Boxscore
Ohio 62, South Florida 56
Sunday, March 18, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Tony Green, Chris Rastatter, Mark Whitehead
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Ohio 21 41 62
South Florida 27 29 56

Recap


Ohio 62, South Florida 56: Walter Offutt scored a game-high 21 points and made all four of his 3-point attempts as the Bobcats defeated the Bulls in the third round of the NCAA tournament in Nashville.
 
D.J. Cooper added 19 points for Ohio (29-7), which made 9 of 18 from 3-point range and became the first 13th seed to reach the Sweet 16 since Bradley in 2006.
 
South Florida (22-14) led 42-37 after a dunk by Jawanza Poland with 9:26 left, but he was called for a technical foul for hanging on the rim. Ohio capitalized as Nick Kellogg made both free throws and a 3-pointer to start a 17-4 run that gave the Bobcats control.
 
Victor Rudd recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Collins added 13 points and six assists for South Florida, the 12th seed.
 
Ohio led by as much as six early on, but South Florida built a 19-6 run and settled for a 27-21 halftime lead. Augustus Gilchrist had eight of his 12 points in the first half for South Florida, which made just 2 of 15 from 3-point range.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: It’s the second time Ohio has won two NCAA tournament games in a season. The other was in 1964… The Bulls have allowed 53 points combined in the first half of its last three games… Ohio won the only other meeting between the two teams in the 1973-74 season… South Florida had 10 turnovers – seven in the second half.

Ohio Bobcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ivo Baltic 34:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 4 0 2 0 2
Jon Smith 19:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 2
Walter Offutt 38:00 7-9 4-4 3-4 2 1 3 0 1 4 0 0 21
D.J. Cooper 37:00 5-12 2-6 7-9 2 4 6 7 1 2 4 0 19
Nick Kellogg 25:00 2-6 2-5 3-4 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 9
Reggie Keely 22:00 0-5 0-0 4-6 1 4 5 0 2 1 1 0 4
T.J. Hall 18:00 1-4 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 0 3
Ricardo Johnson 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Stevie Taylor 3:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 17-43 9-18 19-25 7 18 25 10 19 9 8 1 62
  39.5% 50.0% 76.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 8

South Florida Bulls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Victor Rudd 36:00 4-12 1-6 4-4 1 9 10 2 2 2 1 1 13
Augustus Gilchrist 28:00 4-6 0-0 4-4 2 3 5 0 2 1 1 0 12
Ron Anderson 26:00 3-3 0-0 0-1 4 2 6 0 3 0 1 1 6
Anthony Collins 37:00 4-8 0-1 5-5 0 1 1 6 4 1 3 1 13
Hugh Robertson 24:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick 26:00 3-7 1-3 0-0 2 4 6 0 3 1 3 2 7
Jawanza Poland 15:00 1-4 0-1 1-3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Shaun Noriega 5:00 0-2 0-2 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake Nash 3:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
TOTAL 200 20-46 2-15 14-19 10 22 32 10 16 5 10 6 56
  43.5% 13.3% 73.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10
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