MBB: How Sweet it is

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Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue all punch their tickets to the Sweet Sixteen.

East Regional | Second Round
#12 Cornell def. #4 WISCONSIN, 87-69

A season filled with overcoming outside expectations ran into a Big Red buzzsaw Sunday afternoon in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Despite 23 points from junior Jon Leuer, Wisconsin couldn't match Cornell's 61-percent shooting and fell, 87-69, at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Badgers fell behind quickly, as Cornell raced out to an 11-1 lead just three minutes into the first half, and the Big Red's hot shooting never gave the Badgers a chance to fight their way back into it.

In their final game as Badgers, seniors Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes finished with 18 and 10 points, respectively. The duo finished with 105 career wins, tying Wisconsin's all-time victories record.

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Midwest Regional | Second Round
# 5 MICHIGAN STATE def. #4 Maryland, 85-83

Korie Lucious hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frenetic finish and give injury-depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

After star guard Kalin Lucas went down with a leg injury, the Spartans blew a 16-point lead in the second half. Greivis Vasquez's basket put Maryland ahead 83-82 with 6 seconds left, but Michigan State inbounded immediately and pushed up the floor.

The ball went to Lucious, Lucas' replacement, at the top of the key and he drained a three just in time, setting off a wild celebration as jubilant Spartans players streamed off the bench.

"I had an open look. Time was running down. I just shot it and it went in," Lucious said.

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#2 OHIO STATE def. #10 Georgia Tech, 75-66
One bad game for Evan Turner is a rarity. No way he has two in a row.

Turner shook off one of the worst shooting nights of his career by coming within an assist and a rebound of his third triple-double of the season, and second-seeded Ohio State outlasted foul- and turnover-plagued Georgia Tech for a 75-66 victory Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Turner, a leading contender for national player of the year, finished with a game-high 24 points. Jon Diebler added 20 points for the Buckeyes (29-7) and David Lighty had 18.

Ohio State will face sixth-seeded Tennessee on Friday night in St. Louis in a Midwest Regional semifinal.

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South Regional | Second Round
#4 PURDUE def. #5 Texas A&M, 63-61 (OT)

Chris Kramer's drive past one defender and layup over another six inches taller than him with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime sent fourth-seeded Purdue into the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament with a bruising 63-61 victory over fifth-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday.

Texas A&M's B.J. Holmes got a final, frantic chance to win the game with a rushed three-point try from in front of his bench at the buzzer, but it hit short on the rim to ensure a sixth regional appearance in 12 NCAA tournaments dating to 1994 for Purdue (29-5).

Kramer, Purdue's leader with Robbie Hummel out with a knee injury, led the Boilermakers with 17 points and seven rebounds.

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