Posted March 21, 2013 on
Deshaun Thomas hasn't hid his eagerness to put Ohio State on his back on the offensive end of the floor, but the junior forward has been struggling with his shot as of late. Thomas, however, has a simple answer to get over his shooting struggles – keep shooting. The No. 2-seed Buckeyes plan to let him in their NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 Iona on Friday.
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He was the Big Man on Campus at Milton High, the steady force behind three straight Georgia state-title game appearances. The son of former NBA player Charlie Scott was a McDonald's All-American, the higest honor among today's highly-touted recruits.
Shannon Scott worked hard to maximize those God-given gifts and basketball genes. But a funny thing -- or not so funny to Scott...
DAYTON, Ohio - Above and across the bracket from Ohio State, some of college basketball's name programs have been falling.
Friday night, the Buckeyes were too busy soaring to even have to fret about being next.
With No. 15 seed Iona knowing just one speed and determined to keep the game a race it couldn't win, the locked-in, No. 2 seed Buckeyes extended their win streak...
Thad Matta loves the University of Dayton Arena.
Even though Ohio State hasn't fared all that well there since he's been head coach - never made it out intact in the NCAA tournament - it's still the place for his fondest college memory. It's where he hit a game-winning shot for Butler.
The second-seeded Buckeyes (26-7) open on Friday against Iona (20-13).
As Ohio State prepares to begin the NCAA Tournament, some have debated just how good this late-charging Buckeye squad is compared to some of Thad Matta's previous teams. BuckeyeSports.com ran some numbers and came up with some conclusions on which Matta squads might be best.
If you happen to be living under a rock, and missed these two dunks, get your popcorn ready.
First, the Sam “Slam” Thompson Dunk from THE Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iona
Elevation at its finest.
Next up, maybe even more impressive if I’m doing my best to be unbiased (pretty hard, both awesome) is the Chase Fieler dunk from the Florida Gulf Coast bracket destroying upset...
The Ohio State basketball team – the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament's West Region – will face a tough road if it wants to make its second Final Four appearance in as many years. However, this road won't have as many traditional college basketball powers standing in the way.
Bulletin board material has been all over the web this week from the Iona players. They’ve even claimed that the defense they play in practice compares to that of Craft and Scott. These are things I find funny, and you should too. Join the conversation below!
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Former star Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has set his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, joining the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Program.
Maurice Clarett was a college football hero 11 years ago when he led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a shocking upset of the heavily favored Miami Hurricanes in the 2002 BCS National Title game. Clarett was the catalyst of the offense for the entire season, and he was only a freshman. But that was the height of his athletic career, as he was dismissed from the program following several...
Score: No. 2 Ohio State 95, No. 15 Iona 70
Star(s): Ohio State: Sam Thompson 20 Pts, 10 Reb. Deshaun Thomas 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast. Iona: Tavon Sledge 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk.
Story: All of the talk leading up to this one was about Momo Jones, and most of it came form Mr. Jones himself. Now it’s about the way Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes stifled the nation’s third...