CLEVELAND — The bracket has been set, and as March Madness officially begins, Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University and Ohio University are all in the mix—but where do Ohio's teams land in the matchups?
Cleveland State punched its ticket to the dance last Tuesday with an automatic bid after beating Oakland and winning the Horizon League tournament. This is the Vikings' first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2009 and the program's third trip ever.
During Selection Sunday, CSU was seeded No. 15 in the Midwest Region, pitting them against the No. 2 Houston Cougars in the first round of the tournament, which will take place on Friday.
As for the Buckeyes, they may have lost the Big Ten Championship game in overtime Sunday, but just a few moments later were announced as the No. 2 seed in the South Region. The Buckeyes haven't been seeded that high in eight years.
Ohio State will take on No. 15 Oral Roberts on Friday.
Ohio University just won the Mid-American Conference championship on Saturday, taking down Buffalo inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse during the MAC tournament. In their 82-69 win, the Bobcats earned their first MAC championship since 2012 and with their automatic bid will now play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years.
The Bobcats are the No. 13 seed in the West Region and will take on No. 4 Virginia, the reigning NCAA Tournament champions, on Saturday.
See the entire 2021 NCAA Tournament bracket below: