The Atlantic 10 Champion and No. 14 seed George Washington women's basketball team will open play in the Spokane Regional of the NCAA Tournament with a first round contest against Big Ten Champion and No. 3 seed Ohio State on Saturday.
The Bulldogs had a much better free throw rate (0.220 vs. 0.075) and had a turnover percentage of 12.5 (better than their season average of 13.9).
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However Ohio State's Kam Williams scored a four-point play to regain the lead for the Buckeyes, then nailed three free-throws on the ensuing possession after being fouled a second-consecutive time from long-range.
The Buckeyes will lean heavily on Keita Bates-Diop and his 19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game stat line. No. 12 South Dakota State exited the tournament at this stage the previous two seasons and is 0-4 overall in its tournament history. David Jenkins Jr. and Brandon Key each chipped in 16.
Ohio State advances to take on Gonzaga University on Saturday in Boise.
According to MyBookie, the fifth-seeded Buckeyes are three-point underdogs against the fourth-seeded Bulldogs.
After the run-trading second half, the Buckeyes found a way to make the plays down the stretch, leaving the Jackrabbits 0-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
Ohio State pushed the pace with 18 points off of fast breaks versus an opposing 2 points off of fast breaks. It took the Jacks 4:49 to wipe out their 10-point deficit and set up the finish. He went 4-of-5 on 3-pointers after entering the game just 9-of-36 on the year. The Buckeyes finished the season 24-8 and the Jackrabbits were 26-6 and it shapes up to be an interesting matchup. After South Dakota State's Reed Tellinghuisen missed a 3 to answer, Williams drew another foul on a missed 3 on the next trip down the court. After scoring 10 consecutive points, tying game at 70-70 apiece. If not, he will always be remembered for helping his squad get their first win in the NCAA Tournament since 2015 after an incredible (and surprising) regular season. Totals 27-72 15-19 81. So was Bates-Diop, who had 17 points by halftime of a 43-all game. The Colonials boast records of 18-3 when holding an opponent under 59 points and 13-2 when holding the opposition to 40 percent shooting from the field or less.