The No. 13 seed Ohio Bobcats look to make an improbable run to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 when they face the No. 12 seed South Florida Bulls in a true bracket buster matchup in the Midwest Region.
The Bobcats earned their shot at the Sweet 16 with an impressive win in their opening game by holding off the No. 4 seed Michigan Wolverines for a 65-60 win. Junior guard D.J. Cooper came up big for the Bobcats with 21 points and five assists, as Ohio shot over 50% from the floor as a team.
South Florida put the clamps on Temple in their equally impressive 58-44 second-round win as they got a boost from some young players. Sophomore forward Victor Rudd made four three-pointers and scored 17 points while freshman guard Anthony Collins also added 17 points and five assists.
The winner will advance to meet the winner of No. 1 seed North Carolina vs. No. 8 seed Creighton in the regional Sweet 16 game at St. Louis.
The game today is in Nashville, TN and is scheduled to tip off at 7:10 p.m. Eastern on TBS.
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