Ohio State, Louisville Gain Spots In Final Four

By Dean Pantazi

Ohio State, Louisville Gain Spots In Final Four

March 24, 2012 Updated Mar 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM EST

UNDATED (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Ohio State and Louisville gained the first two spots in the mens NCAA Final Four with regional final victories Saturday night

Jared Sullinger scored 19 points, Lenzell Smith, Jr. 18, and Bishop Luers grad Deshaun Thomas 14 as Ohio State held off Syracuse for a 77-70 win over Syracuse in the East Regional final in Boston

Louisville used a 23-8 seciond half run to get past Florida 72-68 Saturday night and win the NCAA men's basketball West Regional title and a berth in the Final Four.

Russ Smith led the Cardinals with 19 points and Chase Behanan added 17, including the jumper in the lane that completed the Louisville second half comeback.

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