The Buckeyes were bloodied, but avoided the knockout punch in overtime in their first game of the NCAA Tournament.
Despite suffering a cut next to his eye, Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points to lead 10th-seeded Ohio State (24-11) to a 75-72 win against seventh-seed Virginia Commonwealth University (26-10) on Thursday in Portland, Ore. The win sends the Buckeyes to the round of 32, where they are scheduled to face two-seed Arizona on Saturday.
The game was tied at 66 at the end of regulation before the Buckeyes outscored the Rams, 9-6, in overtime.
OSU capped the first half on a 16-5 run, with Russell scoring 10… Read more