March Madness: Ohio State comes back to beat Seton Hall 80-78

Terrance Johnson (#20) of the Ohio State Buckeyes beats the defense of Javon Bess (#24) of the Seton Hall Pirates during the second half at Banc of California on March 28, 2019 in Berkeley, California.

Terrance Johnson hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining and Ohio State erased a 14-point deficit to beat No. 21 Seton Hall 80-78 on Thursday in the second round of the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

The second-seeded Buckeyes trailed by 14 with 11:55 remaining, but even after blowing the lead, they rallied.

Johnson’s shot from the top of the key came on the final possession after he missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer with the score tied. Johnson finished with 21 points for the Buckeyes (28-7), who will face third-seeded Oregon or ninth-seeded Oklahoma State in the third round on Friday.

Angel Delgado had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Seton Hall (22-12), which lost for the second straight game in the NCAA Tournament.

Delgado held forward Kaleb Wesson to 11 points, but Johnson, with five 3-pointers, and freshman guard Keita Bates-Diop paced Ohio State to its sixth NCAA Tournament win in the last seven years.

Tim Kempton scored 15 points for the Pirates, while Desi Rodriguez added 14.

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