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Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State will launch an esports campus-wide collaboration that includes competitive collegiate teams, academic studies and multidisciplinary research, the university announced on Wednesday. The collaboration will span five colleges at the university and will launch a curriculum with a focus on game studies and esports, allowing students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as an elective course in esports content production. The university's esports teams will compete in a new state-of-the-art arena that is being constructed on campus; the teams will also participate in the Electronic Gaming Federation alongside fellow Power 5 schools. Specific games for those teams have not been announced at this time.

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15dJeff Borzello

No. 44 Liddell picks Ohio State over Mizzou, Illini

ESPN 100 forward E.J. Liddell, a 6-foot-7 Belleville West (Illinois) power forward who prefers to do most of his work around the basket, has committed to Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes.

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16dKyle Bonagura

Ohio St. transfer Lyle to miss New Mexico season

New Mexico guard JaQuan Lyle, who sat out last season after transferring from Ohio State, is expected to miss the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon during practice on Saturday.

Watch: Team Fredette vs. Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State Alumni)

Watch: Team Fredette vs. Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State Alumni)

OSU's alumni team wins TBT game on alley-oop slam (0:45)
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95dJeff Borzello

PG Carton chooses Ohio St. over IU, Michigan

Point guard D.J. Carton, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN 100, has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Big Ten rivals Michigan and Indiana.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

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138dAdam Rittenberg

UNC-Michigan highlights ACC/Big Ten clashes

Michigan, the 2017-18 national runner-up, will host North Carolina on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Other matchups include Michigan State at Louisville and Indiana at Duke on Nov. 27.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Evaluated and spoke with Kahlil Whitney last weekend at the EYBL. He is receiving heavy recruiting attention from Florida State, Louisville, Illinois , Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, Seton Hall and Saint John's. He is one of the better small forwards in the class of 2019.

Keita Bates-Diop heading to NBA (0:32)
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205dAdrian 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.

Team Stats

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

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Tournament History

Final Fours11
Tournament Record55-30
Championship Seasons1960
Tournament Appearances31