The Buckeyes got a combined 49 points and 18 boards from Deshaun Thomas and Jared Sullinger on the way to a 81-66 stomping of the Cincinnati Bearcats to earn a trip to the Elite Eight.
In a game of ridiculous runs, Ohio State used 1st half blitzes of 15-4 and 14-5 and after UC opened the 2nd half on a 27-8 tear to take a four point lead, OSU unleashed a 26-7 spurt before coasting to the 15 point win.
Aaron Craft was large with 11 points, six steals and five assists while Lenzelle Smith Jr. stepped up with 15 points on 6/7 shooting in support of the big two.
The win sets up a showdown against Syracuse on Saturday at 7:05pm with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
Props to the Buckeyes for sticking together and putting a collective foot in the @ss of the Bearcats. Life is good. Cue the music...