Ohio State No. 17 In AP Poll Heading To NCAA Tournament

  • Ohio State No. 17 In AP Poll Heading To NCAA Tournament

Ohio State No. 17 In AP Poll Heading To NCAA Tournament

The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team has earned a No. 14 seed in the Spokane Regional and will open the NCAA Tournament with a First Round game against No. 3 Seed Ohio State on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Defensively, Ohio State yields 66.7 points per game against the opposing teams.

Ohio State takes on the No. 12 seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Thursday to get things rolling in the NCAA tournament.

Brutus Buckeye, the mascot for the Ohio State Buckeyes, performs in the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ohio State also must find a way to stop South Dakota State's 6-foot-9 forward Mike Daum, the conference player of the year after averaging 23.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. The Buckeyes have made 14 "Sweet 16" appearances in NCAA Tournament play. Ohio State finished third four times (1944, 1945, 1946, 1968).

The Ohio State Buckeyes (24-8) are coming from a 69-68 loss to Penn State in the early round of Big Ten Tournament.

The Buckeyes are led by junior Kieta Bates-Diop, scoring 19.4 points per contest, and pulling down 8.8 rebounds. The Buckeyes are a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament. 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.