The Ohio State Buckeyes managed to upset the Iowa State Cyclones in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Houston Cougars is now the team awaiting Chris Holtmann and company in the Round of 32.
If you’re to ask the Buckeyes head coach, a man who barely sneaked his team into the Big Dance, Ohio State is about to face one of the very best teams in the entire country.
Here’s Chris Holtmann on Houston:
“One of the best teams in the country. I think I thought that all year. I’ve had a chance to watch them a little bit just because I admire how they play, how hard they play, how connected. I know they’re a veteran group. They’re one of the elite teams in the country.”
Luckily for the Ohio State Buckeyes, they do have a day of rest before facing the Houston Cougars.
The two meet in the Round of 32 portion of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. If you think Ohio State and/or Chris Holtmann underachieved this season, that narrative can quickly change if the Buckeyes can upset the Cougars.
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