The Ohio State Buckeyes are one win away from a return trip to the Final Four and favored by 4.5 points in most sportsbooks.
The Wichita State Shockers are one win away from providing another upset to a mostly blue-blooded NCAA tournament system.
With a Final Four berth on the line, Ohio State takes on the pride of the Missouri Valley Conference, Wichita State, in the West Regional final of this NCAA tournament Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (7 p.m. ET, CBS).
As of Friday morning, the March Madness betting odds at most online sportsbooks were moving the spread down from an open of -6 for Saturday’s game.
For the second game in a row on Thursday night, second-seeded Ohio State blew a late lead, then won on a three-pointer in the waning seconds. Last weekend the Buckeyes gave up a late 13-point lead against Iowa State, but got bailed out when Aaron Craft hit a three-pointer with less than a second to go for a 78-75 victory.
Thursday night OSU led Arizona by five…
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