Syracuse and Ohio State, the No. 1 and 2 seeds in the East Region of the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket respectively, are among the teams practicing on Wednesday afternoon at TD Garden in Boston, MA, which is the location of this year's Sweet 16 round in the East later this week.
The Orange and Buckeyes will share the practice court with the Wisconsin Badgers and Cincinnati Bearcats, who are their opponents in the Sweet 16. Wisconsin practices first from 12:00 p.m. EDT to 12:50 p.m. and will be followed by Cincinnati, which practices from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Syracuse practices from 2:10 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Ohio State practices from 3:10 p.m. through 4 p.m. All practices can be viewed by the public and are free of admission.
The Orange will face the Badgers on Thursday night (7:15 p.m. EDT) while the Buckeyes take on the Bearcats at 9:45 p.m. EDT the same night. Syracuse, the region's top seed, escaped with a close victory against UNC-Asheville, a No. 16 seed, in the second round of the tournament before cruising past Kansas State in the Round of 32. Ohio State, the No. 2 seed in the East, has posted two relatively easy wins over Loyola-MD and Gonzaga to advance to the Sweet 16.