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NCAA Basketball

Ohio State (-5.5) @ Purdue (ov/un 135.5)

MD Buckeye, Dec 31, 2013

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This Event was settled Dec 31, 2013
  1. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    Purdue announcer on xm radio: "when you play this team, you just have to realize that they don't call many fouls on Craft".

    :sneaky:
     
  2. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Buckeyes were a bit lucky with two foul calls when the score was close in the late 40s, but Purdue was mugging them under the basket for the full game.Better on offense, but shocking from 3 pt range. Gotta get that fixed quick. Very impressive on defense. All in all a good night in a hostile place.
     
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    AJ Hammons only committed one foul. :rofl: Yeah, right.
     
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I particularly enjoyed the flashback to the blocking foul using an angle perpendicular to the direction he was sliding. Brilliant work by the ESPN crew on that one.
    Exactly. Two-arm shoves for anyone under the basket with zero calls.
     
  5. Arch2H

    Arch2H Junior

    WoW, Sam has really been lighting up the scoreboard lately, what is he averaging the last six games or so, about 2 maybe 3 PTS/G?
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2013
  6. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    You have to feel he'll get it turned around. He did have a couple big blocks and rebounds today. Hopefully he'll continue to contribute until his shot comes around.
     
  7. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Last year it really looked like his shot was coming along. Just not seeing it yet.
     
  8. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Yeah, it's hard to rationalize DT turning pro as a Buckeye fan. He didn't have a great chance of making the NBA and left anyway, when he could've had a much more memorable year being a star on a great college team with great fan following in the USA than playing abroad for a team most people in the USA haven't heard of and don't care about. It stings but thankfully Matta already had the "exit strategy" covered pretty well with Q Ross ready to step in for him this year.
     
  9. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

    I personally don't find it hard to rationalize at all.
     
  10. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Yeah, hard for me to see how DeShaun lost out by getting a six-figure job that lets him live in Paris.
     
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  11. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Precisely.

    This isn't like football where there's only one (OK, two) leagues where you can make a living. You come out for the NBA draft, and if you don't stick you're probably gonna catch one with a foreign league where you can still make a nice living playing the game. It's not nearly as big of a risk to come out too early in basketball as it is in football.

    Besides, it was the right time for him. What else was he going to accomplish that would help his career?
     
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  12. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    De Shaun has responsibilities that he needs to take care of. Thad and tOSU helped prepare him for that. If you want to watch college players who are playing FOR the University or love of the game better check out Div III.
     
  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I said it's hard to rationalize as a Buckeye fan, a person who roots for this team, and as a result would see playing for the Buckeyes as superior to all things Europe. The child thing, anybody could use that excuse. I don't want excuses. The reality is he did something that you don't typically see a top college player do, turn pro when you're on a great team while your chances of being drafted and sticking on an NBA roster are marginal. Most guys with draft stock where his was would've stayed, even in this day and age.

    Of course what he did was rational and logical when you back away from the fan aspect. But as a Buckeye fan, it was questionable considering you don't see guys jumping to the pros a year early to play in Europe like that very often, especially not when they've got a chance to do such special things in college.
     
  14. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    He had a chance to do special things last year..his time was done. Its a new year, don't get me wrong I'd love to see him on the team but its not the 80's anymore.
     
  15. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Still you don't see guys doing what DT did more often than not in 2013. Purely as a Buckeye fan, it was a questionable decision. Of course removing the fan aspect he made a good choice. But at the same time the fan in me says he had at least as good an option to stay in school - he didn't have to go, as you seem to think. OSU is doing well without him, but it's hard as a fan to not wonder what could've been.
     

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