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(2) Ohio State Eliminates (7) Gonzaga, 73-66 

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH, PA) --  Ohio State thwarted a late Gonzaga rally and beat the 7th seeded Bulldogs, 73-66, to advance to the sweet sixteen for the third straight year.

Forwards Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas led the way for the Buckeyes with 18 points a piece.

"We went toe to toe with a really good team," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "Wouldn't surprise me if they are cutting down the nets in New Orleans. They're right at that level with some of those other good teams like Syracuse and Kentucky."

The Buckeyes will play either Florida State or Cincinnati in Boston, Thursday.

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Third Ranked Ohio State Edges Purdue 87-84

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, OH) -- The third ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (21-3) hung on and beat Big Ten rival Purdue (15-9), 87-84 in Columbus Tuesday night.

Buckeyes' senior guard William Buford led the way with 29 points.

"They came out ready to play." Buford said after the game. "They threw the first punch. We didn't lock up defensively how we needed to, how we knew to lock up....But down the stretch, we ended up locking up on defense and executing on offense."

The win was Ohio States sixth straight, and gives it a game and a half lead over Michigan St. in the Big Ten.

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