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OSUMBB: Back To The Future?

I see I got off the golf course in time to catch up on some recent changes involving the Ohio State men’s basketball program.  Two former Buckeye players/coaches are apparently returning to Columbus to assist Thad. In other news, OSUMBB received a commitment from a JUCO player at a position that was a bit thin. […]

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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Making the List: Evan Turner

The Ohio State University is in the NIT. The last time they were in the NIT, 2008, they won it all. That was a thrilling win for us who recall it. They beat the University of Massachusetts 92-85. And even though the score reflects only a seven point difference – the Buckeyes actually dominated that […]

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Ten Questions With D’Angelo Russell

I am excited to share with all of you out there in Buckeye Nation a brief session I conducted with D’Angelo Russell. The phenomenal Guard that ruled the courts in his one season with The Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2014-15 season is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers where he continues his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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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 […]

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MBB: Ohio State Beats Michigan 76-66

Thad appreciates good effort at both ends of the floor. For Tuesday’s game, Michigan (19-7, 9-4) entered the game as a 1-point favorite against Ohio State (16-10, 8-5). The left the game haunted by The Villain’s ghost as Ohio State put together a nice game to win 76-66. For the “Honor Evan Turner at Halftime” […]

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tBBC MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs TTUN

(Photo courtesy of highschoolsports.mlive.com) 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 […]

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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 […]

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