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1960 tOSU Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by The KSB, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Slideshow of the 1960 team
  3. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I remember when they won the NC. I had just turned six and I think our Dad let us stay up to watch. I can remember them playing. They seemed so old to me then. All I knew was that Ohio State was the center of the universe and that in football or basketball, we were the best team in the country.

    Guess not much has changed.:oh: :io:
  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    I was a little older than 6 back then but not much. Anyhow, I can't remember why we lost in 1961 but do any of you guys remember Lucas suffering a knee injury in the 1962 championship game?
  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    cincibuck recently made a post in Jerry Lucas's thread in the alumni forum about that. He says it happened in the semifinal against Wake Forest. He says it was Len Chappell, but I want to blame Billy Packer (just on general principle).

    I'm much too young to remember this. :biggrin:
  6. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

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  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Actually, my tOSU degree was a BSBA in marketing. How could you tell? :tongue2:
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  8. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Holy crap! Winning two triple-OT games in a row in the Final Four?!
  9. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    Thanks for the link I did not realize that there were guys older than me posting on this board. CinciBuck must be really old.

    I believe you are right Packer gave Lucas a judo chop to the knee and that's why he couldn't play much in the 62 championship game.

    I remember when Lucas was a senior in high school and they played for the State championship up in Cleveland. Anyhow, I didn't think anyone could beat Cleveland East Tech but Middleton one with Lucas. Fond memories or, since I was from Cleveland, not so fond.
  10. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    Thats great of the 1960 OSU BB team. All starters, played at least 2 years in the NBA.:osu:

    Has that ever been done before, by anyother OSU team in history?
  11. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    I remember when Lucas was a Junior in high school and there would be pick up games on a summer evening (people brought their lawn chairs) and Jerry would take guys that were already in college "to school" with his game. They'd ask him what year he was and he told them a junior (in high school).
    Awesome talent!
  12. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Just to tag onto what Litl Buck says........Middletown beat Columbus North and the star guard for North was Mel Nowell, and he said "wherever the big guy goes, I'm going too." So when Luke went to OSU, Mel Nowell went also, and provided point guard (with his almost palming dribbling technique) duties for the three years with Hondo, Luke, Siegfried.

    Didn't remember Luke's knee problems, just remember coke-bottle glasses (Paul HOgue) and the smooth guard, Moe Thacker waxing the Buckeyes two years in a row. Damn shame that Oscar graduated too early to enjoy.

    Grew up in Columbus (I want to say I'm a few years younger than some of the posters - but probably a couple older than Steve19), but graduated in 1967 from Whetstone. Remember the era (as well as can be expected), and the championship in the Cow Palace (Millbrae California - just south of San Francisco - and it IS a dark and drafty place).

    My Dad died last year, and I inherited a 1960 glass with all of the people on that team (think it was a Big Bear glass). I'll keep it, but my 12 year old won't understand the sentiment of it all.

    Go Bucks :gobucks3: :gobucks4: :banger:
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  13. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I never miss a chance to talk about Lucas or that team.

    I was 11 when OSU won the title in 1959. Lucas was my first and is still my favorite sports hero.

    Back then you had to listen to most of the games on radio. But even in HS there was a network of stations that broadcast his games throughout the state.

    He did hurt his leg the game before Cincy in 1960 - but would never admit to it till years later. He didn't want to sound like he was looking for an excuse.

    He also wanted to come to OSU on an academic scholarship because he did not want to be obligated to play basketball - his academics came first.

    And yes, he really did memorize phone books.

    Fred Taylor's biggest complaint about Lucas was that he could not get him to shoot enough. But his most impressive stat was rebounding.

    Clark Kellogg says that rebounding is about desire - not talent.

    Rashad Jones-Jennings led the nation in rebounding this season averaging 13.1 at Arkansas Little Rock. Top player from a major program is Durant at 11.4.

    Lucas averaged 17 for his college career. Got 31 against UCLA. Of course everyone was a bit shorter then - but Lucas was only 6' 9".

    But his all time greatest accomplishment - beating Wake Forest and putting Packer into a snit he still hasn't recovered from.
  14. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    It was my :) grandfather who told me about Lucas. North almost beat Middletown when the North had Nowell.
  15. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Because I hold the same degree and you are talking exactly the same kind of crap we all learned! :slappy:

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