(DAYTON, Ohio) — The number two-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (28-7) will live another day in the March Madness.
Aaron Craft hit a three-pointer with a half-second left in the game to give the Buckeyes a 78-75 victory over the tenth-seeded Iowa State Cyclones (23-12) on Sunday in the West Region.
Craft finished with 18 points and Deshaun Thomas led the way with 22 in the victory for Ohio State.
“I tried to stay as poised as possible,” said Craft, who took the shot over 6-foot-7 defender Georges Niang. “Missed a lot of shots I normally make, layups and free throws. Got a mismatch, took the ball, and it went in.”
This will be the Buckeyes fourth straight year in the round of 16 and will take on the sixth-seeded Arizona Wildcats on Thursday in Los Angeles.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN