The Buckeyes let one slip through their collective fingertips late on Saturday.
Despite either leading or being tied with North Carolina for all but 58 seconds of the second half, Ohio State allowed the Tar Heels to send it to overtime, where the latter had an extra gear and pressed on the throttle.
Ohio State captain Justice Sueing cited the Buckeyes' inability to get crucial stops, as seen on Pete Nance's game-tying buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, as one of the primary reasons for the scarlet and gray loss. Sueing, who had 16 points for Ohio State, also said the team needed to take better care of the ball late in the game.
Buckeye head coach Chris Holtmann said the difference in the game was the Tar Heels' effort to start the second half, when the 2022 national runner-up began the period on a 10-2 run.
Check out everything Holtmann said about the loss in the video above, and watch Sueing's full interview session in New York City below.