After an exciting run to the quarterfinals of The Basketball Tournament, time has come for Scarlet & Gray to go home. Team Fredette, led by Jimmer Fredette (bet you didn’t see that coming), proved to be too much to handle for the Buckeye alumni and the former Bucks were downed 100-78.
Jared Sullinger, who has been pretty dominant throughout the tournament had a rather quiet day, perhaps due to his lack of sleep with only 12 points and eight boards. However, congratulations are in order because that lack of sleep is on account of him getting married last night in Florida. Aaron Craft, who before the game was very excited about guarding Jimmer Fredette, had a good day for the Bucks, but not good enough. He finished the afternoon with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Aaron Craft, on the ESPN broadcast, about facing Jimmer Fredette on Sunday: "I wanted to guard him my freshman year in college. I didn’t have an opportunity to do it, but I’ll get to do it Sunday.”
— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) July 28, 2018
However, it’s not as if Craft is solely to blame for Fredette balling out. Only so much can be done about Jimmer Range, and anyone paying some attention to The Tournament will probably remember the 41 points he dropped just a few days ago in the round of 32. This time around, Fredette dropped 28, which is still a lot but a sizable decrease from 41.
It was a great run.
— Scarlet and Gray (@ScarletGrayTBT) July 29, 2018
Still got an itch for Ohio State basketball? You can catch the Buckeyes in open practice on July 31 before they head off to Spain for some international exhibitions from Aug. 1-11, then there’ll be a long break before the season tips off in November.
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