No. 11 NC State ends Jack Gohlke, No. 14 Oakland’s Cinderella run with OT win



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The crowd roared whenever Jack Gohlke touched the ball, growing louder with every made 3. There were many moments — six to be exact — when those long-range makes casted a spell over PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. But by overtime, the magic ran out for Gohlke and No. 14 Oakland as they fell 79-73 to No. 11 NC State on Saturday.

For the Wolfpack, which completed their seventh win in 12 days, the victory means their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2015. They’ll face the winner of No. 10 Colorado and No. 2 Marquette in the next round.

Despite the loss, the evening exhibited the thrill of March, as Gohlke had quickly become a tournament darling, guiding the Golden Grizzlies in an upset over No. 3 Kentucky in the first round Thursday. A 6-foot-3 graduate student who transferred to Oakland from Division II Hillsdale (Mich.) College, Gohlke put up 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting from the field and 6-of-17 shooting from behind the arc against NC State in a tightly contested matchup.

This will be updated.

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