - make a f'n layup
That is all..
The best coach in all sports that has been here is Thad Matta. The man is amazing.
Sure we've had a few disappointments, but a lot of those disappointments were only that because the team played over their heads during the regular season.
I hear the last era in football talked about as the "golden era" despite having so many postseason embarrassing losses while having teams with ridiculous talent. The football program has so many built in advantages. Both are wildly successful, but what Thad Matta has done at a football school is amazing. We are a powerhouse in basketball because of Thad Matta.
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Agree about Scott. Also think Craft played a very poor 2nd half, one of his worst. OSU didn't pass enough for some reason in second half. Lots to work on.
This. 11 minutes, c'mon. Dude is a sophomore now and is a scorer that we need to contribute.
The CHASE is on...
Let me say this ;Mushburger is a puke announcer in football AND basketball.......a hind end kisser of the Duke coach and Plumlee.....if the Buckeyes would have pulled it out in the last minute he would have looked like a fool....
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