Ohio University, Mid-American Conference Tournament champions, are journeying where no Bobcat team has since 1964, after a 62-56 victory over South Florida. The Bobcats will now face North Carolina with a trip to the Elite Eight on the line, but a Tar Heel team which will be without the services of starting point guard Kendall Marshall, who suffered a broken wrist on his non-shooting hand in UNC’s win over Creighton.
The Bobcats were paced by Walter Offutt and D.J. Cooper, who combined for 40 points. Victor Rudd, Jr. recorded a double-double for the Bulls with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but it will be a bittersweet 21st birthday for the South Florida star.
Brad Sham and Pete Gillen called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.