Ohio State Basketball 2019/20 thread

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  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020 6:20 PM

    Luther Muhamed and Dwayne Washington suspended for tonight's game against Nebraska for not meeting program expectations.

    Thu, Jan 23, 2020 11:11 PM

    Has anyone ever been ranked #1 and miss the NCAA since it expanded to 64?

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 10:16 AM
    posted by Laley23

    Has anyone ever been ranked #1 and miss the NCAA since it expanded to 64?

    Well, Ohio State peaked at #2, so that won't happen!

    But, yeah, they've fallen off a cliff. Too many turnovers and I have to say that he might have lost weight and gotten in better shape, but Kaleb has also transformed into a really soft, finesse player. Big 10 has a lot of teams that play physical and bang and he's out there, happy to shoot 3s and flip up hooks. 1-10 last night and 44% for the year is just unacceptable for a talented post player who's supposed to be the team's leader. I mean, it's cool he isn't constantly in foul trouble like last year, but it just feels like the offensive fouls he was getting called for all the time last year affected him mentally and he's not the same player offensively as far as aggression goes. And if that doesn't change, the team's current play isn't going to get better because they are over-depending on the three-ball and simply aren't good enough at shooting them consistently to be able to be that dependent on them.

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 11:23 AM
    posted by Heretic

    Well, Ohio State peaked at #2, so that won't happen!

    But, yeah, they've fallen off a cliff. Too many turnovers and I have to say that he might have lost weight and gotten in better shape, but Kaleb has also transformed into a really soft, finesseĀ  LAZY player. Big 10 has a lot of teams that play physical and bang and he's out there, happy to shoot MISS 3s and flip up hooks. 1-10 last night and 44% for the year is just unacceptable for a talented post player who's supposed to be the team's leader. I mean, it's cool he isn't constantly in foul trouble like last year, but it just feels like the offensive fouls he was getting called for all the time last year affected him mentally and he's not the same player offensively as far as aggression goes. And if that doesn't change, the team's current play isn't going to get better because they are over-depending on the three-ball and simply aren't good enough at shooting them consistently to be able to be that dependent on them.

    FIFY

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 2:39 PM

    Won't deny the LAZY, at least as far as offense goes, but even after going 0-3 from 3 last night, he's still over 40%, so he is a good shooter. My problem is that, to me, being good at 3P shooting should be a supplement to his post game and instead, he's making it the core element of his game. About gives me the impression that he feels his basketball future is more of a wing or finesse 4 than an actual post player and he's getting acclimated to that now, even though that style of play isn't a good fit for the B1G. And, even worse, it doesn't even really seem to work well with his team. If you're playing outside as a post, in theory that should free up space in the inside for other guys to drive to the hoop, but with a couple exceptions (mainly Carton and Walker), driving and shooting isn't something that is seen often because most of their guards and wings are happy to just pass it around a bit and throw up a three.

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 10:04 PM
    posted by Heretic

    Well, Ohio State peaked at #2, so that won't happen!

    Net Rank... lol

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