May 17, 2018

Buckeyes Ready for Rematch with Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament

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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.

 

 

NOTES

  • 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