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NCAA Basketball

(18) TTUN @ (20) Ohio State

MD Buckeye, Feb 11, 2014

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  1. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    No idea really. I'm sure that there are plenty on here with a much better perspective than me who could chime in on that.
     
  2. germ

    germ Freshman

    The kid is a class act and IMO will become a Doctor after the season, he's a true college athlete.
     
  3. germ

    germ Freshman

    I guess Iowa -26, MSU- 19, Wis -23 don't count now. 15 against Craft is extremely good.
     
  4. LitlBuck

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

    I thought the team did not play with much intensity in the second half compared to the first. It almost seems like they play better on a road Sunday do at home which is sad.

    Craft has to take that shot when he is straight on at the top of the key. That is probably one of the easiest outside shots to make and even if he misses it there is still a chance for a long rebound. He just has to take that shot or defenders will just clog the key and make it more difficult for everybody else to score.
     
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  5. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    Instead he dishes to Scott or Smith who throw up a brick from 3. Ugh.
     
  6. BengalsAndBucks

    BengalsAndBucks Senior Former Premier League Champ

    Here's what I think lost us the game (and I'll caveat this with I didn't see the first half, so if this was a halftime adjustment our coaches made then it nullifies what I said):

    Throughout the second half, as the shot clock wound down, they would force their way into the lane (either through back downs or getting half-steps off of screens) but our wings would still be in very good position to force a tough shot. As they were taking that tough shot, Amir would come over to attempt to block the shot, but wouldn't be particularly close and would result in 1 of their bigs getting an offensive rebound and put back, or one of their guards getting a rebound because the player guarding them had to crash down on the big.

    It would have been an easy adjustment to tell Amir to stay home on his man and get the defensive board. Maybe they kill us on those fades and leaners, but more often than not they're going to miss and then we get the offensive board. That was the only way they generated offense in the second half, and to me that's on the coaches. Maybe it doesn't win us the game, but you have to make that adjustment.
     
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  7. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Well, Amir has improved from when he started at OSU. He could not have averaged 9 points per game when he got to OSU. But I agree in the sense that Amir has not played up to the standard you would expect from a top-50ish player in his class, not by a long shot.
     

  8. Ha are you that butt hurt?? He scored 15 points while your best defender guarding him and shot 9 shots. And yeah no sheet it is going to be harder to drive to the hoop when a point guard is guarding you. You know what a coach would say when you have someone 6 inches who is quicker guarding you?? Either back him up, or shoot right over him, which Stauskus did. You lost the game, now give credit where credit is due like the rest of the fans on here and quit being a baby with an excuse for everything.
     
  9. No need for common sense... He will have an excuse to define that.
     
  10. utgrad73

    utgrad73 Reloaded

    I was at the game and sat in the nose bleed section at the end of the court. I watched the "weave" several times and as they executed that ball movement, the M players inched up a little more every time. Hard to pass to the big guy in the middle when that happens.. I think they need to get more creative with their plays. I also had to sit near a group of "blue" cheering this thugs. My first live basketball game was not that much fun.
     
  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Craft most likely won't be drafted because he's never shown the ability to be much of an offensive threat and still doesn't hit the 3 regularly. And you don't get drafted on defense alone, even if you're really good at defense. Just ask Chris Kramer.
     
  12. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

    If guys like Lighty and DT had to go overseas, there's zero chance Craft gets drafted.
     
  13. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    I love Craft but defense in the NBA is less about on ball defense and more about shot blocking..playing passing lanes and playing the pick and roll. Stauskas hit those step back jumpers off the pick and roll..Craft and the other defender didn't play the pick and roll very well.
     
  14. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    ...says the guy who--as I predicted--was too cowardly to crawl out of his hole and come around after Iowa handed UM their shirts this past Saturday. Typical Michigan "Man"--come around and talk [censored] when times are good, yet they're nowhere to be found when times are tough. :lol:
     
  15. Oldguy173

    Oldguy173 Newbie

    Craft will never play in the NBA, or even Europe. He's a very good college defender, and he knows this. He plans to be a doctor, and will be very successful at that.
     

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