Many felt that even without point guard Kendall Marshall, North Carolina would have no problem with Ohio in the Midwest Region Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Well, the Tarheels did have problems and needed a 10-2 run in overtime to put away Ohio, 73-65.
Stillman White started in place of Marshall and did his part, by not turning the ball over and dishing out six assists. However, UNC just couldn’t get into an up-and-down pace.
Ohio actually had a lead with three minutes left in the game, but couldn’t make the plays to put away UNC. They lost the game on three major points: two-point shooting, rebounds, and free throws. Ohio made 12 three pointers, but just 11 from inside the arc. They were out-rebounded 55-27. Ohio was 7-for-8 from the free throw line, but UNC was 14-of-24.
Tyler Zeller led the way for the Tarheels, as he scored 20 points and hauled in 22 rebounds. Reggie Bullock was the x-factor with 17 points and ten rebounds.
Ohio was led by Walter Offutt, who scored 26 points, and Nick Kellogg, who made 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.