In partnership with CBSSports.com
The place to discuss inside information, the latest rumors and scoop on the Buckeyes
Anything and everything football related that has to do with your Buckeyes
If it's football recruiting, OSU-style, it's cussed and discussed here
Talk a little Buckeye basketball with your fellow Ohio State hoopsters
Bring it here for non-sports chatter that causes spirited, informed debate.
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Nice shot! Whatever you do, don't run the clock out. Just throw up a slop shot.
Why the hell were they just standing around on that inbound. No one moving.
Exactly....you must protect your home court with this team....road wins will be at a premium
Matta too busy with the gum
Lenzelle with.sackkkk .... Manned up at the end
And michigan still sucks asssxxddzss
My stress level doesn't deserve this
Maybe Thad can just recruit and chew gum on game days and let Boals, Dickerson or Jent manage the game
Is ttun that good or did we just go to sleep. Up by 20 and we let them come all the way back and one shot from winning?
Should have been a 10-12 point win after the start we got. give scUM and Bielein credit for fighting there way back....came within an in and out 3 from taking the lead at the end. A win is a win but it's perplexing the lack of time for Ross in the second half versus Purdue and virtually no time today. He played one of his best halfs against Purdue. Thad apparently cannot think past 7 players in big games and Ross is the odd man out. He will leave after this season if this continues......and then next year we will have nobody that can shoot.
I don't know much about Ross, except he was a big recruit for us.
You seem to be really pushing him, why?
I"m real down on Matta right now. He should have used his bench liberally in the first half once we got the big lead. He shows a real lack of trust in his players. A great coach will trust the players HE recruited!! Again, thankful for where Matta has taken the program but I don't believe he will ever win a NC because of his game day philosophy. He's just stubborn. Also, the style of bball we are playing right now will adversely affect recruiting. He was supposed to be an uptempo coach that pushes the ball. He has turned into just a regular B1G coach in the mold of Ryan at Wisky. Boring basketball to watch at times.
Or 20 pt win. I thought we just looked tired towards the end
Ross has had his problem this season to be sure. However, both Michael Redd and Scoonie Penn as well as others affiliated with the program have said he's our most gifted offensive player. He's not good on defense and he turns the ball over too much. But for a team that is as bad as we are offensively there is room for him on this team. With some players you just have to take the bad with the good. No way Ross should not be getting 15 minutes or so per game. 6'8" with a nice outside shot and showed an ability to get to the basket versus Purdue. Thad just cannot get a rotation with more than 7 players apparently. Ross will not make us a final four team to be sure but playing 7 is not the way to go.....it will eventually catch up to you.
For minute ther, I thought Tressell was coaching and we were watching Tresselball!
You're going to have a tired team when you only play 7. And Williams did not get big minutes. Matta doesn't seem to be able to evolve as a coach.
True. We don't rotate enough
I was wondering that also. Amir went out with 3 fouls and never came back???
Good post shep
You know if we could win a NC playing this way I would take it. However, in basketball the talented high school players are going to go play where the emphasis is on offense. For whatever reason Matta has become a more defense oriented coach. I'm not minimizing defense....it's very, very important. But basketball is the one game where good offense can beat good defense. I don't really enjoy watching this style of bball.....the win is great but I don't see us ever winning a NC playing like this and would like to be able to have more than one player on the floor that can get his own shot and actually make it.
Yep! Now over to football and watching the final seconds of the Seattle, Atlanta game. Can't believe Seattle has come all the way back.
a win is a win...now they have almost a week to get ready for msu
Matta has to be the worst halftime coach there is. Do they sit around and hold hands and sing songs instead of making adjustments. The 'O' is driving me crazy. Everyone just stands around or throw up 3's. Can no one break down their defender with the exception of DThomas?
Still love kicking scUM's ass who are so over-rated (don't get me wrong they are talented, but young), but who have they played to warrant a #2 ranking?!?
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports