2011 Basketball Preview: LaQuinton Ross

On December 9th the already talented Buckeyes get a shot in the arm – LaQuinton Ross gets to return to Columbus to start classes and rejoin his teammates on the basketball court. I’m certain he’s pumped to be a part of what is quickly shaping up to be a really special team, and I know […]

Eric and Joe Talk OSU Hoops before Tip

  It’s almost like christmas for Ohio State basketball fans on Sunday afternoon. After watching the football team beat Indiana to kill some time (of course with vested interest), now we wait until the precious 2 PM ET to watch the unwrapping of the 2011-12 season against Walsh University. There are so many different possibilities […]

Basketball LiveBlog and B1G Q&A

Basketball season is rapidly approaching, and I’m sure you’re wondering what we’re planning to do about it here at the BBC. The answer is, getting totally pumped! With the Buckeyes taking on the Walsh Cavaliers for an exhibition matchup this weekend (Sunday, November 6th, 2 PM) it is the perfect time to run the first […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Amir Williams

When the Buckeyes hit the court on Sunday against Walsh University, one of the major things head coach Thad Matta and his coaching staff will be looking for is a defensive presence to replace graduating senior Dallas Lauderdale. With Jared Sullinger moving over to the power forward position,the center position is an open battle between […]

2011 Basketball Preview: J.D. Weatherspoon

We’re in the home stretch of our player previews leading into the start of the OSU Basketball season. Next up on the list is Sullinger’s High School teammate and swing-forward JD Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon hasn’t seen the court much for the Buckeyes yet, having suffered from academic issues early in his freshman campaign. Once he had […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Purdue

The BBC decided to bring in the big guns for this preview, and for good reason…no one knows the Boilers better than me. 34 teams in this year’s preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches poll were rated higher than the Purdue Boilermakers. Let me be the first to caution those who voted in the poll: you just […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson just might be the freshman of the 2011 class that is sneaking under the radar. The 6’6″ wing out of Chicago Illinois has shown throughout his career a versatility, intensity, and athletic ability that is bar none one of the top in the 2011 class. The truth of the matter is, the 2011 […]

2011 B1G Preview: Northwestern

Since 2000, Northwestern fans have known what to expect on the court to start the basketball season. A constant struggle in the Big Ten. A Princeton offense that had yet to fully see the proper personnel to completely flourish under head coach Bill Carmody. Finally in 2008, things started to come together. After a 17-14 […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Deshaun Thomas

Of all of the players to regularly see the court last season, Deshaun Thomas had to be the most inconsistent of them all. Clearly talented, he quickly became known as a ball-hog for his affinity to never pass the rock to his teammates once he got his hands on it. In fact, it was often […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Michigan

This afternoon we continue our trek through the state of Michigan as we get you ready for the Big Ten basketball season. The shadow from East Lansing to Ann Arbor has continued to shrink over the last few seasons as Wolverine head coach John Beilein develops the Michigan program into a respectable foe.  Last year, […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Jared Sullinger

When the man we’ve come to know as Sully takes the court to start the 2011-12 season, he might have a smaller waistline. His Ohio State uniform might surround a bit more muscle and intimidation. He certainly won’t resemble the young man that took to court as a freshman a year ago.  It’s hard to imagine an […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Iowa

Up next on our preview list is the Iowa Hawkeyes, one of the cellar-dwellers of the Big Ten in the last several seasons. To see the Hawkeyes scratching the bottom of the barrel the last several years is pretty depressing.  Iowa was once a proud, quality team in the Big Ten conference.  To have them […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Indiana

College basketball hasn’t been friendly to Indiana Hoosier fans over the last few seasons. When it comes to hoops in Bloomington, there is no room for head coaches to breathe. So when Tom Crean takes to the bench for the 4th year as the head Hoosier man, Indiana fans might be hoping that the Michigan […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Illinois

Coupled with our individual player previews, and given that the Ohio State bye week is so cleverly timed, we wanted to take the opportunity to break down the Big Ten teams going into this season. Up first is the Illinois Fighting Illini. Last Season: Illinois had a reasonably successful year, making the NCAA Tournament as […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Lenzelle Smith, Jr.

One of the guys who’s been in the program for a full season, but we haven’t had a lot of opportunity to see on the court, is Lenzelle Smith. As a true point guard he lost the battle for solid playing minutes to Aaron Craft last season, and was only able to see some time […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Jordan Sibert

There is no doubt that Jordan Sibert’s accomplishments on the court as a freshman were heavily overshadowed by the solid seasons of fellow teammates Deshaun Thomas, Jared Sullinger, and Aaron Craft. Every time the young guard made his way to the court though, he made it count. Despite only scoring double digits once last season, […]

2011 Basketball Preview: Shannon Scott

Another of the new freshman coming to town is young Shannon Scott, a promising point guard out of Alpharetta, Georgia.   Others have him slated to be the “next great Ohio State point guard”, but we’ll hold off on that anointment until we get a chance to see him play a game.  However, what news […]