Ohio State and Kansas are the only No. 2 seeds in the Final Four, and they are very similar teams.
Both teams had to beat depleted No. 1 seeds to win their regions. Both have excellent coaches. Both have two great big men. Both teams have talented point guards.
And both teams have the potential to win it all.
The biggest difference between these teams is Ohio State is playing possibly its best basketball of the season, while Kansas made it to the Final Four without playing its best basketball.
Ohio State is peaking, with Jared Sullinger and DeShaun Thomas dominating inside, William Buford playing up to his potential, and Aaron Craft having some of the best games of his life.
Kansas is playing poorly, with point guard Tyshawn Taylor and National Player of the Year finalist Thomas Robinson alternating between good and bad games.
When the two teams meet up, I see Ohio State winning a close game. Thomas Robinson will have problems inside against Thomas and Sullinger, but what is more important is that Taylor will be shut down by Craft.
Craft is one of the best defending point guards in the country. He is going to shut down Taylor, which is the key to beating Kansas.
Taylor will probably struggle against Craft, which is why I have Ohio State moving on to the finals.
Prediction: Ohio State 72, Kansas 68