During Ohio State's journey to the Final Four last season, Aaron Craft learned the importance of focusing on the next 40 minutes, not the three-week trip.
So Craft didn't realize the highest seeds in the West Regional were dropping like dominoes until earlier this week. He purposely didn't learn much about ninth-seeded Wichita State until Thursday night, when the powerful Buckeyes found out they're facing the unheralded Shockers on Saturday for another ticket to the Final Four.
''I think that really helped a lot - just getting caught up in the moment and thinking about where you are and what you need to do to get out,'' Ohio State's star point guard said. ''We watch all the games. Obviously we're basketball fans, but I kept saying, `Where is this team? Which bracket is this in? What is that?' It wasn't until after we played Iowa State that I realized our bracket was being destroyed number-wise, and really realizing how tough every team was.''
Craft's point is a theme echoed on bo...