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Ohio State vs Iona takes place in the NCAA 2013 tournament on Friday night with the No. 2 seeded Buckeyes looking to start a good run in this year's competition and hopefully make their 12th Final Four appearance. The game takes place from 7.15 p.m. ET from the UD Arena in Dayton and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Ohio State Buckeyes are coming into this game on an eight game winning streak. They have one of the best defenses in the competition, and recently finished second in the Big Ten regular season, and beat Wisconsin 50-43 in the championship game.
Junior Deshaun Thomas managed to score 17 points and seven rebounds, however, what will have concerned coaches is that the team struggled badly from the three point range, going 1 for 16.
However, the strong defense of Ohio State will come up against a fierce offense in Iona tonight. Iona have the second best defense in the nation, scoring an average of 80.7 points per game.
The No. 15 seeded Gaels are coming into this game in good form having won their last five games, beating Manhattan 60-57 in the MAAC title game.
Junior guard Tre Bowman scored 20 points in that game, and they also have Lamont Jones averaging 23 points per game.
Ohio State vs Iona is scheduled to tip off at 7.15 p.m. ET and can be watched on CBS or alternatively can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.