The top two teams in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament will meet on Saturday evening vying for a spot in the Final Four when the No.1 seed Syracuse Orange face the No. 2 seed Ohio State Buckeyes.
Syracuse has survived without their top center Fab Melo patrolling the paint but coach Jim Boeheim has plenty of long, athletic players to effectively employ his aggressive 2-3 zone defense. The Buckeyes will need to knock down their share of three-pointers but that won't be enough to knock off Syracuse as Wisconsin found out after falling short in the Sweet 16 round despite making 14 three-pointers.
Ohio State will also have to rely on their man-to-man defense to make Syracuse work for points on the offensive end. Both teams have plenty of big-game experience so toughness and execution be keys to winning and advancing to the Final Four.
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
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