The #10 Iowa State Cyclones and the #2 Ohio State Buckeyes are set to do battle in the Third Round. Join us for this and all of our 2013 NCAA Tournament picks here at Cappers Info, as our college basketball handicappers’ picks are hot off of the presses and ready for you to enjoy.
West Region Picks: #10 Iowa State Cyclones vs. #2 Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, March 24th, 12:15 PM
West Region Location: UD Arena, Dayton, OH
Iowa State vs. Ohio State Live on TV: CBS
Third Round Betting Lines
#10 Iowa State Cyclones +7
#2 Ohio State Buckeyes -7
This is one of those games that we have been looking forward to over the course of the last week ever since we saw the brackets come out. The Buckeyes are one of the best teams in the nation, and they are clearly on a great run right now, but they have to be a tiring bunch. Of course, we used that logic against the Iona Gaels, only to see the boys from the Metro Atlantic get blown out of the water, but what definitely did happen for the full 40 minutes is that OSU was made to run. That was all fine and dandy against an Iona team that had some spark and some spunk, but no real talent. Now comes an Iowa State team that has that same type of speed but a whole heck of a lot more talent. The Cyclones played tremendously aggressive defense against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, particularly in the first half when they forced 14 turnovers. Now, ISU is here to challenge against one of the big boys from the Big Ten. Remember that the Cyclones had the Kansas Jayhawks dead to rights in two of the three meetings this year. This is a team that has a whole heck of a lot of talent, and we think that it is going to have a real chance to pull off the upset and move onto the Sweet 16.
Iowa State vs. Ohio State Free Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +7
Iowa State vs. Ohio State Predictions: Iowa State 74 – Ohio State 68