It is a battle of two very similar teams, led by gritty seniors and highly talented freshmen, and half way through the Sweet Sixteen match of Kentucky and Ohio State, it is still a stalemate.
Ohio State is led by three seniors in the starting line up, but it is the freshman phenomenon Jared Sullinger is leading the Buckeyes so far with 10 points and 7 rebounds already, with Jon Diebler contributing 9 points of his own.
Kentucky's own freshmen stars, Doron Lamb and Brandon Knight, have so far combined for just 4 points in the first half, but their senior leader, forward Josh Harrellson is carrying the team with 12 points and 7 rebounds, against the OSU tough front line.
Whoever wins this game will be the team whose stars step up, David Lighty, and William Buford could still come alive in the second half for the Buckeyes, or the aforementioned Wildcats, Lamb and Knight could lift UK in the second half.
Given that Thad Matta's team has only shot 30% from the field and still managed to be tied with UK at half is a good sign for his team, because if the shots start falling, we already know just how many points this team could put on the board.