by FanHouse Newswire
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Evan Turner‘s accuracy was off, and the player widely regarded as one of the nation’s best was becoming visibly frustrated in the final minutes.
When the game clock showed 2.2 seconds, those issues no longer mattered.
"You can’t really practice for those moments, you just have to come out and come ready," he said.
The Big Ten player of the year left his arm in the air after the release, confident that the long shot would fall.
"I was just trying to get the ball up and get it in shooting range and keep my follow-through, and it went in," he said modestly.
Turner finished with 18 points and eight assists for the Buckeyes (25-7), who advanced to play Illinois in the semifinals on Saturday. The Fighting Illini beat No. 13 Wisconsin 58-54 on Friday afternoon.
Turner’s final attempt was so close to the buzzer that the play was reviewed. When the officials signaled the shot was good, the red-clad section of the crowd erupted.
Ohio State coach Thad Matta said he wasn’t sure the Buckeyes deserved such good fortune.
by Thomas George
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