Thursday, March 16, 2006

Home Court for Buckeyes

Dayton just fine with Ohio State
By Doug Harris
Dayton Daily News

Ohio State complained about its first-round destination the last time it played in the NCAA tournament, having been sent across two time zones to Albuquerque in 2002. But you won't hear any whining this time.

The second-seeded Buckeyes arrived at their hotel near the Dayton Mall on Wednesday evening in preparation for their opener against 15th-seeded Davidson at U.D. Arena on Friday. And coach Thad Matta and his players don't think they could have gotten a better draw if they filled out the brackets themselves.

The Buckeyes, who will hold an open practice from 1:30-2:10 p.m. today at the arena, met Davidson in the first round in 2002 and prevailed in a 69-64 thriller.

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