NCAA Tournament matchups set for Vikings, Buckeyes

Both Cleveland State and Ohio State will play opponents on Friday

NCAA Tournament matchups set for Vikings, Buckeyes
Cleveland State's Algevon Eichelberger celebrates with is teammates following an NCAA college basketball game in the men's Horizon League conference tournament championship game against Oakland, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Indianapolis. Cleveland State won 80-69 (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (Source: Darron Cummings)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A trip to the NCAA Tournament may be an almost-annual event for the Ohio State Buckeyes (this makes 10 of the past 12 tournaments for OSU), but it’s new territory for the Cleveland State Vikings, who have advanced to the Big Dance for the first time in 12 years, and only the third time overall in school history.

The Vikings have been seeded 15th in the Midwest, and will take on Houston on Friday.

The Buckeyes are a 2-seed in the South, and will play Oral Roberts on Friday.

Times for all games have yet to be announced.

The entire 2021 Men’s NCAA Tournament will take place in Indianapolis, where the Vikings have remained since Tuesday after winning the Horizon League Tournament, and where the Buckeyes played the Big 10 Tournament Final on Sunday afternoon, falling to Illinois in overtime, 91-88.

A limited number of fans will be allowed at the various venues.

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