NEWARK, N.J.-The Ohio State men’s basketball team practiced at Seton Hall University this morning before meeting with the more than 500 media members credentialed for the 2011 NCAA East Regional at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Buckeyes then took the court for a public practice before returning to the team hotel.

Ohio State, the No. 1 seed in the East Regional, will take on the No. 4 seed Kentucky at 9:45 p.m. Friday. The game will be televised by CBS Sports.

North Carolina and Marquette also play Friday. Quotes from student-athletes and coaches from all four teams are available above. Audio from Ohio State’s press conference also is attached.