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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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OSUMBB: Ohio State Edges Akron 72-63 in Overtime

Thad wondering where he’ll get enough healthy players. Ohio State (20-13) teed it up in the 1st round of the National Invitational Tournament by hosting in-state opponent University of Akron (26-8). The Zips lost a tough game, 64-61 in the Mid-American Conference tournament final against University of Buffalo (I had to get that in). Ohio […]

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 […]

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2nd Thoughts: OSU vs MSU III

Frankly, I think that Thad deserves a hand this season. It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of ‘2nd Thoughts’ articles with a “MSU beats OSU” theme lately. Thankfully, this is the last one for this season. Friday night’s Michigan State win, 81-54 again highlighted the capabilities difference between these two teams this season. […]

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, […]

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)

OSUMBB: OSU Gets Past PSU 79-75 In B1G Tourney

Ohio State (19-12, 11-7) teed it up in the 1st/2nd round of the Big Ten Tourney against Penn State (16-15, 7-11). The winner plays Michigan State on Friday evening. It’s not much of an incentive, but a win does get Ohio State to the “20 Win Land”. And that they did! The Buckeyes rode clutch […]

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)

Pregame Glance MBB: OSU vs PSU

(Image Courtesy of Big Ten, I’d guess) Ohio State (19-12, 11-7) plays Penn State (16-16, 7-11) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. In the first meeting, the Buckeyes rolled the Nittany Lions 66-46, on the strength of Kieta Bates-Diop’s 22 points and 8 rebounds. Marc Loving contributed 11 points. Thad needs someone […]

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2nd Thoughts: MBB OSU vs MSU, Finale

He did provide a lot of encouragement. The Buckeyes (19-12, 11-7) had their season end abruptly with a 91-76 loss to #2 Michigan State on Saturday. The regular season was obviously going to end after this game, so by “abruptly”, I mean ‘over at halftime’. Midway through the 1st half, the teams were tied. Ten […]

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OSUMBB: OSU Bombed By MSU, 91-76

Thad is trying to remember who was supposed to defend Denzel… Ohio State (19-11, 11-6) entered the rematch against Michigan State (25-5, 12-5) a bit shorthanded but with a good bit  more confidence. They entered as 14-pt underdogs, for those people who track that sort of thing. Finally, they entered with  need to cool off […]

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.  

MBB Preview: Michigan State Spartans

Well it all comes down to this. In order to even have a shot at the NCAA tournament, the Buckeyes must win in East Lansing against the Michigan State Spartans.  Even with a win, the Buckeyes would need to win at least two games in the Big Ten tournament to feel really good about their […]

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State > Iowa

(Image courtesy hawkcentral.com) He did a lot of this on Sunday. The Buckeyes (19-11, 11-6) had one of their more inspired efforts Sunday afternoon. It was Ohio State’s last regular season game of the year and they went out in style with an exciting 68-64 win over (for now) #8 Iowa. Certainly not to take […]

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 […]

IOWA CITY, IA - JANUARY 17:  Forward Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeye battles for a rebound with forward Aaron White #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first half on January 17, 2015 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

tBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Iowa

This coming Sunday (02/28/16) at Value City Arena the Ohio State University MBB meets up with the #8 team in the nation:  The Iowa Hawkeyes. It all begins at 4:00 p.m. and will be nationally televised on CBS. The Buckeyes are coming off a bad loss …. at the hands of the *ichigan State University […]

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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 msn.foxsports.com) 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 […]

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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 […]

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tBBC MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs. Nebraska

(Image courtesy bleacherreport.com) 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 […]

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