PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Gonzaga will face No. 2 seed Ohio State University Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time in the NCAA Tournament Third Round for the right to advance to the regionals in Boston.
OSU moved on with a 78-59 victory over the University of Loyola Maryland in Thursday's late game. Kent State University and Syracuse University will meet at 9:15 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday with the Gonzaga-OSU tilt to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of that game.
Both games will be televised on KREM 2.
Ohio State University is playing in its 28th NCAA Tournament, the Buckeyes 42-22, not counting a 6-4 record from 1999-2002 when the NCAA vacated OSU's NCAA Tournament results. The Buckeyes have been in five NCAA Championship games but won their only title in 1960. This will be the inaugural basketball meeting between Gonzaga and OSU, the latter ranked seventh in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 rankings this week.
Gonzaga and Ohio State have never met.