Buckeyes Win Big 10 Opener

The Ohio State Buckeyes won their Big 10 Opener in Champaign, Illinois defeating the Fighting Illini 74-58. 

Former Dayton Flyer Trent Meacham who transferred to Illinois after his freshman year at UD after the 2004-2005 season – shot a piss poor 1-of-11 from the field and 1-of-10 from the 3 point line for 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 turnovers in 33 minutes of  play.  Although Meacham had a terrible game tonight, he is the second leading scorer on the Fighting Illini team with 10.9 ppg and is shooting pretty well with 45.3% from the field and 41.5% from the 3 point line. 

The irony is that Trent Meacham transferred from Dayton to his hometown team in Champaign – which is suppose to be the “better team” – and is now a starting senior guard on this year’s so-so 8-6 (0-1) Illinois Basketball Team, a team that is worse than the current 12-1 #20/#23 Dayton Flyers Basketball team.   It will be truly ironic if Dayton makes the NCAA tournament and Illinois doesn’t make the tourney.

Many Dayton fans and bloggers discussed how the the loss of point guard Trent Meacham hurt the team. Dayton didn’t have a true point guard and fans and bloggers thought Meacham would have made an impact on the team.  Fans and bloggers now have gotten over it and have embraced a talented UD team with a lot of depth,  and have been rejoicing over the Flyers’ success so far this season.

One Response to “Buckeyes Win Big 10 Opener”

  1. SamS says:

    Great article… I didn’t know that info about Meacham

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