BOSTON - He gets knocked out early, gets stitched up on the sideline, struggles to see out of his right eye for chunks of the game but returns to hit a bunch of big shots that push his team to the Final Four.
Oh, by the way: He's the fifth starter on a team with four notable starters, had just 2 first-half points, averages just over 6 points a game for the whole season, wouldn't have played in a big NCAA Tournament game a year ago if four guards got into foul trouble and almost got yanked late in this game because his head coach didn't trust him.
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Hollywood would sent the script to the trash can immediately, wanting something a little more believable.
Lenzelle Smith Jr.'s story is real. Saturday night, he was a season saver for Ohio State.
Smith got half of his 18 points on second-half 3-point shots and delivered the game's signature basket on a high-arching floater with 3:15 left that put Ohio State up by seven. The Buckeyes held on from there to ...