Ohio State vs. South Dakota State: Live updates from NCAA Tournament 2018, score, online stream, TV info
The No. 5 Buckeyes will try to ride Keita Bates-Diop against the No. 12 Jackrabbits
Ohio State and South Dakota State face off in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as the Buckeyes try to bounce back from a cold end to the regular season. Keita Bates-Diop will ultimately determine a lot about how this team goes this March, so he's a face to watch after a solid regular season from OSU. Here's how to watch and a bit of information about both teams.
[Preview: Ohio State wary of South Dakota State]
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About No. 5 Ohio State
Chris Holtmann has performed one of the nation's best coaching jobs this season, taking over in June for an Ohio State team with underwhelming talent and briefly getting the Buckeyes into the top 10. The Buckeyes have done it with elite fundamental defense and junior Keita Bates-Diop becoming a national player of the year candidate. But do they have the talent for a March run?
About No. 12 South Dakota State
South Dakota State owned the Summit League regular season and postseason, clinching the auto bid and gifting college basketball with the chance to see the great Mike Daum in action. Daum, the Summit leader in scoring, will be the player who can single handedly bust your bracket into pieces.
- Location: Taco Bell Arena -- Boise, Idaho
- Date: Thursday, March 15 -- 4 p.m. ET
- TV: TNT (check local listings)
- Stream: March Madness Live
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The last two years, SportsLine's computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm. This year they have plenty of upsets again, like one region where you need to pick the 11, 12, AND 13 seeds, and another region with a 4-seed in the Final Four. Click here to see SportsLine's Optimized NCAA Tournament bracket.
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