One player is a freshman who has seen success immediately as a college player, leading his team to a No.1 national ranking, and likely a No.1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. The other is a grizzled senior, who has led his team for years, but never been in the big dance. These two players Jared Sullinger and Talor Battle, will battle for the Big Ten Tournament today in Indianapolis, along with their teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Penn State Nittany Lions.
As important as this game is for Penn State, they have likely already done more than enough to assure their first NCAA Tournament bid in a decade. And the same goes for Ohio State, even if they lose today, it is unlikely the Buckeyes will end up with anything other than a No.1 seed and a first round trip to Cleveland.
Nonetheless, this should be a very competitive and exciting end to a competitive and exciting tournament. This weekend has seen come from behind wins, low scoring slug fests, overtimes, and upsets, the championship game is not likely to disappoint.