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Ohio State falls short against Gonzaga
Ohio State’s men’s basketball season came to a close Saturday night in Boise, Idaho. The No. 5 Buckeyes came up short against No. 4 Gonzaga in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. In a back-and-forth game, Gonzaga used a late run to pull away from the Buckeyes. It was Ohio State’s second loss to Gonzaga this season and kept the Buckeyes out of the Sweet 16, a place they haven’t been since 2013.
Keita Bates-Diop scored 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting in the 90-84 loss. Kam Williams had 19 points and C.J. Jackson scored 17, but it was not quite enough for the Buckeyes. Williams and fellow senior Jae’Sean Tate both thanked the Ohio State fan base after the game.
What’s next for the Buckeyes?
Chris Holtmann’s first season at Ohio State is in the books. And with a 25-9 record, 15-3 mark in the Big Ten and second-round appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Ohio State beat nearly all expectations in the 2017-18 season. So what’s next for the Buckeyes?
Land of 10’s Austin Ward outlined the Buckeyes’ intriguing offseason, which includes an NBA draft decision for Keita Bates-Diop. A fourth-year junior in 2017-18, Bates-Diop will likely head to the NBA. But he said he didn’t make any decisions about his future after the loss to Gonzaga.
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Kyle Snyder wins another national title
Wrestler Kyle Snyder ended his college career with another NCAA title — his third at Ohio State — on Saturday night. The Buckeyes fell short in the team score against Big Ten foe Penn State at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland. But Snyder, the Buckeyes’ star heavyweight and an Olympic gold medalist, topped Michigan’s Adam Coon for another individual title.
Ohio State women to face Central Michigan in Round 2 of NCAA Tournament
Ohio State’s women’s basketball team is still dancing, and the Buckeyes can reach the Sweet 16 on Monday night. The No. 3-seeded Buckeyes host 11th-seeded Central Michigan at St. John Arena (6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) with a trip to the Spokane Regional on the line. The Buckeyes took care of No. 14 George Washington at home Saturday. Here’s the full bracket.
Torrance Gibson heads to CFL
Former Ohio State football player Torrance Gibson is taking his career north of the border. Gibson, who was a 5-star recruit in the Buckeyes’ 2015 class, has signed with the Edmonton Eskimos. The wide receiver redshirted in 2015 and was suspended for the 2016 season before leaving the Ohio State program.
BREAKING: We have signed WR Torrance Gibson. Welcome to #OneEmpire
— Edmonton Eskimos (@EdmontonEsks) March 16, 2018
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