Slideshow: Ohio Falls In the Sweet 16

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Updated Sat, Mar 24, 2012 2:57 am
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The game - much like the basketball in this picture - hung in the balance until overtime, when UNC pulled away. The Tar Heels won 73-65 to advance to the Elite 8.

Great photos of Ohio's loss to North Carolina.

Courtesy: Joel Hawksley of Ohio University Athletics.

Slideshow: Sweet 16: Ohio/North Carolina

Photos by: Joel Hawksley/Ohio University Athletic Department

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The Marching 110 breaks it down at the pre-Sweet 16 Bobcat party in St. Louis.

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Former Bobcat basketball players pose for a picture at the Bobcat Bash in St. Louis before Ohio faced off with UNC.

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Ricardo Johnson - and his high-top fade - entered the Bobcat Bash, where plenty of Ohio fans were waiting.

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Ohio's cheerleaders lead cheers at the Bobcat Bash in St. Louis.

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Ohio University President Dr. Roderick McDavis speaks to the Bobcat Bash crowd in St. Louis.

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Ohio point guard Dj Cooper slashes into the lane on UNC guard Stilman White. Cooper shot just 3-20 in Ohio's Sweet 16 loss.

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Dj Cooper was just 1-10 from 3-point range in Ohio's loss to UNC in the NCAA Sweet 16.

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The game - much like the basketball in this picture - hung in the balance until overtime, when UNC pulled away. The Tar Heels won 73-65 to advance to the Elite 8.

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Ohio's TJ Hall elevates to try to score on UNC's Tyler Zeller (left). The 'Cats were only outscored 28-20 in the paint but were outrebounded 63-30 in the loss.

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Ohio head coach John Groce screams to his players in the Bobcats' 73-65 loss to UNC in the NCAA Sweet 16.

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Nick Kellogg scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Ohio's loss to UNC.

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Ohio's Dj Cooper tangles with UNC's Tyler Zeller in North Carolina's win over Ohio in overtime of the Midwest Regional semifinals.

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Ohio forced 24 turnovers, including this one by Nick Kellogg (right), against UNC. It wasn't enough, though, as the 'Cats lost in overtime to the Tar Heels.

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Tyler Zeller (center) scored 20 points and added 22 rebounds in UNC's Sweet 16 win.

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The Marching 110 wowed the St. Louis crowd at halftime of the Sweet 16.

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Dj Cooper's and-one gave Ohio a one-point lead with less than four minutes left. It was a lead the 'Cats couldn't hold onto, though. UNC won and advanced to the Elite 8.

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The Bobcat crowd was an inspiration in St. Louis.

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It was very nearly a magical night for Bobcats everywhere.

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Ivo Baltic's turnaround jumper was spectacular, but it wasn't enough in Ohio's loss to UNC.

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Ohio University President Roderick McDavis leads the cheers in a raucous Bobcat fan section in the NCAA Sweet 16.

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Ohio's Dj Cooper shot just 3-20 in the Bobcats' overtime loss to North Carolina in the Sweet 16.

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Ohio lost in overtime to North Carolina in the NCAA Sweet 16.

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Ohio's Ivo Baltic walks off the court at the Edward Jones Dome after the Bobcats lost to North Carolina.

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John Groce was fiery during the game but somber after Ohio lost to UNC in the Sweet 16.

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