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Virginia Tech forward Taylor Soule (13) holds the ball at the three-point line as Tennessee forward Rickea Jackson (2) defends in the third quarter of a Sweet 16 college basketball game of the NCAA Tournament in Seattle, Saturday, March 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

Ohio State takes on Virginia Tech for Place in Final Four

No. 3 seed Ohio State takes on No. 1 seed Virginia Tech at 9 p.m. to try and claim the last Final Four spot.

Buckeyes Balling

Ohio State heads into the Virginia Tech game having upset No. 2 seed UConn 73-61 on Saturday.

The loss to Ohio State meant that the Huskies won’t be in the Elite Eight for the first time in 16 years. It was the longest-standing streak in either women’s or men’s college basketball.

Ohio State’s defense seemed to be the most prominent factor in their upset of the Huskies. Forcing 18 turnovers in the first half alone, the Buckeyes will look to bring the defensive prowess against the Hokies.

Hokies Hopes

Virginia Tech on the other hand is one of only two No. 1 seeds remaining in the tournament.

They faced No. 4 seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16, winning by nine. Leading the Hokies was Georgia Amoore putting up 29 on the way to a convincing win.

Their run has been a bit of a Cinderella story. It is the first time in the team’s history that they have reached the Elite Eight. With that said Virginia Tech produced over 30 wins on their season and earned their No. 1 seed.

Ohio State will look to trap the Hokies with their great defense and team press, while the Hokies will turn to their stars and role players such as Amoore for more of the same magic.

Tip-off for Monday’s game is set for 9 p.m.

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