Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Deshaun Thomas

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Deshaun Thomas

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While most opponents this season have focused on stopping Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, it has been the other sophomore forward -- Deshaun Thomas -- doing most of the damage in the NCAA tournament. Thomas had 31 points and 12 rebounds against Loyola (Md.) Thursday, and followed with 18 points and seven rebounds Saturday vs. Gonzaga.

Q What's your favorite part about playing in the NCAA tournament?

A The crowd, the memories, the old players, the rivals. Just the competitiveness.

Q What was the funniest thing anyone said or did to Aaron Craft or Jared Sullinger for their appearance in Cosmopolitan's "Hottest Guys of March Madness" feature?

A To be honest with you, the funniest thing was in the media. Jared said, 'Yeah, Cosmo's just for the white guys.' One of the media guys said that and that kind of threw me off. That was the funniest thing to me.

Q How many texts and Tweets did you have on your phone after scoring 31 points Thursday?

A I had like 60 [texts]. …

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