2012 NCAA Bracket, Cincinnati Vs. Ohio State Score: Buckeyes Earn Elite Eight Berth, Win 81-66

The battle of Ohio in Boston in the 2012 NCAA Tournament was won by a second-half run. And it was the Ohio State Buckeyes who made it en route to defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats 81-66.



Jared Sullinger scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds to anchor the Buckeyes, and Deshaun Thomas put up 26 points to lead all scorers. But after conceding the lead to Cincinnati, Ohio State took control of the game with a 20-4 run in the second half to take it back for good. And Sullinger did work during it.

Cashmere Wright had 18 points for Cincy, which also got 15 points from Sean Kilpatrick and 13 from Jaquon Parker.

Ohio State moves on to the Elite Eight, where the Buckeyes will face off with Syracuse on Saturday.

For more, visit Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy and Cincinnati blog Down The Drive.

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