Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • ARIZ 44.2
    • 42.3 OSU
  • Three Point %

    • ARIZ 33.3
    • 53.8 OSU
  • Turnovers

    • ARIZ 11
    • 8 OSU
  • Rebounds

    • ARIZ 32
    • 35 OSU

Game Information

Coverage: TBS
Staples Center
  • Los Angeles, California 90185
Referees: Les Jones, Ed Corbett, Brian O'Connell
3/29/2013 Associated Press

Ross' late 3 propels Ohio State into Elite Eight

LaQuinton Ross hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State advanced to the brink of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.

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Game Flow

- 0th Half





Shot Chart

Research Notes

  • 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.

  • Buckeye Heroes - Ohio State Go-Ahead 3-pt FG Last 2 Games

    Aaron CraftLaQuinton Ross
    OppIowa StArizona
    Time left0.52.1
    3-pt FG1-12-2

  • 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.


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