5:09 PM ET, March 18, 2011
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
William Buford scores 18 points as Ohio State rolls into round of 32
CLEVELAND -- Ohio State's seniors didn't want to be at their graduation ceremony. Now, they'll definitely miss Sunday's commencement."It's cool," guard David Lighty said. "I'd much rather be here."
Rapid Reaction: Ohio State
ESPN's Brian Bennett spoke with Ohio State's Jared Sullinger after the freshman phenom's NCAA tournament debut. Rapid reaction
• No. 1 seeds Pitt, Duke and Ohio State won by 23, 32 and 29 points, respectively, in their opening games.
• William Buford led a balanced attack for Ohio State with 18 points.
• Jared Sullinger had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Buckeyes, who shot 56.9 percent from the field and made 12-of-24 from 3-point range.
• Ohio State will play George Mason in the round of 32. It will be the first time the two teams have met since 1996.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-53 (.340)||29-52 (.558)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-17 (.235)||12-24 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-7 (.857)||5-8 (.625)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||9 (0/0)|
|» Mar 18, 2011||@OSU 75, UTSA 46||Recap|
Ohio State assisted on 26 of its 29 made field goals (89.7 pct) against UT-San Antonio, the highest assist percentage by a team in a NCAA Tournament game in the last 15 years (min 25 FG). It's also the highest by Ohio State in any game in the last 15 years.
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