Preview: #6 Cincinnati vs. #2 Ohio State

Posted: March 22, 2012 by Brennan in NCAA Basketball, Sports

In the late matchup of tonight’s Sweet 16 game features in state rivals, The Cincinnati Bearcats taking on The Ohio State Buckeyes. Although, these two teams have not played each other since 2006, they look very evenly matched. Ohio State is the early favored pick, but just because this is the Bearcats first Sweet 16 appearance since 2001, don’t count the Cats out.

Cincinnati Breakdown: The Bearcats will look to get a hot shooting start from Cashmere Wright, Dion Dixon, and 3-point machine Sean Kilpatrick. If those three can manage to get off to a hot start then that will cause OSU major problems. Inside The Cats will look for their big man Yancy Gates to grab both offense and defensive rebounds. The Bearcats have yet to score over 65 points in their two tournament games, that could possibly cause serious problems.

Ohio State Breakdown: The Buckeyes will look to go down low to sophomore center Jared Sullinger, who leads the bucks in scoring this year. The Bucks will also look for 3-point shooting from sophomore guard Aaron Craft and senior forward William Bufford. If the Buckeyes control the paint like they are able to tonight, which includes taking care of the boards, they should earn the right to play in the Elite Eight.

Tonight should be an interesting game.

Can’t wait tip off is at 9:45 on CBS.


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