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2018-2019 Ohio State Men's Basketball (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OHSportsFan, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I dont think there is a thread for next year yet, but on December 29, 2019, OSU plans to play WVU in Cleveland per Jon Rothstein.
  2. LitlBuck

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

    Usually your basketball posts are pretty good but this one has me baffled. High school rankings do not mean squat if the team is running up and down the court like chickens with their heads cut off. Underwood sort of reminds me of Cream and that is not a good thing IMO. There is no question about it this all boils down to coaching the players that you have and Holtmann definitely knows out to coach better than Underwood. Also, by the time Underwood gets his type of players Holtmann will have his 3 guys coming in next season so maybe Underwood better get his act together.
    Maybe Jardy need some lessons on basketball. You do not have to have "stars" to win games. The better team with the better coach usually wins basketball games and right now Ohio State beats Illinois in both departments and it is not going to get any worse at Ohio State.
  3. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    I dunno if my post was coming off negative about OSU vs. Illinois or something but that certainly wasn't the intention. My point was simply that right now Holtmann is doing more than Underwood is doing with rosters that have fairly similar talent and experience levels. Last season when we were finishing 2nd for the B1G and Illinois was scrapping around at the bottom and Holtmann and Underwood were both first year coaches, the Illinois fan excuse was "Well, Holtmann inherited Keita Bates-Diop!" Now there aren't really the same sort of excuses for them to make. Holtmann seems to be doing a better job of putting his team in a position to win games (of course, it doesn't help Illinois that their early schedule has been really brutal).

    As far as Jardy's notes, I don't think it was intended as any sort of negative, either. I think his point was that it is kind of impressive that the team has been able to work well enough as a TEAM to be 8-1 and 2-0 in B1G play despite having no individual stat-stuffers.
  4. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Huh? Like in the Cavs arena or something?
  5. LitlBuck

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

    That would be my assumption since there is no other large basketball arena in Cleveland.
  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Yes, at the Q:

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  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    I might be alone here but I love these gritty, nothing working well games where the boys just find a way to win. Usually that gets done on the defensive end and we have some good defensive players on this team - one excellent defensive player.

    The BiG schedule is going to test their mettle and by conference tournament time, they will all be seasoned and hopefully well oiled playing great team basketball.
    I already believe in Coach Holt like he's been here for 10 years. The boys are playing hard.
  8. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    OSU points last 2 games:

    Kaleb 28
    Musa 22
    Andre 20
    CJJ 19
    Duane 19
    Keyshawn 18
    Kyle 16
    LeDee 6
    Luther 6 (1 gm)

    Pretty remarkable balance of production.
  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Absolutely love the potential in this roster. They all just need to “keep coming” to borrow a phrase from Urban.

    Add in the next class and it’s gonna be special.
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  10. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    If all of those guys are plus defenders at their positions, you can't beat that. I'm seriously thinking if they continue, Sweet 16 isnt out of the realm of possibility. Granted they have to shoot well and stop the turnovers but there's no one to key on for the opponents. Thats a lot of stress for the other teams.
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  11. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    Just checked and now realize there is no game today, and even worse not until the 15th?? What the hell is that all about? It's not as if we are a University or something like that.
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  12. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Watching UCLA the full game vs ND, I would be disappointed if OSU were to lose to those guys when they play later this month. I feel there is a good chance OSU plays better as a team and at a greater intensity level, so although UCLA might have more raw talent, that is a game OSU ought to win in my mind. Looking ahead, there is a golden opportunity for OSU to finish the nonconference at 10-1 and enter the new year at 12-1.

    MARVYMARV14 Junior

    That would be clutch, because the conference is going to be hectic
  14. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Yeah, it is a tough league. I am thinking OSU could finish about 12-8 or 13-7 in the conference, just too many tough road games to really pile up the wins. I do believe OSU is legitimately among the top 4 or 5 teams in the conference this season.
    Bestbuck36 and MARVYMARV14 like this.

    MARVYMARV14 Junior

    almost every team is playing even good teams tough, but it is still early on.
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