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2018 Schedule
25-9, 2nd in Big Ten
Keita Bates-Diop heading to NBA (0:32)
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56dAdrian Wojnarowski

Buckeyes' Bates-Diop to enter NBA draft

Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will pass on his final year of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft in June. He also will hire an agent, he announced.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The drama in the West Region over the past few hours, depicted in one plot:

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

In a win over Ohio State in the second round on Saturday, Gonzaga showcased the poise we witnessed when Mark Few's team made a run to the national title game last year. With 5:14 to play in Saturday's game, the teams were tied, 67-67. Over the next three-plus minutes, however, the Bulldogs launched an 11-2 run that helped Gonzaga regain the momentum.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga is headed to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth straight season. The Zags overcame a 5-point deficit with 6 minutes left with a 14-2 run to put them up for good. Great comeback attempt by Ohio State which started the game down 15-0 but Gonzaga's late-game composure and ability to attack the basket was too much.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Norvell Jr. has his career high in points (28), 3-pointers (6) and rebounds (10). This is his first career double-double

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga had a comfortable 11-point lead over Ohio State at halftime, but the Buckeyes gradually chipped away at that deficit by diversifying the scoring load, knocking down big shots and pressuring the Bulldogs on the perimeter. They stole the momentum, but Gonzaga has a bunch of players who fought through adversity to reach last year's title game. This moment won't intimidate them.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura outscored Ohio State 12-10 in the paint in the first half (6-for-6). Also the Buckeyes didn't even get their first paint bucket until 7:18 in the first half (started 0-6).

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's keys to exacting revenge on a Gonzaga team that blew the Buckeyes out in November? OSU G Kam Williams says "don't flinch", embrace the pro-Gonzaga crowd and feed off the underdog status.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State G Andrew Dakich's father is ESPN broadcaster Dan Dakich and Andrew "sometimes" considers him his secret weapon when it comes to getting scouting reports on opponents but he also has to deal with hearing his dad sometimes calling out his game both on and off TV. What's the biggest criticism he's heard from his dad this season?

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga F Jeremy Jones said that when he watches film of Ohio State he sees a much more confident team compared to the one he faced in Portland in November

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga G Silas Melson said you can't judge the Zags or Ohio State by the way they played each other earlier in the season. While Melso. thinks both teams are much different now -- and Gonzaga has found its identity-- he said the Zags aren't ready to change much of their game plan from their 86-59 win over the Buckeyes in November. "It's not like they turned into LeBron James."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State student assistant coach Greg Oden isn't ready to find any sort of comparisons between this team and his own Buckeyes team that appeared in the 2007 national championship but he loved the resiliency from the Buckeyes today and his advice is for this group to have fun and enjoy the moment.

Bates-Diop on facing Gonzaga again: 'We're not the same team' (1:33)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State F Jae'Sean Tate is excited about the Buckeyes' rematch with Gonzaga on Saturday. The Zags won the first meeting 86-59 in November. Revenge is definitely on Tate's mind.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

BPI gives Gonzaga a 65% chance to beat Ohio State on Saturday.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State G Kam Williams said the crowd inside Taco Bell Arena had some choice words for him at times today but he quieted the very pro-SDSU crowd with his late 3 and FT to but the Buckeyes up for good.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State G Kam Williams, whose 22 points and that 3 and FT late helped the Buckeyes escape an upset by No. 12 seed South Dakota State, officially moves Ohio State into the Round of 32

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Ohio State outlasts South Dakota State 81-73 in West Region

Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt, lifting Ohio State to an 81-73 victory over South Dakota State in the West Region on Thursday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.299th
Rebounds Per Game36.6108th
Assists Per Game14.7101st
Points Allowed67.652nd

Tournament History

Final Fours11
Tournament Record55-30
Championship Seasons1960
Tournament Appearances31