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gave it away
Craft needs to shot better!
So basically Thomas was a non factor (due to fouls and not going to him) and Craft had one of the worst second half efforts in his career and we lose by 5. Smith also did not have a great game.
When you consider all of that being at Duke, this team is much better than I thought. It's scary how good TOSU can be. We will need our guys to develop, but I'm very excited, even after a loss.
Cleveland Orchestra Baby!! World's greatest!! The Brown's wet dream is to be them. The Ohio State University-Where the Illibuck Lives!
Guys, come on...we played very well...we are very very young...this was a huge learning experience....Amir really stepped up, not sure why Ross played very little in second half...I was expecting this to be way worse....we played tough and there is a reason Duke has the home record they have...I am very optimistic after this game.....come on guys, it's early in the year.
Where did Jay Bilas play his college ball again?
Man I up voted you. I may have too much passion watching these games. Maybe because I was never a freaking athlete. Whatever it is. This sucks. Plumlee looked like Kevin Love. Whatever. I pissed. Mad as hell that I stood up for this late game to watch us lose and now to hear in Duke Land (NJ where no college team thrives) all about Duke being great. Coach K is one hell of a coach man. Does it year in and year out with kids who know how to play his system and don't thrive in the NBA.
Honestly these are my thoughts as well.
Once Ohio State gets it going offensively, this team may contend with Indiana as the best team in the country.
This post was edited by Systems_id 20 months ago
Thad every year makes me a believer then breaks my heart. Year after year.
On the other side, Duke did not impress me at all. Duke does not want to see us again in the tournament. I can promise you that.
You're dumb. Stop posting please.
We kicked their ass by 24 last year. We should have won this year. I look forward to some wins this year. We got a team. Thomas, Thompson, Q, Smith, Craft............ It's gonna be a fun year
Where is this offense going to come from? Thad won't play the only guy who can create his own shot (besides DT). I think we need to be happy with a 2nd or third place finish in the big ten. Indiana won't be pretty. I just hope we can beat scUM.
OSU Middy..you're an idiot...are you serious? Thad had more BIG championships and has done so well...how can you say that? Have you even watched what he has done with all the kids leaving early. Get a F*cking clue.
This post was edited by buckfanoutwest 20 months ago
Seriously. We pound Duke last year, make a run to the Final Four, and then lose to Duke by only 5 on their floor after losing Sully & Buford.
I'd rather them have tough losses in the regular season than in the tournament. The B1G schedule will ensure we are battle tested.
Be excited. This team is legit.
I am sorry I agree too. A lot of painful lost with Thad's team. (And yes, I get it. He elevated Ohio States team over the years.) Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, (and I am sure I can think of some other games if I sit here long enough) were all games we were suppose to win.
You have to expect this early in the season when Matta never went past his sixth guy all last year - even during blowouts. Amir Williams could be a good player in time, but he has no minutes and he got abused all night by Plumlee. Ross, Thompson look like they can put up some points once they log a few minutes. This really looks like a team with zero chemistry yet. Thomas can score but no one other than Craft can find him. A bit disappointed in Smith Jr. He should be playing with better judgement now. No excuse for se of his shot selections. Needs to play smarter and distribute better. He has the minutes. They'll be better by conference season but they'd be better now if Matta would have gotten them off the bench a little last year.
Still, 5 pt loss at Cameron is nothing to hang your head about. You knew K was going to have them back in the saddle in the second half.
Craft will not have a game that bad the rest of the year. Last year to this year replacing the offense of Buford and Sullinger will just take time. I hate losing, but Matta does have some diamonds in the rough in Ross, Thompson, and Williams. They will improve through the year and make this team strong. Screw Duke and their boy Bilas.
Indeed. I honestly think Duke may have just peaked early but they still have the best resume of anyone in the country.
Mark it down though, by the end of the season I think Ohio State will be the second best team in the country behind the Hoosiers.
I thought dook looked really good... play great team basketball... and they have some good athletes...they're legit.... but I agree we've got more room to improve and will be much better in March... prolly much better than dook..... would love to see them in the tourney...
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
-- Dean Wormer
If you're gonna play it that way, you have to consider that Duke had a ridiculously bad first half. Over ten min without a FG. Curry with 2 pts. Lowest first half pt total for Duke in the history of Cameron. Part of that was OSU defense but an equal part was Duke sucking (temporarily, alas...)
The NC is up for grabs. IMO we get better as the year goes on. I would rather peak in March than November. Indiana looks like the most impressive team in the country but it's early. I think we beat Duke on a neutral floor tonight....especially at home.
Scott cannot take soooooooo many bad shots...Craft either. IMO they need to get Q involved. IMO the defense is very good. I think we can beat the hell out of guard oriented teams.
Good experience...this isn't football....we are still in the hunt for the NC.
totally agree..... excited to see this team in b10 play and beyond....
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