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Buckeyes advance with win over Iowa State

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round with a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night.
Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes (20-14) who face Houston on Sunday.
Keyshawn Woods added 19 points for Ohio State, which will play No. 3 seed Houston on Sunday for a spot in the round of 16. Musa Jallow added 11 points for Ohio State.
Iowa State (23-12) led just once in the second half but had a chance to send the game into overtime when Nick Weiler-Babb had an open attempt at a game-tying 3. His shot missed and ended the season for the Cyclones, who won the Big 12 Tournament to earn a spot in the NCAAs.
Marial Shayok scored 23 points and Lindell Wigginton added 14 for Iowa State.
Ohio State led 26-24 at halftime and started to gain momentum in the early minutes of the second half. Woods threw up a lob to Jallow for a dunk that put the Buckeyes up 38-32 with 14 minutes to play.
Iowa State caught a much-needed break when Wigginton was fouled on a 3-pointer. He made the free throw to cut Ohio State’s lead to 44-42. Shayok’s mid-range jumper finally put Iowa State up 54-53, but Ohio State answered quickly. Woods’ corner three put the Buckeyes up 58-54.
Wesson missed a free throw with Ohio State up three and 10 seconds remaining to set up the final sequence.
BIG PICTURE
Ohio State: The Buckeyes slowed the game down and turned it into a Big Ten-style bruise fest. The officials were lenient, which played into the hands of Ohio State’s 6-foot-9, 270-pound Wesson.
Iowa State: The Cyclones fell back into some of their inconsistency — they entered the tournament having won just three of their previous six games.

Ohio State 62, Iowa State 59
OHIO STATE (20-14)
K.Wesson 8-15 5-6 21, A.Wesson 1-7 3-4 5, Woods 7-16 2-2 19, Jackson 1-8 0-0 2, Jallow 5-5 0-0 11, K.Young 0-2 0-0 0, Muhammad 0-0 0-0 0, Washington 1-5 1-2 4. Totals 23-58 11-14 62.
IOWA ST. (23-12)
Jacobson 0-3 0-0 0, Shayok 9-17 2-3 23, Horton-Tucker 1-6 0-0 2, Weiler-Babb 1-8 2-2 4, Haliburton 2-4 0-0 4, Conditt 0-0 0-0 0, Lard 6-7 0-0 12, Wigginton 4-8 3-5 14. Totals 23-53 7-10 59.
Halftime—Ohio St. 26-24. 3-Point Goals—Ohio St. 5-20 (Woods 3-6, Jallow 1-1, Washington 1-3, K.Wesson 0-2, A.Wesson 0-3, Jackson 0-5), Iowa St. 6-22 (Wigginton 3-5, Shayok 3-9, Haliburton 0-2, Horton-Tucker 0-3, Weiler-Babb 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Ohio St. 36 (K.Wesson 12), Iowa St. 29 (Weiler-Babb, Lard 6). Assists—Ohio St. 12 (A.Wesson, Jackson 3), Iowa St. 9 (Weiler-Babb 4). Total Fouls—Ohio St. 12, Iowa St. 15.