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Sweet 16 an Ohio Statement

John Kuntz/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Forget the Sweet 16.

    The story of the NCAA Tournament is the Ohio Four.

    For the first time, according to the NCAA, one state has four teams into the Sweet 16, after No. 2 seed Ohio State, which won on Saturday, was joined Sunday by No. 6 seed Cincinnati, No. 10 seed Xavier and No. 13 seed Ohio University in advancing to the tournament's second week.

Everyone knew Ohio would be a battleground state in 2012, but it figured to be in November for the presidential election, not in March for the NCAA basketball...

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