USC vs. Ohio State
College teammates, Mike Conley Jr. and Greg Oden were at home at trying to slow down Mayo and the Trojans. This time, Mayo got a ton of help from DeRozan.
It was a nip and tuck affair heading into the final 10 seconds. Evan Turner buried two free throws to put Ohio State up by three points. Then, DeRozan did this:
The clutch three from D Squared sent the game into overtime.
But he wasn't done. With his team trailing by one in the waning seconds of overtime, DeRozan flashes the clutch gene one more time:
The shot falls through with 0.4 seconds remaining and USC survives and moves one game away from the field of 16.
Georgetown vs. Louisville
The Hoyas are known for turning out epic big men, but not many guards aside from Allen Iverson. He's not in the NBA anymore, so Georgetown doesn't have a lot of ball handlers.
Can they overcome a lack of ball handlers with size?
It wasn't happening. A scrappy Louisville team with Peyton Siva at point guard won a defensive struggle over Roy Hibbert and Georgetown, 53-48. Francisco Garcia led Louisville with 14 points.
The win propelled the Cards into a game with USC. The winner will face UCLA in the first round of the field of 16.