Daily Archives: March 25, 2012

Ohio State beats Syracuse to Punch Ticket

Jared Sullinger and William Buford; Credits AP

 

By Chris Ramirez

Jared Sullinger scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds, to lead the Buckeyes over Syracuse by the score of 77-70, in the East Regional final of the NCAA Tournament. Lenzelle Smith Jr., who had three stitches to close a cut near his right eye early in the first half, scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to help the victorious Buckeyes.

Brandon Triche had 15 points and Scoop Jardine added 14 for Syracuse. Ohio State went 31- 42 at the foul line, compared to 20-25 for Syracuse. Deshaun Thomas hit a layup to cap eight straight Ohio State points for a 41-33 difference with 15 1/2 minutes left. Smith’s 1-of-2 effort

Louisville Comes from behind to Advance to the Final Four

Russ Smith; Credit Getty Images

 

By Chris Ramirez

Chane Behanan netted 17 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:06 remaining, as Louisville heads on  to the Final Four with a 72-68 triumph over Florida in the West Regional final. Louisville and  nailed a pair of foul shots to put Louisville up by three with 16 seconds left, Bradley Beal and Erving Walker each missed their three- point attempts in the final 11 seconds.

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