The No. 2 seed Ohio State Buckeyes started a little slow, but then methodically seized control to lead the No. 15 seed Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds, 42-30 at the half.
Ohio State attacked the lane to take advantage of their size and athletic ability to draw several trips to the free throw line. The Buckeyes only shot 30% from the floor but they made 15 of 18 free throw attempts which helped build a 15-point lead at one point before the Greyhounds made a late surge to cut the lead to 11at the break.
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