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max venable
02-06-2006, 12:54 PM
Thursday night...

It's been a long time since both OSU and TTUN have both been ranked when they played each other. This will be a key battle for Big Ten supremecy. Huge game. Go Bucks. Stick it to Michigan at their place...AGAIN!

Predictions?

deltachi8
02-06-2006, 12:59 PM
Honest question...how big does this rivalry get in Basketball. I understand its importance in Football...just curious how it translates to other Sports...

max venable
02-06-2006, 01:01 PM
The basketball rivalry comes nowhere close to the football rivalry (which is the greatest rivalry in all of college sports). But...it's STILL huge. Buckeye fans want to whoop TTUN in EVERYTHING...

Losing to TTUN in basketball still sucks. But if forced to choose which sport Buckeye fans would rather lose to them in, it's basketball, easily.

That said, we still want to pound them.

Go Bucks!

cumberlandreds
02-06-2006, 02:12 PM
When I see OSU vs Michigan I think football not basketball.

redsfan30
02-06-2006, 02:27 PM
This is coming from one of the biggest Ohio State fans around.....Ohio State and Michigan in anything other than football really isn't a big deal. Sure it's always nice to beat them in something, but it's not even close to being taken as life or death in anything other than that one Saturday in late November every year.

As far as the game goes, it should be a good one. Michigan is a tough place to play and Ohio State has struggled on the road in the Big 10 in recent years (of course, who hasn't?). Michigan has the outside game to match up with Ohio State so I think it will come down to who plays better in the paint. If Dials plays well, Ohio State wins and if he doesn't I don't think they do.

max venable
02-06-2006, 02:36 PM
Dude, I want to beat 'em at EVERYTHING...women's basketball, softball, ice hockey, you name. Football is king but in all things I say: BEAT MICHIGAN!

captainmorgan07
02-06-2006, 05:16 PM
as a big buckeye fan myself i like max venerbale want to kick there butts in everything but it's no where near the rivalry in football i will be glued to the tv as the bucks beat taht state up north thursday nite no slyverster heroics needed buckeyes by 10

Caseyfan21
02-06-2006, 05:19 PM
I don't care if we are playing them in intramural flag football, I want to beat scUM in everything. I will watch, support, or attend every OSU/UM game that I can. Who cares if it's basketball? We are on our way to the tournament and pounding scUM will make it that much sweeter. Go Bucks!

max venable
02-06-2006, 06:23 PM
The new polls are out and OSU is #17...TTUN is #22.

By the way, 6 Big Ten teams are currently in the top 25 (and Wisconsin is not one of them).

Also, I find it interesting (and very cool) that the Buckeyes are having a better season than:

Kansas
Kentucky
Arizona
North Carolina
Louisville
Syracuse

All are perennial powers...and the Bucks are better than all of them this year.

PLUS...wait till next year!

redsfan30
02-06-2006, 07:13 PM
PLUS...wait till next year!
Why? What's special about Oden, Conley, Hunter, Cook and Lighty?

;)

max venable
02-06-2006, 10:17 PM
Why? What's special about Oden, Conley, Hunter, Cook and Lighty?

;)
Holy smokes...makes me drool. :eek:

bucksfan
02-07-2006, 12:28 AM
WHile the hoops rivalry is definitely a different critter than the gridiron counterpart, it is still big - at least for basketball fans. Traditionally hoops fans may get a bit more jacked up for Indiana, Illinois, or even Iowa but still it's that school up north and this year both seem to be fielding nice teams.

I still remember being there when a Glen Rice led Michigan came in to St, John and lost (I think it was '87-88?). I just got out of a ddouble-OT intramural game, ran to the arena, and had to take my student season spot (ON THE FLOOR back in the good ol days). I usually took stats for Coach Williams, so to actually be able to yell with my friends again (I could get a T on the bench if I yelled from the table) was cool, especially for that game! I nearly passed out a few times from the yelling and the aforementioned 2-OT game I just finished up! Awesome college memories!!!!

I think it'll be a good match-up too. If Penn State beating the Illini at Champagne didn't show us that anything can and will happen in the Big Ten this year, then I don't know what will! But I'll say 81-73 Buckeyes.

I'll be coming down when tsun pays us the return visit at the end of the month. Can't wait. GO BUCKS!!!!

GAC
02-07-2006, 08:54 AM
The bigger game is Sunday vs Illinois. ;)

max venable
02-07-2006, 11:30 PM
The Bucks are now ranked #12 in the latest RPI. U of M is #17.

Seven Big Ten schools in the top 25. Amazing.

bucksfan
02-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Ummm....wow. We certainly lived by the 3 in this one. But I must point out executed some very nice offensive sets as well. All in all a very tough win.

Teams looked evenly matched for the most part, though they do has some different pieces, Can't believe tsun went away from Sims when no Buckeye could stop him. Foster et al did a nice job keeping Horton out of the offensive flow. Our rebounding continues to concern me, as we cannot always outshoot our deficiencies.

When Dion went out with that twisted ankle, it semed the Volves just lost their zeal. Very entertaining game, especially given the outcome! Sunday will be fun!!!

Playadlc
02-10-2006, 01:52 AM
Huge road win for Ohio State. They shot the lights out with 9 of their last 10 three point shots going thru the net in the first half.

Thad Matta is doing a tremendous job in Columbus. I just hope my Hoosiers can hire someone of his caliber after Davis is canned at seasons end.

max venable
02-10-2006, 10:25 AM
Nice (and important) road win for the Buckeyes. What a fun season it has been so far.

You know...they're only 10 points from being undefeated.

Go Bucks! Beat Illinois!

max venable
02-10-2006, 11:23 AM
Good article about the Big Ten:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060210/SPORTS02/602100413/1131/SPORTS0201

Caseyfan21
02-10-2006, 11:39 AM
I'm thinking sometime this week or next we might hear about any further NCAA sanctions as well. I heard the hearings were last weekend from my friend but he didn't know any other details. I would like to get that over so the Bucks will know for sure if they will be going to the tournamnet and the status of next year's recruits.

For now though, bring on the Illini!

That shot that Sylvester made last year to beat Illinois was my single favorite moment of my entire freshmen year at OSU. Actually, it's been my favorite moment as a Buckeye. People talk about storming the field after the scUM win and that was fun, but nothing beat that day against the Illini and then being able to go to the Big 10 tournamnet the next week skipping two days of classes (and taking crap from all the Illini fans in Chicago).

max venable
02-10-2006, 08:38 PM
http://media.scout.com/media/image/29/292651.jpg

Even my man Matt Sylvester was dunkin' on the Maize & Blue. Gotta love it!

captainmorgan07
02-10-2006, 11:31 PM
with that 3 point shooting osu will be very tough to beat down the stretch

bucksfan
02-13-2006, 10:37 PM
http://media.scout.com/media/image/29/292651.jpg

Even my man Matt Sylvester was dunkin' on the Maize & Blue. Gotta love it!

Sounds like he has been battling back problems the past couple of weeks. He can be maddening at times but I personally enjoy what he brings to the team. He seems to have a good head for how to play the game but loses track of the actual game situation sometimes (time and score situation). But that's why I like college hoops, and I don't expect or even want the guys to be perfect. It's been a bunch of fun this year and Matt got us rollin' back in March! :thumbup:

max venable
02-24-2006, 09:20 PM
BTW, it's Michigan week again! A win tomorrow completes the Football and Basketball trifecta! Always nice.

Also worth noting, soon the Bucks will be the reigning Big Ten football champs, M basketball champs and Women's basketball champs. How's that for another trifecta? :thumbup:

max venable
02-25-2006, 03:42 PM
And it's official. the Bucks OWN michigan.

Always nice to get the sweep!

:beerme:

max venable
02-26-2006, 11:41 AM
http://www.kenpom.com/rpi.phpFWIW...The Bucks are currently ranked 5th in the RPI. Could a potential #1 seed be looming? Wouldn't that be nice :thumbup:

OnBaseMachine
02-26-2006, 12:18 PM
Also worth noting, soon the Bucks will be the reigning Big Ten football champs

I've never understood how that works. OSU and Penn State finished with the same record...and PSU beat OSU, so shouldn't Penn State be the Big-10 champs instead of a tie?

The same thing happened with USC and Washington State in 2002. Both finished with the same record but WSU beat SC...they crowned both as Pac-10 champs. I'm not complaining, but that has always puzzled me.

guttle11
02-26-2006, 12:21 PM
Just like football...:mooner:

max venable
02-26-2006, 12:25 PM
I've never understood how that works. OSU and Penn State finished with the same record...and PSU beat OSU, so shouldn't Penn State be the Big-10 champs instead of a tie?

The same thing happened with USC and Washington State in 2002. Both finished with the same record but WSU beat SC...they crowned both as Pac-10 champs. I'm not complaining, but that has always puzzled me.

That's just the way it is. Same record = co-champs.

And fwiw, OSU beat the team that beat Penn St. So how do you factor that in?