The South Dakota State University Jackrabbits earned the No. 12 seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament and will play No. 5 seed Ohio State in the West Region's opening round Thursday in Boise, Idaho.
The Jacks and Buckeyes will tip at 2 p.m. MDT from Taco Bell Arena following the conclusion of the (13) UNC Greensboro and (4) Gonzaga contest on TNT.
The Jackrabbits (28-6) are making their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and their fifth in the last seven seasons after winning The Summit League regular season and tournament championships.
The Buckeyes (24-8) are making their 28th NCAA Tournament appearance and finished tied for second in the Big 10 standings.
South Dakota accepts bid CBI bid; hosts North Texas Wednesday
The South Dakota men's basketball team will be in the postseason for the second-consecutive year after accepting a bid to the College Basketball Invitational. The Coyotes host North Texas at 6 p.m. mountain time Wednesday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in Vermillion.
The 2018 CBI has 16 teams in the single-elimination tournament. First round games take place Wednesday and Thursday with quarterfinal round contests taking place Monday, March 19. The semifinal round is Wednesday, March 21 and the tournament concludes with a best-of-three championship series beginning March 26.
South Dakota has tallied its most wins in the Division I era with 26, sitting just one shy of matching the school record of 27.
North Texas owns a 15-17 record and tallied an 8-10 record inside Conference USA.