Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Buckeyes headed to Boise as No. 5 seed

Ohio State seniors persevere make history as women earn first ever NCAA tournament berth Ohio State seniors persevere make history as women earn first ever NCAA tournament berth
Kenny Thornton | 13 March, 2018, 05:14

Villanova (22-8) is the No. 9 seed in the Spokane Region and will play a first round game against No. 8 seed South Dakota State (26-6) in South Bend, Ind. on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

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

George Washington is 19-13 going into the NCAA Tournament and got into the postseason by winning the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. Some teams have an easy route to a deep run, this year's Ohio State basketball team was not so lucky.

Here's what the latest NCAA Tournament projections are showing for the Buckeyes. Andrew Dakich leads Ohio State with three games of NCAA experience in his time at MI while Tate, Kam Williams and Keita Bates-Diop each played in two NCAA contests for the Buckeyes in the 2014-15 season.

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The Arizona Cardinals will release the veteran running back Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, citing a source. Peterson, who will turn 33 next week, doesn't sound ready to walk away from the game.

Chris Holtmann, the 2018 Big Ten Coach of the Year, guided Butler to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons as head coach of the Bulldogs.

Junior forward Mike Daum is second in the NCAA in defensive rebounding (9 per game), third in double-doubles (21), sixth in points per game (24), and ninth in total rebounding (353). Bates-Diop leads in rebounds with 8.8 while Jackson tops in assists with 3.9. Sophomore guard Kelly Jekot and junior guard Adrianna Hahn average 11.3 and 10.7 points per game, respectively.

The matchup with South Dakota State is Ohio State's first tournament game since 2015, when they were one of the last at-large teams picked by the selection committee.

Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop, left, and forward Jae'Sean Tate celebrate after defeating Michigan State earlier this season.

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