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Lighty ‘Lights-Out’ For The Tournament Favorite

March 22, 2011

Ohio State Senior leader David Lighty arrived on campus back in the summer of 2006. Lighty averaged 26 points per game for St. Joseph's High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He ranked #36 Nationally according to Rivals, but he stood in the shadows of more heralded incomers like DeQuan Cook(#13), and Greg Oden(#1). Even the 6'1″ [...]

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Ohio State Sets Pace With 18-0 Start And Host Of Scoring Options

January 19, 2011

David Lighty was not the most heralded player from Thad Matta’s stellar 2006 recruiting class. He was a scrappy defender and athlete, but the headlines went to fellow freshmen Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. David was the 6th man, and a guy that Coach Matta could depend on for rebounds and solid defensive play. [...]

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Buckeyes Basketball at 15-0, and Counting.

January 5, 2011

Thad Matta simply reloaded after losing Evan Turner to the NBA. The trade was Evan for Aaron Craft, Jordan Sibert, Deshaun Thomas, J.D. Weatherspoon, and Jared Sullinger. The other 4 starters returned from last season. Obviously, the expectations were high coming into the 2011 season, but could anyone have expected Ohio State to be THIS [...]

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Boiler Down – Go Bucks!

February 17, 2010

The Buckeyes will attempt to win their 10th straight conference game tonight off Lane Avenue in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes are led by Player of the Year candidate Evan Turner. Since Evan returned from two broken vertabrae in his back – the Buckeyes are 10-2. On the season they are 17-3 with Turner manning [...]

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Buckeyes Roll 100-60 / Season Outlook

November 10, 2009

Nobody thought that Alcorn St. would pose much of a threat last night in the Schott. Of course, nobody thought the Dolphins of LeMoyne would beat Syracuse last week either. The difference is that this was not an exhibition, and the Buckeyes would have no trouble at all. The Bucks cruised to a 100-60 win [...]

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