Gonzaga game at a glance

Share story

Player of the game

Playing 40 minutes, Ohio State guard Aaron Craft had 17 points and 10 assists and helped hold Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos to a 3-for-13 shooting day.

Key to the game

While OSU All-American Jared Sullinger had a relatively understated day — 18 points and four rebounds — other Buckeyes, including Craft and forward Deshaun Thomas (17 points), stepped up.

Most Read Stories

Cyber Sale! Save 90% on digital access.

Turning point

Sullinger hit two short-range shots starting at the 3:36 mark, as the Buckeyes broke from a 61-all tie, and at the other end, they held Gonzaga scoreless on five consecutive possessions.

Quote of the day

“They have a variety of guys. It isn’t just Sullinger, I can tell you that. They’ve got some guys that can really make some shots.” — Gonzaga coach Mark Few, on Ohio State’s balance.

Bud Withers