15th-seeded Iona takes on No. 2-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena on Friday. Tipoff is at 7:15 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CBS. The Gaels last played the Buckeyes on December 20, 2008 and lost 71-53.
The Gaels got past Manhattan 60-57 on March 11 with the help of 20 points and five rebounds from Tre Bowman. While contributing 3.8 rebounds per game, he also scores 8.3 points per game. For the Buckeyes, Deshaun Thomas finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in the 50-43 win over Wisconsin on March 17. With 19.6 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
StatSmack! Iona is better than Ohio State
Iona has a potent offense, scoring more points (83.5 per game vs. 70.0 per game) than Ohio State this season.
More violent crime happens in Columbus so be careful if you visit (when compared to New Rochelle -- according to the FBI).
Iona is ranked higher than Ohio State in their conference (No. 1 vs. No. 5).
More property crime happens in Columbus so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to New Rochelle -- according to the FBI).