Two rather evenly matched teams meet in the Final Four on Saturday night when the No. 2-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (31-6) face the No. 2-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (31-7) at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
The tip off takes place at about 8:49 p.m. ET. The game will be television on CBS.
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There won't be much of a coaching duel in this game like the one that precedes it, but there will be a players' duel, as two superstar power forwards go head-to-head when Thomas Robinson and Jared Sullinger square off.
Both players are dominating scorers, and they have similar statistics to prove it. Sullinger is averaging 17.6 points per game on 53.1 percent shooting from the field, and 76.8 percent from the free-throw line, while grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game. Robinson is averaging 17.7 points per game on 51.2 percent shooting from the field and 68.1 percent from the free-throw line, to go along with 11.8 rebound average.
It's been a rather easy tournament for Ohio State. No tournament opponent has come within six points of defeating the Buckeyes.
Neither team relies solely on their star power forwards. Thad Matta's squad includes forward Deshaun Thomas, who is averaging 16.1 points per game this season, and has excelled in the tournament. The sophomore has shot 52.2 percent from the field in four tournament games, and averaged 21.8 points per game in that span.
Kansas, has an elite point guard who broke out of his slump against North Carolina in the Elite Eight. Tyshawn Taylor took advantage of the mismatch at point guard, and scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting. Prior to the North Carolina game, Taylor had struggled. He hit just six of his previous 25 shots against Purdue and North Carolina State.
The Jayhawks have won 13 of their last 14 games.
PREDICTION: This one has all the makings of a classic. Both these teams can score, and Ohio State might have a slightly better offense. The Buckeyes also have a pair of players who are due for improved efforts: Aaron Craft and William Buford. Kansas, however, have a disciplined offense that is capable of controlling the tempo, and a defense that will be intent on preventing the Buckeyes from getting quality shots. Expect this game to go down to the wire, and for the Buckeyes to barely have enough to squeak by.
PREDICTED SCORE: Ohio State over Kansas, 77-76