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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ohio State needed another last-second shot, and Aaron Craft had the ball at the top of the key again.
But last week's hero gave it up to the hottest hand on the floor, and LaQuinton Ross sent the Buckeyes to the brink of their second straight Final Four.
Ross hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State advanced to the West Regional final with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night.
Ross, Ohio State's remarkable reserve, scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-7), who rallied from an early 11-point deficit. With Ross making a series of tough shots capped by that dramatic 3, Ohio State weathered the sixth-seeded Wildcats' late charge for its 11th consecutive victory since mid-February.
"It feels great, man," said Ross, a once-ballyhooed recruit who has grown into a bigger role in the past two months. "I think this is what every player grows up looking at on TV, ...
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5. Marquette blew out Miami to set up an all-Big East East Region final.
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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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This shouldn't be ho-hum material, but for fans of the Big Ten who've been paying attention all season long the art of the late game/buzzer beating three-pointer is becoming just that. Last weekend it was Aaron Craft hitting a game winner with 0.5 seconds on the clock to beat Iowa State and advance to the Sweet 16.
Don't worry Aaron, you're shot was good...
SO LONG, ARIZONA
Whew. Another night, another big shot for the Buckeyes. Ohio State goes to the Elite 8 after LaQuinton Ross sank a three-…
So apparently Ohio State has a flair for the dramatic. In its third-round matchup against Iowa State, Aaron Craft hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to put away the Cyclones.
Tonight in the Sweet 16, Craft was playing the role of distributor — on the Buckeyes’ last possession, he dished the ball to LaQuinton Ross, who was way behind the three-point arc — but that didn’t stop...
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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Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross swished a long three with 2.1 seconds remaining to give second-seeded Ohio State a 73-70 victory Thursday night over sixth seed Arizona and send the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight. Deshaun Thomas led OSU with 20 points, including 16 in the first half, while Ross added 17.
The best game from last night's slew of 2013 NCAA men's basketball tournament came between Ohio State and the University of Arizona.
After Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross helped sent the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight with his game-winner, one notable Ohio celebrity celebrated the win in the stands at Staples Center.
Watch as The Price is Right's Drew Carey does the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LaQuinton Ross hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State advanced to the brink of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.
Ross, the Buckeyes' remarkable reserve, scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-7...
Previewing tonight's West regional final, Ohio State (29-7) vs. Wichita State (29-8)
DETAILS: No. 2 seed Ohio State vs. No. 9 seed Wichita State, 7:05 p.m. ET, Staples Center in Los Angeles. CBS has the broadcast. The winner advances to play either Duke or Louisville in next Saturday's Final Four in Atlanta.
THE STAGE: Ohio State is on the brink of its second straight Final...
Aaron Craft has a lot of the characteristics that former Duke guards J.J. Redick, Jon Scheyer, Greg Paulus, Steve Wojciechowski and Chris Collins exhibited. He’s a scrappy white guard who isn’t the biggest, strongest, fastest or most talented player, but he does what it takes to will his team to win. Some appreciate them. Others find them incredibly annoying. ESPN’s Rick...
HOLY HELL, that game last night was insane! LaQuinton Ross was a BOSS last night hitting that game winner, I jumped out of my chair and spilled Oberon on myself because of it and I wasn’t mad about it at all. Although, that first half was one that I was not happy with the way the boys played or the officiating. But the second half the team that we know and love showed up, with...
I still can’t belive what I saw at the end of Ohio States’ game against Iowa State. You could have told me that Aaron Craft would step up at the end of the game to make a big shot. However if you told me that shot would be a 3 pointer after he had waived off the leading scorer in the Big Ten (Deshaun Thomas). I woukd have said, “My boy Aaron Craft must have been feeling...
At this point in the tournament unless you are a fan of one of the teams in the game you are likely hoping to just see a good game. Blowouts are dull, but expected early on. When it comes time for the Sweet 16 there should be no cakewalks, right (right Indiana? Miami?)?
Fans got a good one in the Ohio State/Arizona game Thursday night. The game was fairly close throughout the...
Wichita State is headed to the Final Four. And don’t worry, we won’t make you endure another “Shockers” pun.
Playing in its first Elite Eight in more than 20 years, Wichita led by as much as 20 Sunday night and withstood a furious Ohio State comeback to defeat the Buckeyes 70-66 and clinch a sport in the national semifinals for the first time since 1965.
Aaron Craft &...