With Ohio State looking to reach their fourth Sweet 16 in as many years and Iowa State looking to make their fourth all-time, the two teams meet in third-round action at the University of Dayton Arena in the West Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
The Buckeyes improved to 27-7 with a resounding 95-70 victory over 15th-seeded Iona Friday night in the second round. This marked OSU's 9th straight victory since losing in a route against Wisconsin February 17th. The Bucks absolutely shutdown the nation's third leading scorer in MoMo Jones, and Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott delivered the same shutdown defense that helped Ohio State to the 2013 Big Ten Tournament title.
Iowa State, 23-11 on the year, more than handled their business against the 7th seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After trailing ND 18-14 at the under-12 TV timeout, the Cyclones came out inspired and never looked back. Just 10 minutes later, they led the Irish 35-23 at half and would later cruise to a relatively easy 76-58 victory.
Now it's time we see who will face sixth seeded Arizona (winners against 14th seeded Harvard Saturday) in the Sweet 16. Below is your Iowa State-Ohio State GameThread. Be respectful of one another and bring the lulz. We'll all be better for it.
|2013 NCAA Tournament - Third Round|
|Iowa State Cyclones||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|Date:||March 24th, 2013
|Time:||12:15 p.m. ET
||Arena:||University of Dayton Arena|
|TV:||CBS - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1010 HD/10 SD, WOW! 201 HD/10 SD, DirecTV 10, DISH 10||Spread:||Ohio State -7|
|Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460||Over/Under:||141.0|
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||Wide Right & Natty Lite|
|Is this heaven? It's Iowa.|