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(Could have included the input that OSU expected MSU to foul so that headline would be balanced, but they didn't)
Shannon Scott's awful shot costs Ohio State in loss to Michigan State
Ohio State coach Thad Matta stared at reserve guard Shannon Scott with a puzzled, angry look on his face after the final buzzer sounded and his team began to shake hands with Michigan State players following a close loss on Saturday night.
BOX SCORE: No. 17 Michigan State 59, No. 11 Ohio State 56
Scott took an off-balanced, one-footed three-pointer with three seconds remaining and Ohio State trailing 59-56. Scott hid his head in his jersey as his teammates looked demoralized.
"That wasn't the shot they drew up," ESPN analyst Jay Bilas said.
Deshaun Thomas, who scored a career Big Ten-high 28 points, looked upset Scott didn't pass him the ball. Thomas wanted a shot to send the game into overtime after he had made six 3-pointers in regulation.
Keith Appling made two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and finished with 15 points to help No. 17 Michigan State hold off No. 11 for the Big Ten Conference win.
The Spartans (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) have won five straight conference games, while Ohio State (13-4, 3-2) was playing for the first time since handing Michigan its only loss last Sunday.
Shannon Scott misses as time runs out
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So i guess Craft having a bad turnover , giving up a layup & missing a WIDE open 3 all in crunch time had nothing to do with the lost
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Funny how I posted that 2 minutes after the game and got down voted 21 times (and counting)
Scott didn't COST the buckeyes the game, he just made sure we couldn't win.
I'm sorry Srobb.
I do try to look for articles to save double posting of them, but if you posted it, my apologies.
What cost us the win is the fact we have noone outside of Thomas that can shoot and no post presence whatsoever.
You could pick any couple of shots that any Buckeye didn't hit at any point of the game that would have put OSU in the win column. I have never believed in the idea you should single out a single player for missing a shot or having a turnover. The game is 40 minutes long and every play, shot and free throw is equally important.
No, no gessig... You did nothing wrong... I didn't post any links... I was just voicing my displeasure with the "questionable decisions" by Matta and Scott on the last possession... Thanks for the courtesy though
This post was edited by srobb 15 months ago
Craft had 3 steals down the stretch that kept them in the game. Nobody helped him on D, just like nobody heled Thomas on O. That shot by Scott was the most awkward thing I have ever seen. Craft did miss a wide open 3, but it was a good look. When a team shoots 40% from the field and 60% from the line, they are gonna win too many games.
OSU cuts their TO' down by 1/3rd, shoots better at the free throw line, and blocks out on missed shots better (where MSU got some second chance points several times), the Scott drive and shot never happens.
Free throw shooting is so puzzling, Thompson's last two were just bricks, off on both side of the rims. Some of our misses, not even close. Last OOC game, we went something like 13 of 26 at the line on our own home floor, how do we consistenly miss free throws like that?
Clean up just some bad fundamentals, we never get to the Scott shot.
Missed vs. made free throws (many way off for OSU), sloppy passes leading to TO's and putting a body on someone and blocking out is fundamental basketball.
How badly some of these free throws, a wide open 15 footer, are missed is maybe the most puzzling.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by ohiost83 15 months ago
Thompson and Smith Jr. just rot. Neither can be counted on, and neither plays defense either. How many times did Thompson's man get to the glass for an easy stickback yesterday? I could live with it if he was doing something at the other end, but he's a flat ZERO on offense if he isn't dunking. Since MSU doesn't give up back-door dunks, and Craft can't throw an alley-oop to save his life anyway, what's the point of the guy playing at all in this game?
Smith Jr. plays 30 minutes and is 2 for 7. That's another day at the office for him, yet Gary Harris dominated the second half, all on Smith Jr.
I'm sick to death of hearing Ross can't play defense so he doesn't get minutes. These two can't play defense either, and neither of them has a prayer of making up for their colossal deficiencies on the offensive end.
Ross needs to play more. End of story, and there is no longer a rational argument for him not playing more. If this game didn't crystalize it, then it's something personal between Matta and Ross, because from a basketball standpoint this is now becoming as obvious as Matta's shrinking hairline.
Excellently stated, richslee. Anyone who has ever played the game knows this to be true.
Not to mention the 47.9 turnovers we had in the first half. Scott was part of the reason we didn't get run off the floor.
It cost us a chance to tie the fucking game...blaming the game on Shannon Scott is B.S. Journalism and that's why newspapers across the country are going bankrupt...irresponsible to say the least. Valentines shitty officiating cost us more than that.
To blame the loss on Shannon Scott is stupid. This kid has improved more than anybody on the team this year. Thomas was the only offensive threat all game. You are not going to win a game when only one player is scoring.
IMO lack of effort and poor ball handling continue to keep Ross from getting more minutes. Leading the team in turnovers while playing only half as many minutes keeps you sitting. And saying "those guys can't play defense either," re Thomson and LSJ is just wrong. Seriously doubt Ross will ever be as good on D. Somebody posted on one of these post mortem threads that the coaches were wasting Ross's talent. Ross is wasting Ross's talent. Hope he wakes up soon.
this post above by clark sums it up perfectly. outside of thomas the outside shooting is horrendous for this level of play. to say otherwise you are kidding yourself. and we have no post play.
I thought I heard that scott's shot improved??? I have never seen a college player's outside shot hit the backboard first on straight in shots like scott's shots do, time after time. honestly, if we had a 15 footer to win the game and the only 2 who could shoot it were scott and ravenel, I would take ravenel in a hearbeat. outside of layups, I can't remember more than a handful of shots scott has made.
this team can never seal the deal. Luckily, it is basketball. Loses don't really matter too much as it is all a bout the tourney.
This post was edited by BucknutsFan465 15 months ago
How about his back to back steals that gave us a chance?
Yes the shot was hideous, but what a hack....there is no guarantee even if he found a wide open Thomas that the shot would have went in, or that we would have been able to then out score them in OT. Who the hell gives these clueless morons a forum by which to spout their mouths off. My guess is that this guy never played a minute of or a down of or an inning of any sport past 6th grade rec ball. And even then we are taught that one play doesn't cost anyone the game. But hey pile on a 20 year old kid that obviously felt bad enough by his actions after the game, because that is what this brainless society we live in wants to see.
OK remove soapbox now.
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