NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTEBOOK

Buckeyes overcome adversity to advance

November 25, 2008
By Maria Burns Ortiz
Some losses are easier to get over than others.

There are the hard-fought battles -- when a team might be bothered by the result but the players can at least walk off the field knowing they gave their all. No one worries about those teams bouncing back.

Then, there are the kind of games that haunt programs. The what-ifs and "if only"s echo throughout the offseason, and missed opportunities mentally play out over and over.

Ohio State didn't want to go out that ...

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