Originally Posted by bucksfan2
OSU isn't Vandy, thats for sure. The issue I see with that is Sullinger is the best post player I have seen in years. He would dominate Harrellson in the low block. But lets assume that Sullinger can be contained by one UK defender. The next issue is that both Lighty and Bufford are very good drivers. Lighty is one heck of a slasher and Bufford has a great mid range game. Heck Lighty isn't really the threat the other two are from 3. If they play to prevent the 3 both Lighty and Bufford can beat defenders off the bounce.
It a testament to how good OSU is that Lighty was the player that went off from 3 against George Mason. It really shows their versatility and depth that basically their 3rd option from deep went off. If Lighty is connecting from 3 then he is a dangerous dangerous player. You can't overplay the 3 because he will drive right by you. If you play off he has the ability to hit the shot. I would actually make him beat you from the outside. The moment he gets by you and into the lane he becomes a great slasher and passer.
The only way I have seen teams keep it close is by playing a ball control offense. Northwestern played them tough twice by playing a Princeton style of offense and Wisconsin beat them by playing their brand of basketball. I don't know how successful UK could be in playing that style. We all saw how Princeton almost did them in by playing that style of ball. You can hope from the Purdue style win, playing a great game at home and having your all american type wing man go off for 30+. I wouldn't count on that.
I think Jorts and Buford both missed the memo.