Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I was encouraged by the performance last night. They need to find another scorer, but for the most part they played a good game. Its tough to beat Duke in Duke and in the end Duke hit some tough contested shots that ended up being the margin.
OSU will need to find another scorer. Hopefully Ross will see the floor more and more as the season goes along. I do think this will be a team that gets better as the season goes along.
One of the things that is starting to bug me about Matta teams is that they are long on "athletes," but a little short on basketball players. Maybe its just a cycle, but he just loves Sam Thompson, but all the guy can do on the offensive end is alley oops or penetration dunks. Shannon Scott can't shoot. No long range shooting guard since Diebler left two years ago. Just not liking the last few recruiting classes.
Oh, and since Craft reportedly worked hard on his outside shot in the offseason, it did not seem to make much of a difference.