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March 16, 2012
Follow Noon | Rowland | Givler | Birmingham
PITTSBURGH - The record books will show an Ohio State win in its first game of the 2012 NCAA Tournament but none of the Buckeyes were fufilled after a 78-59 win over No. 15 seed Loyola-Maryland. The Ohio State effort was marred by turnovers and poor shooting by everyone not named DeShaun Thomas.
Thomas went off for a career high 31 points and just off his career pace with 12 rebounds. The rest of the Buckeyes had 13 field goals to match Thomas' field goals. Overall it was not the type of outing that Thad Matta and the rest of the team foresaw.
But now attention turns to 7th seeded Gonzaga for a Saturday afternoon game. But before we turn the page forward we caught up with the team after the game to get their thoughts about what went down into the late hours of the overnight against the Greyhounds and what the Bucks thought of their effort or lack of effort.