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LaQuinton Ross' late 3 sends Ohio St past Arizona

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -

LaQuinton Ross hit the tie breaking 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.

Ross, the Buckeyes' remarkable reserve, scored 14 of his 17

points in the second half for the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-7),

who rallied from an early 11-point deficit and weathered the

sixth-seeded Wildcats' late charge for their 11th consecutive

victory since mid-February.

Deshaun Thomas scored 20 points for Ohio State, and Aaron Craft

added 13 before ceding the Buckeyes' final shot to Ross. Craft hit

an awfully similar 3-pointer against Iowa State last Sunday to send

the Buckeyes forward.

Mark Lyons' acrobatic three-point play for the Wildcats (27-8)

had tied it with 21.8 seconds left.

 

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