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Score: No. 2 Ohio State 73, No. 6 Arizona 70
Star(s): Ohio State: LaQuinton Ross 17 Pts, 1 Reb; Aaron Craft 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl. Arizona: Mark Lyons 23 pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl.
Story: The Buckeyes don’t know how to do things the easy way.
Arizona jumped out to an early lead in the first half, thanks to some hot shooting. The Wildcats started the game 5-of-7 from 3-point land, taking command in the game’s first few minutes. After establishing an 11-point lead, Arizona never fell behind for the rest of the opening half.
The Buckeyes got in early foul trouble, and Aaron Craft was even forced to the bench for a chunk of the half. The Buckeyes seemed to be playing a less aggressive style because of it.
But Craft returned to the court later in the period and provided a spark for Ohio State. The Buckeyes pulled within four by the halfway mark, 38-34.
OSU came out quick in the second session, pulling ahead at 40-38 and surging to a 10-0 run before the Wildcats could get anything going....
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This morning’s top five stories from around the web:
1. LaQuinton Ross sent Ohio State through to the Elite Eight.
2. Syracuse’s zone frustrated Indiana to no end.
3. Doug Gottlieb isn’t good at making jokes.
4. UCLA wants Brad Stevens.
5. Marquette blew out Miami to set up an all-Big East East Region final.
Today’s college sports crossword puzzle:
Last Sunday Aaron Craft hit a game winning three point shot to give the Buckeyes the win. This time it was LaQuinton Ross’s turn. With Ohio State and Arizona tied at 70, Craft found Ross off a pick and roll and Ross buried the three pointer.
The three gave the Buckeyes the 73-70 lead with 2.4 seconds left, and the Buckeyes held on.
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LOS ANGELES, March 28 –The Arizona Wildcats controlled the tempo for most of their run at the Ohio State Buckeyes until Deshaun Thomas at his 20-points stood up and said ‘enough.’
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