Dave's NCAA Tourney Picks, Mar.20: (8) Ohio State vs. (9) Siena

dave darbySenior Analyst IMarch 19, 2009

(8) Ohio State vs. (9) Siena

Line: Ohio State -3

 

Ohio State lost to Purdue 65-61 in the Big Ten Tournament championship, after finishing in a three-way tie for fourth place in the regular season standings. 

 

Evan Turner had 22 points and 10 boards in the defeat. The loss also broke a four-game winning streak and cost the Buckeyes a higher seed in the NCAA tourney.

 

Siena meanwhile took the MAAC title with a 77-70 win over Niagara in Times Union Center. The win was the fourth in a row for Siena.

 

Kenny Hasbrouck  scored 19 points for the Saints and Ryan Rossiter had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Siena was also the regular-season conference champ with a 16-2 record.

 

The Saints led the league in scoring at 77.9 points per game.

 

 

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