Vee Sanford hit a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to help the Dayton Flyers upset the No. 22/24 Ohio State Buckeyes, 60-59, in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Trailing 59-58 with 10 seconds left, Sanford drove from the top of the key to the right side and banked in a shot. Ohio State's Aaron Craft's game-winning attempt rattled out as time expired. Dayton, the No. 11 seed in the South Region, improved to 24-10 overall and advanced to the NCAA Third Round. The Flyers will play No. 12/14 Syracuse on Saturday, March 22. The drama started with the game tied at 55-55 with 1:11 to go. Devin Oliver was fouled on a drive, but missed two free throws. Ohio State scored and led 57-55 with under a minute to play. On the ensuing possession with the shot clock winding down, Dyshawn Pierre was fouled on a 3-pointer. He sank all three free throw attempts to give UD a 58-57 lead with 20.9 seconds go to. Craft countered with a layup with 15 seconds left to give OSU a 59-58 lead. That set the stage for Sanford's game-winner.
Sanford's the hero as Dayton stuns Ohio State 60-59
DaytonFlyers.com | Mar 20