March Madness Bracket 2012, Ohio State Vs. Loyola Final Score: Buckeyes Clinch Simple 78-59 Win

The Ohio State Buckeyes were at their best on Thursday night, denying the Loyola Greyhounds any hopes of a miracle upset from the opening tip. Deshaun Thomas had an absolutely spectacular night for Ohio State, scoring a game-high 31 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. Loyola played well, but were simply overmatched, and never looked like they were in the game as the Buckeyes won 78-59.

Jared Sullinger struggled offensively and scored just 12 points, but did well to grab 10 rebounds. The Buckeyes were terrific on the glass as a team, out-rebounding Loyola 45-23. The Greyhounds shot just 35 percent from the floor and didn't have any answer for Thomas, but can leave the NCAA Tournament knowing that they played reasonably well against a top opponent.

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