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2nd Glance: Wisconsin

(Thad is still pointing a few things out to his team) The Wisconsin game was a microcosm of this season to me. A very slow start (down 11-0 after 4 minutes) followed by a spirited comeback held 21-20 lead eight minutes later), then unable to finish the half (trailed 38-32 at the half) nor able […]

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MBB: Ohio State Edged by Maryland, 66-61

(Image courtesy USAToday.com) Thad is as perplexed by his team’s free throw shooting as we are. Ohio State couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn Sunday afternoon and dropped a very winnable game against #8 Maryland, 66-61.  Their horrific field goal shooting (35%, 21-59) was outdone only by their inexcusable free throw shooting (58%, […]

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Another Honor For Evan Turner!

Image courtesy philadunkia.com Well, well, The Villain garners another honor. On February 16th,  he will be honored at halftime of the, appropriately enough, Ohio State -Michigan game. From the press release: Turner, a native of Chicago, played for the Buckeyes from 2008-10. He was the fifth national player of the year in Ohio State history. […]

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tBBC Pregame Glance: Maryland Terrapins

Melo Trimble is very good. (Image Courtesy of diamondbackonline.com) Ohio State (14-8, 6-3) hosts #8 Maryland (18-3, 7-2) Sunday afternoon in a rematch, of sorts. The first game wasn’t much of a match, with Maryland “prevailing” 100-65 on January 16th. In the first meeting, Maryland rode a dominant 1st half to subdue Ohio State. At […]

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tBBC MBB: Ohio State Edges Illinois 68-63 in Overtime

(Thad applauds of his team’s defense and rebounding.) Ohio State blew a 2nd half 13-point lead and Ohio State improved its record (14-8, 6-3) by beating Illinois (10-11, 2-5) Thursday night. That they did, by downing the scrappy Fighting Illini 68-63. As you’d expect when these teams play each other, the games are not aesthetically […]

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tBBC Pregame Glance: Illinois Fighting Illini

Coach Groce with some pre-game charades. (Image Courtesy of cleveland.com) Ohio State (13-8, 5-3) hits the road for a Thursday game in Champaign, IL against the Illinois Fighting Illini (10-10). Thad Matta’s Buckeyes are coming off a win that halted a 2 game skid, as are John Groce’s Illini. Ohio State won the first meeting of […]

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  Head coach Thad Matta of Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State vs. Penn State

(Thad is happy with Monday’s performance) Although it still had some flaws, Mondays 66-46 win over Penn State was encouraging and certainly interesting. This was interesting, to me, because it shows that with a young team, you never are quite sure where your points are going to come from. For example, against Purdue, Kieta Bates-Diop […]

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MBB: Ohio State Rolls Penn State 66-46

(Thad approves of his team’s shooting and rebounding.) Ohio State looked to improve its record (12-8, 4-3) by hosting Penn State (11-9, 2-5) Monday night. That they did, by downing the sketchy shooting Nittany Lions 66-46. Ohio State was the beneficiary of abysmal Penn State outside shooting, 16% (4-25). The Buckeyes shot well, rebounded well, […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 13:  Head coach Patrick Chambers of the Penn State Nittany Lions is seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 13, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Penn State 74-57. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

MBB Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

Pat Chambers gesturing about something or another. (Image courtesy deadspin.com) The young Buckeyes are in another losing streak as they have dropped their last two games to Maryland and Purdue. Consistency has not been there for the Buckeyes the entire season as they attempt to get a feel for any sort of consistent rhythm. At […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 16:  Head Coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes was called for a foul late in the second half of the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Value City Arena on December 16, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Northern Illinois 67-54. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Purdue

(Thad thinks the team is getting closer) Despite the loss, I think that was a much better team performance against Purdue. Ohio State came out energized and focused, and but for a few brief minutes, held the lead throughout the 1st half. The shooting was stellar: 52% from the field, 67% from long range (thanks […]

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 1:  at Value City Arena on March 1, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Purdue 65-61. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** name

OSU MBB Buckeyes Drop 75-64 Thriller to Purdue

The Buckeyes Men’s Basketball Team met up with # 22 Purdue in West Lafayette this evening. The Buckeyes started the night 12-7 overall and 4-2 in Big 10 play. The Boilermakers began their night 16-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big 10 as well. The game began with a maturity on the Buckeyes part, moving […]

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MBB: Maryland Mauls Ohio State, 100-65

(Thad is as speechless as we are) Ohio State overcame 1st half blahs to roll Rutgers on Wednesday to get them into a feel-good mood for the Maryland game. However, the Terrapins were probably a bit testy after dropping Tuesday’s game to Michigan. The testiness showed as the Terrapins dropped the Buckeyes 100-65,  The result […]

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 20:  Melo Trimble #2 and Jared Nickens #11 of the Maryland Terrapins react during the second round of the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 20, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

TBBC Men’s Pre-game Glance: Ohio State Versus #3 Maryland

 Ohio State 12-6(4-1) vs. #3 Maryland 15-2(4-1) Day: Saturday Date: January 16th, 2016 Location: XFinity Center, College Park Time: Noon ET Coverage – TV: ESPN2 – 97.1FM The FAN Radio School: University Of Maryland Location:College Park, Maryland Founded: 1856 Student Population: 27,056 Undergraduates, 10,800 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: Big Ten First […]

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MBB: OSU Overpowers Rutgers in 2nd Half, 94-68

(Thad applauds his team’s 2nd half performance) After getting tuned up in Bloomington by the Hoosiers, Ohio State returned to the friendly confines of VCA to take on Rutgers. The Buckeyes overpowered the Scarlet Knights 94-68, powered by a 55 point 2nd half. The result moved Ohio State to (12-6,4-1) and Rutgers to (6-12, 0-5). Rutgers […]

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2nd Thoughts: Indiana

(Thad was as perplexed as we were on Sunday) Before I get started, I want to congratulate the Hoosiers on a great performance. Coach Crean had his team well prepared; their offense was crisp, sharp and effective. Their defense was high pressure and relentless. Indiana was certainly The Aggressor on Sunday. Ohio State’s seven game […]

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 10: Robert Johnson #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers tries to hold off Sam Thompson #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana defeated Ohio State 69-66. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Buckeyes MBB Suffers 1st Big 10 Loss to the Dominant Hoosiers 85-60.

Today Sunday January 10, The Ohio State Men’s Basketball Team (11-5) traveled to Bloomington, IN to meet the Indiana Hoosiers (13-3). From the very moment I turned on my set prior to the 1:30 p.m. scheduled start things seemed anti-Buckeyes. The Guide describing the program read – “Despite losing Sophomore Guard James Blackmon, Jr. to […]

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tBBC Pregame Glance: Indiana Hoosiers

Coach Crean is excited about our game preview. (Image Courtesy of Seattletimes.com) Ohio State (11-5, 3-0) hits the road for a Sunday game in Bloomington, IN against the Indiana Hoosiers (13-3, 3-0) at Assembly Hall. Thad Matta’s Buckeyes are on a 7 game winning streak while Tom Crean’s Hoosiers are on an 8 game winning […]

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OSU Men’s Basketball At Midseason

(Thad appreciates the perspective) The B1G basketball season is heating up. And if Tuesday’s win over Northwestern is any indication, so are the Ohio State Buckeyes. After a dismal 8-5 pre-conference performance that included losses to UT-Arlington and Louisiana Tech and one high-profile win over Kentucky – which is looking less impressive each time Kentucky plays – […]

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

MBB: Williams’ 21 Leads Ohio State Over Northwestern

The Buckeyes traveled to Evanston. IL with intent to take down the Northwestern Wildcats. In a painful game to take in, the Buckeyes (11-5, 3-0)  beat Northwestern (13-3, 1-2,) by the score of 65-56. Ohio State placed three players in double figures: were led by Kam Williams (21 points, 2 rebounds) off the bench, Trevor […]

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tBBC Pregame Glance: Northwestern Wildcats

Coach Collins wants you to simmer down (Image Courtesy of collegebasketball.ap.org) Ohio State (10-5, 2-0) hits the road this evening to take on resurgent Northwestern (13-2, 1-1) at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Thad Matta’s Buckeyes are coming off a 75-73 win over Illinois while Chis Collins’ Wildcats dropped a game to Maryland (no shame there) 72-59. Let’s […]

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