The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Ohio State Buckeyes are coming off of extremely convincing wins in their first NCAA Tournament games, and both will be extremely confident of repeat performances heading into Saturday's game. Gonzaga might not have the athleticism or experience of their Big Ten opponents, but they certainly have plenty of talent and they proved in their game against West Virginia that they're a solid defensive team capable of hanging with power conference teams.
Star freshman Kevin Pangos had a good game with 13 points, but Gonzaga spread it around against WVU and was not overly reliant on him. OSU's win over Loyola was a different story. Deshaun Thomas was clearly their top performer with 31 points, and Gonzaga will get a heavy dose of both him and Jared Sullinger inside.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, March 17, 2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania