NCAA Tournament 2018: Kam Williams’ late 4-point play keeps Ohio State alive

Ohio State and South Dakota State were tied at 70 with 1:35 remaining Thursday, and everyone’s favorite pick for an NCAA Tournament first-round upset was on the brink of coming true. Then Ohio State senior guard Kam Williams received the ball beyond the arc and fired.

Williams, who was suspended earlier in the season for a violation of team rules, wheeled around a screen, caught a pass and released. His 3-pointer fell through the net, and he converted the ensuing free throw. The senior was fouled from beyond the arc on the Buckeyes’ next possession, and suddenly the Buckeyes had a 77-70 lead.

No. 5-seed Ohio State beat South Dakota State, 81-73, to advance to a second round matchup against No. 4-seed Gonzaga.

Before Williams’ dagger, South Dakota State, a 12 seed, was on a 10-0 run. Then the 3-pointer fell through the basket, and the crowd at Taco Bell Arena, in Boise, Idaho, which was pining for an upset, fell silent.

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