Biggest Challenges Ohio State Faces in NCAA Tourney Matchup vs. Dayton

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Biggest Challenges Ohio State Faces in NCAA Tourney Matchup vs. Dayton
Skip Peterson/Associated Press

Ohio State faces a nightmarish challenge from Dayton in their much-anticipated matchup in the NCAA tournament.

The Buckeyes finished fifth in the Big Ten this year, and while they may not have the offensive firepower of some of the top teams in the tournament, they are known for their dominance on defense and their ability to shut opponents down with frequency.

However, Dayton will be among the most motivated lower seeds in the tournament. The Flyers get a chance to play an in-state power opponent, one that they have wanted to play for several years. They finally get their opportunity to confront the Buckeyes, and it's in the NCAA tournament.

Here are the biggest challenges Ohio State faces in its NCAA matchup with Dayton.

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