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And the Thad Matta haters grow louder.

I am sorry, if anyone wants to use this to blame Matta though, absurd. They're not losing because of a bad game plan. Getting out hustled, and outworked altogether by a team that just looks like they want it more. Ohio State is playing scared right now.

Matta might come out of the tunnel at the end of half time completely hairless.

They are being outworked, but that's not the major issues. The biggest problem is their refusal to go inside and settling for jumpers. Which really hurts them since their shots just aren't falling at all.
 

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DeShaun Thomas is the NCAA version of CJ Miles lately.
 

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They are being outworked, but that's not the major issues. The biggest problem is their refusal to go inside and settling for jumpers. Which really hurts them since their shots just aren't falling at all.

Well the big problem there is a team wide inability to hit an open jumper. Which is really a major issue in college basketball. The shooting is atrocious across the board. Hard shit to watch.
 

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Still think Ohio State comes back to not only win, but by double digits. Not buying Wichita State yet, but I was impressed with them. Just think Ohio State can't play much worse, and still miles better at a talent standpoint.
 

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They are being outworked, but that's not the major issues. The biggest problem is their refusal to go inside and settling for jumpers. Which really hurts them since their shots just aren't falling at all.

They keep driving into contested shots. They think a blind squirrel with eventually find a nut? Where's the ball moment. Just pathetic to watch.
 

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And the Thad Matta haters grow louder.

I am sorry, if anyone wants to use this to blame Matta though, absurd. They're not losing because of a bad game plan. Getting out hustled, and outworked altogether by a team that just looks like they want it more. Ohio State is playing scared right now.

Matta might come out of the tunnel at the end of half time completely hairless.

No one is going to be hating on Matta if they lose aside from you know who. This is not a top-8 team talent wise. We probably don't have a guy on this team who will be drafted this year. The fact they are actually in the final 8 is a testament to Matta.
 

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Still think Ohio State comes back to not only win, but by double digits. Not buying Wichita State yet, but I was impressed with them. Just think Ohio State can't play much worse, and still miles better at a talent standpoint.

Ugh, what exactly must they do before you "buy" them? Win the title? Clearly they are a for real team, but that was obvious after they beat Gonzaga.
 

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Corey is sharpening his pencil as we speak.
 

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Speaking of the current roster and future draftees, does anyone think Craft will be drafted if he declares next year? I'm pretty bad at actually judging draft positions and stuff like that, but you can't overlook his hustle and defense. Anyone think he'd be a late second rounder?
 

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Ugh, what exactly must they do before you "buy" them? Win the title? Clearly they are a for real team, but that was obvious after they beat Gonzaga.

Where did I say they stink? I think they're a solid team, not a team as good as the remaining teams left. I just don't think they're "this good" where they're capable of beating a team like Ohio State by double digits. If I see more of this in the second half, then maybe I'm sold.

Please, Gonzaga was overrated. By far the weakest number one seed in the tourney. Barely survived their first game.
 

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Speaking of the current roster and future draftees, does anyone think Craft will be drafted if he declares next year? I'm pretty bad at actually judging draft positions and stuff like that, but you can't overlook his hustle and defense. Anyone think he'd be a late second rounder?

Zero chance. Can't shoot at all, guards like that don't make it into the NBA. He'd have a decent chance if he was capable of at least making a 15 to 17 foot jumper consistently. He can't. Not to mention the guards are bigger, I don't think can shoot over a squirrel.
 

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DeShaun Thomas is the NCAA version of CJ Miles lately.

It's not just lately, it's all season. When the shots are going in it's not a problem, but Thomas never met a shot he didn't like.


Speaking of the current roster and future draftees, does anyone think Craft will be drafted if he declares next year? I'm pretty bad at actually judging draft positions and stuff like that, but you can't overlook his hustle and defense. Anyone think he'd be a late second rounder?

I'm sure someone would give him a look, but I've always heard that Craft has no NBA or pro basketball aspirations. He's pre-med and plans on going to med school. I doubt he puts his name in the draft.
 
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I'm sure someone would give him a look, but I've always heard that Craft has no NBA or pro basketball aspirations. He's pre-med and plans on going to med school. I doubt he puts his name in the draft.

That's what I was thinking. Kid's pretty damn smart. He'll probably make more money in medical than in professional basketball.
 

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Bad call, that was an offensive foul. Ohio State break. Man, they're getting out played.
 

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