The Ohio State basketball team had no trouble dispatching No. 15 seed Iona in the West Region in its first game of the NCAA tournament Friday night.
However, the level of competition is about to ratchet up as postseason play continues. The Buckeyes will square off with No. 10 seed Iowa State from the Big 12 on Sunday in a contest that is very dangerous on paper.
The Cyclones eviscerated Notre Dame in their first tournament game Friday and were the one team from their conference that stood out in the early rounds. Iowa State will not be intimidated by the Scarlet and Gray (like the Gaels may have been after the Buckeyes punched them in the mouth a bit) and will be ready for the challenge.
Read on to see the five keys for Ohio State if it hopes to advance to the Sweet 16.