Ohio State sent Sister Jean and Loyola Chicago home in the first round and will attempt to do the same with Jay Wright and Villanova Sunday at 2:40 p.m. ET on CBS. The Wildcats, meanwhile, had a convincing win over Delaware number 15 in the first round.
It will be a fun game, with both schools having excellent fouls. The winner of this game is the winner of Tennessee and Michigan in the Round of 16 Sweet.
Will the powder hold, or will Ohio State continue to avenge its poor performance from last year’s tournament?
Here are the odds for the last match WynnBET.
These are two of the top 15 criminals in the country, according to KenPom’s Adjust attack efficiency. They performed well on all three levels and showed an ability to pick up tough wins throughout the season. The difference between the two is defense and free throws, that’s why I would choose Villanova.
The Wildcats ranked 33rd in the country in defensive effectiveness, more than 70 places ahead of the Buckeyes. Above all, Villanova is the best free kick team in the country. The Wildcats shoot 82% from the fence, which is a big reason why I picked them up for the Sweet 16. Every match in the league from this point on is predicted to be a close match. Free throws are important and Nova can handle those on his own.
Ohio State will also need to find a way to get the Cats out of the attack glass. Villanova ranks 76th in the country in % of attack recovery. Second chance points are an easy way to build a big lead or cover up a poor shooting game.
The Buckeyes had a good draw with Loyola Chicago, but they will have to take down an experienced team that has won all the time. Good luck to them.
BASED ON: Villanova -5 (-110)
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