Video: Aaron Craft Hits Game-Winner to Lift Ohio State Over Iowa State With .5 Seconds Remaining

Mar 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) celebrates with forward Sam Thompson (12) after the championship game of the Big Ten tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at the United Center. Ohio State won 50-43. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft is a bad dude. After struggling throughout the second half, he was able to pull himself together and make two big time plays that helped the Buckeyes avoid an upset from No. 10-seeded Iowa State.

Craft was first able to draw a charge on the defensive side of the court — though it was a controversial call.

On the offensive side, the ball was in Craft’s hands with time winding down and the game tied at 75. Craft had it in his mind that he was either hitting the game-winning shot or heading to overtime, so he kept the ball until there was around one second remaining and launched a three-pointer that was nothing but net.

And that was the dagger.

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Craft’s three-pointer went through the net with .5 seconds remaining as the Buckeyes advanced to the Sweet 16 where they will face the No. 6 seed Arizona Wildcats.

If you missed the Craft game-winner, here is the video:

You have to have some major stones and ice in your veins to take and make that shot. Well done, Aaron Craft. The college basketball world salutes you.

Be sure to stay tuned to and throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results.

Topics: 2013 NCAA Tournament, Aaron Craft, March Madness, Ohio State Buckeyes

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