I know it could be said about any team that turnovers will more than likely lead to a loss but I think this statement is magnified by the way this team is built. It is a team that relies on defense to win game and when we give the ball away too much it makes it much tougher to win.That was an unmotivated game. Last 2 games too many turnovers...ridiculous turnovers. Need to sharpen that up to have a run at the season title.
Iowa played some great half court basketball, probably the best Ohio State has seen this year. Add on to that Ohio State's transition defense appeared to take the day off and their normal zone shooting woes and you have yesterday's result.
I'm not about to jump on the panic bandwagon (actually, not even close) but Matta and the players need to find something that works to get them playing well on both ends of the court. After the comeback in East Lancing I won't doubt what this team can accomplish, but the question is how consistent can they play at a higher level? During a game and throughout the season.
We gave up 84 points..many easy ones for Iowa...
Bury the creepy thing.This was my fault. My wife gave me a hideous buckeye garden gnome for Christmas. Instead of following my first instinct to throw it out, I kept the damn thing. As a result, the following things occurred: Orange Bowl, MSU bball game, Iowa bball game. My apologies to all.
The way this team is built.........make us play a slow, half court game, play zone against us and don't turn it over 15+ x's (limiting our fast break opportunities) and this team can't score enough to win.
And people can say I am full of it but you can have Q's 14-15 points per game and sit it right next to Matta for 40 mins if that is the type of effort and brain-dead basketball we are going to get down the stretch. Or at least do what Matta did for the MSU game: give him 20-25 when the game isn't on the line and yank him for a combo of Loving, Sam and Lenzelle down the stretch. His casualness w/ his TO's was very hard to stomach today. Craft's were uncharacteristic and at least in an attacking manner, trying to do too much. Ross was doing things you are taught not to do when you first pick up a basketball. Really disappointing. Not the loss but the way it happened....and @ home.