Wichita State had a twenty point lead in the second half against Ohio State at the under 12 minute timeout. Carl Hall was huge, and the Buckeyes could not hit a shot for much of the game. A late drought by Wichita State made things very uncomfortable, less than a day after their Kansas neighbors to the north had blown a late lead to a Big Ten foe.
Ohio State got within three points, but a Tekele Cotton three point shot immediately pushed it back to 65-59. Then, with a minute left and a four point lead, Fred Vanvleet nailed a crazy shot in the lane. It was the most influential play by a Fred in the NCAA Tournament since Fred Brown threw a pass to James Worthy.