Buckeyes to face Akron in NIT

Ohio State will host Akron at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the National Invitation Tournament.

The Buckeyes (20-13) are a No. 3 seed, while the Zips (26-8) are a No. 6 seed.

“We are excited about the opportunity to continue our season and appreciate the NIT committee for selecting Ohio State,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “We have a young team who will surely benefit from the additional practice and competition.”

Ohio State had played in the NCAA Tournament seven straight years.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday.

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