Ghost “Miracle in Nebraska” next morning edition – “We’re starting up a brand new day”

With 0.06 seconds left on the clock, Ohio State’s Marc Loving converts a baseline in bound pass from CJ Jackson into a layup, two points and a Buckeye win.

Photo found here: http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/mens-basketball/ohio-state-stuns-huskers-on-last-second-layup/article_7fd6b5fb-d1bf-5a47-a9f3-c3f56bbd1da2.html

Thoughts on the 2nd win in a row by the Buckeyes. One game at a time.

  • As Marc Loving has recently stepped into his senior role this season he has really played well. I’m glad he said this:

I believe it was Marc’s way of saying “Back off. I’ve got this.” Leaders have to be willing to be unpopular if they are going to properly do their job.

For him to say that shows Marc Loving cares. Words into action, I think, by Marc.

(I’ve enjoyed Loving’s recent use of the bounce pass. Trevor Thompson got himself a nice dunk last night off of one)

  • Nebraska was without it’s 6’7, 235 pound rim protector, Ed Morrow, last night. The Buckeyes were without Keita Bates-Diop. Call it even.
  • Dave Bell came in and did his job last night. A lot has been said in recent years about the quality of coaching Ohio State provides. But when the 9th player on the team comes into a game and produces on multiple levels, that says a lot. I’ve said it before, Dave Bell is my favorite Buckeye. He’s always ready. I celebrate that. Fans have to give the coaching staff credit.
  • If you haven’t noticed, JaQuan Lyle is turning into a pretty good PG. I’ve noticed lately he’s continuously making the effort to get things done for his teammates. Driving the ball at the defense. Using his eyes to see the court. Making the pass that is there. Taking much better shots and making them. Controlled effort.

Last night I noticed the communication Lyle used to get his team to organized and move in synchronicity. Talking. Hand gestures. Being direct.

I like what JaQuan is doing for his team. In turn, he’s improving as a player.

  • How about that rip steal by Andre Wesson? A sign of things to come.
  • CJ Jackson – The pass.

Is the above statement by Thad Matta what is called basketball IQ?

  • Jae’Sean Tate. Before and during the game, Nebraska and it’s fans loaded up on reminders for him about the floor slap from last season.

Jae’Sean’s answer to all that was to ride back into Pinnacle Bank Arena and help lead his team to victory.

Tate’s late in the game recovery of a missed Cornhusker shot by diving in front of the Nebraska bench, grabbing the ball and calling a timeout was indicative of his perseverance all night.

  • Trevor Thompson likely set a record last night for games with accumulated stats of 10 points and nine rebounds. I kid, but if at the beginning of the season you would have told me a hum drum game for the Indianapolis, Indiana would have shown those numbers I would have taken that at a moment’s notice.

Thompson is capable of more. I’m concerned he might not stay and play next season at Ohio State but think he can only prosper in a large way if he does return for his senior season.

Loved his POWER DUNK from last night and everything else, too. Don’t take Trevor for granted, Buckeye fans.

  • Kam Williams – Give me the aggressive Kam Williams who finishes at the rim a couple times a game and I’m a happy guy. His shot will drop when it does but those layup attempts are something he has to take. Kam delivered on a couple versus the Cornhusker and could’ve have at leat one more that I can think of.
  • Micah Potter is going through an adjustment period to the college game but I appreciate his effort. He’s willing to put himself out there and make mistakes.  His attitude is great. He’s willing to talk to teammates on court.  I feel he’s going to be a really nice player for the Buckeyes as he matures.

Looks like Dan Dakich appreciates Micah Potter.

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I’ll end this by making this observation. This Buckeye team has taken all the criticism leveled at it at the beginning of the Big 10 conference season and continued to work to improve.

Ohio State has improved. This group of players deserves to feel good about itself. Last night’s win at Nebraska affirms Ohio State has made it to the corner and is ready to make a turn.

Sunday’s upcoming game against Northwestern represents the Buckeyes’ right to declare they’ve taken control of this season. Win against this 4-2, currently tied for 2nd in the conference, Wildcat team and suddenly the 2016-2017 Ohio State Men’s basketball season has the ability to turn into a Brand New Day.

“We’re starting up a brand new day” Go ahead and do that, Buckeyes!

“Paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain
How could it be that what you need the most
Can leave you feeling just like a ghost?

 

Brand New Day
Sting
How many of you people out there
Been hurt in some kind of love affair?
And how many times did you swear
That you’d never love again?
How many lonely, sleepless nights?
How many lies, how many fights?
And why would you want to
Put yourself through all of that again?
Love is pain I hear you say
Love has a cruel and bitter way of
Paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain
How could it be that what you need the most
Can leave you feeling just like a ghost?
You never want to feel so sad and lost again
One day you could be looking
Through an old book in rainy weather
You see a picture of her smiling at you
When you were still together
You could be walking down the street
And who should you chance to meet
But that same old smile you’ve been thinking of all day?
Why don’t we turn the clock to zero honey
I’ll sell the stock we’ll spend all the money
We’re starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock all the way back
I wonder if she’ll take me back
I’m thinking in a brand new way
Turn the clock to zero sister
You’ll never know how much I missed her
I’m starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero boss
The river’s wide we’ll swim across
We’re starting up a brand new day
It could happen to you,
Just like it happened to me,
There is simply no immunity
There’s no guarantee.
I say love is such a force if you should find yourself in it
You need some time for reflection
You say, baby wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Turn the clock to zero honey
I’ll sell the stock we’ll spend all the money
We’re starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero Mac
I’m begging her to take me back
I’m thinking in a brand new way
Turn the clock to zero boss
The river’s wide we’ll swim across
Starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero buddy
Don’t wanna be no fuddy duddy
We’re starting up a brand new day
I’m the rhythm in your tune
I’m the sun and you’re the moon
I’m the bat and you’re the cave
You’re the beach and I’m the wave
I’m the plough and you’re the land
You’re the glove and I’m the hand
I’m the train and you’re the station
I’m the flagpole to your nation
I’m the present to your future
You’re the wound and I’m the suture
You’re the magnet to my pole
I’m the devil in your soul
You’re the pupil I’m the teacher
You’re the church and I’m the preacher
You’re the flower I’m the rain
You’re the tunnel I’m the train
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
We’re starting up a brand new day
You’re the crop to my rotation
You’re the sum of my equation
I’m the answer to your question
If you follow my suggestion
We can turn this ship around
And go up instead of down
You’re the pan and I’m the handle
You’re the flame and I’m the candle
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
We’re starting up a brand new day

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