The No. 2 seeded Ohio State Buckeyes are getting set to tip off against the Loyola Greyhounds in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes come into the game with four sophomore starters and are coming off a loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the finals of the Big 10 Tournament. Prior to that loss, the Buckeyes had won four games in a row and will be looking to knock off the No. 15 seed Loyola Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds are entering the game against the Buckeyes with a four-game winning streak, including winning the MAAC Championship game and will be looking to pull the rare No. 15 seed upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Loyola didn't fair well during the regular playing against higher tier ranked basketball teams, but in the NCAA Tournament anything can happen.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, March 15, 9:50 p.m. ET
Location: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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