The No.1 North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 13 Ohio Bobcats played one another on Friday night in a Sweet 16 matchup in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats were attempting to continue their string of improbable upsets and make it into the Elite Eight. At the end of regulation, the Ohio hopes are still alive, as the game heads to overtime tied up, 63-63.
Early on, Ohio looked overmatched and UNC led 29-22 at halftime. After the break, the Bobcats looked decidedly more focused, as they slowly and steadily eliminated the Tar Heels' lead. Ohio went ahead late in the game, but the final three minutes of regulation saw the two teams matching one another basket for basket. Ohio held a one-point lead into the final minute before Reggie Bullock dropped a three-pointer to put UNC up 63-61 with 0:42 left in the game. Walter Offutt sank an impossible layup to tie it up while getting fouled, but missed the free throw with about 20 seconds left on the clock. UNC had their shot blocked, sending the game to overtime.
Here is Offutt's shot:
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