Saturday, March 27, 2010

Remember that stretch?

Here's when we lost. There was a stretch where they had about 6 straight dunks while we settled for 6 straight 25 footers. Dielber picked a fine time to re-enact his freshman year. It's okay, I don't think I could handle another 40 minutes of Evan Turner dribbling the ball up the court. I hope Sullinger is good next year.

Our emotionally abusive Buckeye relationship goes on. Meanwhile a gimped up MSU plays for a trip the Final Four. If Tennessee shits the bed on Sunday I'm going to be pissed. (Kentucky might win this tourny by 25 ever game)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

OK that was better...

I think the team played better today (obviously in the 2nd half) than on Friday. Turner still had too many turnovers (was it nine?). I think there are still a lot of things offensively that need to be improved (like shot selection). Our guys almost always connect when they're open and on balance. Dielber is streaky but what I liked about his performance was that he was able to score on fast breaks. He isn't as scared with the ball though his left hand must be an insecurity as he made a routine layup way more difficult but hooking it around with his right.

Defensively we're good. No foul trouble. Free throws almost cost us in the end but overall not a bad percentage there either. Georgia Tech made its mistakes as a young team will but after their great start I'm proud of the way our guys came back and took over.

So Tennessee is the next opponent. They're another one of those teams that can beat anyone in the country, or lose badly as they showed against Kentucky (winning and losing). Unless we go stone cold from the perimeter I think we can handle them (as well as Michigan State or Iowa State!).

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Georgetown lost to...TheOhio State University just minutes ago! I might be able to return to my on site ways as my friend has purchased a ticket for me and him to see the regional final in St. Louis on March 28. (Possibly us vs. Kansas if they can recover from an early deficit to Lehigh...they will)

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Probably a 2 seed

It's midway through the first half of the Big Ten Championship a few hours before the selection show. Duke won so I can't imagine us beating them out for a 1 seed, but it puts as the number one 2 seed, meaning we'll get into Duke or West Virginia's bracket. It's not that I'm confident we can beat those teams, but I think they're more likely to be upset than Kentucky or Kansas obviously.

Clark Kellogg is doing his best to establish two things:
1. He's not going to be a homer announcer.
2. Making sense isn't very important.

...And holy shit Deebler just dunked one on a breakaway!

Now onto the negativity you've come to know and love from me.

1. Evan Turner can't have more than 3 turnovers per game. In other words, stop throwing it to Deebler on the fast break. Evan and others need to stop gambling on defense so much as well.

2. We only have 6 guys. PJ Hill has disappeared. Everyone is tired so it wouldn't surprise me to see us blow this game late in the 2nd half. The Gophers use 8-10 guys and had a blowout win yesterday.

3. We're still a little dum-bah...Note the end of the first half and the silly turnovers against Illinois. (not nearly as dumb as last year though)

4. We haven't won a NCAA tourny game since Greg Oden was playing (though we won the NIT that one year).

5. The committee usually screws us over with who we play, where we play, and when we play (first game of the tournament sometimes).

On a good note...

1. Deebler seems to be able to shoot this year and has the most 3's by any Buckeye in history (who had the record before him?).

2. Turner seems to try harder when we need it.

3. Florida should be out.

4. A lot of the other good teams have struggled. Syracuse, Kentucky, and even Duke aren't peaking right now.

5. There's a chance we could play Ohio U. That'd be fun, right?

UPDATE--After hitting 11 or so shots in a row this game has turned into a much needed blowout. They finally played a complete game without too many droughts. Lighty looks great so even though we only have 6 guys who can play, they're a really strong 6.

I'll try and give my bracket breakdown and perhaps we'll get a bracket going on More updates later this week. What a strong decade (I'm counting this season as last decade) for Ohio State as far as the Big Ten is concerned. How many basketball and football titles did we win?