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March 17, 2012
Follow Noon | Rowland | Givler | Birmingham
PITTSBURGH - The Buckeyes are going back to the Sweet 16 after a hard fought 73-66 win over No. 7 seed Gonzaga to close out games at the CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday. Jared Sullinger and DeShaun Thomas each had 18 points while William Buford and Aaron Craft both scored in double figures as well.
But Saturday's game story can't be told just from a box score or a short recap, it was a game of runs, the Buckeyes trailed by seven points in the first half and appeared to be on the brink of elimination only to come back and take the lead by ten to watch that lead get whittled away.
The young Buckeyes however were able to prevail after some key plays by Sullinger in the paint after he had been denied on several occasions. Now it is goodbye to the Steel City and hello to Beantown.
We caught up with the Buckeyes after the game to get their thoughts on a tough win and the ability to live to play another game.