UA-Ohio State pregame: Lyons confident as always

2013-03-28T10:46:00Z 2013-03-28T20:07:53Z UA-Ohio State pregame: Lyons confident as alwaysBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 28, 2013 10:46 am  • 

LOS ANGELES – If today’s game all comes down to Mark Lyons’ ability to handle the ball against Aaron Craft’s defense, that’s OK with Lyons.

“I’m used to it,” Lyons said.

Often part of a key matchup in every game, Lyons said, he isn’t about to overthink this one.

“It’s fun to look forward to it, but you can’t get caught up in that,” Lyons said. “I’m just trying to win the game.”

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The Buckeyes say they're ready for Lyons, whom they compared to MoMo Jones and Trey Burke.

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The Citizen has plenty more on Lyons.

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The Plain Dealer has a look at that 2007 Xavier-Ohio State game and the friendship of the head coaches involved today. Yahoo also looks at the relationship between Sean Miller and Thad Matta, as does the Register.

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Lot of folks are picking Ohio State to reach the Final Four.

The Plain Dealer picks OSU to win today in a close one, but it depends on which Arizona team shows up.

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We have five staffers here and a resulting boatload of coverage on our Wildcats page, including stories on UA's chances, Kaleb Tarczewski's support system, the Los Angeles connection, Wildcat fans, and more.

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Here's the official game notes from Arizona and Ohio State.

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Jahii Carson has some thinking to do this weekend.

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Ken Bone is expected to return at WSU next season.

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