The NCAA Tournament's East Region Elie 8 match-up is set, as the No. 1-seeded Syracuse Orange and No. 2 Ohio St. Buckeyes will face off Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET on CBS. The Orange (33-2) and Buckeyes (30-7) each earned hard-fought victories in the Sweet 16, and earned the first March Madness meeting between the two programs since 1983. when Ohio St. won, 79-74.
On Thursday, the East Region's top seed, Syracuse, edged No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers, 64-63, while the Buckeyes defeated No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcates, 81-66. The showdown is the second Big East Conference and Big Ten Conference showdown in the East Region. Both league's are 1-1 in the showdowns.