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Ohio State Picks Up Number Five Seed In NCAA Tournament

Ohio State Picks Up Number Five Seed In NCAA Tournament

The Jackrabbits are 0-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Ohio State is the fifth seed in the tournament's West region. They were upset by Penn State in their opening game of the Big Ten Tournament.

The Buckeyes haven't played a basketball game in nine days, and while they will have to wait four more before they hit the hardwood again, they finally know their opponent. Sophomore guard Kelly Jekot and junior guard Adrianna Hahn average 11.3 and 10.7 points per game, respectively.

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It iss their eighth appearance in the tournament since 2009. It is the 16th time in the last 19 years overall that Villanova has qualified for a national postseason tournament.

Here's what the latest NCAA Tournament projections are showing for the Buckeyes. Villanova was previously a No. 8 seed when it last made the tournament five seasons ago.

For the first time in three years, the Buckeyes are headed to the NCAA Tournament, where they'll take on South Dakota State in the first round on Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Mike Daum led the Jackrabbits by averaging a double-double per game with 23.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game while Brandon Key led South Dakota State in assists with 3.3 assists per game this season. Stephanie Mavunga averages 16.5 points per contest, while grabbing 10.8 rebounds as well. The winners of each game will meet in the second round on Monday. The Buckeyes picked up wins over Radford, Texas Southern, Michigan State and Purdue, lost to North Carolina, Gonzaga, Clemson and Butler and split their two meetings with Michigan.