The game between #3 Duke and #2 Ohio State was a matchup expected to be a barnburner throughout. But in runs to begin and end the first half, the Buckeyes made a case to their fans and a national television audience that they should be mentioned in the same breath as Kentucky and North Carolina when talking about early favorites to win the national title. Thad Matta's team opened the game on an 11-0 run and finished the half with an 11-2 run on their way to the 85-63 win at Value City Arena, and four of their five starters finished in double figures.
Leading up to the 2008 NCAA Tournament, we'll be presenting daily tips to help you fill in your bracket.
Today's Bracket Tactic
24-8 (13-3 America East)
Computer numbers (through Friday courtesy of kenpom.com): RPI 91, SOS 270.
Result today: Defeated Hartford 82-65 to win the America East Tournament.