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Which team wins?
Kansas beat Ohio State 78-67 in their only meeting of the season, but it's a brand-new game in the NCAA tournament.
Sullinger or Robinson?
Both Jared Sullinger and Thomas Robinson are their teams' go-to stars, but who would you rather take in a pinch?
Aside from Sullinger and Robinson, both teams have a wealth of talent that could see several players make it to the NBA.
Self or Matta?
Bill Self has won a national championship, while Thad Matta has come close twice, making two Final Fours at Ohio State.
Both schools have lengthy histories of excellence in sports, but which program do you find to be more of a bastion of winning?
How's your bracket looking? If you're President Obama, you have only two Final Four teams remaining, but that's still good for the 96th percentile of all brackets filled out. In our Tournament Challenge, only 25,304 people got all four Final Four teams correct. This whole tournament thing, in case you haven't figured it out yet, is not all that easy to predict. It's down to three games, however, which means you've got a much better chance of picking the ones left. You probably won't, though. It's still not that easy.
(1) Kentucky vs. (4) Louisville
Kentucky made short work of Baylor in the Elite Eight, while Louisville went on a 23-8 run late to eke out a win against Florida.
(2) Kansas vs. (2) Ohio State
Ohio State finally made Syracuse feel the absence of Fab Melo, while Kansas took care of North Carolina with a 13-point win.
Louisville and Kentucky have an old rivalry to settle this year, but Kansas and Ohio State might be the more even matchup.
How does your bracket look?
Ours was busted a long time ago, so we're not even going to judge you if yours doesn't look all that great.
It's a battle of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as Louisville will face Kentucky with a trip to the national championship game on the line. On the other side of the bracket, Ohio State will take on Kansas for the right to advance. Which is the better Final Four matchup?
Ohio State has advanced to its second Final Four under Thad Matta with a 77-70 win over Syracuse. Without Fab Melo, the Orange had no answer for the Buckeyes on the boards, as they were outrebounded 37-22. How much did Syracuse miss Melo in the NCAA tournament? How much was the flow of the game affected in what was a tightly officiated game?