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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, […]

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 […]

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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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tBBC 2015 March Madness Bracketology: East Region

The East Region may just have a number one seed that could exit the tourney very early with an NC State or LSU match-up looming for Villanova. They have not been past the round of 32 since 2009 but have been on a tear of late which makes it completely possible that I am wrong […]

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20:  Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo  shouts to his team during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance: Michigan State

Valentine’s Day is shaping up nicely with a noon (EST) tip-off between # 23 Ohio State (19-6, 8-4) and Michigan State (16-8, 7-4) at the Breslin Center. Ohio State is tied for 2nd in the Big Ten and Michigan State is tied for 4th. This is a game that I always look forward to watching. […]

WBB: MSU 70, OSU 49

Coach Kevin McGuff took his squad to East Lansing to try to avenge an earlier loss to Michigan State, but the results were pretty much the same, as the Spartans pulled out their xiphos swords and eviscerated the Buckeyes 70-49.  The loss drops Ohio State to 14-14, 4-8. The Buckeyes continued their poor shooting; 31% from […]

WBB Pregame Glance: Michigan State

The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-13, 4-7) will try to stop a 3 game slide by going to the Breslin Center on Saturday to take on the Michigan State Spartans (16-8, 8-3). Ohio State will try to get out of their recent shooting funk while throwing a defensive net on a high scoring Spartan backcourt. MSU win […]

WBB Recap: MSU Blocks Bucks 82-68

Ohio State squared off against Michigan State in Columbus this afternoon; OSU going after its 2nd consecutive win, MSU trying to stop a 4-game slide. However, the Buckeye’s came up short as the Spartans rolled by the score of 82-68. If you enjoyed fouls and turnovers, I don’t understand why you would, this game was […]

Pregame Glance MBB: Michigan State University

The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0) dusted off Nebraska on Saturday, but have a much tougher opponent on Tuesday. The team plays#5 Michigan State University (13-1, 2-0) at the Breslin Center, tipping off at 9:00 PM EST. Here’s their Profile School: Michigan State University Location: East Lansing, MI Founded: 1855 Student Population: 37,454 School […]

tBBC Basketball Pre-Conference Roundtable: IU, Purdue, MSU

The next session of roundtable participants is a dandy and we’re privileged to have them with us! Our longtime friend who always takes time to help us out is Purdue graduate Adam Johnson who is the lead writer for the Crimson Quarry representing the Hoosiers;

Breakdownability, BTT Edition: OSU vs MSU

School: Michigan State University Location: East Lansing, MI Founded: 1855 Student Population: 47,954 total, 36,675 undergrad School Type: Public Stadium: Breslin Center Seating: 16,000 Opened: 1989 Head Coach: Tom Izzo Experience: 18th year

Breakdownability: OSU-MSU II

School: Michigan State University Location: East Lansing, MI Founded: 1855 Student Population: 47,954 total, 36,675 undergrad School Type: Public Stadium: Breslin Center Seating: 16,000 Opened: 1989 Head Coach: Tom Izzo Experience: 18th year

tBBC B1G Basketball Roundtable – Part One

With basketball season rapidly approaching and a lot of information to digest from around the conference, I thought it was high time we here from bloggers representing them. We kick off a series in roundtables with our first five  today and we are doing our very best to round up the rest of the B1G for […]

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