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The Buckeyes haven't played a basketball game in nine days, and while they will have to wait four more before they hit the hardwood again, they finally know their opponent.

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The matchup with South Dakota State is Ohio State's first tournament game since 2015, when they were one of the last at-large teams picked by the selection committee. South Dakota State vs Ohio State tv channel schedule is on TNT. And when the bracket was finally revealed, the Buckeyes found themselves as a 5-seed in the West region.

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The men's tournament begins with the First Four play-in games, in Dayton, Ohio, March 13 and 14.

The Sunday selection show followed a surprising season for the Buckeyes (24-8), who rose to the ranking of 13th nationally during the first season for new head coach Chris Holtmann. Stephanie Mavunga averages 16.5 points per contest, while grabbing 10.8 rebounds as well. The Colonials finished the regular season with the fifth-best record in their conference and have gone 10-2 in their last 12 games after starting the season at 9-11. Bates-Diop leads in rebounds with 8.8 while Jackson tops in assists with 3.9.

This is the 11th time in program history and the first time since 2013 that the Wildcats are headed to the NCAA Tournament. Freshman Kaleb Wesson is the only other Buckeye with postseason experience after going for five points and three rebounds in Ohio State's Big Ten Tournament loss to Penn State. The Buckeyes picked up wins over Radford, Texas Southern, Michigan State and Purdue, lost to North Carolina, Gonzaga, Clemson and Butler and split their two meetings with Michigan.