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#4 Illinois at #7 tOSU, Sat 3-6, 4 ET on ESPN

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by BB73, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Buckeyes are #7 in the latest AP poll.

    The Illini are at TTUN tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7 ET on ESPN. It’s unknown if Ayo Dosunmu will play in Ann Arbor, but he’ll almost certainly be back for the Bucks on Saturday.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': The ups and downs of a college basketball team's season. At the beginning of the season if someone told you Ohio State would be ranked #7 in the country with one B1G game to go, you'd take it in a "heartbeat" and be ecstatic with joy.

    Just regroup and put to good halves together against Illinois.
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  3. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Ayo officially out tonight vs. ttun. Surely he doesn’t want to re-injure his nose before the big dance and should sit Saturday too.

    Illini are still really talented at guard with Frazier, Miller and Curbelo coming on strong.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
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  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Strategy hasnt changed from the last matchup. Get Cockburn in foul trouble and shoot well. Playing for 40 minutes wouldnt hurt either
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  5. Arch2H

    Arch2H Senior

    Need to win a couple before the real tourney begins!
  6. OUatl

    OUatl Junior

    I’m gonna resort to betting on the Illini. Hasn’t failed us yet!
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Definitely need someone to come up big AGAIN vs Illinois:

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2021
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  8. Illini Dylan

    Illini Dylan Junior

    I'm pretty nervous for this one, EJ Liddell will play great against us as he always does and Illinois has never played well coming off of a blowout win this year.

    W 83-68 Duke, next game L 81-78 Missouri
    W 92-65 Minnesota, next game L 91-88 Rutgers
    W 81-56 Northwestern, next game L 66-63 Maryland
    W 94-63 Minnesota, next game L 81-72 Sparty
    W 76-53 Michigan, next game ???
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. Jake

    Jake here we go again ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Read an article years later where Thad was talking about this game. Assistants were talking about a play to get 2 and tie the game. He asked them if they really wanted to go another 5 minutes against those guys, and the rest is history.
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    In that Ohio State huddle, there was some confusion as to who was going to get the final shot for the Buckeyes.

    “I still remember the timeout and the coaches said, ‘Go to (Terence) Dials, go to Dials, go to Dials,’” Matta recalled. “And I said, ‘Fellas do you really want to play these guys for five more minutes? We’re going to go for the win.'”

    When Matta made that declaration, the Ohio State players were quite elated. Matta said he had to calm his guys down and tell them, "Hey, we still need to make the shot first."

    Matta called a play for Sylvester, who had already set his career-high in that game with 22 points prior to the final possession. The 6-foot-7 inch junior didn’t exactly give Matta a ringing endorsement for his play call.

    “He was kind of like, ‘You’re going to me?'” Matta said with a smile.

    Sylvester had a little bit of a different recollection of how things went down.

    "I could have sworn that when Thad started drawing that play up I went all Jimmy Chitwood on him and said something along the lines of, ‘Coach I’ll knock it down, I’ll make it,’ he said. "He was probably thinking, ‘Yeah, right.’"

    Still a great article:
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  12. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Ayo in.

    It’ll be a tough one. Illinois is the better overall team/talent, but Bucks can compete on their good days.

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  13. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Purdue winning practically kills the double bye opportunity
  14. Jake

    Jake here we go again ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Why do they still schedule games in two-hour windows? They rarely end in 2 hours, especially if you get a final minute foul-o-rama.
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  15. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Archie Miller is a joke
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