Mar 24, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) reacts in the second half of the finals in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Syracuse Orange at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas Jayhawks and Ohio St. Buckeyes clash in New Orleans for a spot in the 2012 NCAA Tournament title game.
The 2012 NCAA Tournament continues Saturday night with a pair of No. 2 seeds, the Ohio St. Buckeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks, playing the late game of the day. This is a battle between East (Ohio St.) and Midwest (Kansas) regions for a chance to face the winner from the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals-No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats contest from earlier in the day on Monday.
Ohio St. has had a relatively easy path to the Final Four, defeating its four tournament opponents with at least a seven-point cushion. The Buckeyes' last victory sent the No. 1 Syracuse Orange to the sidelines for the rest of the season following a 77-70 victory.
Kansas, however, escaped with three-point victories over the Purdue Boilermakers and the N.C. State Wolfpack before defeating the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels, 80-67, to reach this point of the tournament.
Both having taken down a No. 1 seed. Which No. 2 seed will emerge victorious?
Game time/date: 8:49 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 31, 2012
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, and Steve Kerr
For more on this game, visit Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy and Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball. For all your 2012 March Madness needs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA Tournament hub.