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tOSU v. Texas Tech

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by vrbryant, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    Actually I believe Ted Hillary sucks for many conferences, not just the Big12. Many of the high profile referees everyone is familiar with like Hillary, Hightower, Higgins, Welmer, etc. work high profile games, especially the non-conference ones. These are the same idiots that for some reason grade out well and are assigned to ref NCAA tournament games.

    While I thought the calls were bad, they seemed fairly consistant to me and didn't seem to favor either team or disrupt the flow of the game.
  2. Any one else rooting for the refs not to call a foul

    on OSU. How can these kids not hit a free throw?? The game is not even close if they do.
  3. WangHo


    No, but I think Hillary went to the Hightower school of referring. They are both some of the worst officials.

    Sorry about the mistype earlier, I don't know where I came up with Hickman. :smash::bonk:

    Question about the refs....Xevious made it seem like you guys are familar with Hillary, Hightower and Welmer. I was under the impression that they are Big XII refs, or are refs not assigned to the conference? It always seems like we have thoe crews alot in Stillwater and for other Big XII games, so I just assumed they were conference based.... To know that some guys in Ohio are aware of their pitiful officiating is saying quite a lot.
  4. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    That should spell the end of all the "start someone else at the point" talk.

    BTW, did anyone hear Tim Kurkjian butcher Fuss' name on SportsCenter? I'm pretty sure he said Fuss-Sheathman. With a short 'u'. Amazing.
  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I'm with StoneCold: Time for some 6am free throw drills! Hit 80% of those and this team can be very highly placed in the Big Ten. Interesting the TT was number 6 on the Sagarin ratings. This was no small kill!

    What I liked best was holding the second best offensive unit in the country to no points, no points, in that final block. That has to do a lot for this team's self-confidence.

    Am I alone in sensing this, or is there a Tressel-like kind of tenacity building under Coach Matta?
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Compare that to what happened in so many games last season but in particular to what happened against Clemson this year. This is not yet a Matta team - but it is getting there.
  7. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I haven't watched much basketball lately. In fact, this was the first game I've watched start to finish in a year or two, but one thing I noticed that didn't used to be true... I couldn't tell when the heck they were going to call contact or travelling... it seemed completely arbitrary. I found it very frustrating to watch and it ruined what should have been a very enjoyable game for me.

    Was that just because I'm not used to watching basketball lately (I used to watch 40-50 games a year) or was the officiating just that random?

    Anyway, I liked the way our boys play like a team. The O and D are both scrappy and fun to watch, but if they can't hit a frickin' free throw we're going to give some games away this year.
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    That did not look like a Bobby Knight team down the stretch. Bobby was cursing because as Fran said, when you are down by 4 with under a minute, take the quick two and press or foul. No one wants to foul a guy putting up a shot when he has a four point lead so usually you can get a quick one almost uncontested. I'm sure that's what The General had in mind before Dora threw up that prayer of a three...

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