No. 3 Ohio St beats No. 6 UNC 71-69, advances to Sweet 16

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jacy Sheldon made a tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 1.8 seconds left to lift No. 3 Ohio State to a 71-69 win over No. 6 seed North Carolina on Monday and help the Buckeyes advance to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.

With the game tied, Sheldon took the pass from Eboni Walker and floated in the game-winning score. North Carolina had one final chance, but turned it over with a second remaining.

Ohio State (27-7) saw its 12-point lead with 7:02 to go erased as the Tar Heels went on a 13-2 run midway through the fourth quarter. The Tar Heels did most of that run without star Deja Kelly, who exited midway through the final quarter with a leg injury. She went to the locker room, but returned to the court a short time later.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 South Carolina34-0
2 Indiana28-3
3 Iowa28-6
4 Virginia Tech29-4
5 Stanford29-6
6 UConn30-5
7 Maryland27-6
8 Utah27-4
9 LSU30-2
10 Villanova29-6
10 Notre Dame27-5
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1 South Carolina34-0
2 UConn30-5
3 Indiana28-3
4 Stanford29-6
5 Duke26-6
6 Iowa28-6
7 Virginia Tech29-4
8 Maryland27-6
9 Utah27-4
10 Iowa State22-10
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