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Ohio State vs. Arizona NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

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Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gestures after a play against the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 24, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gestures after a play against the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 24, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

No. 2 seed Ohio State will face No. 6 seed Arizona in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in the West region.

Aaron Craft saved the Buckeyes in the third round with a last-second 3-pointer to push them past the Cyclones of Iowa State. Will the Naismith Player of the Year candidate be able to lead Ohio State past Mark Lyons and the No. 6 Arizona Wildcats?

The winner in this matchup on Thursday, March 28 at 7:47 p.m. ET will advance to the Elite Eight and play the winner of No. 9 Wichita State vs. No. 13 La Salle.

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Ohio State
Regular Season Record: 26-7

Conference Record: 13-5 (Big Ten)

Conference Tournament Results: Won Big Ten Tournment

Top Player: Deshaun Thomas (Forward), Aaron Craft (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Michigan (#2), Michigan State x 2 (#4, #8), Indiana (#2), Wisconsin (#22)

Worst Losses: No. 20 Wisconsin (71-49), No. 11 Illinois (74-55)

RPI Ranking: 9

Arizona

Regular Season Record: 25-6

Conference Record: 12-6 (Pac-12)

Conference Tournament Results: Lost in the Pacific-12 semifinals vs. UCLA

Top Players: Mark Lyons (Guard), Soloman Hill (Forward)

Top 25 Wins: Florida (#5), San Diego State (#17)

Worst Losses: Colorado (71-58), USC (89-78)

RPI Ranking: 15

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