Welcome to our annual NCAA Tournament Liveblog! If you’re hanging out watching games, you should stop by and watch them with us!
First up is #9 Pittsburgh vs. #1 Florida. Should be an excellent day of basketball action!
This weekend I had the opportunity to go and see Ohio State play in the second & third rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton. Having never been to a tournament game before, I took my fair share of pictures, and figured I would share some of them with all of you. Seeing the Buckeyes advance on Friday was fun, but yesterday’s game was something else. I won’t ever forget the experience, and I definitely won’t ever forget Aaron’s last second heroics & the atmosphere in Dayton Arena after the shot went in. I was happy to be able to watch it happen live with my fellow Ohio State students. It’s a moment I’m quite sure we’ll all be talking about for a long, long time. Now with that said, I present to you My Weekend in Dayton….
If you’ve never seen a game there, I highly recommend that you do. An absolutely amazing venue to see a game. Read More
UPDATE: According to Sibert’s Brother, Sibert will discuss his future with Head Coach Thad Matta today.
This story is apparently not as cut and dried as reported. Jordan Sibert just tweeted the following,
Stay tuned as we continue to follow this story.
It looks like rumblings that started as soon as the Buckeyes exited the NCAA Tournament are actually true. After stating that he hasn’t thought about transferring but was going to explore all options at the end of the season, it looks like sophomore Jordan Sibert will take his skills to Dayton and become a member of the Flyers basketball program.
According to the Dispatch’s Bob Baptist, A source has comfirmed that Sibert will be released from his scholarship as early as this week and plans to transfer down the road.
Former Ohio State Assistant Archie Miller, who recruited Sibert out of Cincinnati is heading into his second season as the Flyers head coach and really could use some shooting depth.
Of course, it was Sibert’s struggles to shoot the long ball that led to him sitting on the bench for the second half of the season. After a successful season during his first year on campus, the slated starter shot just 30% from the floor this season, and really struggled on the defensive side of the floor. Eventually in camp, Lenzelle Smith Jr. won his spot on the floor, and Sibert really never rebounded from that.
Alongside Jared Sullinger, J.D. Weatherspoon, and Aaron Craft, Sibert was a national champion at the AAU level as a member of the All-Ohio Red.
What looks to be the start of an already interesting off-season, Baptist also notes that Weatherspoon is also considering a transfer now that Sullinger has declared for the NBA.
Thad Matta has three open scholarships for the 2012 season at this point. With the signing period on it’s way tomorrow, we’ll learn more from potential recruits on their intent. Stay tuned as we’ll break down some of those possibilities later this evening.