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#23 Ohio State Vs Illinois State, Wednesday November 25 @ 2PM EST ESPN

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by buckeyemania11, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Less than 24 hours till the season (hopefully) tips off!

    Illinois State looks like a bad team. They finished last year 220th in Kenpom and open this year 239th.
     
  2. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Thoughts on starting 5?
     
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I'm for it, 6 is too many, and 4 isn't enough!!!!

    8D



     
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Prediction
    ESPN BPI: Ohio State 95.3%

    Spread: Ohio State by 18

    2:00 p.m. ET

    TV: ESPN

    While Chris Holtmann has to be grateful that two teams volunteered to travel to Columbus to play the Buckeyes, these visiting teams (UMass-Lowell is next up) are not here just to sightsee. Illinois State is gunning to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998, and a road win against a ranked Ohio State team is their best opportunity at a resume-boosting win.

    Unfortunately for the Redbirds, they are severely outgunned in this matchup, especially down low. Illinois State has very little in terms of post presence, and they’ll have to match up with the likes of Kyle Young and E.J. Liddell all afternoon. Look for CJ Walker to get those two involved early and often, taking advantage of the obvious size and talent advantage. Ohio State is the superior team, but they will need to shake off the rust quickly to avoid acquiring a nasty blemish on their tournament resume right off the bat.

    LGHL Final Score Prediction: 82-57 Ohio State
     
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Game is on! Let's go!
     
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  9. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Perfect time for some Buckeye Hoops. Shit weather day and in between holiday and football week. Would love to see an elite defense take the court and just be opportunistic on the Offensive end. We've got some shooters but the depth is a little sketchy at the moment. Defense is about effort so let's see that in droves today and get better each game.

    Sounds easy doesn't it? lol
     
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  10. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Great start.
     
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  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Great decision making so far. Loving it on the Defense with the rotation and rebounding. Keep that stuff up boys
     
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  12. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Interesting threads. Football helmet stripe down the sides.

    Hot start though.
     
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  13. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Illinois State can’t hit water from a boat
     
  14. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Sueing is smooth.
     
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  15. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    No uncontested passes or shots! I love it.

    Buckeyes got more And-1 opportunities early in this game than it seems multiple full games combined last year.
     
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