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COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 19:  LaQuinton Ross #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes to teammate Shannon Scott #3 in the first half as JerShon Cobb #23 and Sanjay Lumpkin #34 of the Northwestern Wildcats defend on February 19, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State Edges Northwestern 71-63

(Image courtesy thesportsbank.com) Thad “offering” 2nd half encouragement. Especially foul shooting. For Tuesday’s game, Thad changed the lineup again, reverting back to Trevor Thompson starting at center for Daniel Giddens and JaQuan Lyle for A.J. Harris at guard. Ohio State (15-10, 7-5) overcame first half shooting and rebounding shortcomings to overcome Northwestern (16-9, 4-8) by the […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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Concern Trolling and (Click) Baiting; Part 1

(Yeah, Urban is talking to you) I came across, or rather had referred to me, two articles written by a fellow Big Ten blogger. One article dealt with the upcoming challenge to Ohio State and Urban’s “next man up” approach with coaching. I’ll address that specific article here and address the second article later in […]

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 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 16:  Jaylen Key #15 of the Northern Illinois Huskies passes the ball past Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first half at Value City Arena on December 16, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

MBB: OSU Edges Illinois, 75-73

Ohio State (9-5, 1-0) sought to extend 5-game winning streak to 6 games by hosting Illinois (6-6, 0-1) to start 2016 on a positive note. The Buckeyes got their 10th win with a 75-73 win over the Fighting Illini. The Buckeyes placed four players in double figures: were led by Marc Loving (27 pts, 7 rbs), JaQuan […]

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MBB: OSU defeats South Carolina State 73-57

(Thad applauds his team’s performance) Ohio State (7-5) sought to extend it’s non-conference winning streak to 4 games prior to entering Big Ten play versus Minnesota on Wednesday. The opponent were the South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-8) who were making the first of their three consecutive games in Ohio. The Buckeyes got their 8th win […]

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Chris Ash => Rutgers? Probably..

(Photo courtesy of northjersey.com) As Joe mentioned earlier, Ohio State Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach Chris Ash appears to be lined up as Rutgers’ next head coach, replacing the departed (not that departed) Kyle Flood. At the moment, this is through source(s). And when has been the last time that a “source” has been wrong? In Ash’s […]

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tBBC Pick’em Week 12: Penultimate Week

After Week 11, I (84 correct picks) am still maintaining a narrow lead over Joe (81), with Scott (79), Charles (79) and Patrick (78) close behind. All B1G teams are in action this week except for Nebraska. It’s probably just as well. We’re down to 2 regular season games before the BTCG. This isn’t over […]

ATLANTA - MARCH 30:  Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warmups during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on March 30, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

OSU MBB: Buckeyes Mount St. Mary’s 76-54 — Post Game Reaction

(Thad is eager for the season to begin. So are we!) Thad, above, is all smiles and so are we. Ohio State opened their 2015-2016 season Sunday by hosting Mount St. Mary’s (MD). The “new look” (more on that later) Buckeyes won 76-54, and had the game pretty much in hand through-out the contest. Ohio […]

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TAKES A MAJOR HIT @ THE HANDS OF TTUN

The Ohio State University Women’s Volleyball team dropped an important match against rival TTUN 3-0 who are now 17-10 & 7-9 in Big 10 action. The 14th ranked Buckeyes fall to 21-7 overall & 10-6 in conference play. Four matches remain in the regular season. Buckeye Valeria León would out-do all with 16 digs in […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: Damarius Travis #7 and Logan Hutton #17 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers tackle Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Buckeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 31-24. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

tBBC LiveChat: Minnesota @ Ohio State

The Buckeyes rebound from off-week drama to host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-4, 1-3) tonight. Kickoff is set for 8:12 PM ET. Last year the Barrett-led Buckeyes overcame the Gophers and the snow to win the game. Tonight, there is no snow and no Barrett. Game time temperatures are projected to be in the mid-low […]

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