Found March 28, 2013 on
College Hoops Digest:
by Josh Adams
Mark Lyons Has Averaged 25ppg in the 2013 NCAA Tournament/
Two schools that have a long tradition of NCAA appearances will meet at the Staples Center on Thursday Night as the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Arizona Wildcats.
The #2 seed Ohio St started their quest to get to Atlanta and the Final Four by steamrolling MAAC Champion Iona 95-70. The next game for the Buckeyes was a nip & tuck affair with the Iowa State Cyclones, where a controversial charging call and Aaron Craft's buzzer beater sent Ohio St. to the regionals, 78-75.
The #6 seed Arizona has continued rolling since the NCAA Tournament began. They crushed Belmont in the 2nd round 81-64 (which many had as an upset pick) then defeated a Harvard Crimson team handily 74-51. Wildcats coach Sean Miller has his team running on all cylinders as they take on the Buckeyes and his old friend and co-worker at Miami (OH), Buckeyes head coach Thad Motta.
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1. Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State)- Thomas is a flat out scorer, in his first 2 NCAA tournament games he is averaging 23 ppg.
2. Mark Lyons (Arizona)- Lyons has been unstoppable in the NCAA tournament so far averaging 25 ppg.
3. Ramon Galloway (LaSalle)- He...