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COL BKB: Ohio State 78, Iowa State 75

March 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM   |   Comments

DAYTON, Ohio, March 24 (UPI) -- Aaron Craft hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left Sunday, sending No. 2 Ohio State past Iowa State 78-75 and into the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

Craft scored the Buckeyes' final seven points, including a buzzer-beating trey that handed Ohio State (28-7) a second NCAA victory following a first-round defeat of Iona.

The junior guard finished with 18 points and six assists while DeShaun Thomas added 22 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Buckeyes stayed hot with a 10th consecutive overall win.

Making its fourth Sweet 16 appearance in four years, Ohio State now goes on to face sixth-seeded Arizona at Thursday's West Regional in Los Angeles.

The 10th-seeded Cyclones (23-12) were led by Korie Lucious with 19 points and four assists.

Will Clyburn chipped in with 17 points and four boards for Iowa State.

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