Sunday, February 04, 2007

Buckeyes sweep Spartans

After watching last week's game against Michigan know, the one where we led by 20 points and then let it all evaporate AT HOME before watching a potential game-winning Spartan three-pointer missat the buzzer, allowing us a 2-point victory......I was very worried about facing this team on their home court.

Tom Izzo is one of the best college coaches in the biz, and I just knew he'd have MSU ready for the challenge.

Well, he did. The Spartans looked tough. Their offense was not great in the first half, but their defense was, holding Ohio State to just 26 points. In the second half, their shooting touch arrived and they made several runs. But Ohio State would not capitulate (click here if you're a Michigan fan) and the Buckeyes pulled away late to a 9-point victory.

Hats off to Thad and the entire Buckeyes squad. Yes, Greg Oden had a double-double and looked incredible, but this was a team win.

This was the game I was most worried about in the run-up to the big showdown against Wisconsin in the next-to-last game of the season. I can breathe a sigh of relief.

Next up......Michigan. Oh, hell yeah! Tuesday night at the Schott!

By the way, North Carolina lost. When the new rankings come out, Ohio State will be ranked #2. Florida's #1. Cue the music......

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