Ohio State's had some luck when going against team's from Oregon in 2015. Now they'll have to see if they can make do playing in Portland as they take on former Dayton assistant (and Kenyon grad) Shaka Smart and the VCU Rams.
Though the Buckeyes have even lower expectations than last year's team that fell at the hand of an Atlantic-10 conference team (the conference of which the Rams were the conference tournament champions this season) last March, this will, in all likelihood, be our only opportunity to see D'Angelo Russell play in the Big Dance. Can he overcome whatever mystery ailment's seemingly afflicted him of late and rise to the occasion?
Below is your Ohio State-VCU GameThread. Be cool to each other, let's keep the crapping on the student athletes to a minimal (respectful criticism is fair! Ad hominem personal attacks is lazy as all get out) and if a VCU fan stops by, give 'em a hearty hello.
How to watch:
Time: 4:53 p.m. ET
TV channel: TNT (Channel 1203 Columbus)
Radio: 97.1 The Fan
Live streaming online: NCAA March Madness Live