This was the fourth Big Ten-Big East matchup in the 2012 NCAA tournament and Ohio State now owns both of the Big Ten’s wins so far. cheap nike air griffey max 1 The decisive fifth game could come in the national championship on April 2 if both Louisville and Ohio State win their semifinal games.
No. 1 seed looms large
Ohio State beats a No. 1 seed for the second time in school history. It also did so in 1999, when it beat top-seeded Auburn, 72-64, nike air griffey max 1 freshwaterin the South Regional Semifinal. However, the Buckeyes lost to eventual national champion Connecticut in the Final Four.
This was the third time that Syracuse has been a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, a feat the Orange also achieved in 1980 and 2010. This year’s team suffered the same fate as the others, failing to reach the Final Four each time.
What went right for Ohio State
The Buckeyes struggled to find their range in the first half, shooting 35 percent overall while missing 6-of-7 from beyond the arc.Nike Air Griffey Max 1Ohio State flipped the switch in the final 20 minutes, connecting on half of its shots from the floor and 23-of-29 free throws.