7:00 PM ET, April 3, 2008
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a locker room outburst equal parts joy and angst, Jamar Butler finally dropped the charade Ohio State had been playing for nearly three weeks and revealed its main motivating factor for a roughshod run through the NIT."This is what happens when you put an NCAA tournament team in the NIT," Butler yelled, surrounded by his teammates after beating Massachusetts 92-85 in the title game Thursday night. "Write that down and send that to the committee."
Rebound GuysOhio State became just the third school in history to lose in the NCAA title game one year and win the NIT the next season. Here's the complete list.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-87 (.368)||32-58 (.552)|
|3P Made-Attempted||12-32 (.375)||10-19 (.526)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-11 (.818)||18-25 (.720)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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