Ohio State Buckeyes: Worst 10 NCAA Heartbreaks

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1992 Regional Final: Michigan 75, Ohio State 71

It would’ve been hard to make a 30 For 30 documentary on the Fab 5 had that team, led by freshmen Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson lost to Ohio State in the 1992 Regional Finals and it almost happened.

The Buckeyes played Michigan into overtime, but disappointingly fell short of reaching the Final Four by one game, as the Wolverines went on to lose to Christian Laettner‘s Duke squad in the National Championship.

The loss was a huge blow to Buckeye nation, as Ohio State entered the 1992 tourney as the No. 1 seed in the southeast region, while Michigan was No. 6. The squad was led by Jimmy Jackson, who was named UPI Player of the Year after averaging 22.7 points per game. Jackson knocked down just a shade under 50 percent of his shots (.497) that season.

The Buckeyes played the Wolverines twice during the regular season, and earned two victories en route to winning the Big Ten Championship.

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