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Russell Leads (10) Ohio St. Past (7) VCU in OT

Russell Leads (10) Ohio St. Past (7) VCU in OT

Getty_Ohio_State_Mascot.jpg(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Freshman guard D'Angelo Russell had 28 points, six rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help No. 10 Ohio State eliminate No. 7 VCU 75-72 in overtime in their second-round NCAA Tournament game Thursday.Russell made 50 percent of his shots and went 4 of 7 from 3-point distance, leading Ohio State (24-10) to their first tournament win since 2013.The victory did not come easily for the Buckeyes. They fell behind by 12 in the first half before battling back to make it a one-point game at halftime. From that point on, there were nine lead-changes before the Buckeyes improved their NCAA Tournament record under head coach Thad Matta to 18-8.Jae'Sean Tate had 12 points and eight boards while guard Shannon Scott dished out 10 assists in the victory.Melvin Johnson scored 17 points for VCU (26-10) who is going home in their tournament opener for the second straight season.

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Shaka Smart to Stay at VCU

Shaka Smart to Stay at VCUMike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- VCU made sure nobody was going to take Shaka Smart away from Richmond. Smart confirmed to ESPN.com that he is staying at VCU to coach the Rams, and the school released a stament saying Smart will have some changes i...

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