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Some good stuff here on Saturday's big game. I will have much more in the next couple of days:
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Good to hear, looking forward to your excellent efforts.
I was encouraged by Amir William's 2nd half effort against Winthrop. It will be important for Williams and Ravenel to neutralize Withey. If they can at least play him and the other Kansas bigs to a stalemate in points, rebounds, and blocks, I like our chances in this game as we should have an overall advantage at the guard and forward positions.
This is one of those hurdle games (KU, UNC and Kentucky) for the Buckeyes. For some unknown reason, Ohio State has not played well versus Kansas against over the years. Ohio State has played against good teams in the past and they have beaten them decisively. Ohio State has a good shot at beating this Kansas team at the Schott. I hope Ohio State is more focused versus KU than they were versus Winthrop. One weakness is Ohio State underneath the basket with Williams and Ravenel. They need more offensive and defensive production underneath the rim. Craft has to start making perimeter jump shots. The main Key is getting rebounds, denying KU second chance points and neutralizing McLemore. KU has some good wing players but I think Ohio can take them down the stretch. The crowd needs to add another dimension to the game. Sometimes this crowd cheers down to the level of OSU's competition. I want a loud crowd like the Wisconsin game a few years ago not the Schottenstein "Morgue" crowd where you could barely feel a pulse. Ohio State can beat this team. I just hope they execute.
This post was edited by buckibball4ever on 12/21/2012 at 11:05 AM
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