The West Region has been the wildest region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament thus far. The opening weekend saw plenty of upsets, including top-seeded Gonzaga fall in the third round. Now, just Wichita State and Ohio State remain in the hunt for a bid to the Final Four.
On Saturday night, the No. 2 seed Buckeyes and No. 9 seed Shockers will square off in a matchup very few could've seen coming.
Wichita State was not favored to defeat Pittsburgh in the second round, and they went on to dominate them. After pulling off the upset over Gonzaga, WSU made quick work of La Salle on Thursday, as Mid-Major Madness detailed.
The path hasn't been quite as easy for Ohio State. They blew out Iona in their first game, but they've needed late three-pointers from Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross to escape upset bids from Iowa State and Arizona. Here is video of Ross' game-winning shot from SB Nation's Buckeyes blog, Land-Grant Holy Land.
The key matchup to watch for is Carl Hall against Deshaun Thomas. Both players have played very well this March, and their efforts are a big reason why their teams are one of eight remaining in the field.
Start Time, TV Info: 7:05 p.m. ET, CBS
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
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