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Ohio State beats Gonzaga to advance to Sweet 16

After posting a career-high 31 points 66 triumph over Gonzaga.

Jared Sullinger netted 18 points, including two key baskets late, while Aaron Craft added 17 points and 10 assists for the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-7), who haven't advanced past the Sweet 16 since 2007 when they lost to Florida in the NCAA tourney title game.

Ohio State will play the winner between Florida State and Cincinnati in the East Region semifinals next Thursday in Boston.

Gary Bell Jr. had 18 points, five assists and four rebounds and Elias Harris tallied 16 points and seven rebounds for seventh-seeded Gonzaga (26-7), which defeated West Virginia in the second round on Thursday.