Tennessee vs. Ohio State - 3/25/16 Women's NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Tennessee Lady Vols
College Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford Premier Center)
The Line: Ohio State -4.5 --- Over/Under: 155.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Lady Vols and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Friday night in the NCAA Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.
The Tennessee Lady Vols look for another win after beating Arizona State on Sunday. The Tennessee Lady Vols are averaging 65.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 58.1 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 14.2 points and five rebounds while Bashaara Graves is averaging 10.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Mercedes Russell is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Te'a Cooper has dished 72 assists. The Tennessee Lady Vols are shooting 25.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lady Vols are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Tennessee Lady Vols are 4-1 on neutral courts this season.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another win after beating West Virginia on Sunday. The Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 86.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 26.3 points and 3.2 rebounds while Ameryst Alston is averaging 18.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Shayla Cooper is the third double-digit scorer and Alexa Hart is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Ohio State Buckeyes are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Buckeyes are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-1 this season on neutral courts.
It should be no surprise that Tennessee upset ASU and is this deep in the tournament given its history and talent. However, Ohio State is an offensive machine that's going to put a lot of pressure on the Lady Vols. This will be a big contrast in styles.
You have to always respect Tennessee and the tradition of the program, but the Buckeyes are an offensive powerhouse. When those shots fall, it's lights out. Look for OSU to cover the reasonable line.