Ohio State Men's Basketball Headed Back To NCAA Tournament

Rosalie Gross
March 13, 2018

Yes, one loss means that a season is over but every game now is at that point.

The Ohio State men's basketball team is hoping good things truly do come to those who wait.

The NCAA tournament selection committee seeded the Buckeyes as a No. 5 and sent them to Boise, Idaho, where they will play Summit League champion South Dakota State.

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The women's basketball team was rewarded for its outstanding 2017-18 season with an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament during a live selection show on ESPN Monday night. Villanova was previously a No. 8 seed when it last made the tournament five seasons ago. In their 10 previous appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats have tallied a 7-10 record.

Ohio State, led by first-year head coach Chris Holtmann, is making its 28th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Three other players, senior forward Jae'Sean Tate (13 points per game), junior guard CJ Jackson (12 points per game), and freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (11 points per game), average in double figures.

GW earned its 17th all-time trip to the NCAA Tournament last weekend when it rattled off four wins over the course of the Atlantic 10 Championship, including upsets of No. 4 seed George Mason in the quarterfinals and No. 1 seed Dayton in the semifinals, punctuated with a rout of Saint Joseph's in the title game for its seventh A-10 tournament crown. Junior forward Keita Bates-Diop led the Big Ten on the defensive glass and ranked 20th in the nation in that category. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Villanova-South Dakota State game on Sunday, and that game's winner will advance to a regional semifinal in Spokane, Wash. on March 24.

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