It's now official: George Mason University will face No. 1 seed Ohio State University on Sunday in the third (but really, second) round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes routed No. 16 seed Texas-San Antonio, 75-46, a few hours after George Mason's comeback 61-57 win over No. 9 seed Villanova.
The Ohio State was never really a game past the 15-minute mark, and the whole second half was mostly garbage time. This is to be expected, since Ohio State is the overall No. 1 seed. I'm guessing Jim Larranaga has other game tape he will use to scout the Buckeyes.
The game will take place on Sunday, with a specific time to be determined later Friday night. Here is the complete East Region of the NCAA Bracket.
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 16 Texas-San Antonio, 75-46; will face George Mason
No. 8 George Mason def. No. 9 Villanova, 61-57; will face Ohio State
No. 5 WVU defeats
No. 12 Clemson, 84-76; will face winner of Kentucky-Princeton
No. 4 Kentucky def. No. 13 Princeton, 59-57; will face West Virginia
No. 2 UNC vs. No. 15 Long Island, March 18 at 7:15 on CBS
No. 7 Washington vs. No. 10 Georgia, March 18 at 9:45 on CBS
No. 3 Syracuse vs.No. 14 Indiana State, March 18 at 9:57 on TruTV
No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 Marquette, March 18 at 7:27 on TruTV