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Kansas Vs. Ohio State Prediction: SBNation Thinks Jayhawks Will Fall

Over at, Bomani Jones has his prediction up for who he thinks will win Kansas' Final Four match-up with Ohio State:

Many forgot about Ohio State while Michigan State took the Big Ten, beating the Buckeyes twice in the process. But here they are, still with a talented starting five, and still with a smothering defense. They're simply a very good team, and they're matched up against Kansas, whose big name belies its overachievement this season.

Jared Sullinger's matchups with Thomas Robinson and Jeff Withey will probably get the most attention, but Kansas' chances hinge on how well Tyshawn Taylor handles being guarded by Aaron Craft all night. If Taylor keeps it together, the Jayhawks can win. If not, it will be a frustrating night for Bill Self. My guess? It will be a frustrating night for Bill Self.

Prediction: Ohio State 69, Kansas 64

As Jones points out, Craft has become famous for his ability to force turnovers and Tyshawn Taylor isn't always the most under control PG in the world.

While Sullinger has gotten most of the press for the Buckeyes this season, if Craft can keep the Jayhawks from smoothly getting into their offensive sets, Bill Self could lose whatever is left of his real hair on Saturday night.