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Ohio State will open NCAA Tournament against Iowa State late on Friday

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While the Buckeyes are in Tulsa, Ohio will play host to a ton of basketball this week.

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For the second year in a row, the Ohio State Buckeyes are in the NCAA Tournament. On Selection Sunday, it was revealed that the No. 11 Buckeyes will take on the No. 6 Iowa State Cyclones in the first round of the tournament, but they’re gonna have to wait for that tipoff.

The OSU vs. ISU game will be the nightcap from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. The contest is schedule to begin 25 minutes after the conclusion of the No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia State game, which is slated to tip at 7:20 p.m. ET/6:20 p.m. ET on Friday.

That will put Ohio State’s start time at roughly 10:15 p.m. ET/9:15 p.m. CT, the second latest projected tipoff of the tournament’s second full day.

The Buckeyes and the Cyclones’ game will be broadcast on TBS, and will feature a broadcast team that includes Brad Nessler, former Purdue and UCLA coach Steve Lavin, and Ohio State legend Jim Jackson at the broadcast table, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines.

Also in the Tulsa pod will be No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 6 Buffalo, No. 14 Northern Kentucky, and the winner of the First Four game between St. John’s and Arizona State. The winner of SJU-ASU becoming another No. 11 seed.

While Buckeye Nation will be looking forward to the action in Tulsa, there will be a ton of basketball in Ohio leading up to the late tip on Friday to keep us occupied until then. In addition to Dayton hosting the First Four as it always does, Columbus’ Nationwide Arena will also be the site for games on Friday.

The Arena District will play host to an incredible group of basketball teams on Friday; No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Tennessee, No. 7 Cincinnati, No. 8 Utah State, No. 9 Washington, No. 10 Iowa, No. 15 Colgate, and No. 16 Iona.

Check out the schedule for the entire first week of the NCAA Tournament:

NCAA Tournament Schedule | First Four

Game Day Time (ET) TV Commentators
Game Day Time (ET) TV Commentators
Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Tuesday 6:40 p.m. truTV Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Temple vs. Belmont Tuesday After conc. I truTV Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
NC Central vs. North Dakota State Wednesday 6:40 p.m. truTV Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Jim Jackson // Ros Gold-Onwude
St. John's vs. Arizona State Wednesday After Conc. I truTV Spero Dedes / Steve Smith / Jim Jackson // Ros Gold-Onwude

NCAA Tournament Schedule | Thursday

Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Louisville vs. Minnesota Thursday Des Moines I 12:15 p.m. CBS Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
LSU vs. Yale Thursday Jacksonville I 12:40 p.m. truTV Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Auburn vs. New Mexico State Thursday Salt Lake City I 1:30 p.m. TNT Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Florida State vs. Vermont Thursday Hartford I 2 p.m. TBS Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Michigan State vs. Bradley Thursday Des Moines II After conc. 1 CBS Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Maryland vs. Temple OR Belmont Thursday Jacksonville II After conc. 1 truTV Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Kansas vs. Northeastern Thursday Salt Lake City II After conc. 1 TNT Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Marquette vs. Murray State Thursday Hartford II After conc. 1 TBS Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Nevada vs .Florida Thursday Des Moines III 6:50 p.m. TNT Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian Thursday Jacksonville III 7:10 p.m. CBS Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Villanova vs. Saint Mary's (CA) Thursday Hartford III 7:20 p.m. TBS Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Gonzaga vs. Prairie View A&M OR Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday Salt Lake City III 7:27 p.m. truTV Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen
Michigan vs. Montana Thursday Des Moines IV After conc. III TNT Kevin Harlan / Reggie Miller / Dan Bonner // Dana Jacobson
Wofford vs. Seton Hall Thursday Jacksonville IV After conc. III CBS Ian Eagle / Jim Spanarkel // Jamie Erdahl
Purdue vs. Old Dominion Thursday Hartford IV After conc. III TBS Andrew Catalon / Steve Lappas // Lisa Byington
Syracuse vs. Baylor Thursday Salt Lake City IV After conc. III truTV Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli // John Schriffen

NCAA Tournament Schedule | Friday

Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Game Day Location Time (ET) TV Commentators
Cincinnati vs. Iowa Friday Columbus I 12:15 p.m. CBS Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma Friday Columbia I 12:40 p.m. truTV Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Texas Tech vs. Northern Kentucky Friday Tulsa I 1:30 p.m. TNT Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Kansas State vs. UC Irvine Friday San Jose I 2 p.m. TBS Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Tennessee vs. Colgate Friday Columbus II After conc. 1 CBS Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Virgina vs. Gardner-Webb Friday Columbia II After conc. 1 truTV Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Buffalo vs. St. John's OR Arizona State Friday Tulsa II After conc. 1 TNT Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Wisconsin vs. Oregon Friday San Jose II After conc. 1 TBS Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
Utah State vs. Washington Friday Columbus III 6:50 p.m. TNT Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
Duke vs. NC Central OR North Dakota State Friday Columbia III 7:10 p.m. CBS Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Houston vs. Georgia State Friday Tulsa III 7:20 p.m. TBS Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Mississippi State vs. Liberty Friday San Jose III 7:27 p.m. truTV Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude
North Carolina vs. Iona Friday Columbus IV After conc. III TNT Brian Anderson / Chris Webber // Allie LaForce
VCU vs. UCF Friday Columbia IV After conc. III CBS Jim Nantz / Bill Ratery / Grant Hill // Tracy Wolfson
Iowa State vs. Ohio State Friday Tulsa IV After conc. III TBS Brad Nessler / Steve Lavin / Jim Jackson // Evan Washburn
Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis Friday San Jose IV After conc. III truTV Spero Dedes / Len Elmore / Steve Smith // Ros Gold-Onwude