Found March 24, 2012 on Run the Floor:

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1. In a ridiculously whistled game (on both ends), Ohio State attempted 42 free throws. It was the most they've attempted in over ten years. They also shot 42 against Illinois on January 29th, 2002.

2. Syracuse is a poor defensive rebounding team due to their zone, so it's no surprise that the Buckeyes generated 14 offensive boards off of 30 missed shots. That's an offensive rebounding rate of 47%, which is 11% over the Buckeyes season average.

3. William Buford never came out of the game. Deshaun Thomas came out for a few ticks of the clock. Aaron Craft came out when he fouled out. In all, four Ohio State players played at least 35 minutes. No one off the bench played more than 9. Eight Syracuse players played at least 11 minutes.

4. Syracuse committed 29 fouls. Their previous high for the season was 23 against Albany. The last time they committed more fouls was March 12, 2009, when they were called for 30. Of course that game included 6 overtimes and was the longest game in Big East history. The last time they committed 29 or more fouls in regulation was December 22, 2000, vs Tennessee.

5. The final was 77-70 in a 69 possession game. In the first half each team scored 29. In the 2nd half it was 48-41.

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