The 27-7 Arizona Wildcats out of the PAC 12 conference will meet in a Sweet Sixteen matchup the 28-7 Ohio St Buckeyes in an NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 7:47PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TBS.
The NCAA Tournament odds from this college basketball game have the Ohio St Buckeyes favored by -4 points with an over under line of 134 points.
The Wildcats begin the NCAA Tournament with an 81-64 victory against the Belmont Bruins as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. In the Round of 32 it was Arizona with the 74-51 victory against the Harvard Crimson as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 133 points. A break for Arizona as Harvard defeated second seeded Georgetown in a second round game. The Wildcats stormed out to the 40-22 lead at halftime. They enjoyed a 55.1% shooting night and connected on 9 of 15 from the three point line Arizona had eight more rebounds plus held the Crimson to 27.6% from the floor and 5 of 18 three pointers. Mark Lyons led the Wildcats by scoring 27 points and dishing three assists as he made 12 of his 17 shots. Arizona ranks in the upper third of college basketball in all four key areas. The team averages 73.5 points a game and connects on 45.6% from the field.
The Ohio St Buckeyes breezed in their opening game of the NCAA Tournament with a 95-70 victory against the Iona Gaels as a -15 point betting favorite. They come off the Round of 32 78-75 victory against the Iowa St Cyclones on Sunday as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total came home over the total of 143 points. The Buckeyes shot 51% from the floor and nailed 9 of 18 three point shots. They held Iowa St to 44.2% shooting and needed a late game winning shot because the Cyclones crushed the Buckeyes on the glass by a 35-20 margin. Deshaun Thomas led Ohio St with 22 points and five rebounds as he made 8 of his 14 shot attempts. The Buckeyes are a stout defensive team by giving up 58.8 points a game as well as 39.5% shooting to their opponents.