Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Buckeyes win an easy one, Akron shocks Florida State

Weird game at The Schott tonight. Weird indeed.

Thad Matta got his 20th win tonight, extending his streak, and the Buckeyes won an easy one 84-66 in the opening round of the NIT over North Carolina (Asheville). Check out some of these stats;

Ohio State's leading rebounder had four boards. Yes, I said four.
The Buckeyes hit two free throws on the entire night.
We were outrebounded 33-25, and committed 6 more fouls.

And yet, we won easily....why? Because of this stat;

The Buckeyes starting five shot nearly 60 percent from the field.

That was the key, no doubt about it.

Ohio State will play at home again on Monday night, as they await the winner of tomorrow's game between New Mexico and California.

Meanwhile, Akron took a hurried flight to Florida State yesterday and showed no signs of being road-weary as they knocked off the Seminoles 65-60 in overtime. Nick Dials scored something like 35 points in the OT alone. OK, so he actually scored 13 of the Zips 14 points in the extra period, but it was a sight to behold. The kid was on fire, burying three 3-pointers and hitting on all four of his free throw attempts.

Akron will now travel back up north and go play at Massachusetts, but as of this moment, we don't know exactly when that game will be. The decision will be made shortly, but not as of "press time".

Holy shit, I just wrote an NIT recap post.....

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