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NCAA Basketball

Ohio State (+1.5) vs. Sparty

MD Buckeye, Mar 13, 2015

This Event is closed and is no longer taking wagers
This Event was settled Mar 14, 2015
  1. keeganbrick

    keeganbrick Ginn and Juice

    Here's to some rest and the 8 seed in the region with Nova as the 1. We matchup by far the best against them as opposed to UK, Duke, UVA, Wisc, AZ

    If Scott plays offensively like his last 2 games and Russell starts shooting more like his season % from 3 we have a decent shot
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  2. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Scott was only 4-13, not really a stellar night. Even with his lack of effort, Russell put up the most points and had the second highest FG percentage. I wonder if it's time for a shake up in Thad's staff to be honest.
  3. keeganbrick

    keeganbrick Ginn and Juice

    I don't get how Scott has these games where he flat out can't stay in front of his player. Tonight was the same crap that happened against Spike in the scUM game. He is mich quicker than Spike and Trice....
  4. Ahiacitian

    Ahiacitian Fantasy Sports Guru... '17 FF Keeper League Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I see what you did there...
  5. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    I honestly think a fair bit of it has to do with not competing with Craft anymore. I think having Craft around pushed him to give 110% every second, whereas his defensive competition now is DAR (and while no slouch, not near the same defensive intensity as Craft). I noticed right away this year that Scott seemed to be a little less intense on defense, and I'm pretty sure his steals are down, something I remember both him and Craft doing a lot of last year.
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Could probably just hang it on the loss of Craft and stop there. It's a ship without a rudder.

    Reminds me of the 2004 football team. The sum rarely performed as well as the individual parts. It is what it is. It happens.
  7. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    He seemed like he had a way better night then that I was expecting more of 7-13. And yeah Scott being abused off the dribble by Spike was bad. He or Sam are the usually the quickest guys on the floor any given game but Scott was beat on the drive a lot this year by much slower players.
  8. keeganbrick

    keeganbrick Ginn and Juice

    Didn't like the zone either against Mich St. They only have 2 people that are offensive threats in Trice and Valentine and they mainly just shoot 3a at this point, all Dawson's points are put backs and offensive boards. We just can't run zone bc we don't shift fast enoug and obv can't rebound
  9. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    I was thinking it was a simple case of being tired
    Pretty sure this is the first back to back games of the season
    which also means this is the first back to back games true freshman have ever had
    Tired legs = poor defense
    Tired legs = shots fall short
    Tired legs = out rebounded
  10. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    The seniors are poised to make a run...they don't want their season and careers to end Not! I will be rooting for them but I put the kool aid away in January.
    OhioState001 likes this.
  11. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    This team can be so frustrating to watch. earlier in the year I was screaming at the TV, now I just sit and watch in silence. Forgive me for stating the obvious. They go into extended periods where they don't play good defense, especially in transition. The shot selection is mostly horrible. The players do not move well without the ball. And we lack a credible big man on O and D. That said, Thad has spoiled us over the years, and he is allowed to have a down season. The stars just didn't line up for us this year talent wise and from a basketball IQ standpoint.
  12. Jake

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

    We'd have to beat the 9 seed first. :ohno:
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  13. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Aaron Craft and Lenzelle couldn't carry a more talented team out of the first round. I don't see Amir Williams putting the team on his di.. I mean back anytime soon.
    AirForceBuck15 likes this.
  14. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Agreed that we should appreciate Thad. It's pretty impressive that for him a "down year" is 24 or so wins.

    That said, this team is pretty brutal to watch. They have no identity on either side of the floor. It's hard to tell what they are even trying to accomplish with their offensive and defensive sets. I feel bad criticizing Shannon Scott b/c he has been a class young man from day 1, and it's not really his fault that other players haven't stepped up, but there are a lot of games where he is #2 option on offense, which is probably the exact opposite of the formula for a good offensive team. Amir has taken enough criticism from other people so I don't need to pile on here.

    Looking forward to next season. The recruiting class looks like it's not only talented but the pieces fit together well. That + the chance that D'Angelo stays b/c of the NBA cap issues could have us back to being elite + entertaining, which would be a welcome change.
    colobuck79 and brodybuck21 like this.
  15. keeganbrick

    keeganbrick Ginn and Juice

    Assuming Russell leaves, PG could be very scary next year. Hopefully Lyles and Harris are as good as advertised but even higher recruited freshman PG are usually no where close to a Conley or Russell

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