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2014 March Madness Bracketology: South Region

Our Bracket Breakdown gets a little close to home… The South Region is of some interest to us since that is Ohio State’s “Region”. It also has a few other top-rated teams such as Florida, Kansas, UCLA and Syracuse. Whoever emerges from this Region has a legitimate chance to be in the Finals and possibly […]

Buckeye Fall To Spartans Despite Furious Comeback Attempt

Comeback kids? Cardiac kids? For most of the second half they were dead in the water. Fans were already looking forward to Sunday’s game against Iowa. But somehow, the Ohio State Buckeyes almost found a way. Almost. Overcoming a 17-point deficit with seven minutes left, the Buckeyes forced overtime and nearly pulled off a stunning win […]

2013 Basketball Preview: Trey McDonald

To say junior Trey McDonald is a key to Ohio State’s basketball success may sound like a major overstatement. But considering the Buckeyes have only one other post (5 role) player, McDonald could and probably will be a top sub for Coach Thad Matta. With the departure of Evan Ravenel, OSU’s post game consists of […]

A Closer Look At The Basketball Rules Changes

At the start of the week the NCAA announced a set of rules changes for men’s and women’s basketball that will take effect immediately for the 2013-2014 season.  Rules changes happen every year and are often met with mixed reactions however this year’s rules changes will likely be met with enthusiasm by most fans who […]

Pregame Glance: Iowa

The Bucks are coming home after an emotionally difficult loss to the Michigan State Spartans. Up next is a tougher-than-expected Iowa squad that may be looking to steal one in Columbus. Let’s take a glance. School: University of Iowa Location: Iowa City, IA Founded: 1847 Student Population: 31,498 total, 20,574 undergrad School Type: Public Stadium: […]

Top 25: The Week in Review & The Week Ahead

Down goes Indiana. I repeat…Down goes Indiana! Ok…..so they weren’t the only ones to lose this week but it’s always fun to say the number one team lost unless it’s the Buckeyes! This past week featured no newcomers to the dance but did feature some games that will surely mix things up in the Top […]

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 […]

Basketball LiveBlog: National Pillowfight

Welcome to the last liveblog of the 2010-2011 Basketball Season!  Today’s game pits the 8 seed Butler Bulldogs and the 3 seed Connecticut Huskies who finished the season ranked 9th in the Big East. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the National Championship is a Pillowfight! Come join all of your favorite bloggers as we watch these […]

NCAA Tournament History Being Made

Holy crap. For those who have given up on basketball for the rest of the season (not that I can blame you) here’s your update on the tournament. For the first time since the tournament increased to 64 teams, all 4 number 1 seeds failed to make the Final Four.  While we’re still waiting on […]

Basketball LiveBlog: Indiana Redux

Welcome to today’s LiveBlog! The Buckeyes welcome the Indiana Hoosiers into the friendly confines of Value City Arena for a rematch of their late December meeting. The Hoosiers are desperately looking for another conference so they can match last season’s success. You just know a victory over the Buckeyes in Columbus would be icing on […]

tBBC Radio Hour with Michael at OHD

This week, Eric is joined by Michael, one of the new writers at the Our Honor Defend blog.  The two spend a large chunk of time discussing Ohio State Basketball, including how the rest of the season is going to shape up, and whether or not they believe Sullinger will stay or go (you may […]

Buckeye Basketball Breakdown: The Screen Part 2

Last week on the Buckeye Basketball Breakdown we looked at the way Wisconsin had used the on-ball screen (or ball screen) to open up their three point shooters.  Sadly, that strategy worked wonders for Michigan State, Purdue and again for Illinois just last night.  All three teams took advantage of the inexperience of Craft and […]

Pregame Glance: Purdue 2, The Painter Strikes Back

It doesn’t feel like it, but it has only been a couple of weeks since the Buckeyes soundly curb-stomped Purdue in Columbus.   Unfortunately, it’s already time for our return trip; the chance for Matt Painter’s team to try to redeem themselves in front of their home crowd. As usual, since we’ve already looked at the […]

Buckeye Basketball Breakdown: The Screen Part 1

As you may recall, in last week’s Breakdown, I looked at one of the ways the Buckeye’s use to free up their three point shooters – collapsing the defense. As hard as Saturday’s game was to stomach the first time around, it was even worse on the second viewing.  It’s just too bad that it […]

Buckeye Basketball Breakdown: Collapsing the Defense

In last week’s article, conveniently named something completely different, we discussed some of the defensive strategies that have been employed to stop Jared Sullinger.  Specifically, we looked at Bill Carmody’s ideas in the Northwestern game and how they were different from what teams like Penn State and Purdue had used. What we didn’t discuss was […]

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