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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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Making the List: Dennis Hopson

College Basketball is in full swing, ending soon. The Ohio State University has only nine games remaining before discussions evolve reference Tournament play. There is hope, always is. This brings me to the discussion of one of the greatest players to ever don a scarlet and gray uniform – Dennis Hopson. Born April 22, 1965 […]

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Buckeyes come up short in Madison, Fall to Wisconsin 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers are not exactly a prolific three-point shooting team but you’ll have a hard time convincing Ohio State that. Wisconsin, which makes just 33.3 percent of its three-pointers, sank 13 of 27 from long range en route to a 79-68 win over the Buckeyes at the Kohl Center Thursday night. The 48.1 percent was the […]

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 8:  Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes battle for control of a loose ball with Duje Dukan #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half on March 8, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 72-48.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

tBBC Preview: MBB OSU vs. Wisconsin Game Preview

This coming Thursday (Feb., 4th) at 7:00 p.m. The Ohio State University meets up with The Wisconsin Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin. The Buckeyes are coming off a defeat that had mustered some hope in the faithful, 66-61 against Maryland. This brings the Buckeyes record to 14-9 overall while posting a 6-4 record in the Big […]

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OSUWBB: Strong Fourth Quarter Leads Buckeyes Past Illini

After a nail biting win on Thursday against Northwestern that gave the Ohio State women’s basketball team revenge against the one Big Ten team to beat them this year, the Buckeyes took to the road to face Illinois. The Illini came into tonight’s game with an 8-12 record but 7 of those losses have been […]

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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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WBB RECAP: #7 Ohio State Survives Northwestern This Time

Just two short weeks ago the #7 Buckeyes(16-4, 8-1) limped out of Northwestern(13-8, 2-7) with just their fourth loss of the season and the first to a team not in the top 3. The Wildcats used a stingy defense(forced 16 TO’s) and hot shooting(45% from the floor) by four of their stars(Maggie Lyon 24, Nia Coffey […]

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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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Tuesday BuckNotes: Super Bowl Buckeyes, Giddens, Lavender, Artwork

There’s nothing quite like starting your Monday after an impending blizzard caves you in for the whole weekend. It’s okay though, because the Buckeyes of the east tortured the Arizona Cardinals all evening Sunday. The best part of the weekend though? Former Buckeye Bradley Roby intercepting Tom Brady to end his Super Bowl hopes and send […]

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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 […]

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Making the List: Jerry Lucas

There’s a lot to say about this week’s pick for Making the List…. So let’s get started. Whenever a conversation arises pertaining to great names that played basketball for The Ohio State University we all seemingly have a different set of names – some are favorites – most are simply from our own eras. Regardless […]

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 […]

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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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OSUWBB: Hot Start Powers Buckeyes Over Wolverines

The #7 Ohio State women’s basketball team headed north tonight to take on arch-rival Michigan. This was the only meeting between the two teams during the regular season as the Big Ten scheduling people don’t understand rivalries; OSU and Michigan should always play twice each season. Michigan scored the first four points of the game […]

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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 […]

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