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Defense Could Win Championship For OSU

The old saying that "defense wins championships" wouldn't be an old saying if it wasn't true, and the Ohio State men's basketball team says its opening two wins in the NCAA Tournament continue to prove that maxim even as the Buckeyes lit up the scoreboard to reach the Sweet 16.

When Dallas Lauderdale was asked why the Ohio State men's basketball team got off to a slow start against George Mason on Sunday, he had a quick answer. "The thing was, we weren't playing defense," the senior center said. "We were allowing them to feel good. We were allowing them to gain confidence, gain hope and making them feel that they can hang with us. That was our fault. We weren't playing...

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