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

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

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    THU 11/01/18 UNC PEMBROKE Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN Plus = W 81–63

    WED 11/7/18 CINCINNATI Cincinnati, Ohio 6 p.m. ESPN2 = W 64-56
    SUN 11/11/18 PURDUE FORT WAYNE Columbus, Ohio 4 p.m. BTN = W 107-61
    THU 11/15/18 CREIGHTON Omaha, Neb. 7 p.m. FS1 = W 69-60
    SUN 11/18/18 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE Columbus, Ohio 2 p.m. BTN Plus = W 89-61

    TUE 11/20/18 SAMFORD Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN Plus = W 68-50
    FRI 11/23/18 CLEVELAND STATE Columbus, Ohio 8 p.m. FS1 = W 89-62
    WED 11/28/18 SYRACUSE Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN2 = L 62-72

    SUN 12/2/18 MINNESOTA Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN = W 79-59
    WED 12/5/18 ILLINOIS Chicago, Ill. 7 p.m. BTN = W 77-67

    SAT 12/15/18 BUCKNELL Columbus, Ohio Noon BTN = W 73-71
    TUE 12/18/18 YOUNGSTOWN STATE Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN = W 75-56
    SUN 12/23/18 UCLA Chicago, Ill. 3 p.m. CBS = W 80-66
    SAT 12/29/18 HIGH POINT Columbus, Ohio TBD BTN/BTN Plus = W 82-64

    SAT 01/5/19 MICHIGAN STATE Columbus, Ohio Noon FOX
    WED 01/9/19 RUTGERS New Brunswick, NJ 7 p.m. BTN
    SAT 01/12/19 IOWA Iowa City, Iowa 2:30 p.m. BTN
    FRI 01/18/19 MARYLAND Columbus, Ohio 6:30 p.m. FS1
    WED 01/23/19 PURDUE Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN
    SAT 01/26/19 NEBRASKA Lincoln, Neb. Noon BTN
    TUE 01/29/19 MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, Mich. 9 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
    SAT 02/2/19 RUTGERS Columbus, Ohio Noon BTN
    THU 02/7/19 PENN STATE Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
    SUN 02/10/19 INDIANA Bloomington, Ind. 1 p.m. CBS
    THU 02/14/19 ILLINOIS Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
    SUN 02/17/19 MICHIGAN STATE East Lansing, Mich. 1 p.m. CBS
    WED 02/20/19 NORTHWESTERN Columbus, Ohio 8:30 p.m. BTN
    SAT 02/23/19 MARYLAND College Park, Md. 2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
    TUE 02/26/19 IOWA Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN
    SAT 03/2/19 PURDUE West Lafayette, Ind. 2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
    WED 03/6/19 NORTHWESTERN Evanston, Ill. 9 p.m. BTN
    SUN 03/10/19 WISCONSIN Columbus, Ohio 4:30 p.m. CBS

  2. LitlBuck

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

    @ IU does not scare me like they used to. I do not care if it is at their place or not. Other road games like at Maryland and Purdue scare me a little more.
  3. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Just curious, why do you feel better about at IU than at Maryland or at Purdue? IU usually has a huge home court advantage both in terms of the environment and the officiating and this season it would seem like IU has the best team out of those three.
  4. LitlBuck

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

    I think playing at Purdue is just as difficult as playing at Indiana and I think we match up pretty good with IU. I guess those two are pretty much a draw but I do not think that we match up well with Maryland at their place just because of their size. All away games will be difficult per usual.
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  5. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    When you look at the playing group, Purdue just doesn't have the same caliber of athletes that IU does. The Boilers are much easier to crack defensively and I think they are going to struggle to make the tournament even with the league's best player. Maybe I'm wrong but I see IU as a higher mountain to climb.
  6. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Maryland, I am slow to warm on them due to a history of not valuing the ball properly and softness defensively. We'll see.
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  7. LitlBuck

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

    The reason that I mentioned the Terps was because there big guy can play Wesson all by himself and when other teams can do that to Ohio State I think we will have problems.

    I mentioned Purdue over Indiana because I just think defensively we can handle Indiana better than PU. As you said, we shall see.
  8. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    The Purdue, @Nebraska, @TTUN back to back to back, is going to tell the story of the whole season imo. That's a tough run right there.
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  9. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Yep. Win even one of those and it's a good outcome IMO.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Chris Holtmann might have known what was going to happen. At the very least, he had an inclination.

    Sitting at the same podium that he answered questions at following Ohio State’s 86-77 loss to Michigan State on Saturday, he called the Spartans “as impressive as any team I've seen in my short time here” before saying “this team right now is not quite there yet.”

    “You can take video from our games and see that, recent games where we've got a ways to go,” Holtmann said on Friday.

    He doubled down after his team’s second loss of the season and first to a Big Ten opponent.

    “We're not there yet,” Holtmann said on Saturday. “We're certainly not there yet. You let a team shoot 76 percent on your home floor and score 50 points (in the second half), then you've got a long ways to go. That's a fact for us.”

    To him, Saturday’s loss was just the latest piece of evidence of there being room to grow.

    During Holtmann’s 1 1/2-year tenure as Ohio State’s head coach, he has never been satisfied, constantly focused on building the program. It's in a solid spot, but Holtmann expects much, and that's not a bad thing.

    After shocking most of the country with a 25-9 record and a second-place finish in the Big Ten last season and opening this season 12-2 with road wins against Cincinnati and Creighton, Holtmann doesn’t think his program is on the level of Tom Izzo’s yet.

    Still, for most of Saturday’s game, Ohio State played Michigan State tight.

    After a 10-0 run near the end of the first half that led the the Schottenstein Center getting louder than it had been the entire season, the Buckeyes entered halftime with a seven-point lead. A little more than five minutes into the second half, Ohio State lost the lead. Both teams went back-and-forth the remainder of the half until the Spartans went on an 8-0 run to pull out to a seven-point lead that was soon extended to 10 points.

    The Buckeyes had a shot to win, and Kaleb Wesson, the game’s leading scorer with 25 points, doesn’t see much of a gap between the teams.

    “Truly, I don't think we should've lost the game,” Wesson said. “I mean, I don't think they're any better than we are. We just had mishaps that happened late in the game that cost us the game, but I don't think there's any huge step or level that we need to take to be a team like that.”

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  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Holt continuing to harp on defense after losses is a bit troubling. This team plays hard on defense, and defense is the strength of the team, that is not really an area where they are going to improve significantly this season. Maybe in his mind he acknowledges a lack of shotmakers and is resigned to having some offensive struggles like yesterday, but you cant go 6 minutes down the stretch of a game without making a field goal. Need much better flow offensively & better decisions with the ball.
  12. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    They really struggle to get any dribble penetration in the lane against aggressive man-to-man defense (not to mention zone) and CJ, for some reason, can't seem to finish anything when he does get there this season. While they get a lot of good looks from the perimeter, and make an OK, but not great, share of them, the ones that they miss rarely seem to be close misses as opposed to flat out bricks that can lead to either offensive rebounds (good) or breakouts in transition (bad). As far as D goes, their effectiveness seems somewhat ref. dependent: They need to be aggressive and a bit physical on the ball since the athleticism for rapid recovery and shot blocking/intimidation isn't there so when the refs decide to start calling the game tight, like they did in the 2d half yesterday, it's tough on them.
  13. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    We really don't have a true point guard on this team, which will continue to pose problems. Still a fun team to watch, and there's never a question about their effort.
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  14. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    MSU was something like 76% from the floor in the second half yesterday.

    Holt can go ahead and harp on the defense in this case.
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  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Colin Hass-Hill on January 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm @chasshill
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    After dropping its second game of the season, a loss to Michigan State, Ohio State fell two spots in the latest edition of the Associated Press top-25 poll.

    The Buckeyes dropped from No. 14 to No. 16 on Monday, but remained the third-highest ranked Big Ten team in the poll. Michigan State leapt two spots to No. 6

    Michigan still paces Big Ten teams with a No. 2 ranking. Ohio State will take on the Wolverines on Jan. 29 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Indiana, ranked No. 22, is the only other Big Ten team in the poll. Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Nebraska and Maryland received votes.


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