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    Default #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST



    #8 Kansas Jayhawks (9-1) vs. #7 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1)

    December 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST
    Live from Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio

    OSU Starters

    G - Aaron Craft
    G - Lenzelle Smith Jr.
    F - DeShaun Thomas
    F - Sam Thompson
    C - Evan Ravenel

    KAS Starters

    G - Ben McLemore
    G - Travis Releford
    F - Elijah Johnson
    F - Kevin Young
    C - Jeff Withey

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    DeShaun Thomas having a helluva game already.

    He is starting to look like a lottery pick... maybe the Cavs should start keeping half an eye on him?

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Quote Originally Posted by SRStark20 View Post
    DeShaun Thomas having a helluva game already.

    He is starting to look like a lottery pick... maybe the Cavs should start keeping half an eye on him?
    Idk If you're serious or not

    Maybe you meant to put Ben Mclemore

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Matta has to find a way to get Ross looks

    We'll be bounced by the 2nd round If our 2nd & 3rd options are Smith & Craft. Doesn't help with Smith settles for deep 3's

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    A Matta team yet again comes out at halftime at starts chucking 3's.

    How many times does this guy get completely outcoached in big games?
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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    This team just can't shoot. They have decent creators and get some good looks but can't hit any of them.

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Shannon Scott is better than Craft.

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Trey Burke Is better than both of them

    And he was In our backyard

    Matta has to start Ross & Williams ... Idk what Ravenel does good

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Going to have to develop Ross and Williams as quickly as possible. Ravenel just doesn't provide anything but fouls and is undersized against elite teams. Ross is the only guy other than Thomas that potentially has a pure enough stroke to make teams pay for clogging the middle.

    Aaron Craft has been a pretty big disappointment. He's a jumpshot away from being an outstanding player, but that has been the case for 2 years now and no progress appears to have been made. Smith is streaky. Thompson is raw. Scott is coming on, but his jumper is hideous.

    This team really needs to be a transition team that pushes pace continuously. If they continue to settle into half court games, it's going to be a difficult path through conference play.

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Not offering Burke was definitely a huge miss on Matta's part, especially considering he offered JD Weatherspoon who played on the same HS team as him, and he turned out to be absolutely nothing. I don't even know where he plays now.

    I also agree with them needing to run more. Scott - Thompson - Ross - Thomas - Amir/Ravenel would be very dangerous in the open court together.

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    With the way this team plays on offense, they're prime for a first round upset in the NCAA tourney.

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Quote Originally Posted by elcheato View Post
    I also agree with them needing to run more. Scott - Thompson - Ross - Thomas - Amir/Ravenel would be very dangerous in the open court together.
    If this team is going to run more, they have to start playing better defense to create transition opportunities. As long as Deshaun is on the court, we will never see great defensive possessions. Guy is either lazy or has no awareness whatsoever on defense. Too many times this year I've seen him stand there like he has cement in his shoes and swipe at someone driving right by him, or completely missing a rotation to help out.

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    Default Re: #7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #8 Kansas Jayhawks - Dec. 22nd, 2012 @ 4:00 PM EST

    Quote Originally Posted by SRStark20 View Post
    DeShaun Thomas having a helluva game already.

    He is starting to look like a lottery pick... maybe the Cavs should start keeping half an eye on him?
    Not sure how I missed this gem...

    I will absolutely vomit if I ever see him wearing wine and gold.

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