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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19:  Trevor Thompson #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with Marc Loving #2 after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during their game at the CBS Sports Classic at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State Over Kentucky and Beyond

(Thad liked what he saw on Saturday. So did we.) Well, well, well… The Buckeyes (6-5) moved above .500, again, with a somewhat unexpected (Vegas had Ohio State +10) win over #4 Kentucky. The 74-67 win extended OSU’s winning “streak” to 2 games. After the late November 4-game losing streak, Ohio State has now won 3 […]

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Ohio State MBB Drop Close one to #10 Virginia 64-58

In the end, the shooting of the three star players for the tenth ranked Virginia Cavaliers were the difference as the Buckeyes drop a heart-breaker at home 64 to 58. Despite better shooting from the Buckeyes (50% vs 44%) the difference was in field goal opportunities; Virginia had 52 FG attempts vs Ohio State’s 42. […]

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Live Play-By-Play: Ohio State MBB Gets Thad Matta His 300th Career Win

Head Coach Thad Matta has a chance to gain his 300 win for his career today. Starters for the game: Ohio State – Jaquan Lyle, Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate, Marc Loving and Trevor Thompson; Mount St. Marys – Junior Robinson, BK Ashe, Will Miller, Gregory Graves and Taylor Danaher. First Half JaQuan Lyle got his first […]

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2015-16 Men’s Basketball Player Profile: Daniel Giddens

(Photo courtesy HoopsIntel.sportswar.com) The Ohio State men’s basketball season is right around the corner. The upstart Buckeyes will take on Walsh in exhibition play on November 8th. To help get you ready for tip-off, The Buckeye Battle Cry will be bringing you Player Previews leading up to the beginning of the season. Today, we profile […]

Daniel Giddens Is A Buckeye!!!

It’s Independence Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some stars… of the recruiting variety. Four star big man Daniel Giddens has become the most recent member of the Buckeye hoops class of 2015, after giving his verbal to the staff this afternoon and continuing the Buckeye recruiting roll for the week. […]

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