Ohio State seniors Kam Williams, Jae’Sean Tate thank Buckeye fans

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Ohio State basketball’s surprise season came to an end on Saturday night, as the Buckeyes fell to Gonzaga, 90-84, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Despite the loss, the program took a big step forward this season with new head coach Chris Holtmann, who was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. For the first time since 2015, the Buckeyes made it to the NCAA Tournament and were one of the top teams in the Big Ten.

However, none of this would have been possible had it not been for the leadership and play of seniors Kam Williams and Jae’Sean Tate, who both played in their final college game on Saturday.

After the loss, both players took to Twitter to thank Ohio State fans for their support over their four seasons in a Buckeye jersey.

Here are their tweets:

In addition, Williams gave Ohio State fans a heads up for future seasons, claiming, “Ohio State basketball is back.”

In 31 games with the Buckeyes this season, Williams averaged 23.5 minutes per game where he averaged 9.0 points and 2.1 rebounds. He also shot a career-high 49.3 percent from the field and shot 44.7 percent from 3-point range. Tate also had a strong season for the Buckeyes, as he averaged 12.3 points per game on 55.7 percent shooting in 34 games. In addition, he played 29.6 minutes per game, where he averaged 6.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

In their senior seasons, Williams and Tate led the Buckeyes to an overall record of 25-9, which included upset wins over Purdue and Michigan State.

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