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Controversial call hangs over Ohio State victory

Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports The spotlight was on Aaron Craft after Ohio State's last-second victory over Iowa State, not because of his cold-blooded game-winner, but because of a controversial charge he took late in the game that could have swung the game for his Buckeyes. With 1:15 remaining and Iowa State holding a one-point lead, Cyclones guard Will Clyburn drove to the basket, made contact with two Ohio State defenders, including Craft, and laid the ball off the glass for a tough basket. Buzzer-beater eliminates Iowa State: Buckeyes advance If the basket had counted, Iowa State would have been on the free throw line, up three points with 1:41 remaining. But officials believed Craft had set himself in a legal area before Clyburn released the ball. His heel was just above a restricted area under the basket and it looked like he had narrowly positioned himself to take the charge. The Iowa State player was whistled for the foul, the basket was nullified and Ohio State gained p