Men's basketball: Ohio State rallies to overcome Illinois, improve to 20-0 | BuckeyeXtra

There are 20 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 22, 2011, titled Men's basketball: Ohio State rallies to overcome Illinois, improve to 20-0 | BuckeyeXtra. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

In a hole deeper than it's accustomed to, Ohio State dug itself out. The Buckeyes erased an eight-point deficit with a 14-0 run midway through the second half today and, at least for another week, remained the No.1 team in college men's basketball.

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Bucks fan

Columbus, OH

#1 Jan 22, 2011
Good comeback by the Bucks! Glad to see the free throw shooting much improved. Sullinger was the difference offensively and Thomas hit a couple of key three-pointers, along with Diebler's key steal at the end. This team has a lot of character-it is hard to win on the road, let along come back from eight down. Keep it going, Bucks!
Brutus

United States

#2 Jan 22, 2011
Good road win. Free throw shooting sure has improved. 20-0. next up the purdont boilermakers. Go bucks.
Bucks fan

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 22, 2011
Sorry- I meant "alone", not "along".
On Tobacco Road

Clayton, NC

#4 Jan 22, 2011
The title should be "Illinois rallies to force an Ohio State rally." Aaron Craft for his second BT Freshman of the Week despite Sullinger's gazillion points and rebounds. Like Scoonie and Mike Jr., a true point guard can get you to the Final Four and we definitely have a true point guard. We're not home free for an undefeated season but any W on the road in the BT is a great win.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#5 Jan 22, 2011
Great win today. I had this game circled as a possible loss, but they overcame some rough runs to pull out the win. Glad they found the fire and hit key free throws. Sullinger, as always, was an animal on the boards.
John from WI

Tomah, WI

#7 Jan 22, 2011
great not gret sorry
Buckeye MOM

Baltimore, MD

#8 Jan 22, 2011
Lord I grad hs in IL but my Baby Buckeye is more important. This was a GREAT game!!! IL refused to die and Osu played like a TEAM!
I luv Sullinger's parents comments when B10 coach said he would take him in first round of draft. This fam isn't chasin $s or HYPE (i.e. Greg Oden)
curls

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 22, 2011
Great effort, great game -- smart game.

You won because of very good defense (with the exception that Illinois made to many easy shots in the paint during the first half) and making your foul shots.
Old Buckeye

Cary, NC

#10 Jan 22, 2011
Great game by a great team. We must have had ten shots go in and out in the first half. A lesser team would have been down and out. Not the Bucks. Illini put up a great defense and had real height advantage but we found a way to win. This team is fun to watch. Go Bucks!
OSUMM

Port Charlotte, FL

#11 Jan 22, 2011
We get the ball with 1:30, up 8 and DL shoots right away instead of burning 30 sec. We can't do those kind of things and keep winning. Other than that it was a great defensive effot in the last ten minutes. Go Bucks
45has2

United States

#12 Jan 22, 2011
Now what, haters? Next fish in the barrel: Purdon't GO BUCKS!
BBall4Brains

San Antonio, TX

#13 Jan 22, 2011
Interesting body language on the Buckeyes. They seemed almost serene at the end (not careless, just confident) as if they imagined success and it just came. Exceptional victory on the road at a place the home team had yet to lose this year.
this is real change

Canal Winchester, OH

#14 Jan 22, 2011
FLABUCK wrote:
Great win today. I had this game circled as a possible loss, but they overcame some rough runs to pull out the win. Glad they found the fire and hit key free throws. Sullinger, as always, was an animal on the boards.
Glad you're happy, Captain Obvious.
Dude

Mooresville, NC

#15 Jan 22, 2011
If any one has a hankerchief, Digger Phelps (sp) needs it to wipe the egg off his face. He VERY emphatically said we were going down. So did Katz and the rest of the panel....

LOVE YOU ESPN. Wonder how you guys sleep at night. One thing for sure. I believe you've sold your soul for your job. Its the detest part of you guys that I can't stand.
Brutus

United States

#16 Jan 22, 2011
Jared Sullinger should be Big Ten player of the week and Aaron Craft or Desean Thomas should be freshman of the week.
Brutus

United States

#17 Jan 22, 2011
this is real change wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad you're happy, Captain Obvious.
What's the matter? Did you lose money on this game?
califbuck

San Rafael, CA

#18 Jan 22, 2011
How about credit for Matta? Superb use of all players,
timeouts, defensive strategy in second half!
Globalwarmer

Toledo, OH

#19 Jan 22, 2011
Dude wrote:
If any one has a hankerchief, Digger Phelps (sp) needs it to wipe the egg off his face. He VERY emphatically said we were going down. So did Katz and the rest of the panel....
LOVE YOU ESPN. Wonder how you guys sleep at night. One thing for sure. I believe you've sold your soul for your job. Its the detest part of you guys that I can't stand.
Even Bruce Hooley (The Fan) was thinking they'd get beat on the Buckeye Blitz show although he changed his mind at the last minute.
Reds Fan

Circleville, OH

#20 Jan 22, 2011
Buckeye MOM wrote:
Lord I grad hs in IL but my Baby Buckeye is more important. This was a GREAT game!!! IL refused to die and Osu played like a TEAM!
I luv Sullinger's parents comments when B10 coach said he would take him in first round of draft. This fam isn't chasin $s or HYPE (i.e. Greg Oden)
Don't agree with you on Oden. I'm glad he came here and there's no doubt he made the correct decision to leave when he did.
BuckeyeLou

Westerville, OH

#22 Jan 22, 2011
Go Bucks! Gritty performance by the team in a hostile environment...and Sully was a beast!
Great composure from Craft and solid game by Diebler.
Gearing up for Purdue!

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