Siena outlasts Ohio St. in OT thriller

BY foxsports • March 21, 2009

Siena strikes again.


Siena soars








Video: Hear from Siena after knocking off Ohio State in Dayton with a 74-72 double overtime win.







Ronald Moore hit a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left in the second overtime - from the identical spot he made one at the end of the first OT - as the Saints beat eighth-seeded Ohio State 74-72 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Moore's two clutch jumpers advanced ninth-seeded Siena (27-7) into Sunday's second round where the Saints will meet Louisville, the tournament's top team. The Cardinals moved on with a 74-54 win over No. 16 seed Morehead State.

Ohio State's Evan Turner missed a leaner from 15 feet that would forced a third OT for the Buckeyes (22-11), who blew an 11-point lead in the second half of regulation.

"I was just praying he missed," Saints guard Kenny Hasbrouck said. "I was praying the whole game."

Both of Moore's shots came by accident. On his first one, the Buckeyes were told by coach Thad Matta to foul Moore before he launched.

They didn't.

On the second, he was supposed to pass to one of his teammates.

He didn't. They were covered.


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