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^ Yep.

 

Only four weeks after starting 11-1 and being ranked 2nd in the nation - six losses in seven games - the Basketball Buckeyes are now 12-7 and 2-6 in the Big Ten.

 

NIT bound - if they're lucky(!)

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There's plenty of season left.  They could easily play themselves into the tournament our play themselves out of the tournament.  All they have to do is finish .500 in conference and they'll be in the dance.  Even close to .500 might get it done with how bad the ACC is this year. 

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On 1/24/2020 at 1:01 PM, Cincy513 said:

There's plenty of season left.  They could easily play themselves into the tournament our play themselves out of the tournament.  All they have to do is finish .500 in conference and they'll be in the dance.  Even close to .500 might get it done with how bad the ACC is this year. 

Idk, b10 is tough, got the W today, but idk if I can see them going 7-4 w the schedule they have.. I think they still might need a good 2 wins in the b10 tourney to make the dance, depending on who we beat these next 11 games..  if we cant dance, hoping for atleast a 20+ win season *Including post season play

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Glad to see some high profile people showing support for the kid..  k-love and some others all sending out tweets,. Holtman saying hes still very much a part of the team.. 

 

Let's not get swept by the Hoosiers this year! Got a tough trip to Bloomington today

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The Basketball Buckeyes have played themselves back into the Top 25 with five wins in their last six games.  And oddly - four wins in the five games since Carton left the team.

 

But the next two B1G games will be tough.  At #20 Iowa tonight and hosting #7 Maryland on Sunday.

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The Basketball Buckeyes lost at Iowa last night.  Which is not surprising because they've played like kaka in B1G road games this season.  Here are their B1G road results so far:

 

L  76-85 at Iowa

L  57-70 at Wisconsin

W 61-58 at Michigan (their only quality road win)

W 71-59 at Northwestern (against team with 1-14 B1G record)

L  76-90 at Penn State

L  54-66 at Indiana

L  55-67 at Maryland

L  71-84 at Minnesota

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Very nice home win over #7 Maryland yesterday.  Kyle Young suffers a severe looking ankle sprain in the first half, doesn't play for remainder of the game, but walks back to the bench for the second half.  Team is 18-9 overall and 8-8 in the B1G - now up to #23.

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On 2/24/2020 at 1:51 PM, Columbo said:

Very nice home win over #7 Maryland yesterday.  Kyle Young suffers a severe looking ankle sprain in the first half, doesn't play for remainder of the game, but walks back to the bench for the second half.  Team is 18-9 overall and 8-8 in the B1G - now up to #23.

 

The fact that we're 18-9 overall but only 8-8 in the league (including already gotten swept by unranked Minnesota and Wisconsin) is just mindboggling, especially because the nonleague schedule included Villanova, Kentucky, UNC, and Cincinnati--all of which we won.

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4 hours ago, TwoStickney419 said:

How bout those buckeyes!! Short bench?no problem!!

 

Didn't matter in today's game - which was win #2 in the Sunday C-BUS Sports Trifecta(!)

 

The Buckeyes shot 11-21 from 3 today.  And CBS showed a stat that said when the Buckeyes make 10 3's in a game this season, they've gone 11-0.

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On 1/24/2020 at 1:01 PM, Cincy513 said:

There's plenty of season left.  They could easily play themselves into the tournament our play themselves out of the tournament.  All they have to do is finish .500 in conference and they'll be in the dance.  Even close to .500 might get it done with how bad the ACC is this year. 

 

I gotta say, I didn't believe the Basketball Buckeyes could do it.  Especially with the loss of Carton and Young.

 

But with the win over Illinois last night, the team has won 9 of their last 11 B1G games (after a 2-6 start).  They are now 11-8 in the B1G with a 21-9 overall record going into the final regular season game at #16 Michigan State on Sunday.

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The Basketball Buckeyes lost their final B1G regular season game at Michigan State.  Then the coronavirus killed off the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA tournament.  So they finished 21-10 and ranked #19 in the AP.

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This isn't a huge surprise, but freshman D.J. Carton announced he will be transferring:  https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28926661/freshman-dj-carton-transferring-ohio-state

 

Eleven Warriors looks at how Carton's transfer will impact the team going forward:  https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-basketball/2020/03/112911/how-dj-cartons-transfer-affects-ohio-state-basketball

 

The TL:DR version of the 11W article is that its C.J. Walker's team now.  The junior transfer from Florida State split time with Carton at point guard and took over once Carton left the team.  In his 11 games without Carton, Walker's point and assist numbers went up along with his minutes - but his turnover numbers decreased.  And whether coincidence or not, the team broke out of its losing streak and went 8-3 with Walker at the point.

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Some good news (finally) on the roster front for the Basketball Buckeyes:

 

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-basketball/2020/03/112860/harvard-forward-seth-towns-announces-transfer-to-ohio-state

 

Towns is from Northland High in Columbus but went to Harvard, where he was Ivy League Player-of-the-Year in his sophomore season of 2017-18.  But then he missed the next two seasons with knee injuries and is now set to graduate this spring.  The 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward will be immediately eligible to play for the Buckeyes next season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining due to the injuries.

 

Towns was listed by ESPN as the #1 ranked grad transfer and choose OSU over Duke and multiple other schools.

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