Deshaun Thomas was the NCAA Tournament's scoring leader last March. Before the Buckeyes were eliminated in the Final Four, Deshaun Thomas really showed what he can do offensively, and improved his NBA draft stock. This year his NBA Draft stock plateaued, after jumping greatly his sophomore season. Deshaun Thomas will now enter the draft and see where his fortunes lie. Thomas … [Read more...] about Deshaun Thomas leaves Ohio St, enters Draft, where does he fit?
Go back two weeks ago, back when Kendall Marshall had two healthy wrists, when Duke and Missouri were both legitimate threats to reach the Final Four, when Fab Melo was preparing to lead a veteran-laden Syracuse squad to the promised land. Self-proclaimed bracket experts were diligently breaking down each of the tournament’s 32 pairings, laboriously pursuing every angle of … [Read more...] about Final Four: Who Advances in New Orleans?
Ohio State came in 33-2 and winners of 13 straight versus Northwestern when nationally ranked. So you had to like the chances of the nation's #10 team in Evanston. When you saw them make their first six shots and jump out to a 69% to 35% field goal average (nearly double) about halfway through the first half, I'm sure you liked their chances even more. Give Northwestern … [Read more...] about Ohio State just too big and strong for Northwestern: 75-73
Illinois wing Brandon Paul was incredibly efficient tonight, becoming the 1st college basketball player in the last 15 years to score 43+ on 15 or fewer field goal attempts. It's the third most single game points by an Illini in program history. His heroics carried the Illini to a 79-74 victory at home over the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes. What a special performance. There is … [Read more...] about Illini Brandon Paul Drops 43! Illinois Stuns #5 Ohio State!
In the transition from 2010 to 2011, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost Evan Turner, the man who swept all the national college basketball player of the year awards, but got better. Last year they were the tournament's overall #1 seed, lost a couple key guys this offseason, but may be better this year than they were last year. They certainly looked the part Tuesday night. This was … [Read more...] about #2 Ohio State (ment) Game: Buckeyes Crush #4 Duke 85-63