NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Walter Offutt scored 21 points, D.J.
Cooper had 19 and No. 13 seed Ohio beat South Florida 62-56 on
Sunday night to advance to the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional
The Bobcats (29-7) will play No. 1 seed North Carolina in their
second trip to the regional semifinals.
Ohio trailed by two when Offutt swished a 3-pointer, launching a
10-0 run for the Bobcats. A pair of free throws by Cooper made it
54-46 with 3:28 left.
The Bobcats had a 59-53 lead when Toarlyn Fitzpatrick connected
for South Florida's first 3-pointer of the half. But Cooper went 3
for 4 from the line while the Bulls missed three shots in the final
Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins both scored 13 points for
the Bulls (22-14).
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