March Madness: UD Flyers Defeat Buckeyes In NCAA Tournament

Mar 20, 2014

The University of Dayton men's basketball team pulled off a major upset in the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, beating Ohio State University in Buffalo, New York.

Dayton guard Vee Sanford sank a running jump shot with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game to give Dayton a 60-59 lead over the Buckeyes.

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Ohio State's star player, Aaron Craft missed a contested layup at the buzzer that allowed Dayton to advance in the tournament and move on to the third round.

Dayton's Jordan Sibert, who transferred to UD from Ohio State, helped play a major part in the win, making some big plays down the stretch for the Flyers.

It's been a good week for sports fans around the Miami Valley, as Dayton played host to the First Four opening round of the NCAA tournament followed by the Flyers advance to play Syracuse after knocking off the favored Buckeyes.