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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Arizona Wildcats takes place in the NCAA 2013 tournament Sweet 16 round on Thursday, and although the Buckeyes are the higher seeded team, the Wildcats have made their way through to this round more convincingly. This March Madness game will tip off at 7.47 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The No. 2 seeded Ohio State Buckeyes were convincing enough in the second round against Iona, making the third round without much problem. However, in the third round Iowa State pushed them all the way. Right at the death the game was still tied, with both sides seemingly unable to break the deadlock. But a three pointer from Aaron Craft with less than a second left saw the Buckeyes steal the game at the end.
That dramatic win meant Ohio State have made the Sweet 16 round for the fourth straight year. They will see this year as a great opportunity to go even further though, and they will be focusing on taking down the Wildcats tonight.
Meanwhile, Arizona have navigated their way to the Sweet 16 in a much more simple way. In the second round they knocked out Belmont in convincing fashion, and despite many touting Harvard as a dark horse in the tournament, the Wildcats made little issue out of destroying their dreams.
Arizona have a long history in the tournament, and this is their 16th Sweet 16 appearance, and their second under current coach Sean Miller.
The Wildcats will be looking to Mark Lyon to lead the way, and he has been in fantastic form so far this season. Over the two tournament games so far for Arizona, Lyons has scored a combined total of 50 points. If Ohio State do not find a way to stop him then they could be on the receiving end of bad loss.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Arizona Wildcats is scheduled to tip off at 7.47 p.m. ET from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and can be watched on TV on TBS. The game can also be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.