#2 seed Ohio State stunned by Oral Roberts, eliminated from NCAA Tournament

Holtmann, Walker on NCAA loss

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio State is headed home early.

In the first big upset of March Madness, the #2 seeded Buckeyes were bounced in overtime by #15 Oral Roberts 75-72 Friday in West Lafayette, Ind.

Kevin Obanor led ORU with 30 points while Max Abmas, the nation’s leading scorer, added 29.

E.J. Liddell paced OSU with 23 points, but the Buckeyes were hurt by 16 turnovers and shot just 50% (9-18) from the free throw line.

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