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

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

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Ohio State basketball welcomed the four members in its 2018 class to Columbus today, helping the Big Ten's No. 6 class move into school.


    The class, the first full cycle of head coach Chris Holtmann's tenure at Ohio State, will have a chance to earn minutes early as the Buckeyes deal with the departures of Keita Bates-Diop, Jae'Sean Tate and Kam Williams, a trio responsible for 54% of the Buckeyes' points last season.

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  3. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  4. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    ho1tmann and gene completed the non-conference schedule with some really, really bad teams. that's a pathetic schedule outside of four games. our non-conference rpi will almost certainly be ranked pretty low among high-major teams.

    and if i'm a season ticket holder, i'm pissed. save for cuse, those home games are an abomination. we're going to see a lot of empty arenas next season.
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  5. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    The sad truth is, even though there are 7 regular season home cupcakes, it is the least quantity for those type of games in at least 8 seasons.
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  6. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    non-conference games versus teams ranked with an rpi of 200 or lower:

    2017 - 6/13 (46%)
    2016 - 6/13 (46%)
    2015 - 7/13 (54%)
    2014 - 5/13 (38%)
    2013 - 6/12 (50%)
    2012 - 4/13 (31%)
    2011 - 4/13 (31%)
    2010 - 5/12 (42%)

    if last season's rpi holds for next year's teams, this is what we'll see:

    2019 - 6/11 (55%)

    as you can tell, the "quantity" of cupcakes is a bit of an unfair comparison because the 2010 through 2017 seasons consisted of usually 13 games. going forward, we're going to see 11-game non-conference schedules unless there is a multi-day tournament like last season, which consisted of 13 non-conference games. regardless, it certainly appears that despite there being only 11 non-conference games next year, we're going to play as many cellar-dwellers as we did for the 2010 through 2017 seasons. in fact, the percentage may be the worst going back about a decade.
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  7. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    increased the range from an rpi of 200 or lower to an rpi of 175 or lower since that's the 50th percentile (175/351):

    2017 - 7/13 (54%)
    2016 - 6/13 (46%)
    2015 - 8/13 (62%)
    2014 - 5/13 (38%)
    2013 - 7/12 (58%)
    2012 - 6/13 (46%)
    2011 - 6/13 (46%)
    2010 - 7/12 (58%)

    that comes out to 52/102 (51%) of the non-conference games from 2010 through 2017 being against teams in the bottom half of the rpi. that's pretty much the same as what may be the case next year if last year's rpi's hold. not much difference between 51% and 55%. i'm not including the 2018 schedule because the best part of that non-conference schedule (pk80) was set when matta was the coach.
  8. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    @Cincinnati, @Creighton, Cuse, and UCLA on a neutral court is a tough 4-game core for this OOC for such a young team. They easily could go 0-4 on those.

    As such, they're gonna need a few confidence builders, so I don't mind the inclusion of some pure cupcakes.

    Also, I think IPFW and Bucknell will be decent games. And it was smart, with the lack of premier home games, to schedule Cleveland State at St. John's arena. That should drum up some extra interest for that one and should be a fun environment.
  9. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i have zero issue with those four games.

    some cupcakes? sure. i'm just not particularly keen on filling the remainder of the schedule with bad teams. we're not getting a surprise clemson team out of the non-cuse/cincy/ucla/creighton teams. it's pretty much going to be a decent opponent or a poor-to-really-bad opponent.

    bucknell has lost three guys who averaged 20, 15, and 15 points last season. two of them were by far their best rebounders. the third was their top assist guy. between last season and the season before that, bucknell played 70 games. that's a combined 210 games for the three. they started 208 of them. in short, next year's bucknell won't be last year's bucknell.

    ipfw might be a decent game, but they lost their top scorer (23 per game) off of a team that finished with an rpi ranking of 219th after a first-round exit in the cit. meh.

    i agree that it's good to have a game at st. john arena. it's just too bad it's against a team that finished last season near the bottom of the horizon league (along with ysu) with an rpi of 282nd. they probably won't be much better after losing 2 of their top 3 scorers.
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  10. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    Early Big Ten Hoops 2018-19 Power Rankings

  11. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    the attendance figures are for last season, but whatever. interesting that the b1g's top 3 never made the tournament. considering how good osu was and how we were in contention for a conference title more or less from the start of conference play, this is disappointing but certainly not surprising. better than that program up north, though. unfortunately, i doubt we'll fare better this upcoming season.

    2017-18 (rank per average)

    4. wisconsin (17,272)
    10. indiana (15,590)
    11. nebraska (15,492)
    14. michigan state (14,797)
    15. maryland (14,675)
    17. purdue (14,343)
    21. ohio state (13,495)
    25. illinois (12,613)
    28. iowa (12,026)
    29. minnesota (11,850)

    ranked outside top 30:

    ttun (10,871)
    penn state, rutgers, northwestern (<7,200)
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  12. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Nebraska is the big surprise, but I guess there is really nothing else to do there
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Not surprising to me for a team that plays in that arena.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    BASKETBUCKS HEAD TO SPAIN, AND YOU'RE INVITED... to attend an open practice the before they depart.

    The team announced it will open its July 31st practice at the Schottenstein Center to any fan wishing to get a sneak peak at the 2018-19 squad.

    The practice begins at 5 p.m. and Chris Holtmann and selected players will address the crowd at 6 p.m. following the practice. The event and parking is free.

    The Buckeyes will then head to Spain the following day for three exhibition games in three different cities while also taking some time to experience the country's culture.

    Their itinerary is as follows:
    • Aug. 1: The Buckeyes will depart Columbus and arrive in Madrid Friday morning.
    • Aug. 2: The Buckeyes will take a guided tour of Madrid. As part of the tour, the team will walk through the city center, including Puerta Del Sol and Plaza Mayor, two of the city’s main squares. A welcome dinner for the team is planned for the evening.
    • Aug. 3: Visit medieval Toledo, the former Spanish capital.
    • Aug. 4: Tour of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, home to Spanish soccer giant, Real Madrid. It’s one of the largest stadiums in Europe (80,000)
    • Aug. 4: Game One vs. Madrid Generals
    • Aug. 5: Travel to Valencia by train. Team will have time to spend on the beach and explore the city on its own.
    • Aug. 6: Guided tour of Valencia. Paella dinner on the beach.
    • Aug. 7: Visit the Valencia Bullfighting museum.
    • Aug. 7: Game Two vs. Valencia All Stars
    • Aug. 8: Travel to Barcelona with stop in Cambrils. Day of sailing the Costa Daurada on a catamaran.
    • Aug. 8: Walking tour of Barcelona.
    • Aug. 9: Guided tour of Barcelona.
    • Aug. 9: Game Three vs. Catalan All Stars
    • Aug. 10: Visit La Sagrada Familia, a church that has been under construction since 1882 and not expected to be completed in 2026. Farewell Dinner in the evening
    • Aug. 11: Return to Columbus.
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