Joe D'Amico's NCAAB Final Four Game of the Year
Ohio State vs. Kansas,
03/31/2012 20:49 EDT,
Score: 62 - 64
Point Spread: -2½/-103 Ohio State
Today's winner is Ohio State over Kansas. This is my Final Four Game of the Year.
Back in December, Kansas bested Ohio State, 78-67. Case in point, Jared Sullinger sat out that game. Right now, OSU is playing their best ball of the season, holding Tourney foes to just 40.6% from the floor. The Buckeyes won their three Tournament games by an average of 12.0 PPG. They are a monster on the glass, ranking 6th in the nation at + 7.7 RPG. They also rank near the tops in the country in TO's, with a +3 margin per game. Jared Sullinger is s stud, posting 17.6 PPG and 9.1 RPG. The Forward is hitting nearly 80% from the line. DeShaun Thomas and William Buford are combining for 30.5 PPG and 10.3 boards per game. Kansas has staggered in the post-season on the defensive side of the ball but they have not had to go up against anyone of the caliber of Kentucky. OSU's top Guard, Tyshaun Thomas has been in a funk in the Tourney. He is 0-17 from 3-point land. Not to mention he has committed some costly TOs. Ohio State's road to the Final Four had shown just how superior they are, as they flattened such teams as Purdue, Michigan, and Syracuse. The Jayhawks are 2-11 ATS their L13 games played vs. the Big Ten, 2-5 ATS their L7 games played vs. teams with a SU winning record, and 0-4 ATS their L4 games following an ATS win. The Buckeyes are 8-3 ATS their L11 games played on a neutral site, 5-2 ATS their L7 NCAA Tournament games, and 6-2 ATS their L8 games played overall. Take Ohio State. Thank you.