There’s a third Big Ten team still alive in postseason play. Eleven Warriors has a preview of Ohio State’s NIT quarterfinal match-up tonight (9:00, ESPN2) against in-state rival Dayton. Apparently, Dayton coach Brian Gregory wasn’t allowed to get any help from his former boss in preparing for the Buckeyes. Note also Gregory’s moxie in talking smack with his mentor:
“I told him not to get a big head because we beat Temple and Pitt by more than they did,” Gregory said. “Everybody’s talking about what a great win that was against Pitt. We beat them by 25.”
If both Ohio State and Florida can win their next two games, they would play a rematch of last year’s NCAA Tournament final in this year’s NIT final.