No. 2 Ohio State will take on No. 9 Wichita State in the West Regional final on Saturday with a spot in the Final Four on the line.
The Buckeyes needed a game-winning shot in the final seconds of each of their last two games, but Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross delivered in wins over Iowa State and Arizona. Ohio State will take on the Cinderella squad from Wichita State that shocked the top seed in the region.
The Shockers of Wichita State rolled over No. 9 Pittsburgh in their tournament opener and then upset No. 1 Gonzaga to reach the Sweet 16. With Malcolm Armstead and Carl Hall pacing the attack, Wichita State dispatched La Salle without much trouble to set up a date with Ohio State on Saturday, March 30 at 7:05 p.m EST in Los Angeles.
Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.
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
Regular Season Record: 26-8
Conference Record: 12-6 (Missouri Valley)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Creighton in MVC Title Game
Top Player: Cleanthony Early (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: Creighton (#12)
Worst Losses: Indiana State (68-55), Southern Illinois (64-62)
RPI Ranking: 37