Ohio State and Wichita State will battle on Saturday for the right to go to the Final Four.
LaQuinton Ross was an 8th-grade phenom. Then a disappointing recruit. Then a Big Ten benchwarmer. But now look. He's the star of the Sweet 16.
Ohio State went on a 31-10 run that spanned both halves -- and it was defense that sparked the turnaround.
The Buckeyes had zero quality wins in the middle of January, and folks were questioning them. Not anymore, though.
Kansas coach Bill Self was frustrated a few weeks back when his Kansas team didn't show enough toughness to close out Michigan State down in Atlanta. However, the Jayhawks are a different team. They have a budding star and proved they may be tougher than Self thought on Saturday with a win in Columbus.
Despite a second-half surge from Arkansas, the Wolverines are 9-0 for their best start since the 1988-89 season.

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