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NCAA Women's Tournament 2012, Ohio State Vs. Florida Score: Buckeyes Bow Out In First Round With Loss To Gators

The Ohio State women's basketball season ended unceremoniously on Sunday with a first-round loss to the Florida Gators. The Buckeyes were the No. 8 seed but had the fortuitous placement of being sent to Bowling Green for the first and second round games. They were not able to capitalize on the friendly environment and lost to the Gators, 70-65, in their opening round game.

Tayler Hill scored 23 points to lead OSU, including two buckets down the stretch that cut the Florida lead to just two. But OSU could never pull even with Florida, who moved on behind the performance of Jennifer George, who answered Hill at the other end. George had 16 points and six rebounds for Florida. The Gators will almost certainly play the No. 1 overall seed in the next round - an undefeated Baylor Bears squad led by Brittney Griner.

For more on Ohio State basketball, check out Along The Olentangy, SB Nation's Buckeyes blog. You can also follow the NCAA Women's Tournament at SB Nation's Swish Appeal. A complete bracket is available here.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.