Women’s Basketball: Ohio State Earns a #4 Seed in the NCAA Tournament

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The Ohio State team watches the NCAA selection show at coach Foster's house.

The Ohio State team watches the NCAA selection show at coach Foster's house.

Only a month ago the Ohio State Women’s Basketball team looked like they were in danger of missing the NCAA for the first time ever under coach Jim Foster. The Buckeyes were 13-9, 4-6 in the Big Ten, and were on a three game losing streak. Then the Buckeyes came together and won 9 straight games, winning their third straight Big Ten Tournament in the process. Today Ohio State learned that their reward for their remarkable turnaround was a #4 seed in the Dayton region.

Ohio State will host the first two rounds of the tournament in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes will open the tournament by playing the #13 seed University of Central Florida on Saturday at 1:30pm in a game that will be televised on one of the ESPN networks. If OSU wins that game, they will face the winner of the game between #5 seed Georgia Tech and #12 seed Bowling Green next Monday evening. Look for a complete preview of Ohio State’s first game later in the week.

For those of you filling out your men’s tournament brackets, we invite you to participate in the first annual Our Honor Defend women’s bracket challenge. Join our group at ESPN, password is buckeyes, and see just how well you can predict the tournament. First prize is bragging rights.

 

Written by: Charles Kuehn | full bio

Charles is the Endowed Professor of Women's Basketball Coverage and general Buckeye blogger who tries to avoid the roving bands of Wolverines while living in Michigan.

 

7 Responses to “Women’s Basketball: Ohio State Earns a #4 Seed in the NCAA Tournament”

  1. 1 Vico

    Women’s bracket challenge? I’m game. Can I name my bracket “Samantha Prahalis’ Private Jet” or does it not work like fantasy baseball/football?

  2. 2 Charles

    I think you can name it anything that you want, though I reserve the right to publicly ridicule anything that sounds pro-Michigan, though that will obviously not be a problem for you Vico.

  3. 3 Vico

    Ooooooh, wait. Is “Kevin Borseth’s Podium” already taken for a bracket name?

  4. 4 Charles

    Not yet Vico, you should get on that. And I love that clip.

  5. 5 Vico

    Speaking of which, he was denied a bid to the Big Dance, again. I wouldn’t want to be a podium about now.

    Not that Michigan should have any beef w/ getting denied again. 3rd place in a meek B1G TEN, no significant out-of-conference wins (Kansas would be it), but many losses (A&M, Iowa St, Xavier, and Marquette). Quality losses? Sure, but still losses. Plus, there was that U-Detroit debacle.

  6. 6 Charles

    The U-Detroit loss and losing to Illinois in their first game in the Big Ten tournament doomed Michigan, I would have hated to be near Borseth when that selection show finished. It sucks that we got swept by them this year but at the end of the day, we are dancing and they are going to the NIT.

  7. 7 Ken

    You’ve got to ease off a bit, Vico.. you are coming up with all the good bracket names.

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