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Last night, the first team from the state of Ohio lost in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Buckeye state had previously comprised 1/4 of the sweet sixteen. In the battle for the “Birthplace of Aviation,” Ohio State grounded Cincinnati, and it was a game featuring an Illini coaching candidate on the sidelines.
Tonight when Ohio takes on North Carolina, you’ll see the other.
Illini nation previously saw the VCU vs. Wichita State first round match-up in this year’s tourney and pictured it a “leading Illinois coaching candidate invitational.” Well, Shaka said no, and Gregg Marshall talk has cooled, so maybe the real match-up is Cincinnati head man Mick Cronin vs. Ohio coach John Groce?
Groce was an assistant under Thad Matta at both Xavier and Ohio State. He’s a MAC guy, in touch with Thomas’ roots, and also the conference Thomas reached into to find his football coach.
More on Groce from the Chicago Sun-Times:
As a 14th seed two years ago, Ohio stunned No. 3 seed Georgetown 97-83.
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