Men's basketball: Ohio State survives again in Big Ten tourney

Buckeyes overcome 18-point deficit in second half against Cornhuskers

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Nebraska's David Rivers, left, defends against LaQuinton Ross during Ohio State's quarterfinal game of the Big Ten tournament.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- LaQuinton Ross had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and No.24 Ohio State rallied from an 18-point, second-half deficit to beat fourth-seeded Nebraska 71-67 today in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

The victory sends No.5 seed Ohio State (25-8) into a semifinal matchup against No.1 seed Michigan on Saturday. The Wolverines defeated No.9 seed Illinois 64-63 in another quarterfinal.

Amedeo Della Valle added 12 points for the Buckeyes, who led for all but the final minute of the first half, then had to rally past the Cornhuskers (19-12).

Terran Petteway led Nebraska with 20 points but fouled out while defending Ross late in the game.


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