Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Maybe Ohio State needs the game to be called "just right" so that it's not too tight wherer Craft and Sullinger are susceptible to cheapies, but not too loose where more physical front lines can overpower Sullinger with their girth.
What is just right?
When OSU played Purdue, OSU was almost into the bonus with 12 minutes to go in the 1st half. I told myself at the time that it is helping OSU but the officials are having too much of a say in the game.
For the most part Craft plays defense the way you teach someone to play. You move your feet to stay in front of a player and don't reach. The tic tac fouls hurt OSU more than they help OSU most of the time.
But as for the loss it all came down to OSU's poor shooting. Hopefully they got that out of the way as the tournament gets near. You see it happen to the best of teams, it just usually doesn't happen at their home court.