Scenes From Ohio State's Win Over Illinois
The final score!
The final score!

Posted Mar 7, 2005

It was a game to remember -- maybe the most memorable men's basketball game to date at Value City Arena. We have some photos posted now of the victory and the celebration that ensued afterward.

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Terence Dials defends a Dee Brown layup attempt (Terry Gilliam)

Tony Stockman and Matt Sylvester defend the Illini's Luther Head (Terry Gilliam)

New athletic director Gene Smith is introduced to the crowd (Terry Gilliam)

Sylvester was the star of the day, with 25 points and the winning 3-pointer (Terry Gilliam)

Terence Dials in jubilation (Terry Gilliam)

The floor looked like a mosh pit after Illinois missed their final shot at the buzzer (Terry Gilliam)

Fans rush the floor, with OSU's J.J. Sullinger off in the distance (Terry Gilliam)

Sylvester and Thad Matta are interviewed by CBS commentator Bill Raftery after the game (Steve Helwagen)

Matta chats with Dan Roan of WGN Chicago (Steve Helwagen)

Matta shows excitement in his postgame press conference (Terry Gilliam)

Illinois star guard Dee Brown took the loss pretty hard (Steve Helwagen)

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