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in Wave One Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:49 am
by wzh123 • 11 Posts

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- JaeSean Tate scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Ohio State overcame cold shooting and some ugly play to beat North Carolina Central 69-63 Monday night.Ohio State (2-0) struggled for much of the game and let the Eagles hang around. The Buckeyes shot just 46.4 percent from the floor and were lucky to get away with the victory over the less-talented Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team.We just didnt come out ready to play today, Tate said.Fortunately for the Buckeyes, North Carolina Central (0-2) was sloppier, committing 20 turnovers and losing two players to fouls, including point guard Dajuan Graf.Patrick Cole carried the load for the NCCU with 26 points. Ron Trapps added 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds.Freshman center Micah Potter added 11 points on 3-for-4 shooting from the 3-point line for the Buckeyes, and Keita Bates-Diop had nine.I didnt like a whole lot of what I saw tonight, Ohio State coach Thad Matta said.Ohio State led 31-29 after a slow start by both teams in the first half. The Buckeyes had a 12-0 run and led by as much as 21-11 with 9:17 left in the first, but allowed North Carolina Central to slowly climb back. The Eagles briefly had a lead until Tate hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the half. They cut the lead to five with 40 seconds left.Hats off to Ohio State. They made some significant plays at significant time, NCCU coach LeVelle Moton said. I thought we did enough to win the basketball game.North Carolina Central led 32-31 with 18:46 to go in the game, but the Buckeyes slowly pulled away.Weve got Providence next, and if we come out like that its not going to be pretty, Tate said . We know from last year that these early games count. We cant just be lackadaisical. We have to come out there and be the first team to punch the other in the mouth.Ohio State starting forward Marc Loving sat much of the first half after picking up two fouls in the first 1:15 of the game. He finished with three points.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina Central: If theres such thing as a moral victory, the Eagles got one by staying with the Buckeyes for most of the game. In the end, the best the Eagles got from the trip to Columbus was a chance to hone their game against a more-talented team. They nearly pulled off the upset.Ohio State: The Buckeyes were put on notice that this years version still needs a lot of work. Fortunately there are more tune-up games before conference play begins after Christmas.QUOTABLEWe werent physically and mentally very tough, Matta said. Obviously, we have to get that corrected.LYLE STRUGGLINGStarting point guard JaQuan Lyle sat most the second half Monday in favor of C.J. Jackson. He finished with five points. Lyle also sat most of the second half of last weeks win over Navy.UP NEXTNorth Carolina Central plays Wednesday at Western Carolina.Ohio State stays home to play Providence Thursday night. Air Max 97 Guld . Capitals head coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin was injured in the first period against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday and clarified it was not a head injury. Yeezy Boost 750 2018 . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. Ultra Boost 3.0 Danmark . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. Air Max 97 Sort . LUCIE, Fla. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Kasey Hill scored 16 points and Keith Stone had 15 off the bench as Florida beat Miami 65-56 in Sundays third-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational.Stone had a layup during a 12-4 run that gave Florida a 55-47 lead with 5 minutes to go. The redshirt freshman forward had a combined six points through Floridas first six games this season.You knew at some point he was going to kind of settle in and provide some production, earn some more minutes, Florida coach Mike White said.The Gators (6-1) also got 10 points from Devin Robinson.Stone got on the court 2:10 into the game after White pulled his starting five.I credit our guys with the culture theyve created with this team right now, White said. Its a very healthy culture right now in that when five guys get taken out of a game there is no drama.JaQuan Newton and Bruce Brown both had 15 points for Miami (4-2).As the game wore on, our offense wasnt clicking, Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. We need some guys to play a little better. With the short roster (nine scholarship players) we have, we cant have guys not contribute anything other than minutes.Florida shot 46.2 percent (24 of 52), compared to Miamis 37.7 percent (23 for 61).In a matchup of teams that both received votes in the AP poll, Florida led 34-30 at the half.BIG PICTTUREMiami guard Anthony Lawrence had foul issues throughout the invitational.dddddddddddd After six points and four fouls in 24 minutes of Fridays 73-56 loss to No. 21 Iowa State, he fouled out after scoring two points in 20 minutes Sunday.Florida made of 14 of 20 free throws. Florida was coming off a 22 for 24 performance from the line in Fridays 77-72 loss to No. 11 Gonzaga, which was the third-best percentage (91.7) for the Gators over the last 20 years in games where they made 20 or more free throws.BARRYS BLUESFlorida super sub Canyon Barry, who entered averaging 14.2 points, was scoreless on 0 for 6 shooting in 15 minutes. He had two rebounds and two of Floridas 11 blocked shots.MISCUESMiami had 13 turnovers that resulted in 21 Florida points. The Hurricanes got nine points off nine Florida turnovers.UP NEXTMiami: Plays Rutgers on Wednesday night as part of the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.Florida: Continues its swing through the Sunshine State on Thursday night at North Florida. With the OConnell Center in Gainesville undergoing a $64.5 million renovation project, the Gators played two games in Jacksonville and one each in Lakeland and Tampa before the AdvoCare Invitational. 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