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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Silver Bullet Points Gets Grilled

Well, the first holiday weekend of the summer is soon upon us. Memorial Day reminds us of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and also that there are still people who savor their Constitutional right to be wrong. Words matter, people.  At any rate, today’s tune is just a little something appropriately mournful and full […]

Buckeye Fall To Spartans Despite Furious Comeback Attempt

Comeback kids? Cardiac kids? For most of the second half they were dead in the water. Fans were already looking forward to Sunday’s game against Iowa. But somehow, the Ohio State Buckeyes almost found a way. Almost. Overcoming a 17-point deficit with seven minutes left, the Buckeyes forced overtime and nearly pulled off a stunning win […]

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 […]

Ohio State Advances to Championship Game, Defeats MSU 61-58

The Buckeyes and Spartans faced off in a rubber match in the semi-finals of the Big Ten Tournament to decide who would face Wisconsin for the Championship. Ohio State pulled away at the end to win 61-58 after a hard fought battle for both teams. Aaron Craft led all scorers with 20 points, and was […]

BBN B1G Tournament LiveBlog: Michigan State

OSU and MSU are meeting up for the rubber match in the B1G Tournament Semifinals today. This is also a rematch of sorts of last year’s B1G Tournament Championship game that ended up going MSU’s way – the only B1G tournament loss OSU has suffered since before the 2010 season. Join us and The Buckeye […]

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

Ohio State Upends Spartans 68-60 In Columbus

The Spartans and Buckeyes played yet another late season game for the ages. Despite not coming down to a last second shot, the Buckeyes still needed to hold on late to secure the 68-60 victory. Aaron Craft put down 21 points and 6 assists, DeShaun Thomas dropped 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Evan Ravenel […]

BBN Basketball LiveBlog: Michigan State

The Buckeyes are coming off an impressive home win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The question remains, though, if it’s enough to carry them to victory today against the much more game Michigan State Spartans. Join us and The Buckeye Blog, Buckeye Empire, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and Buckeye Ninja as we help […]

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

Top 25: The Week in Review & The Week Ahead

The revolving door that is known as the Top 25 continued to revolve this week.  4 of the 5 Top 5 teams all loss, including Kansas who has now lost three in a row.  In addition to the top 5 teams laying an egg, 14 of the 25 teams lost at least one game this […]

Top 25: The Week in Review & The Week Ahead

Another amazing week of college basketball is in the books and the season just keeps getting crazier.  There were a total of 18 losses among the Top 25 teams.  Some teams lost multiple times this week and there were some stunning upsets.  The Miami Hurricanes absolutely embarrassed top ranked Duke 90-63, VCU spent a couple […]

Wednesday Night Rumble: Catfish Taste Terrible

The Buckeye hoops team dropped a tough one in East Lansing. Recruiting rankings were released and the Buckeyes are on a roll. My girlfriend is hotter than Kate Upton. Yeah, so what if we’ve only met on the internet?! What’s the worst that can happen? Let’s rumble! The Rivals top 100 On Monday, the newest […]

BBN Basketball LiveBlog: Michigan State

Two evenly matched teams are squaring off today in East Lansing. We’re hoping, of course, that Sparty can “Sparty No!” themselves a few extra times for good measure. Joining us for the game are our friends from the BBN: The Buckeye Blog, Buckeye Empire, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and Buckeye Ninja. Make sure […]

Michigan State Defeats Ohio State 68-64 in Big Ten Tourney Championship

This afternoon, a true champion of the Big Ten Conference was crowned, as the Michigan State Spartans held on in the final minutes to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes 68-64 for their first conference tournament championship since 2000. Back and forth, punch for punch, strength vs. strength. For everything Michigan State threw at Ohio State, […]

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