College basketball fans could not have asked for a better way to get their Sunday started when it comes to the 2013 NCAA Tournament as the Round of 32 matchup between Ohio State and Iowa State went down to the final seconds before Aaron Craft hit the game-winning three-point shot with .5 seconds left. The Buckeyes went on to win the game 78-75 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the fourth-straight year and will prepare for a tough matchup against an Arizona squad that has looked very impressive so far this tournament.
Craft has been a key factor to the Buckeyes’ success all season and for a player that struggled from the line in the second half on Sunday–this was just the type of shot Craft needed to turn things around. There was one point in the second half where Ohio State was holding on to a 13-point lead, but Iowa State creeped back into the game and even had the lead at one point in the final minutes.
Unfortunately–their efforts weren’t enough as they’ll be watching the rest of the tournament from home.
As made as it sounds, the Cyclones have nobody to blame but themselves for this one considering they had the chance for a last-second shot at the end of the game if they had just pulled down a rebound that went out of bounds following an Ohio State miss. Either way, give Craft all of the credit in the world for coming up big for the Buckeyes with a big win.
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