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Jim

Groveport, OH

#1 Feb 17, 2011
This game showed that he is not ready for the NBA. The players will be just as big but far more talented and mature.
Go Bucks

Columbus, OH

#2 Feb 17, 2011
Jim wrote:
This game showed that he is not ready for the NBA. The players will be just as big but far more talented and mature.
Ageed.Michigan State gave this young man an education the other night. He will face even bigger and better players in the NCAA tournament. Apparently JS knows he is not ready to leave yet, either. His father was being interviewed the other night and he said that Jsred asked him last week for a car because he was moving off campus and needed a vehicle to go to his classes. Amid all of the hype about him, and I do feel that he is very good, I had the feeling that he had not really played against anybody who could challenge him. You saw what happened when someone did. He will learn from this.
Go Bucks

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 17, 2011
Sorry, I meant "Jared" not "Jsred."
BucksGrind

Clearwater, FL

#4 Feb 17, 2011
Go Bucks wrote:
<quoted text>Ageed.Michigan State gave this young man an education the other night. He will face even bigger and better players in the NCAA tournament. Apparently JS knows he is not ready to leave yet, either. His father was being interviewed the other night and he said that Jsred asked him last week for a car because he was moving off campus and needed a vehicle to go to his classes. Amid all of the hype about him, and I do feel that he is very good, I had the feeling that he had not really played against anybody who could challenge him. You saw what happened when someone did. He will learn from this.
Actually, he could do better in the NBA where double teaming and zone are illegal.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#5 Feb 17, 2011
Jared had an off night, and MSU still left too many guys open trying to shut JS down. That's what is great about this team. If a team tries to shut one person down there will be another to take over...see William Buford.
Old Buckeye

Cary, NC

#6 Feb 17, 2011
This article fails to note the big difference between the first and second half ...which was that the referees started to call the illegal moving screens and holding calls that set up most of the open layups in the first half.
As for Sullinger, he was also being held and pushed on defense the WHOLE game but that is going to happen in the NBA every night. Matta has to devise some plays that get Sullinger out on the key where he can use his very capable jump shot and also open up the middle for drives by our quicker players. Sully also has to use his quickness ...he is not going to out muscle or out jump good big men .. at least not on every play which he was trying to do the other night. He (and Matta) have to change it up. Go Bucks!
6 in a Row and Counting

Findlay, OH

#7 Feb 17, 2011
BucksGrind,
Neither double teaming nor zone defense are illegal in the NBA.
PhoenixFan

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Feb 17, 2011
6 in a Row and Counting wrote:
BucksGrind,
Neither double teaming nor zone defense are illegal in the NBA.
For the record,zone defenses in the NBA are leagal, but are NOT like zone defenses in college. You have to be in the area of someone on the other team. You cannot stand in one area for more than 3 seconds. This is a big deal. Double teaming is allowed, though.

Jared Sullinger's game does translate well to the NBA because of his size, athletic ability, and touch with the ball. This is why he is projected in the top 5 by most mock draft boards like ESPN http://espn.go.com/nba/draft .

That said, being a Buckeye fan, I hope he stays. What can I say, though, I am biased.:)
mittymjs

Shippensburg, PA

#9 Feb 17, 2011
Lets DO keep one thing in mind folks - we DO have now a post up game with a bit of depth! We had practically NONE last year and that is why we lost at Tennessee! We can certainly argue about how capable our post up game will be against the best Bigs defenses ( e.g. Texas and Pitt ) but even the harshest critic has to agree that at least we have something VERY important that we did not have last year. We obviously will wait to see how far we get with this NEW post up game - I believe that Matta will coach up JS, Thomas and Lauderdale pretty quickly here as every game goes by. JS is a pretty smart and clever kid and should learn quickly. I still say we have enough this year going for us as a team to make it all the way. And on the matter of JS's height and jumping - I will always refer back to Barkley who was barely 6-7 and became one of the best rebounders of all time! So it is obviousely NOT just height.
Arizona Buckeye

Peoria, AZ

#10 Feb 17, 2011
I hope the Buckeye coaching staff watched how Purdue limited Wisconsin's Jordan to only three long shots, making only one.
Brutus

United States

#11 Feb 17, 2011
Let's keep telling Jared that he sucks and maybe he will stay at OSU for 4 years. :) Jared has a dad who is a high school coach. I'm sure he gets an earful of advice after every game.
Sherry

Rosedale, MD

#12 Feb 17, 2011
I like Jared's parents because they don't see him as a meal ticket. They want their son to enjoy his college experience. I hope Jared thinks like Andrew Luck (Stanford). Dad get Jared that car because when my Buckeye baby said the same thing as long as edu STAYED FIRST I got the car!!!!

After the nightmare dorm roommate situation I was glad to move my baby off campus. Can you believe roommate forgot my baby was a Facebook friend and trashed my child with friends on FB. Well guess who was reading the posts in the next room? hahahaha I was told the child forgot she was potty trained when my baby said "I just read what you wrote we need to talk because you're the filthy one" hahahahahahaha My baby posted (for FB friends to read) "I'm in the next room reading what you just wrote I'm on my way..."

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't people say the same thing about Kobe and LeBron (hs kids trying to make the NBA)....didn't they bulk up and get stronger with time and training? I want Jared to enjoy being a college student because you never get that experience back when/if he goes pro.

Go Baby Buckeyes!
Sherry

Rosedale, MD

#13 Feb 17, 2011
Plus I will never forget at Osu orientation a young man told his parents "Athletes get away with murder on this campus and are spoiled rotten!" That bothered me and I never forgot it and will always feel athletes should room with each other or off campus although I was told some ppl get tired of seeing their teammates ALL DAY and night and didn't want to room with a fellow teammate but ath from another sport....yes it was FEMALE drama hahahaha
yup

Columbus, OH

#14 Feb 17, 2011
Simple reson why OSU will get beaten in the third or fourth round of the tourny....big men, with experience, will shut down Sullinger and since OSU has no depth on the bench, they will lose. He did not have an off game as some say..he finally went against a team who has the big men to take care of him. Who, I think, is one of the dirtiest players in college ball today. He throws lots of elbows and stuff and constantly cries to the refs. Big baby is what he is!!! Maybe he sould go and get a vechile to test frive for a while like TP did.
Bigin

Chillicothe, OH

#15 Feb 17, 2011
Bufford was the key, and without him there beat, Dieblers getting killed on the D-end of the court against these good bigger men.
Be Real

Columbus, OH

#16 Feb 17, 2011
I'm amazed at how many experienced, knowledgeable coached are reading the Dispatch online. One subpar game (by Sullinger standards) does not make him a crappy player.

But on a positive note, I love the balance of this team. When one guy is off, another picks up the slack. This is such a fun team to watch. I see no point in criticizing OSU or predicting their downfall. They're fun to watch and root for. That's it.
Tennessee Jerry

Fayetteville, TN

#17 Feb 17, 2011
yup wrote:
Simple reson why OSU will get beaten in the third or fourth round of the tourny....big men, with experience, will shut down Sullinger and since OSU has no depth on the bench, they will lose. He did not have an off game as some say..he finally went against a team who has the big men to take care of him. Who, I think, is one of the dirtiest players in college ball today. He throws lots of elbows and stuff and constantly cries to the refs. Big baby is what he is!!! Maybe he sould go and get a vechile to test frive for a while like TP did.
Wow, you really know your basketball. You shoud be a sportswriter or even a TV commentator....because your opinion is NOT shared by all those in the profession.

When the NBA rates a player as high as they rate JS, you know he is the real deal. Their opinion would be needed in case you are blind. He did go against one of the best big men in college BB and did pretty well against the UW center. He did have an off game for him since he missed several of the shots he usually makes and he had no more pressure on those shots than he has every night. MSU threw a lot of players at him but they didn't have an answer for Buford on offense or Craft on defense. This team is very good. If OSU does get bounced, it will be because the strength of this team of being well balanced has a night where not enough of them hit their shots. Each night, we have a star and that makes us very hard to defend. While an eight man rotation would be ideal, as Vitale said, we can do it with seven. Our players seem to understand that silly fouls put you on the bench and we play under control. In tournament play, any team can beat you, it's a one and done event but the Buckeyes certainly are and deserve a number one seed. That on paper and projected by the experts mean they should be in the final four.

“Bleeding Scarlet and Gray!”

Since: Sep 09

Worthington

#18 Feb 17, 2011
yup wrote:
Simple reson why OSU will get beaten in the third or fourth round of the tourny....big men, with experience, will shut down Sullinger and since OSU has no depth on the bench, they will lose. He did not have an off game as some say..he finally went against a team who has the big men to take care of him. Who, I think, is one of the dirtiest players in college ball today. He throws lots of elbows and stuff and constantly cries to the refs. Big baby is what he is!!! Maybe he sould go and get a vechile to test frive for a while like TP did.
Actually, if you watched the game, you would see that Sullinger had an off night. He wasn't hitting shots he always hits, wasn't getting position on defense he usually has, and didn't get taken care of by the big men of MSU. If he hit shots he normally does, he goes for 20 points. Purdue and Illinois have some big guys that were supposed to shut him down. See how that worked out. And not to mention a team that has big men that tries to shut him down just opens up something else on the court. And as you have seen, if someone else is open they will take care of business. It doesn't just take a team with big men to shut down OSU, it takes a well rounded team. There are few in college basketball, and if OSU goes deep and plays them I give them a 50/50 shot against anyone in the country. The Kansas squad got exposed, and even Texas was exposed earlier in the season.
Tennessee Jerry

Fayetteville, TN

#19 Feb 17, 2011
Be Real wrote:
I'm amazed at how many experienced, knowledgeable coached are reading the Dispatch online. One subpar game (by Sullinger standards) does not make him a crappy player.
But on a positive note, I love the balance of this team. When one guy is off, another picks up the slack. This is such a fun team to watch. I see no point in criticizing OSU or predicting their downfall. They're fun to watch and root for. That's it.
Good comment. The balance is the strenght and every position.
rocky

United States

#20 Feb 17, 2011
So the Spartans surrounded Sullinger.What was the end result?The Spartans lost.Basketball is a team sport and although the Spartans held down Sullinger they still lost the game.Ohio State has too many weapons to try and stop.Go ahead stop Sullinger and Buford winds up with 20 plus points.Moral victories do not count in the win column.Go Bucks!Bring home a Big Ten championship.

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