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Written by Andrew Huber | 09 January 2012

 

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The Good: Sullinger leads basketball past Nebraska, Iowa

SullyWithout looking at the jerseys, it would have been easy to mistake this week’s Big Ten opponents for December’s schedule-fillers. The Buckeyes won easily at home against Nebraska on Tuesday and away against Iowa on Saturday.

In both games, Jared Sullinger carried the team. Whether by accident or design, this development was a relief after the loss at Indiana, where the team seemed to forget about their star at the end of the game. Against Nebraska, Sullinger scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. He was even more convincing on Saturday. Iowa had no one to match up with Sullinger in the post, as he finished with 28 points and 8 boards.

Even beyond the numbers, Sullinger dominated in both games. The team looked to him first on a consistent basis for the first time in weeks. Neither opponent was capable of containing him. He was clearly the focal point of the offense. This helped him find a rhythm he’d lacked since his injuries.

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Written by Grant Edgell | 08 January 2012

 

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SpyIn an effort to keep the Enemy honest we've scoured the interwebs for sporting news and links from around the B1G. Some you'll like, some you won't. Some will give you a chuckle, and some will simply piss you off. It all comes with the territory when you chose to keep your friends close, but your enemies closer:

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Written by Todd Moore | 07 January 2012

 

Buckeye week in Review

ReviewAndPreviewOhio State won by 31 and 29 points this week against Nebraska and Iowa, respectively. Nebraska was limited due to injuries to Jorge Brian Diaz and Dylan Talley and struggled on interior defense and rebounding throughout the game. Ohio state did win by 31 but didn’t impress, with 19 turnovers and going 2 for 19 from the three point line. The game told us more about how bad Nebraska missed Diaz and Talley than it did Ohio State rebounding from loss. Luckily, Ohio State once again played smothering defense, holding Nebraska to only 40 points. Sullinger led the Buckeyes in points and rebounds with 19 and 12.

Against Iowa, the Buckeyes came out slow for most of the first half but received a spark from freshmen Shannon Scott. Scott was called upon after Aaron Craft committed his second foul midway through the first half. Scott made the most of his opportunity by ending the first half with 5 assists and no turnovers and sent the Buckeyes into halftime with a 9 point lead in a tightly played half, not to mention his alley-oop pass to Sam Thompson - continuing Thompson and Weatherspoon’s competition of highlight reel dunks. In the second half, Ohio State came out and dominated. It was some of the best basketball they’ve played all year in that half. Jared Sullinger led Ohio State with 28 points and played one of his best games of the year. Once again, the bench players got quality playing time this week, and by the end of the games the bench was emptied.

Telling Stat of the Week - Nebraska and Iowa shot a combined 33 for 105 from the field (.314). This is clearly Thad Matta’s best defense and this week was just another example.

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Written by BHC Staff | 07 January 2012

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 Sam Thompson v Iowa: 15 minutes, 5pts, 1rb, 1ast, 2to, 3pf

True freshman swing man Sam Thompson may be the most athletic, high-flying Buckeye on the current roster. He's starting to see more and more playing time as the weeks of his inaugural season plug away, but he'll be supplying many, many highlights for Ohio State fans over the next couple of seasons. Most of us came out of our seats on the alley-oop he had at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this afternoon, as did the Iowa faithful in attendance. I've yet to find a published highlight tape that included it (hello, ESPN?) so here are some of his ridiculously athletic high school highlights. If you like high-flyers, then heads up.....

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Written by Jeff Sanderson - Buckeyes101 | 07 January 2012

 

AAAAThe Ohio State women lost their first game of the season tonight to the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, 73-62. It was a tough night for the Buckeyes, as both Tayler Hill and Samantha Prahalis struggled with their shooting. Prahalis didn't score her first points unitl there was about 6 minutes remaining in the game. At the time she made that shot, Ohio State was down by 19 points, and that started a rally that brought the Buckeyes within 7 points of the Wolverines. After a Michigan time-out, the Wolverines settled down, tightened their defense and managed the clock very well. That kept them ahead in the game. For some reason, with 2 minutes left in the game, the Buckeyes broke away from what was working for them and began shooting just 3-point shots. Each one missed the mark, and the Buckeyes couldn't gain any ground on the Wolverines.

 

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Written by BHC Staff | 07 January 2012

 

Ohio State visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena this afternoon to face Iowa in B1G matchup. The game is set to tip at 3:00 pm EST on the Big Ten Network.

Our Buckeye Blogger friends will be joining us at 2:30 pm. In the meantime, go check out their places! the Buckeye Blog, OSU Silver Bullet, Scarlet and Game, Buckeye Battlecry, Our Honor Defend, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and Fox Sports Ohio.

 

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Written by BHC Staff | 07 January 2012

USArmyHere is a list of Buckeyes, and potential Buckeyes, in today's U.S. Army All-American game on NBC.

Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
1 p.m. Eastern

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