Field Goal %
- ARIZ 44.2
- 42.3 OSU
Three Point %
- ARIZ 33.3
- 53.8 OSU
- ARIZ 11
- 8 OSU
- ARIZ 32
- 35 OSU
- Los Angeles, California 90185
- Line: OSU -3.5
- 0th Half
Ohio State's defense stepped up late in possessions in its win against Arizona Thursday, limiting the Wildcats to 8-for-29 (27.6 percent) on shots that came after two or more passes, including 4-for-17 (23.5 percent) in the second half. Arizona was more efficient on offense when passing once or fewer, shooting 15-for-23 (65.2 percent) from the field.
Ohio State outscored Arizona 16-4 over the first 8:11 of the second half to take a 50-42 lead. All 16 of the Buckeyes' points during the run came either in the paint or from the free-throw line. Ohio State's 10 paint points during this stretch equaled its first-half total.
LaQuinton Ross joins Vander Blue, Tyrone Garland, and teammate Aaron Craft as the only players in the last two Men's Basketball Championships to make a potential game-tying or go-ahead field goal in the final 10 seconds of a game. Players have made the last three such shot attempts, after making one of the previous 26 dating back to the 2011 tournament.
The game-winning 3-pointer by Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross was the first game-tying or go-ahead shot Ross has attempted in the final minute of any game in his career.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper urged the state legislature to revoke the law known as the "bathroom bill" before the NCAA starts analyzing bids from other cities to host college events.
Washington star freshman Markelle Fultz will likely be a game-time decision when the Huskies play Thursday night against Arizona State after sitting out two games with a sore knee.
The SportsNation crew debates whether it was inappropriate for Lonzo Ball's dad to make comments comparing his son to Steph Curry.