Dayton and Ohio State opened the NCAA Tournament with a classic. After Aaron Craft split the lane and put up a wild go-ahead layup with just over 15 seconds left, he was answered by Dayton’s Vee Sanford.
With the clock running down, Sanford drove the lane, and hit a runner off the glass to retake the lead for the Flyers with just over three seconds left. Craft tried a similar move to beat the buzzer, but his shot caromed off the backboard.
Dayton advances to play the winner of this afternoon’s Syracuse-Western Michigan game, and a bunch of fans in Ohio are no longer making plans for multi-million dollar purchases.