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Top Seed Buckeyes Face UTSA in East

It looks like a college football spread if Ohio State were to face Texas San Antonio - 24 points, which would reflect the relative strength of those football programs.

It turns out the same holds true in hoops with the East No. 1 seed expected to romp over UTSA. It has been a tough road for the Roadrunners to earn the privilege of getting floor-stomped by the nation's No. 1 team.

They won the Southland Conference and beat Alabama State in a First Four play in game Tuesday. The Roadrunners are fast, but they can't hang with OSU.

View Texas-San Antonio vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 160-rated Texas-San Antonio taking on the No. 20-rated Buckeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-71 win for the Buckeyes on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 19 nationally ranked offense (77.1 points per game) against a Roadrunners defense that sits as the No. 217 at 69.3 PPG. The Buckeyes have been averaging 49.4% from the field, more than the Roadrunners have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas-San Antonio owns the country's No. 246-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 34 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Texas-San Antonio was a 70-61 winner against Alabama State. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites.

Ohio State was a 71-60 winner in their most recent outing against Penn State. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites.

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Penn State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Roadrunners at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ohio State's last 8 games