CLEVELAND – The Ohio State men’s basketball team met with the media for the final time before opening play in the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Friday.

The Buckeyes take on the University of Texas-San Antonio at about 4:45 p.m. ET Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland native David Lighty and Dallas Lauderdale of Solon, Ohio, took the stage to meet with the media while the rest of the Buckeyes were available in the Ohio State lockerroom.

Thad Matta then finished up Ohio State’s media availability before the Buckeyes practiced for about 40 minutes before Ohio State fans on hand.