Ohio State is led by Jared Sullinger
Freshman big man Jared Sullinger is among the most dominant low-post threats in college basketball. Reuters

In perhaps the most prominent Sweet 16 matchup of the tournament, two major programs, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes, meet in Newark, New Jersey, tonight.

The number-one seed Buckeyes are led by arguably the best college big man in the nation, Jared Sullinger.

The 6'9 freshman is averaging 17.1 points and 10 rebounds a game, but hasn't been able to score over 20 points in his last four games.

However, head coach Thad Matta hasn't really needed a big effort from his best low-post threat in the tournament. Ohio State has blown out both their opponents, UT-San Antonio and George Mason, by a combined average of 30.5 points.

They will face a much tougher challenger when Kentucky steps on to the floor.

The Wildcats have won eight games in a row, but have received scares from Princeton and West Virginia. Kentucky only defeated Princeton by two points, and West Virginia was within five points inside the last 30 seconds of the game.

Freshman guard Brandon Knight rebounded from his poor performance against Princeton when he scored just two points, with a 30-point effort against West Virginia.

Head coach John Calipari's inexperienced team also includes freshmen forward Terrence Jones (16.1 points per game) and guard Doron Lamb (12.6 points per game.) Junior forward Darius Miller will look try to bounce back from his one-of-seven shooting performance against West Virginia.

While the Wildcats will certainly have their eye on containing Sullinger, they are well aware that Ohio State is not a one-man team. The Buckeyes have very strong guard play thanks to William Buford, David Lightly, and Jon Diebler.

The winner of this game plays the winner of Marquette-North Carolina on Sunday.