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March 28, 2013
Follow Noon | Givler | Axelrod | Birmingham
LOS ANGELES - It is hard to believe that the Buckeyes were 18-7 at one point and that many people believed that Ohio State was in danger of even making the NCAA Tournament. Now Thad Matta's team is one win away from making it to back-to-back Final Fours.
Ohio State is in the middle of an 11-game winning streak, all coming after a terrible loss in Madison (Wis.) at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers. Since then the Buckeyes have been perfect in the record book and while many of the games have been far from perfect in an execution standpoint, Ohio State is 29-7, Big Ten Tournament Champions and a win over Wichita State away from heading to Atlanta for the crown jewel of college basketball, the Final Four.
LaQuinton Ross gave the Buckeyes the shot that they needed to finally put away an Arizona team that ran out to a big lead and then reeled Ohio State back in when the Buckeyes extended things to double figures. Ross has been playing at a different level in the last handful of games he has been on the court and his 17 points on Thursday gave the Buckeyes just what they needed.
We caught up with several of the players and coach Matta after the game and have all of our post game videos for you here in one place. Check them out.
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