INDIANAPOLIS -- Evan Turner drained a 37-footer at the buzzer to give Ohio State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP) a 69-68 win over Michigan on Friday in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
Turner took the inbounds pass, dribbled upcourt and pulled up barely past halfcourt. The Big Ten player of the year left his arm in the air after the release, confident the long shot would fall.
His attempt was so close to the buzzer that the play was reviewed. When officials signaled the shot was good, the red-clad section of the crowd erupted.
Turner finished with 18 points and eight assists for the Buckeyes (25-7), who advanced to play the winner between Illinois and Wisconsin (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP).
Michigan's Manny Harris hit a jumper from 11 feet with 2.2 seconds left to give Michigan a 68-66 lead. Harris led the Wolverines (15-17) with 26 points.
MAKE THE BAD MAN STOP!!!
The nightmare that is the 2009-2010 sports calendar marches on. I honestly believe in my heart that eventually we won't stink in every sport that anyone cares about. This faith keeps me going. But for now, it really fucking sucks.
We will try again with Ice Hockey against Sparty this weekend. I am not confident in anything other than pain is inevitable. Until then I will watch this on a continous loop.
HT: NYWolverine via MGoBlog. Wow.