March Madness - Arizona vs Ohio State Wrap - Ohio State Wins 73-70
Deshaun Thomas scored 20 points leading Ohio State to a 73-70 victory over Arizona at Staples Center on Thursday.
Ohio State did not, however, defeat Arizona against the spread, which closed at 3.5 at most sportsbooks.
Ohio State got 17 points from LaQuinton Ross and another 13 points from Aaron Craft. Aaron Craft contributed 5 assists, while Sam Thompson cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Arizona got 23 points from Mark Lyons in a losing cause and another 16 points from Solomon Hill. Solomon Hill contributed 3 assists for them, while Kevin Parrom had 7 rebounds.
Ohio State trailed at halftime, 38-34.
Ohio State had a 32-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.