While You're Waiting...

By Jason Priestas on March 22, 2013 at 10:00a

You may remember this game for the 49 fouls called during 40 minutes of action. We, however, prefer to remember it as the time Lenzelle Smith Jr. popped off for 16 second half points, helping to lead Ohio State to a 77-70 victory over No. 2 Syracuse to secure Thad Matta's second Final Four berth.

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Hovenaut's picture


Doubly glorious, loving the Buckeyes making the FF and just rubbing Boeheim's nose in it (cue the image of him picking said nose here).

TheShookster's picture

Absolutely. I hated the way Boeheim laughed off talk about the NCAA violations in one of his recent interviews...as if he and his "squeaky clean" program are above the law

He ain't even stretch doe!!

acBuckeye's picture

I remember this as the one game where Amir was actually productive. And for shutting Boeheim's whiny ass up.

BuckeyeSki's picture

I watched this game as the only Buckeye fan SURROUNDED by 'Cuse fans in NY. They hated me but high fives and hand shakes all around after game....until I played Hang on Sloopy 3x in a row on the jukebox

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Powers's picture

I live 2 hours from Syr so this win was soooo sweet!
I miss that Lenzelle.

Triv's picture

Not to nitpick, but I believe we were the 2 seed in this game, not the 1 as the buckshot says
A great win nonetheless

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

jeremytwoface's picture

This is a beautiful thing.
Also those fouls at the end of the game made me want to throw something through my TV

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

LadyBuck's picture

I hated watching this game in real time. The refs were absolutely horrible.

Bucks43201's picture

Eat it, BoehSlime!
That guy is the definition of smug.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

VHX7's picture

I forgot how clutch Lenzelle was in this game. Where did that go?

millertime2011's picture

The only sad thing about watching this was that it reminded me how we should've at least beaten kansas (we definitely matched up better against kentucky than kansas did). Oh well, that's why we have this year! GO BUCKS!

AngryWoody's picture

Wasn't this the game where the refs whistled everything? I was happy we won but I almost threw the remote through my TV screen.

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