In the midst of a timeout and with the Division I state final against Cincinnati Princeton tied at 58 with 7.5 seconds remaining Saturday at Ohio State, Jared Sullinger told his Northland High School boys basketball teammates to get him the ball.

In the midst of a timeout and with the Division I state final against Cincinnati Princeton tied at 58 with 7.5 seconds remaining Saturday at Ohio State, Jared Sullinger told his Northland High School boys basketball teammates to get him the ball.

They did, and he rewarded them for it.

With 2.7 seconds left, Sullinger forced up an off-balanced 3-pointer with Marcus Davis guarding him, and Davis was whistled for the foul.

Sullinger made two of three free throws and Princeton's Orlando Williams missed a 3 from well behind the half court as Northland won 60-58 to capture its first state championship.

Northland finishes with a 27-1 record and is the second Columbus Public School program in two weeks to win a state title after the Africentric girls won the Division IV championship March 21.

"I was actually kind of blank. I just stepped up and knocked down the free throws," Sullinger said. "I just told the fellas, 'Hey, I got this. Give me the ball.' Right now I'm just speechless. When I saw (Davis) coming across, I tried to draw the foul."

Sullinger made just four of 13 from the field but scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while playing all 32 minutes.

J.D. Weatherspoon sat the final 12:55 of the first half after picking up his second foul, but Northland built a 21-15 halftime lead despite his absence.

In the third quarter, Weatherspoon had eight points and Northland opened up a 40-30 advantage heading into the final period.

Princeton forced six fourth-quarter turnovers and crept back to within 53-48 when Marquis Horne unintentionally scored a basket for Northland while trying to make a rebound.

Still, Princeton cut the deficit to 58-56 with 27.6 remaining behind the play of Williams, who scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter.

Trey Burke fouled Williams with 14.4 left behind the 3-point line, and Williams made two of three to tie it at 58.

Jordan Sibert had 11 of his team-high 21 in the fourth quarter for Princeton, which finishes 25-2.

Weatherspoon scored 18 points and had seven rebounds, Potts scored nine points -- all on 3-pointers -- and Burke added eight points and four assists for Northland.

"(Sullinger) said he wanted the ball so I gave him the ball," coach Satch Sullinger said of the final possession. "In this kind of a game you put the ball in the hands of your best player."