X-Factors to Watch in Ohio State vs. Dayton NCAA Tournament Matchup

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X-Factors to Watch in Ohio State vs. Dayton NCAA Tournament Matchup
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While Big Ten rivals Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin appear to have one-sided matchups in their first NCAA tournament games, Ohio State does not find itself in a potential walkover.

Instead, the selection committee decided to hit the Buckeyes right where they live, sending a hungry Dayton team in their direction. The Flyers have wanted to get a piece of the Buckeyes for years, and their opportunity is right at hand.

The Buckeyes are not going to scare anybody with their ability to fill the net, but this team plays sensational defense. They came from 18 points down to beat Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament and from 16 down to tie Michigan before losing.

Head coach Thad Matta does not have a team of superstars, and he will look to his roster of X-factor players to attempt to get past the Flyers.

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