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By Brian Buckley,
Against Arizona in last year’s NCAA tournament game, Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft found shooting guard LaQuinton Ross for a game-winning 3-point shot. The game before that, Craft made a game-winning 3-pointer that gave the Buckeyes a win over Iowa State.
By Anthony Weihofen
This year’s big NCAA tournament has been one like no other. Records were set and there are numerous Cinderella stories that many are talking about. Now that teams are in the Sweet-16 portion of the March Madness tournament, previous games mean very little and teams are really showing who does or doesn’t deserve to advance.
Right from the start Marquette took total control of the game in what turned out to be a huge victory for the Golden Eagles. Marquette entered the tournament ranked third, one spot below the Miami Hurricanes, but came out on top 71-61. Marquette will now be advancing to the Elite-8.
By Anthony Weihofen
Once considered a top 75 recruit by ESPN, Ohio State sophomore Laquinton Ross had been facing some ups and severe downs. Not living near up to the expectations people expected of him something had to change.
In the 2011-12 season Ross was only averaging two points per game and a total of 35 minutes played in only nine games for Buckeyes who were first in the NCAA standings last year. With a team that good they’re not going to settle for just anybody being on the court and Ross would have to fight for his playing spot. His high school status was and is meaningless to them.
By Ryan Gomes
As the main course of the Big Ten basketball schedule heats up after the New Year, the early non-conference slate has provided an early appetizer. The Big Ten could be the most powerful of the power conferences, going deep with four teams currently ranked among the top 10 in the country (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois) and six in the top 25 (Minnesota, and Michigan State). It is also chock full of individual superstars who will find their way onto many of the postseason All-America ballots. Here is my perspective as to where things will shake out based on what we’ve seen so far …