Boxscore
Kentucky 62, Ohio St. 60
Friday, March 25, 2011 9:45 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - Roger Ayers, Brian O'Connell, Scott Thornley
Attendance - 18343

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 30 32 62
Ohio St. 30 30 60

Recap


NEWARK, N.J. -- Brandon Knight's pull-up jumper with 5.4 seconds remaining propelled Kentucky to a 62-60 victory over top-seeded Ohio State in NCAA East Regional semifinal action on Friday night.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats (28-8) will face North Carolina for the regional title on Sunday.

Ohio State (34-3) tied the score at 60-60 on a 3-pointer by Jon Diebler with 21.2 seconds to go before Knight — who had made just 2 of 9 shots and turned the ball over six times — produced his second game-winning basket of the tournament. The Buckeyes had a shot to win at the other end, but William Buford's 3-point attempt from the left wing was off the mark.

Knight hit the game-winner in Kentucky's 59-57 win over Princeton in the tournament opener.

Josh Harrellson led Kentucky with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while DeAndre Liggins added 15 points.

Jared Sullinger paced Ohio State with 21 points and 16 rebounds and Diebler added 16 points. The Buckeyes shot a season-worst 32.8 percent (19 of 58) from the field. Buford, the team's No. 2 scorer, shot 2 of 16.

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Harrellson 34:00 7-9 0-0 3-3 5 5 10 0 3 0 1 3 17
Terrence Jones 25:00 3-10 2-3 0-0 0 8 8 0 3 0 1 2 8
Brandon Knight 34:00 3-10 1-6 2-2 0 3 3 4 2 1 6 0 9
Doron Lamb 31:00 2-5 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 6
Darius Miller 39:00 2-6 1-3 2-2 2 2 4 4 3 2 2 2 7
DeAndre Liggins 34:00 5-8 0-2 5-7 0 6 6 3 3 0 1 3 15
Eloy Vargas 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jon Hood 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-48 6-17 12-14 7 24 31 11 17 3 11 11 62
  45.8% 35.3% 85.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jon Diebler 40:00 5-10 4-7 2-4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 16
William Buford 37:00 2-16 1-3 4-4 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 0 9
David Lighty 40:00 5-12 1-4 1-2 0 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 12
Jared Sullinger 39:00 7-14 0-0 7-9 8 8 16 0 4 1 4 1 21
Dallas Lauderdale 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Aaron Craft 36:00 0-5 0-2 2-3 2 4 6 2 2 4 1 0 2
Deshaun Thomas 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-58 6-16 16-22 10 20 30 7 14 6 7 1 60
  32.8% 37.5% 72.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 7
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