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BEETTLEBUG
09-16-2008, 10:31 AM
Does anyone know the date of Buckeye / West Virginia game in Columbus?

Thank You Buckeye Red 27

BuckeyeRed27
09-16-2008, 11:00 AM
Dec 27

Boston Red
09-16-2008, 11:02 AM
Is it possible for them both to lose?

*BaseClogger*
09-16-2008, 11:10 AM
Is it possible for them both to lose?
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/Smash8888/how_about_no.jpg

Boston Red
09-16-2008, 11:12 AM
Darn. I actually don't mind the Buckeyes too much (in basketball), so I guess I will cheer for them in that contest.

goreds2
12-23-2008, 05:52 AM
Dec 27


Going to the game this Saturday. :thumbup:

*BaseClogger*
12-28-2008, 12:35 AM
Ouch, that game hurt... :shocked:

WVRedsFan
12-28-2008, 01:14 AM
Ouch, that game hurt... :shocked:

Well...:)

Didya notice Huggs didn't pull the starters? Too much history there, I guess.

West Virginia is a very good basketball team. I'm prejudiced because it is my alma mater, but Huggins has taken players that were marginal at best recruited by John Beilien, added some players in and went to the Sweet 16 last year and is 10-2 this year. He is one of the best coaches in America (if not the best).

BuckeyeRedleg
12-28-2008, 01:30 AM
Ouch squared.

*BaseClogger*
12-28-2008, 01:37 AM
Well...:)

Didya notice Huggs didn't pull the starters? Too much history there, I guess.

West Virginia is a very good basketball team. I'm prejudiced because it is my alma mater, but Huggins has taken players that were marginal at best recruited by John Beilien, added some players in and went to the Sweet 16 last year and is 10-2 this year. He is one of the best coaches in America (if not the best).

Huggins can win basketball games, there's no questioning that. How good he is of doing his job can be questioned, however...

WVRedsFan
12-28-2008, 01:49 AM
Huggins can win basketball games, there's no questioning that. How good he is of doing his job can be questioned, however...

He's home and behaving himself now. With a lifetime contract, he'll be more than good until he retires. Old age has its advantages.

Buckeye33
12-28-2008, 07:32 AM
And now there is a report out that Anthony Crater is leaving OSU and transfering to another school immediately.

That is out of nowhere.

Matt700wlw
12-28-2008, 11:14 AM
Big win for Huggs.

Even though he coaches a Big East rival, now I still have to pull for him a little bit.

goreds2
10-13-2009, 04:42 PM
10/13/09

COLUMBUS (AP) Dallas Lauderdale, the starting center on the Ohio State men's basketball team, will miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand during a workout on Monday.

The school announced on Tuesday that Lauderdale would have surgery on Wednesday.


The Buckeyes return every starter from last year's 22-11 team that was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and are expected to be one of the top teams in the Big Ten this season.


Zisis Sarikopoulos, a 7-footer who sat out last season after transferring from UAB, likely will start the season as the Buckeyes center.


They begin practice on Friday night. The season opener is Nov. 9 against Alcorn State in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.

Spring~Fields
10-13-2009, 09:05 PM
What does this team look like this year?

Can we get excited about them, or do we need to keep a lid on it and temper it?

Anyone have a briefing on OSU basketball this year?

goreds2
10-13-2009, 11:23 PM
They have all 5 starters returning which is a good thing especially coming off a 22-11 season. :thumbup:

gilpdawg
10-14-2009, 07:00 AM
Good lord, other than the Reds, your sports fandom loyalties are reprehensible. :)

Steelers? Ohio State? You represent everything I hate.:D

Brutus
10-14-2009, 12:16 PM
What does this team look like this year?

Can we get excited about them, or do we need to keep a lid on it and temper it?

Anyone have a briefing on OSU basketball this year?

It will be a fun team to watch. Hard to say just how good they will be - that will depend on the consistency of their point guards and production from their frontcourt (though the Lauderdale injury is not a good start).

They are going to be very guard-centric. They have six (and possibly seven) legitimate options in the backcourt that will see a lot of playing time. Evan Turner is being touted as a possible first-team All-American. Expect 13-16 PPG this season from William Buford, as he will likely emerge as a consistent scorer. P.J. Hill will still play a lot of point (and played well in Canada in August when Ohio State went on the sanctioned trip up there to that tournament), but he and Turner will share the position this year. Hill shot real well this summer. Also keep an eye on Walter Offutt. He's a terrific defender, but just needs to become a better shooter. Jeremie Simmons will come off the bench mainly for depth and occasionally provide some additional scoring.

The frontcourt is a question mark. The starting four will likely be David Lighty. Playing him there will be a small lineup, but it will allow them to get out and run at every opportunity - something they wanted to do last year but didn't have the depth (and didn't rebound well enough). They should be OK at center if Lauderdale stays healthy and out of foul trouble, but if not, this might be the difference in Ohio State being a Big Ten Title contender and making a tournament run and being just another early round exit.

Lauderdale will be one of the best defensive centers in the Midwest, if not the country, but the question is how much of a presence he'll provide inside on offense - and can he keep teams honest enough to not focus their attention on the guards? Zisis Sarikopolous is the backup center. He's a sophomore transfer from UAB. He's a kid that played two years ago with Kosta Koufos on the Greek junior national team. He's got an NBA type of body, and does have some skill, but he's still extremely raw. He's got to play tougher (though he's not a kid that wants to be a wing, which is good). More importantly, he needs to play better defense. Kyle Madsen and Nicola Kecman are role players. Madsen a 6-10 senior will be mostly a body. Kecman is a 6-8 sophomore. He can shoot it a little and will probably be used for mostly that.

Overall, this team will have an explosive backcourt. With a defensive presence at center, who is also athletic and can run the floor, the Buckeyes will have an up-tempo pace that will be entertaining. They should win 20-25 games in the regular season, but if the things I mentioned above take place, they're capable of more with the quartet of scorers they have (Turner, Buford, Lighty and Diebler).

They'll likely lose Buford after this season. Probably Turner too. Next year will be more talented a team, though, with the No. 1 freshman class in the nation coming in.

BuckeyeRedleg
10-14-2009, 01:19 PM
Without going into too much detail I see a very athletic team that will contend for 2nd or 3rd in the B10 and beat some good teams, but not get too far in the NCAA due to the lack of a true PG. Tourney high of Sweet 16. Tourney low of what we saw last year (1st rd exit). Probable one and done as a #4 thru #7 seed.

PJ Hill is a gamer, but he can only take them so far and Turner cannot be running the point all the time.

Simmons is a head case that needs to concentrate on hitting his open threes and that's it.

goreds2
01-19-2010, 09:02 PM
Within one week, we have beaten #6 Pudue, #13 Wisconson and beat Northwestern tonight 76-56. :beerme:

Hopefully, we can move up in the rankings and get a decent seed in the NCAA BIG DANCE. :thumbup:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/rankings

Redsfaithful
01-20-2010, 06:38 AM
Shows what a difference maker Turner is. They might be able to make a little run this March.

bucksfan2
01-20-2010, 08:30 AM
Turner is pretty good, huh? If he could improve his ball handling a little more, he gets sloppy at times, this team is scary good. It will all depend on matchups but the two big flaws that I see on this team are depth and lack of a true PG.

Playadlc
01-21-2010, 03:40 AM
Best team in the Big Ten, IMO.

Buckeye33
01-21-2010, 04:56 PM
If this Buckeye team had an sort of inside threat on the offensive end they could be top 10 easy. Depth is also an issue and could come back to haunt them in the tournament when you have to play 2 out of 3 days.

Even if the inside threat was someone similar to fricken Vladimir Radinovic they'd be so much more dangerous. Lauderdale gives them no offense unless it's a dunk or put back of some sort. I can count on one hand the # of times he's made a good offensive move this season.

Turner is easily the best overall player in the country and yes that includes the all mighty John Wall. Wall is more athletic (slightly) but Turner has more game.

11larkin11
01-21-2010, 08:55 PM
Turner is pretty good, huh? If he could improve his ball handling a little more, he gets sloppy at times, this team is scary good. It will all depend on matchups but the two big flaws that I see on this team are depth and lack of a true PG.

PJ is a pretty good PG, not a great shooter but good passer and great outside D. The problems are depth, like you said, and lack of offense inside. Attend the HS game at the Schott this Saturday and you'll see why that will change next year (Sullinger and Thomas)

goreds2
01-21-2010, 09:19 PM
Attend the HS game at the Schott this Saturday and you'll see why that will change next year (Sullinger and Thomas)

:party:

BuckeyeRed27
01-21-2010, 09:21 PM
Oh man...not to skip ahead of this season, but if Tuner comes back for some reason next year is going to be amazing.

bucksfan2
01-22-2010, 08:48 AM
PJ is a pretty good PG, not a great shooter but good passer and great outside D. The problems are depth, like you said, and lack of offense inside. Attend the HS game at the Schott this Saturday and you'll see why that will change next year (Sullinger and Thomas)

I have never been impressed with PJ. Plays too out of control with too much energy. He is always bouncing around which effects his PG skills.

Thad sure can recruit. Unfortunately in today's environment his top recruits have been one and done type players. Its refreshing to see the development of Turner who stays a year longer than he could.

Revering4Blue
03-04-2010, 08:38 PM
Player of the Year
Evan Turner

by John Gasaway


I've been giving out a Player of the Year award now for three seasons, which in internet time practically makes me the David Broder of POY givers. Over that long career I've come to understand that selecting a POY is, unavoidably, a highly subjective endeavor. It's the nature of the beast, so to speak, that you're going to be able to make an "air-tight" POY case for each of several players when the season's over. Understood.

Well, my POY decision came down in more or less of a heartbeat to just two players: Ohio State's Evan Turner and Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins. What seasons they both had. Think about it. How good do you have to be in the Big Ten to be even more important to your team than Robbie Hummel is to Purdue? How good to you have to be in the SEC to be clearly the most dominant player as a freshman on what is widely held to be the most talented team in the country? Turner and Cousins: I spent a good long while pitting them against each other in my mind.

And, I'll be honest, for a while I really thought Cousins was the way to go here. John Calipari, dating back to his great Memphis teams, has long had a trusty and insatiable post man who can clean up misses, and Cousins is far and away the best one of those the coach has ever had. Cousins personally rebounds more than one in every five Kentucky misses during his minutes on the floor. If DeJuan Blair hadn't happened last year, you'd be seeing articles right now with titles like "The True Value of DeMarcus Cousins' Historic Offensive Rebounding." Note to expectant parents: Name that child DeSomething. He or she is sure to be a freak of offensive rebounding in 2029.

But Cousins is far more than just a better Joey Dorsey than Joey Dorsey was. He is, for lack of a better and less injured term, the Harangody of this offense. For all the publicity and shooting sleeves that adhere to other players in Lexington, the truth is Cousins uses a third of this offense's possessions all by himself. Among major-conference players only Courtney Fortson, Devan Downey, and Turner use more. (Something in the SEC water, clearly.) When Cousins is on the floor, the number of UK trips where he doesn't shoot, draw a foul, and/or record an offensive rebound is extremely small. More importantly, he produces points via all of the above. His offensive rating is exemplary, but if he were merely a decent free throw shooter it'd be stratospheric. Cousins draws even more fouls per 40 minutes than Blake Griffin did last year, which is a little like saying someone's even more "fiery and emotional" than Greivis Vasquez. I didn't know it was possible.

I haven't even gotten to the part about how Kentucky is actually defined by its defense and Cousins is no less formidable there, owning the defensive glass and swatting his fair share of shots. But in the end what steered me in a different direction was the most mundane factor: Playing time. Cousins does all of the above fabulous things while playing 57 percent of the available minutes. You don't have to log Jon Diebler-level minutes to get my award. (Last year I gave it to a lad who played 66 percent of the time. Besides, Cousins has clearly improved his ability to stay on the floor as the season has progressed.) But it is true that Kentucky has trudged through 43 percent of its existence with a non-Cousins in that spot.

Turner, conversely, does all of the below fabulous things knowing that he has to, almost literally, stay on the floor at all times. The other day I ranked the nation's consensus top teams according to how many minutes are logged by their top five players. Ohio State came in a close second to Georgetown on this measure, meaning your eyes are exactly correct: Thad Matta in effect says "My team is on the floor" every time he sends the Buckeyes out for the opening tip. True, all five players in Columbus are operating with little or no margin for error, be it fatigue or foul-trouble. But only one of those players has the ball in his hands all game, every game.

Think of The Crushing Burden of Being Evan Turner this way. Kentucky is a way-station for supremely talented hordes on their way to the 2010 NBA draft. Syracuse is a perfect storm of balance and redundancy in personnel. Kansas has Collins, Aldrich, and Henry, not to mention a vastly underrated Marcus Morris. Duke: Scheyer, Singler, Smith, and the suddenly and strangely important Brian Zoubek. And on and on and on. But Ohio State has Evan Turner, period. Sure, Turner has fine teammates, but no other elite team is anywhere near this dependent on a single player.

Am I saddened that for the first time in the long and venerable history of my POY award I have chosen a player who is actually going to win the so-called "real" POY awards? Not at all! The best is still the best, even if everyone says so. Besides, this whole tournament expansion thing has pretty well acclimated me to having my motions seconded by people who are reliably wrong about other stuff. No big thing.

Here's one of the reasons why everyone will be right when they name Turner as their POY.

2005 Paul Davis, Michigan State
2006 Graham Brown, Michigan
2007 Brian Butch, Wisconsin
2008 D.J. White, Indiana
2009 Goran Suton, Michigan State
2010 Evan Turner, Ohio State

That's a list of the top defensive rebounders in the Big Ten in each of the past six seasons. Until this year that distinction, go figure, has gone to a post player, in a league that has "Tremendous Defensive Rebounding at Really Slow Speeds" in Latin on its coat of arms. This year, on the other hand, the title has been won by a point guard. And, sure, Draymond Green's breathing down Turner's neck here and may well catch him. But that's kind of my point. Evan Turner is equivalent to Draymond Green on the defensive glass. In fact Evan Turner is very close to being equivalent to DeMarcus Cousins on the defensive glass. And he's playing point guard.

The assists in the Ohio State offense come from Turner, period, and given that the Buckeyes have made 55 percent of their twos in-conference since the junior returned from his back injury, I think it's safe to say he's making excellent decisions. (Including and especially when he calls his own number: Turner is making 58 percent of his twos.) Yes, he turns the ball over too much--he coughed it up eight times against Michigan on Saturday--and he's made a grand total of eight threes all year. But, hey, that latter factoid is for NBA GM's to worry about, not Ohio State. Between Diebler, William Buford, and (as of this year) David Lighty, the Buckeyes are well taken care of on the perimeter. Not to mention those nice 3FG percentages are being achieved against defenses contending with Turner on every trip down the floor.

At the beginning of the season Matta announced that Turner was going to be his point guard, an announcement that at the time seemed to cause much fuss and scratching of heads. Then again I actually thought Turner was already Ohio State's point guard last year, in fact if not in name. So for better or worse I wasn't bewildered when I heard the announcement, but I sure am now. For the second consecutive year my POY award goes to a player who's done more than excel. He's hit the reset button on my understanding of what's possible for a college basketball player. Congratulations, Evan.

http://www.basketballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=961

Redsfaithful
03-05-2010, 03:33 AM
Any chance Ohio State gets a 2 seed? I've seen them at 3 usually lately in mock brackets, but they've finished so strong that I wonder.

bucksfan2
03-05-2010, 08:59 AM
Any chance Ohio State gets a 2 seed? I've seen them at 3 usually lately in mock brackets, but they've finished so strong that I wonder.

Really?? I think there a 2 at worst now. I also think it would be better for them to lose early in the Big 10 tourney, get some rest for the iron 5.

improbus
03-05-2010, 10:10 AM
Any chance Ohio State gets a 2 seed? I've seen them at 3 usually lately in mock brackets, but they've finished so strong that I wonder.

If that isn't a sign of how weak the NCAA is overall, I dont know what is. Evan Turner is frightening, but a team that plays 5-6 players a game should NEVER be a 2 seed. If North Carolina, Arizona, Indiana, UCLA, or UCONN were still alive, this would never happen.

I'm not saying that OSU isn't good, but this team is a 4 or 5 seed in a normal NCAA tourney.

BuckeyeRed27
03-05-2010, 11:56 AM
If that isn't a sign of how weak the NCAA is overall, I dont know what is. Evan Turner is frightening, but a team that plays 5-6 players a game should NEVER be a 2 seed. If North Carolina, Arizona, Indiana, UCLA, or UCONN were still alive, this would never happen.

I'm not saying that OSU isn't good, but this team is a 4 or 5 seed in a normal NCAA tourney.

They lost half of those games without their best player. If Duke flames out in the ACC tourney and Ohio State wins the BTT they actually might be a 1 seed.
And sorry I misread your quote. I thought you said a team that has lost 5-6 games not players. I really fail to see what the rotation has to do with anything.

Redsfaithful
03-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Really?? I think there a 2 at worst now. I also think it would be better for them to lose early in the Big 10 tourney, get some rest for the iron 5.

Yeah that could be, I've paid way less attention to college basketball this year than usual. It's a shame they couldn't beat Purdue the second time around, I think they'd at least be in the conversation for a 1 if that had happened.

OSUredsFAN
03-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Right now they are a 2 seed. I think if they win the Big Ten tourney, they have a real good shot at that 4th #1. If they lose the 1st game, they could slip to a 3, but even then I doubt they would drop down.

goreds2
03-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Don't forget, the lady Buckeyes are number 10 in the nation and play in the Big 10 tournament tonight at 7:30pm. (Big Ten Network)

Go Men's and Women's teams. :beerme:

improbus
03-07-2010, 08:48 AM
OSU Men's RPI is currently 31. Not sure that is a two seed.

Redsfaithful
03-07-2010, 09:19 AM
RPI is tainted for them though, because they lost some games while Turner was hurt that they presumably wouldn't have lost with him playing.

improbus
03-07-2010, 09:36 AM
RPI is tainted for them though, because they lost some games while Turner was hurt that they presumably wouldn't have lost with him playing.
You're right, but they are still losses. You can't make excuses for injuries in any capacity (same goes for Purdue). Also, OSU's 79th ranked SOS plays into that more than their record.

LoganBuck
03-07-2010, 12:18 PM
You're right, but they are still losses. You can't make excuses for injuries in any capacity (same goes for Purdue). Also, OSU's 79th ranked SOS plays into that more than their record.

The committee will though. Remember Kenyon Martin? They take injury of marquee players into account. Purdue will not get the benefit of the doubt unless they win the BigTen tournament, because their missing player is gone for the rest of the season.

With the upsets from yesterday, and a good showing in the Big Ten tournament Ohio State might nudge their way up into a one seed.

Reds Freak
03-09-2010, 01:49 PM
If I'm an Ohio State fan, I wouldn't be upset if the Buckeyes lost in the first or second round of the Big Ten tourney. Playing three physical games in three days followed by travel and two games in three days in the NCAA tournament doesn't seem to be advantageous to a team that plays six players. Or maybe those six players are in exceptional condition and I'm looking too much into their lack of depth...

BuckeyeRed27
03-11-2010, 04:50 PM
OSU vs. Meechigan tomorrow 9AM PST

11larkin11
03-11-2010, 05:00 PM
If I'm an Ohio State fan, I wouldn't be upset if the Buckeyes lost in the first or second round of the Big Ten tourney. Playing three physical games in three days followed by travel and two games in three days in the NCAA tournament doesn't seem to be advantageous to a team that plays six players. Or maybe those six players are in exceptional condition and I'm looking too much into their lack of depth...

Their lack of depth IS a concern, but you're also right in that those 4 (not Madsen/Lauderdale since they rotate) are in GREAT shape. They tend to actually play better toward the end of games.

BuckeyeRed27
03-11-2010, 05:15 PM
Their lack of depth IS a concern, but you're also right in that those 4 (not Madsen/Lauderdale since they rotate) are in GREAT shape. They tend to actually play better toward the end of games.

More depth would obviously be a good thing but it doesn't bother me that it is basically a 6 man rotation.

If Simmons and/or Hill had to play an extended about of time because of foul trouble I think we'd be fine.

OSUs real problem will be if they run across a team with two big men and they get into foul trouble. Madsen is a nice hussle player but not someone you want on the court for 20+ minutes and the bigs behind him are completely unknown.

bucksfan2
03-12-2010, 09:50 AM
There was an article a couple of years ago about bench depth in the NCAA tournament. IIRC it mentioned that it is somewhat over rated and mentioned the fact that the TV TO's in the tourney are longer than those in the regular season. It allows players to get more rest than during the season.

OSU's lack of depth can be a good thing because they won't have to give minutes to poor players. Its all about match ups, and if OSU gets a good draw, hopefully they can skate buy until the sweet 16. If they draw an up and down, pressing, up tempo team they may be in trouble in the 2nd game.

Reds Freak
03-12-2010, 11:59 AM
There was an article a couple of years ago about bench depth in the NCAA tournament. IIRC it mentioned that it is somewhat over rated and mentioned the fact that the TV TO's in the tourney are longer than those in the regular season. It allows players to get more rest than during the season.

OSU's lack of depth can be a good thing because they won't have to give minutes to poor players. Its all about match ups, and if OSU gets a good draw, hopefully they can skate buy until the sweet 16. If they draw an up and down, pressing, up tempo team they may be in trouble in the 2nd game.

Good points. They better not get into foul trouble either. If I'm playing against OSU, I'm going after Turner early trying to get him to pick up a couple quick cheapies...

bucksfan2
03-12-2010, 12:14 PM
Good points. They better not get into foul trouble either. If I'm playing against OSU, I'm going after Turner early trying to get him to pick up a couple quick cheapies...

I hate zones with a passion. But I think the zone allows Turner to stay away from cheap fouls. It also helps that everyone in their starting lineup is 6'5" or above and are good are rebounding from their positions.

Homer Bailey
03-12-2010, 03:13 PM
Can not believe Turner just did that. Just one upped Da'Sean Butler.

Spring~Fields
03-12-2010, 03:55 PM
I never thought that this one would be this close


Turner buzzer beater seals the win

Player of the Year Evan Turner had the answer and shot off the game winning three pointer with .2 seconds left to send the Buckeyes to the Big Ten semis 69-68.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=rivals-363730&prov=rivals&type=lgns



Turner's half-court buzzer-beater breaks Michigan's heart
Evan Turner drained a 37-footer at the buzzer to give No. 5 Ohio State a 69-68 win over Michigan on Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.

http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/Evan-Turner-half-court-buzzer-beatern-lifts-Ohio-State-over-Michigan-031210

OSUredsFAN
03-12-2010, 05:45 PM
Can not believe Turner just did that. Just one upped Da'Sean Butler.

I missed the game, but just saw the shot, WOW!!!!

Spring~Fields
03-12-2010, 11:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz1sSkExw8M

goreds2
03-13-2010, 02:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz1sSkExw8M

Basketball wise, that has to be the best moment in OSU-MICHIGAN history. :beerme:

Redsfaithful
03-13-2010, 04:34 PM
Another tough win today, hoping for a one seed and an easy weekend next week now, they are going to be tired.

Spring~Fields
03-13-2010, 04:48 PM
Another tough win today, hoping for a one seed and an easy weekend next week now, they are going to be tired.

I did not realize until reading about what people were saying regarding "depth" or a lack of it in Ohio States case, I think what you are pointing to is showing.

improbus
03-13-2010, 08:40 PM
I'm still not too sure about this whole #1 seed discussion. OSU's RPI going into the weekend was 29 and I'm yet to find a team with an RPI ranking any worse than 7th getting a 1 seed. Also, I don't think it will improve too much with wins over Michigan, Illinois, and potentially Minnesota. In fact, they are behind MSU, Purdue and Wisconsin in the conference.

Buckeye33
03-13-2010, 10:00 PM
OSU will be a #2 seed now that Duke has made the ACC tourney championship. The only chance OSU could get a #1 was if Duke lost before the championship game. I just hope they end up with the Friday/Sunday games to get an extra days rest.

LoganBuck
03-14-2010, 11:58 AM
OSU will be a #2 seed now that Duke has made the ACC tourney championship. The only chance OSU could get a #1 was if Duke lost before the championship game. I just hope they end up with the Friday/Sunday games to get an extra days rest.

The guys on ESPN radio this morning were giving the nod to tOSU over Syracuse for the last #1. The argument was that you can't back into a #1 seed, with two straight losses. It really wouldn't matter because the pairing of Ohio State/Syracuse will be the lowest one, and the highest two, should tOSU win today. So they will be in the same region anyway.

goreds2
03-14-2010, 03:17 PM
3:30pm est. today on CBS.

BuckeyeRed27
03-14-2010, 03:40 PM
Why does Ed Hightower have to be the ref in every OSU game. He has to be the worst official in all sports.

LoganBuck
03-14-2010, 03:56 PM
Ohio State looking tired so far today.

Agree on the Hightower part. I bet that guy blows his whistle at the hotel during breakfast.

BuckeyeRed27
03-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Bucks up 17 with about 8 to go and David Lightly has just taken over the basketball game. His play in the last 4 minutes is some of the most dominate play on both ends of the court I have ever seen.

BuckeyeRed27
03-14-2010, 05:24 PM
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!!!!!!

Huge 2nd half to win by 29 points

goreds2
03-14-2010, 05:29 PM
Number 1 seed will be nice but 2 will still be alright as I do not think we would have to play the number one until the Elite 8 ?

goreds2
03-14-2010, 06:16 PM
# 2 seed Buckeyes to play UC Santa Barbara on Friday in Milw. Wisconsin.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0314-big-west-20100314,0,7063818.story

goreds2
03-15-2010, 10:02 PM
We have to give the Lady Buckeyes some love. A fun team to watch.

They also received a number 2 seed (30-4).

They play Sunday at 12:06pm on ESPN 2.

http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket

15 St. Francis (PA)
(17-14, 11-7 NEC)

2 Ohio St
(30-4, 15-3 Big Ten)
ESPN2 12:06 PM ET

Buckeye33
03-16-2010, 12:31 AM
As much as I've tried to figure out how it happened I can't comprehend how OSU got the 4th #2 seed and are in the #1 overall seeds bracket when Kansas St. somehow is a higher #2 seed and in a much easier bracket and they did not win anything of significance all year.

I guess sharing the regular season title and winning the conference tournament somehow doesnt over shadow the great thing KSt did this season.

LoganBuck
03-16-2010, 07:30 AM
As much as I've tried to figure out how it happened I can't comprehend how OSU got the 4th #2 seed and are in the #1 overall seeds bracket when Kansas St. somehow is a higher #2 seed and in a much easier bracket and they did not win anything of significance all year.

I guess sharing the regular season title and winning the conference tournament somehow doesnt over shadow the great thing KSt did this season.

Heard a guy from the committee on ESPN radio yesterday. They asked him about this very thing. He claimed that they were more concerned with geography. In the past teams spent more time complaining about being shipped across the country and using it as an excuse for losing. It still doesn't excuse giving Duke the powderpuff schedule.

Hoosier Red
03-16-2010, 11:19 AM
Ohio State looking tired so far today.

Agree on the Hightower part. I bet that guy blows his whistle at the hotel during breakfast.

When I enrolled at IU in 1996, I realized that I had to turn in the "I hate Ed Hightower" card I had picked up as a UC fan until that point.

IU fans LOVE Hightower. In fact in the Valentine's Day Massacre, (Illinois 2000Ted Valentine threw Knight out and gave him 3 technicals.) For every cheap call against IU, it seemed like Hightower would try to make up for it by calling one on the Illini.

bucksfan2
03-16-2010, 11:41 AM
When I enrolled at IU in 1996, I realized that I had to turn in the "I hate Ed Hightower" card I had picked up as a UC fan until that point.

IU fans LOVE Hightower. In fact in the Valentine's Day Massacre, (Illinois 2000Ted Valentine threw Knight out and gave him 3 technicals.) For every cheap call against IU, it seemed like Hightower would try to make up for it by calling one on the Illini.

The problem with a guy like Hightower and his over zealous whistle is that he can significantly change the game. I was listening to the OSU Minnesota game on the radio and the announcers commented numerous times "there was no advantage gained, let them play". If Hightower has an over zealous whistle in a NCAA game a teams star player can end up on the bench early with 2 or even 3 fouls.

Look no further than the X Dayton game of how one whistle can change the game. The T called on Lowery was an awful call and cooler heads needed to prevail. Instead the official called a snap-T on Lowery basically handing the game to X.

rdiersin
03-16-2010, 11:49 AM
When I enrolled at IU in 1996, I realized that I had to turn in the "I hate Ed Hightower" card I had picked up as a UC fan until that point.

IU fans LOVE Hightower. In fact in the Valentine's Day Massacre, (Illinois 2000Ted Valentine threw Knight out and gave him 3 technicals.) For every cheap call against IU, it seemed like Hightower would try to make up for it by calling one on the Illini.

That seems like a way too consistent strategy for Ed Hightower. I think he might just have a random number generator and when it goes off he blows the whistle.

goreds2
03-18-2010, 11:08 PM
9:45 pm est. Friday night.

Caseyfan21
03-19-2010, 10:54 AM
Heading up Milwaukee for the game tonight from the Chicago area. Bought tickets on Stubhub last night in the upper deck, row H for $140 total. Got woken up this morning by a call from Stubhub saying the tickets I bought were no longer available but they had tickets in a similar section for the same price in row P. I said "uhh, no, those tickets are a lot worse in terms of row." The lady said hold on and I'll see what I can discount. Long story short I got half off my order so now we have tickets for $35 each for the game. I'm pretty happy with the price reduction and I'm sure the two games tonight will be great. Go Bucks!

bucksfan2
03-19-2010, 11:36 AM
I hope OSU plays more like KSU than Villanova tonight!

I was worried about Georgetown coming out of the lower half of the bracket. Now that OU beat them OSU should have a much easier road to the sweet 16. However I hope the players aren't overconfident. As we have seen in this tournament the lower seeded teams are pretty darn good.

goreds2
03-21-2010, 12:48 PM
Lady Buckeyes are currently playing on ESPN2. If they are not on the HD channel, try the standard def. one. That is what I had to do in my area.
(not in HD - :confused: )

Men Buckeyes play around 2pm est. today. (CBS, of course)

BuckeyeRed27
03-21-2010, 05:30 PM
Sweet 16 baby!

Wasn't always pretty but still a solid win. I'm still not sure they can win it all. It seems like they get a little too streaky and lose focus at times. The games only get harder and that type of play will eventually lead to a loss. But when they are on and clicking I think they are the best team in the tournament that I've seen so far except for maybe Syracuse.

Redsfaithful
03-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Road to the final four looking a lot easier. Anything can happen but on good days Ohio State can definitely beat everyone left in their bracket.

Interesting that they also played Tennessee in the Sweet 16 last time they made a run.

bucksfan2
03-22-2010, 08:35 AM
Sweet 16 baby!

Wasn't always pretty but still a solid win. I'm still not sure they can win it all. It seems like they get a little too streaky and lose focus at times. The games only get harder and that type of play will eventually lead to a loss. But when they are on and clicking I think they are the best team in the tournament that I've seen so far except for maybe Syracuse.

Its nice to see Diebler and Lighty playing well. But what really worries me is Bufford. He is playing with his head up his rear and when he does that he doesn't play well without the ball or on defense. All 5 players need to be clicking for this team to go far. I don't like the Tennessee match up.

BuckeyeRed27
03-22-2010, 12:40 PM
Its nice to see Diebler and Lighty playing well. But what really worries me is Bufford. He is playing with his head up his rear and when he does that he doesn't play well without the ball or on defense. All 5 players need to be clicking for this team to go far. I don't like the Tennessee match up.

I don't hate this match up. They aren't much bigger than us and I think we cause more match up problems for them than they do for us. I just worry about Tennessee going on a run that will be too much. Both games so far and several times in the season we've seen it. That said I'm pretty hopeful for this game.

Redsfaithful
03-23-2010, 12:45 AM
Tennessee went on a run last time ... what was Ohio State down at the half, 17?

Of course there's no Conley/Oden this year. Anything can happen in the tournament, but I think Ohio State beats this Tennessee team 7 times out of 10.

I think if it's not Ohio State then there's a decent chance Northern Iowa comes out of this bracket.

goreds2
03-24-2010, 10:26 PM
Game Time Friday Is 7pm est. CBS of course.