Oral Roberts upset Ohio State in overtime in the first round of the men's NCAA tournament Friday, the first major upset of March Madness. 

The Buckeyes, expected to be a Final Four contender, exited the tournament after falling 75–72

Ohio State entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed in the East Region, but they quickly found themselves in a tight battle with Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles held a 36-33 lead at the half, and even after falling down 63-60 in the final minutes, they fought back to tie the game 64-64 at the end of regulation.

Oral Roberts guard and the NCAA's leading scorer Max Abmas tallied 29 points in Friday's victory, while forward Kevin Obanor turned in a 30-point, 11-rebound effort for the Golden Eagles. The Buckeyes shot just 5-23 from three as they exited the tournament, and they committed 15 turnovers. 

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Ohio State had an opportunity to send the game to double overtime in the final seconds. The Buckeyes missed a pair of three-point attempts on their final possession, including an open look from junior guard Duane Washington Jr. 

Oral Roberts is the first No. 15 seed since 2016 to win a tournament game. Middle Tennessee defeated Michigan State in 2016, three years after Florida Gulf Coast beat GeorgetownDuke lost to Lehigh as a No. 2 seed in 2012.

Oral Roberts will face Florida in the second round on Sunday. Friday's win marked the program's first tournament win since 1974.

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