BUFFALO – Vee Sanford’s driving jump shot with 3.8 seconds remaining helped the Dayton Flyers upset No. 6-seed Ohio State, 60-59, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Sanford finished with 10 points and Dyshawn Pierre added 12 as No. 11-seed Dayton advanced to meet the winner of Syracuse vs. Western Michigan.
The Flyers led 33-30 at halftime and the lead see-sawed in the final minutes. Following Sanford’s go-ahead bucket, Ohio State’s Aaron Craft missed a hurried jumper at the buzzer.
Gary Cohen and Kevin Grevey called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Matt Kavanaugh banks it in and is fouled to give Dayton an early lead.)
(Vee Sanford’s one-hander is good and Dayton leads 33-28.)
(Sam Thompson and Dyshawn Pierre exchange 3-pointers as the lead changes hands early.)
(Aaron Craft’s layup gives Buckeyes a 52-51 lead.)
(Aaron Craft’s running scoop shot is good as Ohio State takes lead at 59-58.)
(Vee Sanford’s hits game winning bank shot with 3.8 seconds to go to win Battle of Ohio!)
(Postgame interview with Dayton’s Dyshawn Pierre)
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