2011 NCAA Tournament: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Kelsey AlumbaughContributor IMarch 21, 2011

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 20: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes claps from the bench late in the game against the George Mason Patriots during the third of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 20, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Buckeyes came out ahead of George Mason on March 20 with a 98-66 win. They will advance on to play Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen on March 25. Ohio State's offense against George Mason was slow to start, but aggressive in the end. 

The Wildcats will be taking on the No. 1 team in the nation. Going up against the Buckeyes, Kentucky is going to have to be prepared since Ohio State is 5-0 in NCAA Tournament match ups with the Wildcats. 

The Wildcats will have to defend the Buckeyes, particularly Jared Sullinger, to the best of there abilities. They are a great defensive team, but will have to stay on their toes as Ohio State is an offensive dynamo. Putting a stop to them will not be easy. 

Kentucky shouldn't be overlooked by any means. They have a defense that is full of players capable to suppress Sullinger's presence on the court.  However, Ohio State moves the ball around the court, managing to shoot from anywhere on the court. Finding and exploiting a weakness of this team is going to be difficult, that's for sure. Kentucky had better be prepared for this matchup and come to Newark ready to play.