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Ohio State @ Purdue, Saturday, March 2, 2:00 PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by brodybuck21, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Ohio State faces tough test vs No. 14 Purdue
    • Feb 28, 2019 Updated 17 hrs ago
    Ohio State (18-10, 8-9) vs. No. 14 Purdue (21-7, 14-3)

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

    BOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Purdue presents a tough challenge for Ohio State. Ohio State has won one of its six games against ranked teams this season. Purdue has won its last four games against conference opponents.

    TEAM LEADERSHIP: Purdue's Carsen Edwards has averaged 23.4 points while Ryan Cline has put up 11.9 points. For the Buckeyes, Kaleb Wesson has averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while C.J. Jackson has put up 11.8 points and four rebounds.

    WONDERFUL WESSON: K. Wesson has connected on 35.5 percent of the 62 3-pointers he's attempted and has gone 2 for 10 over his last three games. He's also converted 72.7 percent of his free throws this season.

    SLIPPING AT 72: Ohio State is 0-6 when it allows at least 72 points and 18-4 when it holds opponents to less than 72.

    STREAK STATS: Purdue has won its last 14 home games, scoring an average of 79.2 points while giving up 61.

    DID YOU KNOW: Purdue has made 9.8 3-pointers per game as a collective unit this year, which is tops among Big Ten teams.
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    It's a tough test in the same way my applying for a $3 million mortgage would be.

    In other words, success is essentially impossible.

    Hoping this is the only game Kaleb Wesson misses. A loss in this game means little.
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  4. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    I agree that a loss means vey little, but the way they play means a lot to me. Will there still be some positive momentum to carry into the NW game, beat a team they should handle (even w/o Kaleb) and steal one at home again (and play like they did.vs. Iowa) vs. a quality opponent in Wisc, with a potential trip to the Dance on the line..... all w/o arguably your best player? Or does it all come crumbling down after a huge, blowout loss to the Boilers tomorrow?

    I guess we'll see!!!
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  5. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i'm certainly expecting a loss tomorrow. perhaps even a big loss. but...

    osu beat purdue at purdue last year with kaleb scoring 0 points on 4 shots with 2 rebounds and 4 fouls in only 12 minutes. kaleb was also ineffectual in our earlier loss to purdue. he fouled out in just 16 minutes after going 6 and 3.

    i'm not saying that we're better off without kaleb tomorrow. absolutely not. however, we won last year by going small... not in spite of going small. though it obviously helped a lot that kbd went for 18 and 11 while providing good interior defense, perhaps we'll fare better again by not having kaleb on the court. for better and for worse, he's been a non-factor versus the boilermakers.

    it's too bad that young is not 100% and that ledee has barely seen any time. we'll need all their fouls. more importantly, we'll need our guards and forwards to be efficient behind the arc while being efficient with the ball. another 19 turnovers and it's night night.
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  6. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Yeah, I'm still expecting to lose handily.
  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I do believe that OSU can play some of their best basketball without Kaleb, but I certainly expect Purdue to win this game. Kyle Young and Jaedon Ledee need to bring all 5 fouls and then some.
  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Oh, ye, of little faith!
  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    While I do expect Purdue to win, a situation and game like this could turn out to be a moment when Coach Holt's ability to adapt his team to cover for a personnel loss shines. Or maybe the Boilers will win by 20.
  10. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Just sucks because I was finally starting to get excited about this team after the Iowa game and the loss of Kaleb pretty much takes this game and probably the Wisconsin game out of reach
  11. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Somehow wouldn't be surprised to see the Buckeyes competitive today. Guards have to rebound. I'm going to assume Purdue throws 3 guys at the offensive boards every shot- they have some great effort guys and they won't be afraid of the Bucks pushing the ball in transition.

    If there's some solid early effort on the glass and the Bucks make this a grind, I can see them hanging around. Obviously, hitting 8-10 threes would help. Andre Wesson always plays well, maybe he gives us something special for his brother.

    Then again, Carsen and Cline could go off and blow this open with no answers...
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  12. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    i'm amused by us saying, "yeah, it might be close, but we could also lose by 83 points."
  13. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    So, do you think that's wrong? :lol:
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  14. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    yes, i do. we could lose by 142.
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  15. HenryMuto

    HenryMuto Senior

    Win today and Ohio State punches their ticket !!!!!!!!!

    Also in other news if I win the lottery I can quit my job !!!!!!!!!!!!

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