March 24, 2012 |
BOSTON - Jared Sullinger and the Ohio State Buckeyes had blown a 12-point lead and fallen behind Cincinnati in the second half of the East Regional semifinals on Thursday night. He figured it was time for the "cool guys" to take a seat, and let the "blue-collar" team take over. Sullinger scored 23 points with 11 rebounds as Ohio State (30-7) turned back Cincinnati's last charge with a 17-1 run to beat the Bearcats, 81-66, and advance to the NCAA regional finals for the first time since 2007.
March 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - One team's misfortune is another team's good fortune. Think Kansas, Missouri or Duke would give up their bracket to change to the East now that Syracuse big man Fab Melo has been declared ineligible for the NCAA Tournament? Ohio State is the No. 2 seed to Syracuse's No. 1. The Buckeyes were always live. Now, they are more live. They start play tonight at Consol Energy Center against Loyola (Md.). President Obama noticed. Or maybe he knows Ohio is much more in play than New York come November so he took Ohio State in his Final Four.
February 27, 2012 |
Jared Berggren scored Wisconsin's final five points - including a go-ahead three-pointer with 31 seconds left - and the 16th-ranked Badgers beat No. 8 Ohio State, 63-60, on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. Jordan Taylor had 19 points and Ryan Evans 10 for the Badgers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who made up for an earlier loss at home to the Buckeyes. With Ohio State (23-6, 11-5) up by a point, Berggren swished a shot from beyond the arc on the left wing. When the Buckeyes called a time-out to set up a play, the Badgers and a small contingent of fans celebrated.
December 23, 2011 |
The Villanova women's team showed no ill effects from a 12-day layoff as it raced to a 9-0 lead in a 56-47 Big Five victory over host Temple on Thursday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. The win was the sixth straight for Villanova. With the win, the Wildcats (9-2, 3-0 Big Five) are guaranteed of at least a tie for the Big Five championship and can win the City Series outright with a victory over Penn on Jan. 17. Emily Leer (Abington) scored a career-high 13 points and had six rebounds coming off the bench for Villanova.
December 15, 2011 |
Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back star forward Jared Sullinger in an 82-58 victory over visiting South Carolina Upstate last night. The Buckeyes (9-1) were effective if not overwhelming in rebounding from a 78-67 loss at No. 13 Kansas on Saturday. Sullinger, who had missed Ohio State's last two games with back spasms, received polite applause when he entered the game at the 14:37 mark of the first half. He took his time getting into the pace of the game, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
March 21, 2011 |
Over on George Mason's bench, a few players were mocking Jared Sullinger, Ohio State's fleshy freshman who was frustrated and fuming. The Buckeyes were trailing and appearing vulnerable in the early moments of yesterday's game at Cleveland. The Patriots were getting physical, talking trash and taking it right at the East Regional's top-seeded team, and Sullinger. That's when Ohio State's center bumped Patriots forward Ryan Pearson from behind and whispered some shocking news. "It's over, yo," Sullinger said.
January 13, 2010 |
Ohio State's Evan Turner dismantled Purdue's highly respected defense. Turner scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and the visiting Buckeyes rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue, 70-66, last night. Turner scored 14 of Ohio State's final 18 points. He also had nine rebounds in his third game back since missing a month with a fracture in his back. Ohio State coach Thad Matta said he's not sure Turner is 100 percent healthy yet. "Honestly, I hope about 50," Matta joked.
November 13, 2009 |
Evan Turner followed up his triple-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds and No. 16 Ohio State defeated visiting James Madison, 72-44, last night in the 2K Sports Classic. David Lighty added 14 points and William Buford had 12 for the Buckeyes (2-0), who advance to meet sixth-ranked defending national champion North Carolina in the semifinals next Thursday night in Madison Square Garden. Turner had the program's second recorded triple-double in Monday night's opener, going for 14 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in a 100-60 win over Alcorn State.
February 4, 2009 |
Purdue coach Matt Painter wasn't mystified that his team lost to Ohio State, 80-72, in overtime last night. After all, the 12th-ranked Boilermakers didn't have third-leading scorer Robbie Hummel, while the host Buckeyes got huge games from Evan Turner and William Buford. "It's in the product. Those guys are fantastic," Painter said. "You can't allow Evan Turner to get to the basket or the free-throw line 14 times. We did. But William Buford was amazing. That kid is good. " Turner scored six of his 26 points in overtime to help end the Boilermakers' six-game winning streak and prevent them from moving into a tie for first place in the Big Ten with Michigan State.
July 10, 2007 |
It was a never-ending sequence of torture. Day after day, William Buford Jr. headed to the park across the street from his Toledo, Ohio, home to play basketball. He always returned distraught an hour later. "Playing with the older people, they used to always push me around," Buford said. "They used to make me go home crying. . . . My brother [Ryan Rayford] used to also send me home crying. " Eight years later, he is the one upsetting people. So far, the senior-to-be at Toledo's Libbey High has not brought opponents to tears at Reebok's elite Rbk U camp at Philadelphia University.