Few singled out Keita Bates-Diop, who had 24 points and 12 rebounds in Ohio State's win over South Dakota State on Thursday. Kaleb Wesson, then playing with three fouls was active during the stretch, getting a bucket and-one on a putback before picking up his fourth foul with 16:18 left.
At the time of the loss to Gonzaga, Holtmann said "more than anything I want to see how we respond to moments like this". "He's just a fiery guy with some swag from Chicago". Jallow, who made a few clutch shots to beat Purdue on the road when Williams was suspended, and 6-foot-8 forward Kyle Young both have a chance to play themselves into bigger roles moving forward.
The Bulldogs jumped to a big early lead, withstood a second-half Ohio State charge and made the big plays down the stretch to earn a spot in the West Region semifinals Thursday in Los Angeles against the victor of Sunday's Xavier-Florida State contest. Zags went up fast and early, taking a 15-0 lead to start the game, and entering halftime with an 11-point lead. Big Ten Player of the Year Keita Bates-Diop led Ohio State with 14 points.
Ohio State improved from that meeting under first year head coach Chris Holtman.
Ohio State will be back.
It did not go well for the Buckeyes. But that team was tough, they gave us all we could handle.
Women's basketball was a heavy underdog in Saturday's opening round NCAA tournament game against Ohio State.
On defense, Ohio State did better Saturday night compared to the November game as Gonzaga scored on just 40 percent of their attempts beyond the arc.
The Ohio State guard situation was in a flux early on.
Ohio State took a step back in recent years but they are on their way back. "Just try to execute our coach's game plan and we should be in good hands".
"I don't know that there is a better three kids that proved what GW is all about and what we're made of", Rizzotti said.
The Buckeyes came up short tonight, but this still was a terrific season for the program. Norvell was 6-11 from downtown, hitting a number of big shots to ensure that Gonzaga picked up the W. Although he is 6'5, he had a great game on the glass too, pulling in a game-high 12 rebounds. "It turned a corner and flipped the switch and we were really never the same".
In the first quarter of play, GW struggled to score to start, but a four-minute Buckeyes scoring drought and distance shots from Tapias and junior guard Mei-Lyn Bautista kept the Colonials in the game.
Prange, the A-10's Sixth Woman of the Year, also eclipsed 1,000 career points earlier this season and finished with eight points and two rebounds in her collegiate finale, while Tapias hit a three-pointer and grabbed two rebounds to close out the finest season of her career.