Men's basketball: Matta on offensive about OSU's defense | BuckeyeXtra

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Ohio State has the best offense in college basketball. So say the numbers. The Buckeyes ranked first in the country during the regular season in points per possession, third in field-goal percentage and second in three-point percentage.

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Since: Mar 11

Cincinnati, OH

#24 Mar 18, 2011
bsharp wrote:
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I'll disagree. Lighty (and sometimes Sullinger) is more likely to force up shots near the rim. At least that has the potential of drawing a foul. It is Will Buford who is mostly likely to dribble upcourt or receive the first pass and put up a quick shot from outside. His % is very good so I can't complain about that too much but sometimes that has given the other team opportunities for rebounds, a quick succession of baskets and dangerous runs.
Since the Big 10 season has started, Buford might be OSU's most consistent scorer. So often they are quiet points but the stats make it clear he has been a steady force. Still, it seems like there is some room for growth and maturity in his game.
Very good comment. I've noticed some sketchy decisions out of Buford lately and that's something I don't remember from him in his career at OSU. I wonder if the NBA talk is getting to his head a little. Or maybe I just never noticed it because he usually makes the shot. Long jumpshots are killer with a big lead because they lead to long rebounds which can lead to transition buckets for the opponent which can change momentum very quickly.

Buford's consistency is really pretty amazing. He steadily scores 14-20 per game and rarely shoots under 50% from the field. I sure hope he sticks around for his senior year.

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