Archives

465610144

Buckeyes come up short in Madison, Fall to Wisconsin 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers are not exactly a prolific three-point shooting team but you’ll have a hard time convincing Ohio State that. Wisconsin, which makes just 33.3 percent of its three-pointers, sank 13 of 27 from long range en route to a 79-68 win over the Buckeyes at the Kohl Center Thursday night. The 48.1 percent was the […]

tm_usa

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%, […]

mt

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 […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

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 […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

MBB: Ohio State Rolls Penn State 66-46

(Thad approves of his team’s shooting and rebounding.) Ohio State looked to improve its record (12-8, 4-3) by hosting Penn State (11-9, 2-5) Monday night. That they did, by downing the sketchy shooting Nittany Lions 66-46. Ohio State was the beneficiary of abysmal Penn State outside shooting, 16% (4-25). The Buckeyes shot well, rebounded well, […]

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 […]

thad

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 […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

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 […]

thad

2nd Thoughts: Indiana

(Thad was as perplexed as we were on Sunday) Before I get started, I want to congratulate the Hoosiers on a great performance. Coach Crean had his team well prepared; their offense was crisp, sharp and effective. Their defense was high pressure and relentless. Indiana was certainly The Aggressor on Sunday. Ohio State’s seven game […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

OSU Men’s Basketball At Midseason

(Thad appreciates the perspective) The B1G basketball season is heating up. And if Tuesday’s win over Northwestern is any indication, so are the Ohio State Buckeyes. After a dismal 8-5 pre-conference performance that included losses to UT-Arlington and Louisiana Tech and one high-profile win over Kentucky – which is looking less impressive each time Kentucky plays – […]

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

MBB: Williams’ 21 Leads Ohio State Over Northwestern

The Buckeyes traveled to Evanston. IL with intent to take down the Northwestern Wildcats. In a painful game to take in, the Buckeyes (11-5, 3-0)  beat Northwestern (13-3, 1-2,) by the score of 65-56. Ohio State placed three players in double figures: were led by Kam Williams (21 points, 2 rebounds) off the bench, Trevor […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

Rock The Vote For Thad and Ronald. And Your Community.

(Thad appreciates your support. So do people in central Ohio. So do we.) Here is your chance to start of 2016 the right way by supporting (casting a vote) Thad Matta as he tries to win something far, far bigger than any basketball game. Yesterday, January 5th at 3 pm, voting opened for the Coaches’ Charity Challenge! Coach Thad Matta […]

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 […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

MBB: Buckeyes Husk Huskies, 67-54

(Thad approves of his team’s performance) The Buckeyes  hosted the Huskies (Northern Illinois) Wednesday after staggering home from the Huskies (UConn) and came away with a 67-54 win. Aesthetically, this was not a pretty game, but the win was very welcome. Double-doubles by Jae’Sean Tate (17 pts, 10 rbs) and Kieta Bates-Diop (14, 10) powered the Buckeyes […]

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts to a foul call during first half action against the Memphis Tigers on November 27, 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Ohio State MBB: What A Difference A Year Makes

(Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports) Last season, Ohio State rolled to a 24-11 record and made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA’s. That was then.. With an experienced lineup and an unworldly talented play (D’Angelo Russell) the Buckeyes sat at 8-1 at this point last season. Now, going into Wednesday’s game against NIU, […]

Thad+Matta+NCAA+Basketball+Tournament+Third+ejnS3bU6Vd7l

MBB: Buckeyes Ground Falcons, 74-50

(Thad approves of his team’s performance) The Buckeyes evened their record to 4-4 on Tuesday night with a 74-50 win over the Air Force Falcons. This game was never really in doubt for Ohio State as they ran to a 37-16 halftime lead, then held Air Force at arm’s length in the 2nd half (37-34) […]

_4.1.1

TBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Memphis

  Ohio State vs. Memphis Day: Friday Date: Nov. 27, 2015 Location: Miami, FL Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Coverage – TV: ESPN 2 – 97.1 The FAN Radio   School: University Of Memphis Location: Memphis, Tennessee Founded: September 10, 1912 Student Population: 17,222 Undergraduates, 4,258 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: The American Athletic Conference […]

ROUNDTABLE2

tBBC Roundtable: Football and Basketball Roundup

I am definitely feeling it now, trying to get a good feel for things and cleaning up! I asked the gang to give me some thoughts, in round-table form, about football and basketball items. In the football and basketball recruiting world, who were the two “gets” that you felt the Buckeyes had to have for […]

jaquanlyle61713

JaQuan Lyle Is A Buckeye !!!

Urban Meyer ain’t the only Buckeye coach doing work on the recruiting trail, as Thad Matta picks up another piece of the 2015 class on Wednesday night. Five star shooting guard JaQuan Lyle added to a great night for Ohio State Hoops when he announced his intention to be a part of next year’s Buckeye […]

Quantcast