Watched the game on and off. Craft played like an upperclassman and Sullinger played like a freshman. He looked rattled and picked up some silly fouls (although Craft's foul of the 3 point shooter was awful). Lauderdale had completely disappeared this season and I am surprised. He even looks lost on the defensive end.
I love Lighty but man is that a god awful free throw shot. It is nice that he has the ability to be the trigger man on inbound passes because he is a poor FT shooter.
Not that it really means anything right now but it's always nice to be #1.
the tweet wrong. He said it was just the SECOND time since 1962.
This prolly speaks for itself..
YouTube - Party in the O-S-U
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Mr. Craft, you have been a welcome addition to this very good OSU basketball team but please never sing on camera EVER again!
Matta = Really good
Ohio State has been tested today in Illinois.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Sullinger is a beast. Loved what I saw from the team yesterday. Bring on Purdue.
Purdue will be another tough game, but they have not been playing their best basketball either during this stretch. I watched them a little against MSU last night and both of those teams are good, but not elite. I kind of expected a loss yesterday, but once you get this far along undefeated, it is a matter of who and when, not if.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
But his ability to step out and hit a shot, play away from the basket, will be tough for OSU. The reason Mike Tisdale was tough yesterday for Illinois is that he's able to drag Sullinger & Lauderdale away from the basket -- something they're not comfortable with. Lauderdale is good for hedging screens because of his length, but he isn't comfortable guarding out there.
For that reason, I suspect Johnson will get his points. Sullinger & Johnson will probably both go for 25, as JJ isn't a great defender.
So the issue, then, becomes whether or not Ohio State can defend E'Twaun Moore as well as they've done with Battle & McCamey of Penn State & Illinois respectively. If they do, I can't see Purdue going into Columbus and winning. If they don't, could be a fantastic finish. Purdue is getting just enough out of Barlow, Smith, Byrd, etc. to keep pace, but they can't afford off-nights for their two stars.
Good Luck Buckeye Hoops' fans.
I hope you win it all this year.