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CBB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 12/8/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore



LONG BEACH ST (3 - 5) at OHIO ST (5 - 1)
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Saturday, 12/8/2012 12:00 PM
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521LONG BEACH ST137.5138.5
522OHIO ST-20-21
LONG BEACH ST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games3-5-1.22-50-263.533.238.5%
Road Games2-3+1.82-30-162.231.837.4%
Last 5 Games2-3+0.82-30-
LONG BEACH ST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)63.533.222-5738.5%7-2131.6%13-2161.9%361010166164
vs opponents surrendering63.631.622-5540.1%6-1933.0%13-2065.0%351011187173
Team Stats (Road Games)62.231.821-5637.4%8-2335.1%13-1964.9%33911176154
Stats Against (All Games)72.236.126-6241.8%8-2336.6%12-1866.2%421215188154
vs opponents averaging72.133.725-5843.5%7-2035.1%14-2168.5%381114189154
Stats Against (Road Games)74.240.026-6044.1%9-2239.1%13-2065.3%421216186134

OHIO ST - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games5-103-12-176.238.346.0%37.257.524.237.3%32.0
Home Games3-001-01-081.042.751.2%38.349.321.728.9%34.3
Last 5 Games4-103-12-
OHIO ST Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)76.238.327-5846.0%7-1840.5%15-2171.3%37121417794
vs opponents surrendering66.730.824-5543.1%6-1735.6%13-2066.7%351011196133
Team Stats (Home Games)81.042.729-5651.2%9-2047.5%14-2168.3%381018158126
Stats Against (All Games)57.524.219-5137.3%6-1931.9%13-1971.7%3288184143
vs opponents averaging66.331.423-5343.2%7-1934.3%14-2168.6%33912185134
Stats Against (Home Games)49.321.715-5328.9%5-2221.2%14-2068.9%34117194182
Average power rating of opponents played: LONG BEACH ST 73,  OHIO ST 72
LONG BEACH ST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/10/2012N ALABAMA75-65W - -27-6045.0%482622-6334.9%3723
11/13/2012@ USC44-62L9.5L -12-4228.6%321825-5644.6%3511
11/16/2012N CAROLINA63-78L11.5L146U25-6936.2%391430-7540.0%5513
11/19/2012@ ARIZONA72-94L18L -24-5642.9%231730-5653.6%4114
11/25/2012@ FRESNO ST69-61W5W -24-5543.6%341522-5738.6%3715
11/29/2012@ LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT73-70W2W -25-6041.7%37626-5944.1%4214
12/3/2012FRESNO ST59-64L-4.5L -19-4740.4%381522-5639.3%3414
12/6/2012@ SYRACUSE53-84L22L144.5U19-6529.2%391829-7140.8%5313
12/8/2012@ OHIO ST              
12/15/2012BRIG YOUNG HAW              
12/18/2012@ UCLA              

OHIO ST - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/11/2012ALBANY82-60W - -32-5657.1%321116-4535.6%3216
11/17/2012*RHODE ISLAND69-58W-22L -24-5543.6%34721-4843.7%2411
11/28/2012@ DUKE68-73L6W143U23-6833.8%40724-5147.1%378
12/1/2012N KENTUCKY70-43W - -23-6137.7%431116-5927.1%4120
12/8/2012LONG BEACH ST              
12/12/2012SAVANNAH ST              
12/29/2012CHICAGO ST              
OHIO ST: Ohio State will be very different looking this year, without Jared Sullinger and William Buford, but Thad Matta's Buckeyes should still be able to hang with the best of the best in the nation. Deshaun Thomas (15.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG) is a threat both on the perimeter and in the post from the forward position and he should benefit from more opportunities. Point guard Aaron Craft (8.8 PPG, 4.6 APG, 2.5 SPG) may be the best pure point guard in the Big Ten, and there's no doubt he should be able to improve now as an upperclassman. The Buckeyes missed out on a number of top recruits, but this veteran-led squad should still be dangerous, especially if Lenzelle Smith Jr. (6.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG) takes the necessary steps forward in his junior campaign.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW (LONG BEACH ST-OHIO ST) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Long Beach St.-Ohio St. Preview* =================================


Long Beach State (3-5) at Ohio State (5-1), 12:00 p.m. EDT

The outstanding play of Ohio State star Deshaun Thomas is getting him plenty of attention, but the seventh-ranked Buckeyes are starting to prove they have some unexpected options offensively.

They look to display their depth again Saturday when they host a Long Beach State team continuing a brutally difficult early schedule.

Thomas has been living up to his preseason All-America billing, especially while averaging 24.0 points on 54.0 percent shooting during Ohio State's 4-0 start. He's been a bit quieter the last two games - including the Buckeyes' first loss, 73-68 at No. 2 Duke on Nov. 28 - but a pair of teammates shined off the bench in last Saturday's 70-43 win over Northern Kentucky.

LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, while fellow sophomore Shannon Scott had six assists and no turnovers. Scott also had career highs of 10 points and 10 assists in a win two weeks ago, and Ross is scoring more points per minute than anyone on the team besides Thomas.

"It's going to help us a lot having guys like Shannon and Q come off the bench," Thomas said. "Teams are going to double-team me a lot and having them there to step up is what we need."

Coach Thad Matta has been spreading out the minutes more than last season, with eight players averaging more than 15.

"Coach Matta told us he is not going to have a core five or six group of guys he will play," Ross said. "It is going to be a lot of in-and-out this year. Our team is versatile, so we have the option to have more players play."

After the Buckeyes (5-1) shot a season-low 33.8 percent against Duke, they still had some problems last weekend. They hit 37.7 percent from the field against the Norse, the first time they've been under 40 percent in back-to-back games in nearly a year.

Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. each shot 2 of 9, with Craft following a 3-for-15 performance at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

"I didn't think we communicated as well to start the (Northern Kentucky) game as I would have liked, and we didn't make enough shots," Matta said. "We are going to have to put the ball in the basket more moving forward the rest of this season."

They should have plenty of chances during their December-long stretch in Columbus, with the next four against seemingly overmatched opponents before Kansas visits.

Long Beach State (3-5) should at least be familiar with a hostile road atmosphere two days after an 84-53 loss at No. 4 Syracuse. It was the 49ers' third loss to a ranked team this season after defeats against North Carolina and Arizona last month.

Coach Dan Monson's team played a similar non-conference schedule last season, facing five ranked teams before Christmas and winning twice.

"Everybody talks about, 'Well, you're going to lose confidence.' I don't think an 18- or 20-year-old is going to lose confidence," Monson said. "They need reality, and the reality is we've got to get better defensively and rebounding."

The Orange had a 53-39 edge on the boards and Long Beach State shot 29.2 percent from the field. Leading scorer James Ennis (15.6 points per game) scored 10 on 3-of-14 shooting.

In the first meeting between these programs since 1987, the 49ers may not have an easier time scoring against a Buckeyes team holding opponents to 28.9 percent shooting in three home games and featuring the reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year in Craft.

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