Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Craft's shots to beat the shot clock were absolute killers. Very impressive.
First time this season OSU played a great game and finished. It was a game that probably solidifies them with a 3 seed at worst. Baring and epic collapse against Illinois as well as losing to a bad team in the B1G tournament. Last night proves what can happen if they get some complimentary scoring. Craft was awesome last night, Scott was as disruptive as I have seen him, and Thompson provided some early scoring. The thing with guys like Thompson, Smith Jr, and even Scott, they can score if they are confident. Too often they don't look for their shot and it hurts the offense. Those guys playing confidence make this team very tough to beat.
Now to IU, sans Olidepo, this teams lacks toughness. For a team as good as they are they just didn't have the toughness when someone hits them in the face. Crean's style is to outscore you and it shows. There were several times where the ball wasn't even in the hoop and Zeller was taking off instead of rebounding. There was a play late in the game where the announcers mentioned a planned flop where #11 hit the deck and the assistants on the bench jumped up wanting an offensive foul. Kind of a bush league play for a team as good as IU.
Then you IU guys may be able to help, but whats the deal with the entire celebration after the game. They clinched a tie for the B1G title and go on to celebrate by getting hats and cutting down the nets? I get the entire senior day thing, but celebrating a co-B1G championship is kinda like kissing your sister when you consider it could be a 3-4 way tie. I still think IU is the favorite but all will depend on matchups.