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2017-2018 Ohio State Men's Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by CFPBuckeye, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Was not planning on talking myself into thinking THIS year's team could be anything to write about, but I'm actually excited enough to want to break down this roster and potential as if they could win the Big Ten (joking, I think :lol:).

    Definite energy boost around the program right now- fans, players, staff and recruits.
     
  2. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!!

    As far as Potter goes. Holtmann is definitely the best thing that could have happened to him. I trust Holt will put him in a better position to succeed at his strong points rather than trying to force him out of his game. Which will pay off in the long run for all.
     
  3. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Looking forward to the manifestos by myself, @OSU_Buckguy, @DZ83CK, @billmac91 and @LitlBuck and everyone else about how there's enough talent/matchups to cause problems this year.
     
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  5. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Seriously, I'm still a huge believer in the talent of Bates-Diop. Mixed with Kyle Young, Kam, Tate. Should be enough to win some games.

    Just so thin at guard/ball-handlers. Need CJ to continue making the leap he did once he got comfortable. And then someone else to step up to fill in other minutes as needed. Coach Holtmann pulls off the miracle of getting Ayala into the '17 class and I'm making Final Four predictions lol.
     
  6. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Just play angry as hell defense and make your damn free throws! I can live with the rest.
     
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  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I think the key is getting Ayala to reclassify and come to Ohio State. If that happens, I think our concerns for back court depth will be unfounded. Even though the back court will be young at least Williams will not have to play 38-40 minutes:wink:
     
  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    OSU nonconference schedule is out. 8 home games vs nobody worth mentioning, ACC Challenge vs Clemson, neutral vs UNC and PK80 in Portland vs Gonzaga, Stanford OR Florida, and one of Portland St/Texas/Butler/Duke. Zero true road games.
     
  10. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    On the bright side, they should have at least 9 OOC wins with that group of games. Meaning ending up 8-10 in the B1G might get them into the NIT - which actually would represent progress.
     
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  11. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

  12. It's so crazy to know that Ohio State basketball hasn't had a nutritionist the last 6 years Meyer has been in charge of the football team. I believe he hired a nutritionist shortly after he was hired, IIRC.
     
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  13. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Hopefully this will change under Holtmann. How can you expect fans to sign up for season tickets to watch teams which play their home games in 4,000 seat gyms?

    I am still angry over the treatment I received as a season ticket holder.
     
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  14. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!!

    The OOC schedules the past few years have been pretty miserable.

    You don't have to play every game against some power 5 powerhouse, but there are at least better low-mid major squads out there you could fill the schedule with instead of playing 8 or so schlubs a year.
     
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  15. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Yes, I agree for many years, to an extent they have taken advantage of loyal fans by selling them inflated numbers of home games featuring deflated competition.

    Chris's Butler teams had a comparably good number of 5 buy games annually vs lower tier teams, hopefully when he gets a chance to make the schedule he will continue that.

    There is no rhyme or reason behind MSU and Wisconsin having 5-6 cupcakes per year and Ohio State always being at 8-9. To me, it reflects a lack of competitive spirit, a lack of appreciation for your fans, and ignorance of or carelessness regarding the impact OOC games can have on building your tourney resume/seeding. When most other top teams in power conferences have 2-3 more quality win chances than you, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage for seeding and selection. It's naturally harder to compile more quality wins on your resume than those teams because you self-imposed less chances for you to get those good wins and a smaller margin for error.

    I am guessing this number of fluff games to be cut down to at most 6 next year.
     
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  16. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    But the PK80 tourney will be very interesting. Best regular season tourney OSU has been in since I don't know how long. It doesn't help the season ticket holders, though.
     
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