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.
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.
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.
|School:||University of Missouri Kansas City|
|Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Division:||NCAA Division 1|
|Stadium:||Swinney Recreation Center|
|Head Coach:||Matt Brown|