You have to feel for the Northwestern Wildcats. The school is fighting for its first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, and had a great opportunity tonight to get off the bubble with a home game against No. 10 Ohio State. The Wildcats fought until the buzzer but ultimately fell short as the Buckeyes prevailed 75-73. The loss drops Northwestern to 17-12 overall and 7-10 in the Big 10. Ohio State goes to 24-6 overall and 12-5 in conference with the win.
Buckeyes star sophomore Jared Sullinger made the game-winning basket with just second left. Northwestern's John Shurna hit the front of the rim on a Hail Mary three-pointer as time expired and Ohio State escaped with the win.
The Wildcats had no answer for Sullinger, who finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Deshaun Thomas added 19 points for Ohio State in the win. Point guard Aaron Craft had 14 points and four steals for OSU.
Drew Crawford had 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting for the Wildcats. Shurna finished with 22 points.
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