Buckeyes pull away in second half to defeat Marquette

Written November 16th, 2013 by Scott
Aaron Craft surpassed 1000 points for his career today.

Aaron Craft surpassed 1000 points for his career today.

Would Ohio State’s basketball team outscore it’s football team?

That was the big question as the Football Buckeyes played hapless Illinois and the Basketbucks took on Big East juggernaut Marquette.

The answer turned out to be a no, but the hoops team shook off a sluggish start to defeat the No. 19 Golden Eagles 52-35 in Milwaukee.

Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson led a balanced attack with 13 points each while Aaron Craft added 10 points and 10 assists and missed a triple double by three rebounds. Thompson added eight rebounds while Amir Williams contributed five blocks.

After shooting 26.9 percent from the field in the first half, OSU (3-0) made good on 57.6 percent of its second-half shots and smothered the Golden Eagles on defense in pulling away in an early battle of ranked teams.

Marquette shot 18.9 percent on 10 of 53 shooting and had 20 turnovers and made just four field goals in the second half while scoring just 16 points.

At times in the second half it appeared to be the Harlem Globtrotters vs. the Washington Generals as OSU hit layup after layup and then stretched the defense with timely jump shots.
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BBN Football/Basketball Liveblog: Illinois/Marquette

Written November 16th, 2013 by Eric

We’ve got a two-fer for your viewing pleasure this afternoon!

First, at Noon, the Buckeye football team travels to the space between the cornfields out in Urbana-Champaign to take on former Buckeye assistant coach Tim Beckman’s Illinois Fighting Illini.

Then, at 1 PM, the Men’s Shooty Hoopers tip-off in Milwaukee against Buzz William’s Marquette Golden Eagles.

Stop by and chat through both games with all of your favorite Buckeye friends and bloggers!

Go Bucks!

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Carrier Classic Cancelled due to Court Condensation

Written November 9th, 2012 by Eric
Ohio State and Marquette met on the decks of the USS Yorktown tonight for the Carrier Classic. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen weather concerns, the coaches, athletic directors, and officials chose to cancel the game. Considering the condensation that was building on the court, this was certainly the best decision for the safety of the players involved. It did, however, serve as a fantastic tribute to the music of Kenny Loggins, as the PA blared “Danger Zone” before the expected tip-off time.

It’s terribly unfortunate that the service-men and -women were unable to see a great game between these two excellent teams. You have to give credit to the authorities involved to make the tough decision to call the game. Not risking the players is always the best idea.

At this point, the game is simply cancelled. There will be no make-up game in the foreseeable future, if ever at this point. We’ll keep you aprised of any updates in regards to the future of the matchup with Marquette, but do not expect them to play a basketball game this season.

Lastly – desperately hope the planners of these games put a little more forethought into future games in this series. Planning for all possibilities for the safety of the players would be wise. Perhaps heating pipes laid under the court to set the temperature?

The Buckeyes next play Albany in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, November 11th. You’ll be able to see that game on the Big Ten Network at 2:00 PM Eastern.

Pregame Glance: Marquette University – Carrier Classic

Written November 8th, 2012 by Gary Russell II

Last week, if you subscribe to BTN.com, you got a glimpse of the Ohio State Men’s Basketball team in their exhibition against Walsh. This week, members of tBBC gave you an inside look at the coaching staff. Today, we will take a deeper look at the matchup against Marquette in the Carrier Classic.

It's basketball season, and who better to start with than a basketball school?

School: Marquette University
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Founded: 1881
Student Population: 12,002
School Type: Private Nonprofit
Division: NCAA Division 1
Conference: Big East
Stadium: BMO Harris Bradley Center
Seating: 18,850
Opened: 1988
Head Coach: Brent “Buzz” Williams
Experience 4th Year

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Silver Bullet Points Gets Some R&R

Written November 7th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

It’s the bye week, and there’s only one song for the occasion. Well, two… something for everyone.

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Buckeye 411

  •  Injury Update- Tuesday, Coach Meyer said that it was better than 50/50 for Etienne Sabino to return for the Wisconsin game, something that will add a much needed boost to the Ohio State linebacker corps. No other injury news was given, so it’s safe to assume that Reid Fragel and Orhian Johnson are both OK following their leaving the Illinois game.
  • Freaking Flyer Miles- There’s no rest for the Buckeye coaching staff, who are traveling the nation reconnecting with current verbal commitments and starting to reach out to some new names.  Joe will have an update later this afternoon, but we do know that the coaches are hitting Ohio harder than the presidential candidates as well as canvassing Texas, the DC area, and renewing connections in the south (Carolinas, Louisiana, Florida). They’re doing some bye week fishing, and with a much wider net than we’ve seen in the past… we’ve even got 2015 and 2016 offers starting to go out.
  • Stiffarm Trophy? In spite of the fact that his coach has been a bit closed mouth about it until recently, Braxton Miller has emerged as a candidate for the Heisman.  He talked briefly with the media about this opportunity yesterday- check out The Sporting News’ coverage of the conversation.
  • Other Awards- Monday also saw Bri’onte Dunn named the B1G Freshman Of The Week for his work in the fourth quarter of the Illinois game.  Defensively, Ryan Shazier was named B1G Player Of The Week for the second straight game… see Sammy Silverman’s tribute after the jump.
  • Yeah, But… Urban Meyer in the B1G teleconference on Tuesday said that the Illinois game wasn’t Ryan’s best as a Buckeye, and he left a lot of opportunities on the field.  Remember, folks- he’s only a sophomore…
  • Meyer’s Musings- Coach also mentioned that there’s a two edged sword in dealing with bye weeks; it gives you the chance to get healthy, but it can also lead to a lack of focus and momentum. He spoke briefly about Reid Fragel as well, and said that it was the senior’s work that was evident in how well that he was playing- that when he didn’t apply and push himself, he was only “average”.
  • Rumblin’, Bumblin’, Fumbling? The fumbles were not an issue for Rod and Bri’onte, in Coach Meyer’s mind; they are something to work on, but not something to take away from their playing time.  Additionally, much to the nightmares of B1G defensive coordinators, Coach Meyer said that the two back look that Ohio State thrived from on Saturday would be something that Ohio State would continue to utilize, given the production and development of all of his running back corps.
  • Help Us Help You?  Hey- if you’re on the ol’ Twitter, your favorite bunch of miscreants is trying to get to 2002 followers by the November 24 game against That Team Up North. Yup, the one where they’re paying tribute to the 2002 national championship team… see what we’re doing there? Oh, and if you’re the Fake Jim Mora, nevermind. Read More