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Ohio State headed west to play in NCAA tournament

Buckeyes receive a No. 5 seed and will play in Boise


Highlights

Buckeyes make field for first time since 2015.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will travel 1,998 miles to play in the NCAA tournament.

Ohio State received a No. 5 seed and will play No. 12 seed South Dakota State in Boise, Idaho, in the first round Thursday. The winner will play No. 4 seed Gonzaga or No. 13 North Carolina-Greensboro in the second round Saturday.

» RELATED: St. Bonaventure among teams playing in First Four

The Buckeyes (24-8) will make their first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2015. South Dakota State (28-6) won the Summit League championship and will play in the tournament for the third year in a row. It lost in the first round the last two seasons.


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