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Buckeyes bounced from the tournament

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Ohio State's season is over after a crushing loss to Wichita State in the West Regional Final, losing to the Shockers 70-66. The Buckeyes had one of their worst shooting performances of the season, connecting on just 31% of their field goals. Aaron Craft, who had been so big for OSU all season, shot just 2-of-12 for 9 points.

The Buckeyes came into the game winning 11-straight games, and doing so with late game heroics. Laquinton Ross and Aaron Craft both drilled threes in the waning moments of their last two games just to get to the Elite 8.

The Buckeyes came back from a 20-point deficit, with Ross scoring 15 of his 19 points after the half. Deshaun Thomas overcame a slow start to score 21 points after missing nine of his first 12 shots. All eyes will be on his impending decision whether or not to turn pro and enter the NBA draft.

Malcolm Armstead led the way for Wichita State, scoring a team-high 14 points.

The Buckeyes finish their season at 29-8.

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