Ohio State vs South Dakota State odds and point spread

Ohio State vs South Dakota State odds and point spread

The women's basketball team was rewarded for its outstanding 2017-18 season with an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament during a live selection show on ESPN Monday night. As a team, South Dakota State is scoring the 6th-most points per game in the country at 84.9 per game on 47% shooting from the field, 40.3% from behind the 3-point line and 76% from the foul line this season.

The NCAA tournament selection committee seeded the Buckeyes as a No. 5 and sent them to Boise, Idaho, where they will play Summit League champion South Dakota State. Defensively, Ohio State yields 66.7 points per game against the opposing teams. Yes, one loss means that a season is over but every game now is at that point. Villanova was previously a No. 8 seed when it last made the tournament five seasons ago. Ohio State also must find a way to stop South Dakota State's 6-foot-9 forward Mike Daum, the conference player of the year after averaging 23.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Andrew Dakich has played in nine postseason games off the bench while Keita Bates-Diop has averaged 7.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in his seven postseason games, three in a starting role. They were upset by Penn State in their opening game of the Big Ten Tournament.

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The women's tournament starts March 16, with first round games games running through March 19.

The team's first-round game will be against No. 14-seeded George Washington in the Spokane Region at 1:30 p.m. on March 17 in Columbus, Ohio.

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On the season, South Dakota State basketball averages 84.9 points, 39.0 rebounds and 13.5 assists per game.

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