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Ohio State seniors persevere make history as women earn first ever NCAA tournament berth

Ohio State seniors persevere make history as women earn first ever NCAA tournament berth

The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team has earned a No. 14 seed in the Spokane Regional and will open the NCAA Tournament with a First Round game against No. 3 Seed Ohio State on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

While South Dakota certainly has the potential to pull off the upset, the problem for me with South Dakota State got blown out by some good teams and some average, including a 20-point loss to Missouri State and a 34-point loss to Kansas.

Junior forward Mike Daum is second in the NCAA in defensive rebounding (9 per game), third in double-doubles (21), sixth in points per game (24), and ninth in total rebounding (353). Villanova was previously a No. 8 seed when it last made the tournament five seasons ago.

OSU is in the top 25 in the nation in field goal percentage (49%). 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. He also led the Buckeyes in scoring, averaging 19 points per game.

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If Ohio State were to advance past South Dakota State, they will face the victor between Gonzaga, the 4-seed, and 13th-seeded UNC-Greensboro.

The regionals are March 22 and 23 in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and Omaha.

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.

It iss their eighth appearance in the tournament since 2009.

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