Ohio State has advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 for the 13th-consecutive season and will take on Big Ten foe Minnesota on Friday at Noon.
- The No. 3 overall seeded Buckeyes have made their way to the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the 13th-consecutive season
- The Buckeyes won a pair of matches last weekend over ETSU and Kentucky in the first two rounds. Both were 4-0 victories giving the Buckeyes 4-0 sweeps over 13 of its last 14 first and second round opponents.
- Ohio State was 17-0 at home this season and are now 233-1 at home since the start of the 2006 season
- The Buckeyes are 50-18 in the NCAA Tournament all time and all 19 appearances have come under head coach Ty Tucker.
- Ohio State has not lost to a Big Ten team not named Illinois since the start of the 2006 season
HISTORY VS. MINNESOTA
- This is the first meeting all time between the two teams in the NCAA Tournament
- The all-time series is tied at 36-36
- The Buckeyes have won their last 20 matches against the Gophers.
- Ty Tucker is 23-3 all-time vs. Minnesota
EARLIER THIS YEAR VS. MINNESOTA
- The Buckeyes started a weekend road trip on Friday, March 30 with a 5-2 victory at Minnesota.
- OSU won the doubles point with wins on courts two and three
- The Buckeyes then got three-set singles wins from Mikael Torpegaard (over Felix Corwin), Tim Seibert (over Eli Ogilvy) and Kyle Seelig (over Josip Krstanovic) and a 6-2, 6-0 win from Martin Joyce over Jackson Allen.
- That was the Buckeyes’ 20th-straight victory over Minnesota