The 2013 NCAA tournament ultimately ended in heartbreaking disappointment for Ohio State, thanks to an Elite Eight upset loss at the hands of Wichita State, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some memorable highlights along the way.
In the Buckeyes' second game, they found themselves pitted against an underrated and dangerous Iowa State squad, and their leader Aaron Craft was struggling down the stretch. Yes, he drew a critical charge, but turnovers and missed jump shots were plaguing the point guard’s game.
And then in an instant, he went from potential goat to hero with a buzzer-beating three-pointer to win the game. The fact that he waved off the Big Ten’s leading scorer in Deshaun Thomas only made the three that much more impressive.
The wild ride wasn’t over for the Buckeyes because the very next game they found themselves tied once again in the final moments. This time it was LaQuinton Ross, who made the NCAA tournament his personal breaking out stage, who buried the game-winning dagger against Arizona in the Sweet 16.
We are only treated to a couple of buzzer-beaters every tournament, and the fact that Ohio State provided two consecutive game-winners was quite memorable.