COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football and basketball on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. In the latest edition, Kyle Lamb is joined by Austin Ward — who is covering the Buckeyes in Boise, Idaho, this week — to preview the Ohio State-South Dakota State matchup Thursday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kyle and Austin discuss the team’s mindset in open practice and during the media session on Wednesday, the revenge factor of possible future opponents within the West region and also the roller-coaster history of the Buckeyes in basketball.
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Topics discussed on Inside the Shoe Thursday include:
- Excitement of the first few days of the NCAA Tournament and how Ohio State will tip off in Boise on Thursday with just three players having any previous experience.
- Ohio State’s tricky basketball history with 11 Final Four appearances peppered over an up-and-down 70 years with many peaks and valleys in between.
- Austin’s observations from the open practice and media session in Boise on Wednesday, including the noted possibility of revenge against Gonzaga, Michigan and/or North Carolina in the West region if the Buckeyes are able to escape Thursday against the Jackrabbits.
- The likelihood of a rested, energetic, loose Buckeyes’ basketball team against South Dakota State this weekend and one that appears to be soaking up every second of the opportunity.
On the Friday edition, Kyle will recap the Thursday first round matchup against South Dakota State and, should the Buckeyes win, look ahead to the second round tussle with (most likely) Gonzaga on Saturday. Ryan Donnelly will also provide his weekly recruiting update, catching up on the latest in 2019 targets.