Ann Arbor checking in from Boise.
No. 5 Ohio State vs.
The Ohio State Buckeyes (25-8) are coming from an 81-73 win over South Dakota in which Keita Bates-Diop scored 24 points in 7 of 19 shooting from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line.
"Sorry to send these guys home". They did get a little scare in second half as SDSU briefly tied the game with 1:53 remaining but Ohio State immediately regained control and pulled away. "They have good balance in their game and that ultimately was the difference between them and LSU". Seeded fifth entering the A-10 Tournament, the Colonials won four straight - never allowing an opponent to reach 60 points - to claim their third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the past four years. That, along with the fact that his and-one three-pointer put the Buckeyes ahead for good, was the reason why Williams was able to advance Ohio State in the bracket following the game. They made a decision to go small, switch a lot of screens; I thought that was a great coaching adjustment and credit to Coach (Chris) Holtmann.
Although many fans, teams, and even the Big Ten in the end, were disappointed that the conference tournament was moved up a week so he could be played in Madison Square Garden, that extra week gave the Buckeyes plenty of downtime and time to practice, while continuing to rest as well. Ohio State's All-American senior guard knows this is her last chance to make a serious run at just about the only thing that has eluded her - a national championship. Bates-Diop was the Big Ten player of the year and earned some All-American honors after averaging 19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds.More news: NCAA Tournament recap: SEC goes unbeaten on first day
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Bet the Buckeyes to avenge the first loss with an upset win. They struggled to shoot it from three and ultimately scored just 0.92 points per possession, which was their second-lowest mark of the season.
Senior forward Tinara Moore averages 18.7 points and almost 10 rebounds per game. "He's really skilled, and he plays a really good pace", MI senior guard Duncan Robinson said. It's rare for that to happen at an NCAA Tournament. We have more tickets.
"I think we've played two times, one when I was West Virginia coach, we had a Sweet 16 team against Oklahoma, and then again like two years later, when he came to Indiana", Wolverines coach John Beilein said.
This is a team that's one of the highest-scoring in the nation.
Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder reacts after defeating Campbell Fighting Camels grappler Jere Heino during the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena. "We know how to win now". "And I think our preparation, certainly defensively, was on point".