It wouldn’t get much sweeter for Sean Miller and his Arizona Wildcats if they beat Thad Matta’s Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sweet 16 tonight. The No. 2-seed Buckeyes have a different plan.
Matta and Miller are great coaches, and as friends, they love to watch each other succeed. Tonight, however, they each want the other to lose.
Miller’s squad may be the underdog in this matchup, but it has the talent to beat the higher-seeded Buckeyes.
Arizona’s size down low cannot be matched. The freshman trio of Brandon Ashley, Grant Jerrett and Kaleb Tarczewski can cause problems for Ohio State, if they receive enough touches.
That is where Arizona guard Mark Lyons comes in to play. Lyons has been erratic at times this season, but his game has transformed in the NCAA tournament.
He has scored 50 points (20-of-32 from the field) in two games, and more importantly, has only four turnovers in the tournament.
He’ll face one of the best defensive guard duos in the country in Aaron…
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