Women's Hoops to Face Ohio State in NCAA Tournament First Round

Ohio State Larry Johnson-Buckeyes football Rushmen-defensive line-depth chart

Ohio State Larry Johnson-Buckeyes football Rushmen-defensive line-depth chart

Ohio State takes on the No. 12 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Thursday to get things rolling in the NCAA tournament.

SDSU's season featured non-conference wins over Ole Miss and Iowa.

The NCAA Tournament is nearly here. However the Buckeyes tournament stay didn't last long, losing to the Penn State Nittany Lions in the quarterfinals.

This is the 11th time in program history and the first time since 2013 that the Wildcats are headed to the NCAA Tournament. As a team, Ohio State is scoring 75.8 points per game on 48.6% shooting from the field, 35.4% from behind the arc and 72.6% from the foul line this season.

Brutus Buckeye, the mascot for the Ohio State Buckeyes, performs in the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Villanova was previously a No. 8 seed when it last made the tournament five seasons ago. Villanova defeated No. 11 Duke during that stretch to open the season, then went on to post a 12-6 record in BIG EAST play and earn the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. Junior guard C.J. Jackson chips in 12.2 points and a team-best 124 total assists while freshman forward Kaleb Wesson tacks on 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Junior forward Keita Bates-Diop led the Big Ten on the defensive glass and ranked 20th in the nation in that category. Jae'Sean Tate has started all six of his postseason appearances, averaging 9.9 points and 6.0 boards per game.

The men's tournament begins with the First Four play-in games, in Dayton, Ohio, March 13 and 14.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.