1 Michigan State - but he chose not to. "As soon as he was cleared and to do stuff on the court, we tried to help him do everything he could to help his play come to fruition on the court".
"I think Josh has really grown up a lot the past year and a half, I think he has a good feel for what we're trying to do defensively", Turgeon said.
That was the first time that lineup had been used all season, and against the nation's top team it got jumpers by Tate and Bates-Diop, forced a missed jumper and caused a turnover at the other end and sparked a quick 4-0 run in 59 seconds to give the Buckeyes their first lead of the game. In the last two conference road games, Maryland has surrendered 33 made three-pointers to their opponents. Redshirt freshman Joshua Tomaic also reached a career-high, scoring 11 points on the night.
"We're just kind of like, well, we've got some guys hurt so we're kind of feeling sorry for ourselves instead of competing the way we need to compete", Turgeon said.
Jae'sean Tate is another Ohio State player who is stepping up for the team, the senior is helping Ohio State by providing tough play inside the paint. I'm just saying that with his performance so far this season he should be in contention for the prestigious award. "He was defending, he was making shots, and he was making us hard to guard..." "I thought he did a great job and Chris, he left him something nice to work with and he has done a good job with that". "But I don't think we can expect these offensive numbers".More news: Queen Elizabeth II dishes on weight of the crown in documentary
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Through the first 50 seasons of Ohio State University Men's Volleyball, calling St. John Arena home throughout, the Buckeyes acquired a home record of 543-103. The last school to rattle off three straight, however, was UCLA in the mid-80s when the Bruins actually strung together four consecutive from 1981-84.
"And I think for the most part Thad had it there", he said. It will have one on Monday at MI, but Turgeon is more concerned with ratcheting up his team's energy.
Four players are averaging at least 9.8 points per game for Maryland, they are: Anthony Cowan (16.2), Kevin Huerter (14.1), Fernando (11.0) and Justin Jackson (9.8). Totals 22-60 17-26 69.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored at home, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -4.5 points against Maryland. Totals 32-57 10-12 91.
And if you take a look at the scoring and rebound averages of Bates-Diop versus the two Big Ten players on the top 25 list you will see they compare favorably.