We are less than a couple of hours away from the game today in Madison. I was watching most of the ESPN pregame shows and all analysts seem to be on Wisconsin for the upset. The biggest reasons are the Kohl Center, lack of turnovers, free throw shooting, Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer. At this time Wisconsin is actually the favorite with the line hovering between 1-2 depending on the sportsbook.
Join me for some fun back and forth with some Buckeye fans at Scarlet and Game for an in-game live blog.
I will reiterate my thoughts from yesterday that controlling Diebler from three and the athletic wings, Buford and Lighty, will be the keys to victory on defense. Jordan Taylor has to win the matchup versus freshman point guard Aaron Craft. Jared Sullinger will get his, just prevent an out of this world game. And finally Keaton Nankivil can provide the mismatch in Wisconsin’s favor on offense.
It should be fun and I continue to believe Wisconsin will win today.