Burns' *10 Thursday ROAST! (5-1 L6 Big Dance 10*s): This week's "Thursday Roast" is a B-L-O-W-O-U-T coming from the SWEET 16. Ben Burns was 5-1/83% w/ his *10* plays in the "Round of 32," incl. a 100% PERFECT (4-0) RECORD w/ his sides. Want more? Burns is also a BLISTERING 24-8 the L6 Thursdays. After taking it on the chin Wednesday, expect him to bounce back HUGE here!
Game: Cincinnati at Ohio State Mar 22 2012 9:45PM
Prediction: Ohio State
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on OHIO STATE. I've been involved with two Cincinnati games over the last two weeks. I successfully played on the Bearcats when they beat Georgetown in the Big East Tournament. I knew to come back against them when they stepped up in class to face Louisville though. While they haven't lost since, beating Texas and Florida State, feel they'll be in over their heads once again here. The Buckeyes bring 29 wins and loads of talent to the table. They won by "only" seven points last time out. However, that was against a very tough Gonzaga team. Their previous three wins all came by double-digits. Obviously, this game is a very big deal in the state of Ohio. Four of the final 16 teams are from the state of Ohio, including both of these ones. That's the first time that four of the final 16 teams have been from any single state. There may be only one left after this round though. Ohio is a double-digit underdog (vs. UNC) and Xavier is up against a Baylor team suddenly starting to click. Whatever happens in those games, I expect the #2 seeded Buckeyes to win Thursday's "Battle of Ohio." Cincinnati shot well at the charity stripe against Florida State but was the worst free-throw shooting team in the Big East. Cincinnati's got a good big man, in Yancy Gates. However, he's up against Jared Sullinger. The Buckeyes' supporting cast is superior. The Buckeyes could easily be a #1 seed. They hammered the Bearcats when the teams last met (72-50) and I expect them to again prove to be the superior Ohio squad here. *10