First half update from the Q: OSU vs. George Mason

Cody Erbacher

A first half capped off by a Jon Diebler 3-pointer gave Ohio State a 52-26 lead over George Mason in the NCAA Tournament game that will determine who advances to the sweet 16 in Newark, New Jersey.

The Buckeyes used a deadly strike from the 3-point line early and often to keep a commanding lead. Ohio State shot 9-for-12 from behind the arc in the first half.

David Lighty went a perfect 5-for-5 from the 3-point line, and Diebler went 3-for-5 after missing his first two 3-pointers.