NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The No. 15 seed Iona College men’s basketball team - the 2013 MAAC Champions - will take on No. 2 Ohio State in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championship at the University of Dayton Area of Friday, March 22. Game times will be announced Monday
Ohio State claimed the No. 2 seed after winning the Big Ten Conference championship over Wisconsin prior to the selection show. The Buckeyes finished the season with a 26-7 record and are currently #10/9 in the AP/USA Today national top-25 poll.
Ohio State is led by All-Big 10 first team member Deshaun Thomas averaging 19.5 points per contest. The Buckeyes under eighth-year head coach Thad Matta averaged just less than 70 points per game and have squandered just 80 points once this season in a loss to Indiana.
The winner will take on No. 7 Notre Dame / No. 10 Iowa State on Sunday (Mar. 24). The selection marks the tenth NCAA appearance for the Gaels and first back-to-back appearance since 2000 and 2001.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets to this second round game please contact Josh Cohen in the Iona College Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.