Posts tagged "Thad Matta"

Northwestern Almost Knocks off #10 Ohio State; losing 75-73

Northwestern Almost Knocks off #10 Ohio State; losing 75-73
Ohio State came in 33-2 and winners of 13 straight versus Northwestern when nationally ranked. So you had to like the chances of the nation’s #10 team in Evanston. When you saw them make their first six shots and jump out to a 69% to 35% field goal average (nearly double) about halfway through the... Read more »

#1 Ohio State Beats Talor Battle and Penn State in Big Ten Championship

The surprising Penn State Nittany Lions stuck around for as long as they could, but the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes proved to be too much to handle in a 71-60 win for their third Big Ten Tournament Championship in the last five years. William Buford led the way with 18 for the Buckeyes and Talor... Read more »

Northwestern Almost Gives #1 Ohio State the Boot from Big Ten Tournament

Earlier this college basketball season, NU took the #1 (and then undefeated) Ohio State Buckeyes down to the final minute, and lost by just one in Evanston. And today the Wildcats had a lead on the #1 in both polls Buckeyes, but couldn’t close the deal. They lost 58-57, despite out-rebounding the Bucks by eleven.... Read more »
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Pinpointing #1 Ohio State's First Loss this Season

Ohio State is still #1 and the last remaining unbeaten in college basketball. However, following their narrowest of escapes against a much less talented Northwestern team on Saturday night; it’s pretty obvious they’re not going to run the table this year. Last week we explored the chances of it actually happening; now we’ll look at... Read more »

Can #1 Ohio State Go Undefeated this Season?

Tuesday night’s game between top-ranked Ohio State and No. 12 Purdue – freshman phenom Jared Sullinger vs. the Moore/Johnson combo – had the makings for a classic Big Ten battle. Instead, it was a one-sided affair in favor of the Buckeyes as they embarrassed the Boilermakers 87-64. It was the first time this season that... Read more »

#1 Ohio State Stays Unbeaten; Survives Illini in Champaign

To paraphrase Dean Martin’s timeless lyrics and apply them to college basketball: “Everybody loses a ballgame sometime, everybody gets defeated somehow.” And on paper, it appeared Ohio State‘s trip to Assembly Hall meant “that sometime was now.” We know that OSU is the #1 team in the Big Ten (after all, they’re #1 in nation),... Read more »
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Jared Sullinger and the Rest of OSU's #1 Rated Freshmen

After his dominating performance at #11 Florida yesterday, there’s been a lot of buzz about Buckeyes big man frosh Jared Sullinger, not to be confused with his older brother J.J. Sullinger who also played for tOSU. And neither is to be confused with J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye,” although I have made... Read more »

Big Ten National Title Contender: Ohio State (Season Preview/Photo Gallery)

The Ewing Theory will be put to the test this season in Columbus.  The Ohio State Buckeyes lose National Player of the Year, “His Royal Smoothness” and Chicago’s very own Evan Turner but they could actually be a better team without him as Thad Matta returns his other four starters and ushers in a highly... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Media Day: Coaches Quote Highlights

Many college basketball experts believe the Big Ten will be the best conference in the nation this year. And on paper, it certainly looks that way, as they have a first team all conference squad of players who have ruled the Big Ten since they were sophomores. Now they have reached their prime. And when... Read more »
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