Ohio State and South Dakota State meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 15. The Buckeyes enter the tournament as a 5 seed and South Dakota State is a 12 seed out of the Summit League. Find game information, including the time, TV channel and online streaming information for the first-round game below.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Ohio State-South Dakota State date, time
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Date: Thursday, March 16
Location: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
NCAA Tournament info: First round, West region
What TV channel is Ohio State-South Dakota State on?
The game will air on TNT.
How can I watch Ohio State-South Dakota State online?
The game will be streaming on the March Madness Live app.
Ohio State NCAA Tournament outlook
The Buckeyes might be a team that gets picked against a lot in the first round with fans looking for a patented 12-5 upset. But Land of 10’s Austin Ward explains why Ohio State’s seeding should actually work as motivation.
Sure, flying across the country to Boise, Idaho, isn’t ideal. And there is always danger lurking for a team that gets handed a No. 5 seed.
But even before the brackets were official, the Buckeyes were already being labeled as a prime upset pick in the first round of their return to the Big Dance. And for a team that fueled its remarkable turnaround on the strength of offseason doubts about their chances of even posting a winning record in the Big Ten, this is gift-wrapped March motivation.
Nobody believes in the Buckeyes? That’s fine. Holtmann and Ohio State have been hearing that since before the season started, and now it can play that underdog card again. There’s no question that by Thursday when the Buckeyes face South Dakota State that they will be ready once again to silence the skeptics.
NCAA Tournament 2018: Schedule, dates
FIRST FOUR (in Dayton, Ohio)
Tuesday, March 13
- No. 16 Radford vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn | 6:40 p.m. ET | truTV
- No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 11 St. Bonaventure | 9:10 p.m. | truTV
Wednesday, March 14
- No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Arizona | 6:40 p.m. ET | truTV
- No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 NC Central | 9:10 p.m. | truTV
FIRST ROUND (ROUND of 64)
Thursday, March 15
- No. 7 Rhode Island vs. No. 10 Oklahoma | 12:15 p.m. ET | CBS
- No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 Wright State | 12:40 p.m. | truTV
- No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 UNC Greensboro | 1:30 p.m. | TNT
- No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Penn | 2 p.m. | TBS
- No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Iona | 2:45 p.m. | CBS
- No. 6 Miami vs. No. 11 Loyola (Chicago) | 3:10 p.m. | truTV
- No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 12 South Dakota | 4 p.m. | TNT
- No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 N.C. State | 4:30 p.m. | TBS
- No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn/Radford | 6:50 p.m. | TNT
- No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Davidson | 7:10 p.m. | CBS
- No. 6 Houston vs. No. 11 San Diego State | 7:20 p.m. | TBS
- No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin | 7:27 p.m. | truTV
- No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. No. 9 Alabama | 9:20 p.m. | TNT
- No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 13 Buffalo | 9:40 p.m. | CBS
- No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 14 Montana | 9:50 p.m. | TBS
- No. 6 Florida vs. No. 11 St. Bonaventure/UCLA | 9:57 p.m. | truTV
Friday, March 16
- No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Providence | 12:15 p.m. ET | CBS
- No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 CS Fullerton | 12:40 p.m | truTV
- No. 4 Wichita State vs. No. 13 Marshall | 1:30 p.m. | TNT
- No. 2 Cincinnati vs. No. 15 Georgia State | 2 p.m. | TBS
- No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Lipscomb | 2:45 p.m. | CBS
- No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Butler | 3:10 p.m. | truTV
- No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Murray State | 4 p.m. | TNT
- No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Texas | 4:30 p.m. | TBS
- No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Kansas State | 6:50 p.m. | TNT
- No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Bucknell | 7:10 p.m. | CBS
- No. 1 Xavier vs. No. 16 NC Central/Texas Southern | 7:20 p.m. | TBS
- No. 4 Auburn vs. No. 13 College of Charleston | 7:27 p.m. | truTV
- No. 1 Virginia vs. No. UMBC | 9:20 p.m. | TNT
- No. 6 TCU vs. No. 11 Arizona State/Syracuse | 9:40 p.m. | CBS
- No. 8 Missouri vs. No. 9 Florida State | 9:50 p.m. | TBS
- No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 12 New Mexico State | 9:57 p.m. | truTV