Aaron Craft hit a last second 3-pointer to send No. 2 Ohio State into the Sweet Sixteen with a 78-75 win over Iowa State Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.
Craft’s shot helped right the ship for the Buckeyes after the Cyclones went on a 13-0 run in the closing minutes to take the lead. Craft took the last two shots, missing the first and then waiting for the clock to wind down before throwing up the game winner.
Ohio State, who avoided becoming the latest high-seed victim in the West Region, will play No. 6 Arizona on Thursday in Los Angeles.
DeShaun Thomas scored 22 points for the Buckeyes to lead all scorers.
No. 1 Indiana 58
No. 9 Temple 52
The Hoosiers also survived a scare in Dayton with a 12-2 run over the last 3:32 of the game to reach their second straight Sweet Sixteen.
Victor Oladipo, who led Indiana with 16 points, hit a free throw to give Indiana the lead with 1:19 remaining before making a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to seal the victory for the Hoosiers.
Indiana will face No. 4 Syracuse on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Temple fell behind early before taking its first lead of the game with 1:46 left in the first half. They held the lead for half the game before Indiana tied it with less than two minutes.
Khalif Wyatt led Temple with a game-high 31 points.
No. 1 Kansas 70
No. 8 North Carolina 58
After a subpar first half, the Jayhawks recovered to oust former coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heels in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas will face No. 4 Michigan on Friday in Arlington, Texas.
The Jayhawks’ Travis Releford led all scorers with 22 points, and teammate Jeff Withey blocked five shots.