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High Point vs. Ohio State, Saturday, December 29, Noon, BTN

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by LitlBuck, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. LitlBuck

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

  2. LitlBuck

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

    High Point is coached by our friend Tubby Smith and closely followed by our Buckeye Planet friend @Bill Lucas:beer:

    A little bit about High Point from the Ohio State website
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Brandon played for me. We’re in town pregaming for tomorrow. 8-)
  4. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    High Point is #237 in Kenpom. Hopefully they come out a lot stronger than against YSU and this is a route.
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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Go bucks!
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Two-Minute Drill: Basketball Buckeyes Talk High Point Showdown


    Head Coach Chris Holtmann

    + He is anxious to get back with the group and get back to playing.

    +High Point has won a lot of good road games. Holtmann said they and Cincinnati are the most physical non-conference teams the Buckeyes will have played. They have terrific guards that are scoring at a high volume.

    + His team needs to play better than what they have played in stretches.

    + High Point’s head coach Tubby Smith is an outstanding coach and has been everywhere he has been. He knows him a little bit from coaching in the NCAA tournament one time. He is one of his mom’s favorite college coaches from his time at Kentucky.

    + There has been significant improvement in High Point from last year. They have a hungry group.

    + High Point is great at getting to their spots. They have physical guards and play physically as a team. The guards can get places.

    + He is still not sure in terms of starting lineups. He is still thinking through that.

    + He is always concerned about the game after Christmas.

    + They have had to assess how the team is physically. They are looking at adding some things but they have not had a lot of practice time post-Christmas. They came back and practiced on the 26th. They tried to get them to play with pace, get in the gym and get moving right now.

    + Woods has to stay aggressive and attacking because sometimes he can get a bit passive. He has a terrific feel for the game. He has to trust his instincts because they need him to do it all. He has to stay consistent with his defense.

    + Woods has made some very critical plays for them on defense taking charges. But he still has areas to improve on. He is hot there yet, but none of the guys are.

    + Woods is typically the primary ball handler when him and C.J. Jackson are out there together but they always play with some combination.

    + On Wesson’s Big Ten Player of the Week, it is great for Kaleb and for the team. Kaleb is very deserving of that award but at this point it doesn’t mean a whole lot because they have a long way to go as a group.

    + On national ranking, it’s good for college basketball but at this point in the year it means very little to nothing. It matters how you are progressing and growing as a group and individually.

    + They had a good semester academically. Some guys had their best academic semester since they’ve been at Ohio State. He said he gives the academic support staff a lot of credit for that because they do a tremendous job being on top of the guys.

    + Christmas was good. He got a chance to have some family in and that was important.

    Entire article:

    Re: High Point’s head coach Tubby Smith is an outstanding coach

    From winning a National Championship at Kentucky to Minnesota to Texas Tech to Memphis to High Point. That's quite a downward slide.
  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Some of Tubby's teams at Minnesota made him look like a dinosaur on the sideline, trying to play a traditional frontcourt well after the game had moved away from it, and it hurt his teams especially on defense where quickness in covering the perimeter was paramount.
  8. Best Buckeye

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

    Gotta ask why we are playing this team? I don't see any reason for it and I'm a true believer in playing someone who is at least a small challenge. No sports team gets better playing worse teams.
    GO Bucks!
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    In looking at High Point's schedule, the only other Div 1A team that I saw was Air Force (who they beat 69 - 62). The only reason I can think of is that someone at Ohio State (like Chris Holtmann or Gene Smith) is friends with Tubby and wants to help him out by getting the school a game with a decent paycheck.
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  11. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Bucks come out hot. This one will be over in a hurry
  12. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Playing down to the competition
  13. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Yikes, same old thing now. Bucks have stalled. Tie game at 16-16, under 12 timeout.
  14. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Or not....another slow day on offense. 7 points from anyone not named Luther. Gross.
  15. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior


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