The Ohio State Buckeyes lost star center Jared Sullinger to foul trouble early against the Syracuse Orange in their Elite Eight matchup. But Ohio State is hanging tough with the top-seeded Orange, trailing just 23-21 at the under-eight timeout in the first half.
William Buford has five points to lead the Buckeyes, and Deshaun Thomas has added four of his own. Sullinger had four points and three rebounds before heading to the pine with two fouls, but also had two turnovers.
For the Orange, Scoop Jardine and Dion Waiters are running the show and carrying the load. Jardine has seven points, and Waiters has netted six.
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