No. 24 Gonzaga hangs on to beat Ohio State 59-58



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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Sonja Greinacher scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as No. 24 Gonzaga held off Ohio State 59-58 on Sunday.

Gonzaga trailed by one point with 32 seconds to play. Shaniqua Nilles gave the Bulldogs the lead with 21 ticks left, but Ohio State took it back after Ameryst Alston's basket. Down by one with 7 seconds left, Gonzaga's Nilles converted again, this time for the game-winner.

Haiden Palmer added 13 for Gonzaga (6-1). The Bulldogs made 7 of 26 shots from behind the arc and Ohio State made four of its six from 3-point range.

Alston paced Ohio State (6-4) with 18 points and Martina Ellerbe added 11. The Buckeyes trailed 32-20 at halftime.

Gonzaga led 45-35 with 11:26 left in the second half, but a Raven Ferguson 3-pointer made it a two point game with 6:25 left.

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