Kaleb Wesson from Ohio State, Keyshawn Woods Dominate in the First Round to Win Over Iowa State
TULSA, Okla. – No. 32 and No. 34 is the hero of March Madness, separated by two digits on the Ohio State list, separated by two points in slugfest against the State of Iowa and, it turns out Friday night, separated physically by about two inches, sitting on a brightly lit press conference platform as the tournament winner The NCAA. Right, No. 32, Keyshawn Woods, and No. 34, Kaleb Wesson, is the last two players to come out of the BOK Center field moments after stunning a house filled with Iowa State fans by beating their sixth-seeded Cyclone, 62-59, in a pair of performances that will be rooted forever in their memories.
Woods, a senior, and Wesson, a sophomore, joined for 40 points, and they wanted the 11th seeded Buckeyes to become the 11th seed with a victory with a series of brilliant actions in the final five minutes of a tight match. Let’s start in reverse order, huh? Wesson got the game’s last rebound on a free throw missed, and Woods got the final point of the game – two free throws – some time before. Wesson, the 6’9 “frame, weighs 270 damned, plays an aggressive defense on the perimeter so he creates a turnover with about 90 seconds remaining, which follows him sinking two free throws on the other end. Woods records three digits at 2:40, 25 seconds after he made a spinning blow to regain the superiority of the Ohio State that would never lose.
And now here they are, the bright light on their happy faces when a small group of reporters stood in front of them, their coach, Chris Holtmann, sitting on their left. “It’s a pope’s game,” said Holtmann, who in the 10th NCAA tournament match finally won as the leading team. He lost four times before, as No. 6 vs No. 3, a No. 9 vs 1, No. 4 vs 1 and No. 5 vs 4. In this one, 11 beat No. 6, and not just number 6. Last time, Iowa State (23-12) lifted the Big 12 tournament trophy after beating Kansas. Meanwhile, Holtmann’s Buckeyes (20-14) made Sunday selection, one of the last half-dozen teams to get a big offer. “This validates the committee’s decision,” Holtmann said late Friday. “We feel we have gathered a very strong body and our people got it. I think [Iowa State] is considered the highest of the sixth seeds possible. ”
This one feels like a home match for Typhoon. Thousands of yellow-and-red fans enter the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa. Several hundred Buckeyes fans who make drives must see their team play endless aggressive defense, performance that can be stacked with that of the two seeded No. 3 on this site: Texas Tech and Houston, both ranked in the top eight nationally in defense. How good is that? The typhoon did not make buckets for successive stretches which lasted 9 minutes and 47 seconds – almost a quarter of campus basketball matches. Their 17-13 advantage with 11:12 remaining in the first round evaporated due to the drought and even coach Steve Prohm was stunned on the bench. “I saw one of the assistants and said, ‘Oh my God, we won’t score forever,'” Prohm said.
The coach blamed his team’s selection of shots, ball movements and distance. Cyclones have become “stagnant,” he said, before praising the pressure of others. “We were really locked for 10 minutes,” said Woods, transferring graduates from Wake Forest. With their hands blazing, the players of the Ohio State created a fence between the opposition and the circle. “They are doing a good job of gaping us. You can hear them say iku Elbow! Elbow! “Prohm said.” It’s not a great offensive night. ”
During their almost 10-minute drought, the Prohm team lost nine shots and fell into the 26-20 hole where they only appeared briefly with 3 minutes, 30 seconds left in the game. They were ahead 54-53 before No. 32 and No. 34 continue their game at the end of the match. Maybe it’s not magic – maybe it’s an effort. Wesson dominated the low post all night, against the doubles team and defeating everyone Prohm put on him He “forced himself,” as Holtmann said. “It’s very important for that to happen throughout the game.” The impressive never stopped and culminated with about six minutes remaining, in the midst of running an Iowa State game. The Buckeyes won three offensive boards in a row – they won 12 of all six Iowa states – and the latter found Wesson’s hand, which pushed towards the iron, committed a foul and made both free throws. “I forced myself because of preparation, my coach and teammate prepared me hard every day in training,” said Wesson. “They encouraged me to finish the shot. When you have it, it makes basket easy. ”
No. 34 and No. 32, the NCAA tournament heroes who now have in front of them a team with the nation’s best record. Houston 32-3. You don’t need to remind Holtmann. “They are one of the most elite teams in the country.”