Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Women's Basketball Earns At-Large NCAA Bid and No. 9 Seed

Women's Basketball Earns At-Large NCAA Bid and No. 9 Seed

12 seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and will play No. 5 seed Ohio State in the West Region's opening round Thursday in Boise, Idaho. The Jackrabbits didn't give themselves a cupcake schedule out of conference, taking on some tough opposition with the likes of Colorado, Wichita State, Missouri State and Kansas while also picking up wins over Mississippi, Buffalo and Iowa.

The Jackrabbit ticket office will be open Sunday evening 6-8 p.m., to take requests for NCAA Tournament tickets.

The Ohio State Buckeyes got their invite to the national tournament thanks to a 24-8 overall record, including a 15-3 record in Big Ten play, good enough for the #2 seed and a double bye in the conference tournament.

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The Ohio State men's basketball team is hoping good things truly do come to those who wait.

Here's what the latest NCAA Tournament projections are showing for the Buckeyes. Earning the fifth seed is an accomplishment by itself for the Buckeyes this year.

This is the 11th time in program history and the first time since 2013 that the Wildcats are headed to the NCAA Tournament. Bates-Diop leads in rebounds with 8.8 while Jackson tops in assists with 3.9.

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Chris Holtmann, the 2018 Big Ten Coach of the Year, guided Butler to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons as head coach of the Bulldogs. Jae'Sean Tate has started all six of his postseason appearances, averaging 9.9 points and 6.0 boards per game.

The matchup with South Dakota State is Ohio State's first tournament game since 2015, when they were one of the last at-large teams picked by the selection committee.

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