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Ohio State's Jared Sullinger

Kansas rallies, stuns OSU in national semifinal

(AP) Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds Saturday night to rally the Jayhawks past Ohio State 64-62 in the Final Four. Kansas rallied from 13 points down to complete another comeback in a game the Jayhawks led for a grand total of 3:48 – two of those minutes coming when the score was 2-0. William Buford led a quartet of Buckeyes in double figures, with 19 points, while Jared Sullinger posted a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds). Read the full AP recap, see the box score and get BTN.com

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger

Final Four preview: Ohio State vs. Kansas

(AP) Welcome to “The Other Game” at the Final Four. OK, so, the Ohio State-Kansas matchup may not have the fantastic freshmen, the outspoken coaches or blood-feud story line of the opening semifinal between Kentucky and Louisville. But this one still should be worth a two-hour investment in front of the TV set Saturday night. Besides the chance to watch two top-line teams play for a spot in the national title game, the Buckeyes-Jayhawks game offers a rare opportunity to see two All-Americans going at it with everything on the line. [AP: Read Ohio State, Final Four stories] Ohio State

William Buford

Buford key to Ohio State's Final Four fate

(AP) When it comes to unpredictable, game-changing performers at a Final Four, most of the time the discussion revolves around a precocious freshman. Ohio State fans, however, have grown accustomed to warily keeping an eye on the Buckeyes’ lone senior. Which William Buford will show up? [View the interactive NCAA bracket] Will it be the one who lit up Purdue for 29, Northwestern for 28, Kansas for 21 in the first meeting and Duke for 20? The cool team leader who hit a nerveless shot at the buzzer with a hand in his face to earn the Buckeyes a share

Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas

Moments along the way to the Final Four

Ohio State is back in the Final Four for the first since 2007, when it advanced to the national championship game and lost to Florida. The 2011-12 journey was an up-and-down one. Along the way, the Buckeyes were ranked as high as No. 2 and also struggled through a 2-3 funk in February. But they were at their best when it mattered most, winning eight of their last nine en route to making the Final Four. Now that Ohio State is off to New Orleans for the national semis, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina takes a look back at the key moments

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger

NOLA Bound! Buckeyes advance to Final Four

(AP) Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping Ohio State beat Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four. It will be the Buckeyes’ first trip to the NCAA semifinals since 2007. Deshaun Thomas scored 14 with nine rebounds for Ohio State (31-7), which led by eight points with 59 seconds to play and held on after the Orange cut it to three. The Buckeyes made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 68 seconds. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and get Tom Dienhart’s

Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) lays the ball up past Kentucky Wildcats forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of the semifinals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

End of the Road: Wildcats Knock Hoosiers Out

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift Kentucky to a 102-90 win over Indiana on Friday at Georgia Dome in Atlanta in the Sweet Sixteen. Christian Watford had 27 points to lead the Hoosiers (27-9), whose comeback season ended two wins shy of the Final Four. Indiana, which won a total of 28 games the previous three seasons, has regained its usual place among the college basketball bluebloods. Full boxscore is here. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart writes in this post that Indiana lived and died with the three-pointer this season, and on this night the Hoosier shots

Buckeyes ride Thomas, Sullinger into Elite Eight

Three Big Ten teams entered Thursday night with hopes of staying alive in the NCAA Tournament but only one of them survived as Ohio State moved on to the Elite Eight while Michigan State and Wisconsin head home.We’ve got full box scores for all three games on our scoreboard page, and I’ll get ready for Friday night’s game between Indiana and Kentucky, too. But right now head inside this post for my look at all three Thursday night games, including what’s next for each of these three Big Ten teams. It’s never easy to be knocked out of the tourney,

Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) reacts in the second half of the semifinals in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Cincinnati Bearcats at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Ohio State defeats Cincinnati, 81-66

Jared Sullinger scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists as Ohio State defeated Cincinnati 81-66 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston in the Sweet Sixteen. Deshaun Thomas had 26 pointsa nd six rebounds. East Regional – Round 4: #2 Ohio State 81, #6 Cincinnati 66 REVIEW | BOXSCORE | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | NCAA.COM BRACKET FAST RECAP: Jared Sullinger scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists as No. 7 Ohio State defeated Cincinnati 81-66 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston in the Sweet Sixteen. Both Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas

Wisconsin Badgers forward/center Jared Berggren (right) holds the ball away from Syracuse Orange forward Rakeem Christmas (25) in the first half of the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE

Syracuse edges Wisconsin, 64-63

Top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals. The Badgers had two shots at the win after Kris Joseph, a 75 percent free throw shooter, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 18.9 seconds left and the Orange leading by a point. Jordan Taylor came down and missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left and Mike Bruesewitz’s toss with the rebound was off, at the buzzer. East Regional – Round 4: #1 Syracuse 64, #4 Wisconsin 63 PREVIEW | BOXSCORE | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | NCAA.COM BRACKET

Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng (10) and Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) chase after the ball during the first half in the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewickel-US PRESSWIRE

Louisville drops Michigan State, 57-44

Louisville’s defense shut down Michigan State as the Cardinals upset the Spartans 57-44 Thursday at US Airways Center in Phoenix in the Sweet Sixteen. Scoring so few points is rare for Michigan State (29-8), a team that came in averaging 74.1 points per game this season. West Regional – Round 4: #4 Louisville 57, #1 Michigan State 44 PREVIEW | BOX SCORE | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | NCAA.COM BRACKET FAST RECAP: Louisville’s defense shut down Michigan State, as the Cardinals defeated the Spartans 57-44 in an upset on Thursday at US Airways Center in Phoenix in the Sweet Sixteen.