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Ohio State Men's Basketball Headed Back To NCAA Tournament

13 March 2018

Being the fifth seed in the west, Ohio State and their fans should be cautious as their game versus 12th seed South Dakota State should be on upset alert.

GW is 18-17 in its 17 all-time appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Who will they be playing and where. Defensively, Ohio State yields 66.7 points per game against the opposing teams. Ohio State finished third four times (1944, 1945, 1946, 1968). (16.1), Reed Tellinghuisen (12.0) and Tevin King (9.3).

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When the at-large bids were announced during the Selection Show, it was no surprise to see Ohio State's name called.

The Buckeyes and Jackrabbits will play Thursday on the campus of Boise State University.

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Kaleb Wesson #34, Mike Watkins #24, Keita Bates-Diop #33 and Andrew Dakich #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate the play against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2018 in New York City. Bates-Diop leads in rebounds with 8.8 while Jackson tops in assists with 3.9.

It's the same position the Buckeyes occupied after an early exit from the Big Ten tournament and is right about where you'd expect a No. 5 seed should be. One of four active head coaches to win at least one NCAA Tournament game in his first three years at a school, Holtmann is 4-3 in NCAA Tournament contests, advancing to the "Sweet 16" a season ago.

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If Ohio State were to advance past South Dakota State, they will face the victor between Gonzaga, the 4-seed, and 13th-seeded UNC-Greensboro.

Ohio State Men's Basketball Headed Back To NCAA Tournament