COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tayler Hill had a career-high 31 points, including five in overtime, to lead Ohio State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 17 AP) to a 78-75 win against Florida State on Wednesday night in the Big/Ten ACC Challenge.
Hill made a free throw to pull the Buckeyes (6-0) within 75-74 with 59 seconds remaining and then scored the go-ahead layup with 31 seconds to go.
Ohio State, which plays at No. 18 Oklahoma on Sunday, got the ball back when Cierra Bravard was tied up and the possession arrow favored the Buckeyes. Hill hit two foul shots with 14 seconds left and the Seminoles had a chance to tie it, but Alexa Deluzio missed a 3-pointer from the right corner.
The rebound went out of bounds to Florida State (3-5), but Ashley Adams stole the ball and a wild scramble ensued. Both benches emptied at the buzzer, but order was restored.
Bravard had 27 points for the Seminoles.
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