NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Walter Offutt grabbed a loose ball, was fouled by Evan Smotrycz and sank both of his free throws with 6.8 seconds left to preserve Ohio’s 65-60 upset of Michigan on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional.
The 13th-seeded Bobcats (28-7) had the Wolverines on their heels throughout the game, but Michigan’s Trey Burke hit a 3 with 4:12 left to cut it to 63-60. But the Wolverines missed their final five shots, four by Burke.
Fourth-seeded Michigan (24-10) got the rebound on Burke’s third miss, a 3-point shot with 22 seconds left, but Smotrycz lost control of the ball, and Offutt grabbed it.
FLORIDA STATE 66,
SAINT BONAVENTURE 63
Bernard James scored 19 points and Florida State (25-9) barely avoided a big upset, rallying to beat Saint Bonaventure.
Andrew Nicholson scored 20 points and Demetrius Conger had 14 for No. 14 seed St. Bonaventure (20-12).
CINCINNATI 65, TEXAS 59
Yancy Gates had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Cincinnati withstood a late rally by Texas to win in the second round.
The sixth-seeded Bearcats (25-10) jumped out to a 16-2 lead while Texas opened the game 1 of 14 and hit 16 percent for the entire first half.
J’Covan Brown led No. 11 seed Texas (20-14) with 19 points, and Clint Chapman had 10 points and 14 rebounds.
SOUTH FLORIDA 58, TEMPLE 44
Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins each scored 17 points, and South Florida (22-13) shook off a frigid first 20 minutes, upsetting fifth-seeded Temple (24-8) in the Midwest Regional.