Ohio State raises last roof against South Dakota State with 81-73 win

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Ohio State raises last roof against South Dakota State with 81-73 win

South Dakota State may have started a raise-the-roof battle in Thursday’s opening round NCAA tournament game, but Ohio State finished it.

The silliness started in the first half of Ohio State’s 81-73 win, as the Jackrabbits’ Mike Daum decided a thunderous jam wasn’t enough to raise his team’s spirits. So he went ahead and raised the roof, too.

The @OhioStateonBTN Twitter account wasn’t feeling it.

But Ohio State’s Kam Williams and @OhioStAthletics decided that they couldn’t let Daum raise the roof in Boise unanswered. Some other Buckeyes got in on the fun, too.

Daum had a phenomenal game with 27 points and six boards, but Williams and the Buckeyes got the last laugh–and raised the last roof–partly thanks to a monster four-point play late. Williams finished with 22 points and five rebounds.

Now let’s put this once-hallowed dance move back into retirement, where it belongs.

Alex Roux, BTN.com editor

About Alex Roux: A graduate of the University of Illinois, Roux is a BTN.com web editor and covers news across the Big Ten Conference on BTN.com and BTN's social media platforms. Follow him on Twitter @arouxBTN.


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