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We showed our true mettle by holding on, making the plays we needed to and won the game.
Michigan is a decent team..unfortunately they had played and beat 3 bottom feeder B10 teams that don't play defense. It showed up today. Many Buckey fas forget how young this Buckey team is wiht just one senior.....
happy to win, especially over michigan who is damn good this season, but holy hell our offense is so bad. it's really painful to watch them at times
Yeah we tried to give that one away. Painful to watch -- we basically went into "Tresselball" mode there in the 2nd half with our standing around for 20-25 seconds then taking an awful 3 point shot just trying to kill clock and hope an occasional shot went in. I am proud of the kids for fighting, though, especially in that last 3 minute period.
It sucks having only 1 legit scorer. Nice win bc they are the better team
You know who else also plays 7 or 8 players in all of their big games? I'm not including the games where kids get less than 4 or 5 minutes:
San Diego State
That seems to be a lot of the top 25 that play a 7-8 man rotation, much like Thad does.
Last year's Final Four teams: Ohio State, Kentucky, Kansas, and Louisville? Know how many players each coach played in a rotation on average? Coach Calipari gave 6 players, sometimes 7 major minutes their entire run. Ohio State? 7. Kansas? 7. Louisville? 7. At least 10 of the Sweet 16? 7 or 8.
OSU is no different than the rest of the best NCAA basketball teams. You just seem to have a hard-on for players who continue to underperform, turn the ball over, and play poor defense (Ross).
ross doesnt deserve to play at all. all ive heard for two years now how good he is and i ask what does he do well? he doesnt score, doesent play defense, cant dribble, cant rebound. id personally like to see more of the scott craft combination and less smith jr who has regressed in terms of scoring, but is rebounding the ball really well right now
When teams can slow us down and make us play a half court game we really struggle, when we can run and attack we excel. Duke, Kansas, and Michigan all got beat pretty good in the first half but made adjustments and slowed the game down to a half court game and we struggled. This team has the pieces to be really good, Craft had a fantastic first half which shows the work Chris Jent is doing with him is paying off. Slowly Amir seems to be getting better each game, Thompson seems to be getting more confidence driving to the basket. The one complaint I do have is why won't they throw it inside more, seems time after time I see Ravenel roll off a screen wide open, craft doesn't seem to be a great passer or vision.
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