WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 21: Daniel Giddens #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes shoots the ball against A.J. Hammons #20 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 21, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Ohio State 75-64. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State Men’s Basketball Transfers

This has been an interesting week with Ohio State’s men’s basketball roster. The announced transfers of Mickey Mitchell, Daniel Giddens and A.J. Harris, in addition to the earlier transfer of Austin Grandstaff, open up scholarships and open up the line of thought of “what the hell’s going on, Thad?”. I can’t answer that question. Here […]


Ahhh! Calm Down – There’s Always Next Year

(Photo courtesy of The Lantern) The 2015-16 OSU MBB season can be labeled a disappointment. But is it really? The Buckeyes ended overall at 21-14 and in the Big Ten 11-7. After losing five substantial contributors from the 2014-15 season: D’Angelo Russell, Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson, Amir Williams, and Anthony Lee – was the prognosis […]


OSUMBB: NIT Pregame Glance – Florida

(Image Courtesy of NIT, probably) Ohio State (21-13) plays University of Florida (20-14) in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). On Tuesday, Florida rolled North Florida, 97-68 in their NIT opener. The Buckeyes pulled away from Akron 72-63 in overtime in their first round game. In their scoring outburst, the Gators made […]


2nd Thoughts: Akron

Yeah, Thad knew they could do it… Ohio State (21-13) overcame a listless first half to surge by University of Akron (26-9) 72-63 to move on to the 2nd round of the NIT. By listless, if you can’t sleep at night, watch the 1st half; you’ll be unconscious in no time. Both teams combined to […]

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 21:  The masoct for the Akron Zips performs against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 21, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

tBBC NIT Opener: A Glance at OSU vs. Akron

The OSU MBB team will be heading for the NIT instead of the NCAA. The entire process of this reality perhaps became noticeable back on Feb. 23rd when the Buckeyes lost to *ichigan State. That was a crucial three-game span where the need for two of the three wins would have solidified their hopes in […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs MSU

(Image Courtesy of Big Ten, I’d guess) This will be, necessarily, short. Having dispatched of Penn State, Ohio State (20-12, 12-7) plays Michigan State (26-16, 13-5) in the, I guess, 2nd round of the Big Ten Tourney. Here’s how the first game went, a 81-62 Spartan win on February 23rd. Here’s how the next game went, […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 30: Kam Williams #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts to dribble the ball past Anthony Clemmons #5 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at Value City Arena on December 30, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

OSU MBB Wins Important Thriller vs. Iowa 68-64

Thad should be very happy. The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball team won an important game Sunday (Feb. 28th) at Value City Arena against the #8 Nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The Buckeyes are now 19-11 overall and 11-6 in Big Ten Play. From the opening 19:52 mark in the game with JaQuan Lyle’s steal and […]


Can Ohio State’s Men’s Basketball team make the NCAA tournament?

Hello everyone and welcome as I give you my honest opinion as if the Ohio State men’s basketball team has any chance at making the NCAA Tournament this year. Well, their chances took a huge hit this past week and we learned Sophomore Jae’Sean Tate, who has been Ohio State’s most consistent player this season, […]


MBB: OSU Bombed by MSU, 81-62

Thad is pointing out a few things. Like where Bryn Forbes is… Ohio State (18-10, 10-5) entered the game against Michigan State (22-5, 9-5) a bit shorthanded with the absence, for the season, of Jae’Sean Tate. Life just got a bit more complicated for Thad Matta is now challenged to replace Jae’Sean’s 11.7 PPG and […]

Feb 16, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts to a play during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center.  

tBBC MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs. *ichigan State

(photo courtesy On Tuesday at Value City Arena, The Ohio State University MBB will meet up with the Spartans of *ichigan State for the first time this year. The game is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. tip-off. You can watch the game on ESPN or listen to it on 97.1. Or both.. The Buckeyes […]


MBB: Ohio State Outlasts Huskers in OT, 65-62

Thad is exhausted and perplexed For Saturday’s, Nebraska (14-13, 6-8) entered the game as a 2-point favorite against Ohio State (17-10, 9-5). They left the game, finally, on the short end as Ohio State prevailed 65-62 in overtime. The Buckeyes overcame a sluggish 1st half and trailed 22-21 at the half. A the midpoint of […]


tBBC MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs. Nebraska

(Image courtesy Coach Tim Miles conducting the Nebraska offense This Saturday (Feb., 20th) at 7:00 p.m, The Ohio State University travels to Lincoln, Nebraska to meet up with the University of Nebraska for the first and only time this year. The Buckeyes roll into this game after an exciting win over TTUN on Tuesday […]


2nd Thoughts: Michigan

(Thad’ guys had ’em all the way Or at least when it counted.) The Buckeyes (17-10, 9-5) took a significant step toward The Twenty Win Season with a very satisfying 76-66 win over Michigan on Tuesday. The win was especially satisfying to me since I golf with UM’s coach John Beilein’s brother-in-law. I won’t have to listen […]


tBBC MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs TTUN

(Photo courtesy of John Beilein is a good coach and also good at hailing taxis. This coming Tuesday (Feb., 16th) at 7:00 p.m. The Ohio State University MBB meets up with TTUN at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes will be heading into this match after a victory against Rutgers on February 13th in New […]


2nd Thoughts: Rutgers

(Thad’ guys had this one early.) The Buckeyes (16-10, 8-5) moved into 7th place in the Big Ten with Saturday’s 79-69 win over Rutgers. For the moment, this actually has Ohio State 1/2 game in front of Michigan State. Enjoy it while it lasts. This game was another “tale of two cities” game for Ohio […]


tBBC Pregame Glance: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Corey Sanders very good. And very young. (Image Courtesy of Ohio State (15-10, 6-5) visits Rutgers (6-18, 0-8) Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale between these teams. The Buckeyes won at Columbus 94-68 on January 13th, powered by JaQuan Lyle’s triple double (16 pts, 12 rbs, 11 asst). In the first meeting, Rutgers played Ohio State evenly, […]


2nd Thoughts: Northwestern

(Thad is happy with OSU’s 2nd half effort) The Northwestern game was a “tale of two cities”. The 1st half was frustrating to follow, with Ohio State being out shot and out rebounded in the first twenty minutes. Aside from Tate/Loving (6-12, 16 points, 8 rebounds)  in 36 minutes, the Ohio State effort was soft, […]

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 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 […]

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)

TBBC Men’s Pre-game Glance: Ohio State Versus Northwestern

 Ohio State 14-10(6-5) vs. Northwestern 16-8(4-7) Day: Tuesday Date: February 9th, 2016 Location: Value City Arena Time: 8:00PM ET Coverage – TV: BTN – 97.1FM The FAN Radio School: Northwestern University Location: Evanston, Illinois Founded: 1851 Student Population: 8,405 Undergraduates, 11,931 Postgraduates School Type: Private Division: NCAA I Conference: Big Ten First Season: Facility 1952; […]


MBB: Ohio State Edged by Maryland, 66-61

(Image courtesy 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%, […]