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NCAA Basketball

Ohio State (+10.5) @ Louisville

MD Buckeye, Dec 1, 2014

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  1. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    Rebounding is instinctual as well as positional. It's just not there and hasn't been since Sully left.
     
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  2. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Just once I would like to see Williams catch a ball and not take it down below his waist before he goes up with it.
     
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  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    The point is that if you already have a rebounding deficiency playing zone isn't going to improve the situation.
     
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  4. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Buckeyes rebounded very well in the second half, beating the Cardinals consistently on the boards. If they can just remember how they did it, could be a very good harbinger for the remainder of the season.
     
  5. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Maddening. That is the word I would use for watching these youngsters at the moment. A couple of brilliant moments surrounded by some really dumb basketball. I'd say that they don't play much basketball because it doesnt seem they communicate at all how they need to and they don't mesh in the team part of the game. The zone collapses leaving too many people open on the backside and the wing. The offense stands around watching the guy with the ball - however, that has been the case for a while unfortunately.

    Now, they are crazy talented and you can tell that from the glimpses they show. They are extremely young for the most part and a brand new team basically. They have a ton of time to get it together. The issue I have is that they should be better fundamentally than they are. You guys mentioned the rebounding issue, but rarely to they put a body on a guy. When Kam let that FT rebound go over his head only trailing by 4, that was just a lack of spacing and positioning. Those are the things they should learn to do first, imo. Let the athleticism help you excel in those fundamentals.

    Offensively, they certainly aren't scared. They are fast and very athletic. The shots didnt fall very much last night but that happens. I think they have the ability to seriously attack teams on both ends of the floor and they'll need to to get far in the tourney as they grow. They'll be exciting to watch all season long, especially if they grow together and gel. That second half last night impressed me. They have to build on that.
     
  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    honestly I thought the zone wasn't that bad. Ville needed Ft's down the stretch just to get to 60 pts. really proud of our boys for battling until the end
     
  7. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Only a month or so too late........

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12141973/referee-karl-hess-no-longer-work-acc-games

    Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game and, according to a source, may be pondering his future as a referee.
    Hess' termination from the ACC comes after he was accused of making a racial comment to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
    Shah, the former chairman of the Wake Forest University board of trustees, tweeted after the game the exchange he had with Hess.
    Now the CEO of an Atlanta-based hotel management company, Shah is of Indian descent and was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Winston-Salem.
    Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that the comment was made in jest. A source said that following the ACC's action, Hess is currently contemplating whether to withdraw from all his assignments for the remainder of the season.
    Hess is scheduled to work an AAC game between Houston and Memphis on Sunday.
    Referees are independent contractors and Hess also works for other leagues -- including the AAC, Big 12, Big East and SEC. He said he hasn't heard from any of them regarding his status.
    "It's a sad day and is devastating," Hess told ESPN on Friday. "But I'm responsible."
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    Mitchell Layton/Getty Images"It's a sad day and is devastating, but I'm responsible," referee Karl Hess said of the end of his time with the ACC.
    "I wasn't trying to deliberately hurt anyone," he added. "That's not my character. I goof around a lot, and there was no intent to hurt anyone."
    Calls to the ACC have not been immediately returned, however a source told ESPN.com's Andy Katz that Hess' termination was the result of accumulated incidents in the ACC.
    From February 2012 until last month Hess did not work any NC State home games in Raleigh, North Carolina, following an incident in which Hess ejected Wolfpack legends Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani, who were attending the game as spectators, due to "excessive demonstration on several calls." The ACC publicly reprimanded him for the incident.
    Hess worked the 2007 national title game and has also officiated in five Final Fours -- in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013.
    Information from ESPN.com's Andy Katz and The Associated Press was used in this report.
     

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