Men's basketball: Ohio State survives in OT against Northwestern | BuckeyeXtra

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The scare that Ohio State received at Northwestern in January was no joke. The Wildcats did it again today in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal in Conseco Fieldhouse.

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“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

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Mar 11, 2011
 
Well, it wasn't pretty. Nothing seemed to fall for these guys coming off an incredible shooting performance against Wisconsin. What I did like was the way they created points in other ways. Craft stepped up his offensive game (and did the usual on defense) and scored. Diebler wasn't hitting from outside, so he drove and got points in the lane. Normally he doesn't get the best defenders on him, they just put someone on him to cut off the 3's. The best defenders usually go to Craft, Lighty, or Buford. If Diebler can keep that in mind and be confident driving it adds a whole other problem for defenses. Sullinger wasn't hitting on the floor but he just kept going at it, and did an amazing job hitting free throws for a big guy.

Looking at the big conferences, I'm not that concerned about this game. These lower seeded teams are coming out to win.

ACC #1 seed--UNC came from behind to pull out a last second victory over #9 seed Miami

Big East #1 seed--Pitt goes down to #9 seed UCONN

Big Twelve #1 seed--Kansas barely escapes with a 1 point win over #9 seed Oklahoma State

Pac Ten #1 seed--Arizona with a 9 point win over a terrible Oregon State team...biggest win.

SEC #1 seeds--Florida we are yet to see but Alabama is behind and struggling against the #4 seed in the East Georgia.

So all in all, it's tournament time, the big dance is going to be a blast.
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Mar 11, 2011
 
Good enough to win withg a lethargic, lifeless, listless, emotionless performance.
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Mar 11, 2011
 
Whew!
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Mar 11, 2011
 

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Northwestern just seems to match up well against OSU. They play a deliberate, smart game. OSU won. That is what matters.
Go Bucks

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Mar 11, 2011
 
Glad Ohio State doesn't have to play Northwestern any more this year! Where was Buford by the way? He even missed the two free throws he shot because of the technical foul. I don't believe I have ever seen him have such a bad game. But it does happen to everyone, sooner or later.
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Mar 11, 2011
 
Nice ... The Basketball Buckeyes are now 30 - 2 Outstanding Basketball +# 1 in the Country . Coach Matta has a good team chemistry with this years team ... Go Bucks !
stormy

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#7
Mar 11, 2011
 
thank you aaron craft!
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Mar 11, 2011
 
The Ohio State Basketball team is ranked # 1 in the Country and will get everyone's best shot .... The Bullseye in the Tournment is TOhioStateUniversity !
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Go Bucks wrote:
Glad Ohio State doesn't have to play Northwestern any more this year! Where was Buford by the way? He even missed the two free throws he shot because of the technical foul. I don't believe I have ever seen him have such a bad game. But it does happen to everyone, sooner or later.
I would've had Sullinger shoot those techincals since he was at the line most of the game. How about the refs missing the shot clock violation late in the game when NW tied the game with a 3 pointer?
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Mar 11, 2011
 
Maybe we can play MI tomorrow and win on a last second shot again. haha
Brutus

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Mar 11, 2011
 
Oh NW took the lead 52-51 with that 3 that shouldn't have counted.
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Mar 11, 2011
 
One thing for sure. Most of us has said it before and can say it again.

We don't live or die by the 3.

Getting into the paint didi it again for us.
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Mar 11, 2011
 
OSU hung tough and were patient so as not to get too frustrated by Northwestern's slow style of play. A win is win - even if it was ugly. Congratulations Buckeyes on hanging tough.
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After four blowouts in a row, maybe a nip/tuck, ugly, grind-it-out win is just what this team needed. Maybe it will refocus them and put them in the right frame of mind for the Dance....
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Mar 11, 2011
 
We will play meatchicken again in the semifinal tomorrow at 1:40.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

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Mar 11, 2011
 
Brutus wrote:
We will play meatchicken again in the semifinal tomorrow at 1:40.
I love the chance to get them 3 times in one year. Now the game isn't just to get to the Championship game, it's another shot at tsun! Rest up Bucks! And if you get up early, put it away. Learn from Illinois mistakes!
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I hope those kids from up north don't beat us on Saturday. But, they just might. And, if they do, shame on me.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

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Mar 11, 2011
 
Gym Trestle wrote:
I hope those kids from up north don't beat us on Saturday. But, they just might. And, if they do, shame on me.
I heard Evan Turner is coming back and able to play in this game just to shatter your dreams once again.
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#19
Mar 11, 2011
 
OSU needs somebody that can power bull their way past the paint and straight to the glass.
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#20
Mar 11, 2011
 
Nice .... Go # 1 Ohio State Basketball team . This team is very well coached + has excellent chemistry at 30 - 2 . Go Buckeyes !

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