Buckeyes Bounce Kangaroos 91-45

Written November 23rd, 2012 by Gary Russell II

On the eve The Game”, the basketball Bucks we’re home to face off against the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos. The Roos were definitely underdogs, and came into the game looking for a monumental upset, but were unable to do so as the Buckeyes defended and shot their way to a 91-45 victory.

The Bucks dominated the Kangaroos in every aspect of the game. They shot an astounding 61% from the field while holding UMKC to 25% shooting. From behind the arc Ohio State was a scorching 56% while the Roos were a miserable 1 for 15 on the night. Both teams struggled from the free throw line as the Bucks were 67% and UMKC was 70%.

On a night where DeShaun Thomas was one of 5 Buckeyes in double figures while leading all scorers with 21 points, it was Shannon Scott who stepped up and made a name for himself. Scott scored his first career double-double by scoring 10 points and dishing out 10 assists. Offensively is not the only place where Scott shined as he was one of four Buckeyes to have 2 steals in the game.

The Buckeye defense did not allow a single player from UMKC to score double digits. Estan Tyler and Thomas Staton lead the Roos with 7 points each. Tyler also had two of the 5 assists for UMKC.
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BBN Basketball LiveBlog: Missouri Kansas City

Written November 23rd, 2012 by Eric

Tonight the Buckeyes take on the UMKC Kangaroos.

Joining us as usual – and special thanks to all of them for making these such a great success – are the other members of the Buckeye Blogger Network. Make sure to stop by their place and say, “hey”: <a href=”http://www.buckeyeninja.com”>Buckeye Ninja</a>, <a href=”http://www.ourhonordefend.com”>Our Honor Defend</a>, <a href=”http://www.menofthescarletandgray.com”>Men of the Scarlet and Gray</a>, <a href=”http://www.buckeyeempire.com”>Buckeye Empire</a>, <a href=”http://www.osusilverbullet.com”>Silver Bullet</a>, <a href=”http://www.thebuckeyeblog.com”>The Buckeye Blog</a>, <a href=”http://sports.yahoo.com/ohiostate/blog/buckeyes”>Unscripted Ohio</a>, and <a href=”http://www.foxsportsohio.com”>Fox Sports Ohio</a>.

The Liveblog will tip around 5:30 PM EST, with the Basketball game starting at 6PM on the BTN.

Go Bucks!

Pregame Glance: Missouri Kansas City

Written November 22nd, 2012 by Eric

The Buckeyes are riding high after a solid win over the Washington Huskies. Next up are the Kangaroos of the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) in what should be a tune-up game before the Bucks have to travel to take on the Duke Blue Devils in North Carolina. Let’s give the Kangaroos a look.

The 'roos are in town!

School: University of Missouri Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Founded: 1933
Student Population: 15,473
School Type: Public
Division: NCAA Division 1
Conference: Summit League
Stadium: Swinney Recreation Center
Seating: 1,500
Opened: 1940
Head Coach: Matt Brown
Experience 6th Year

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