Buckeyes Bow Out

Ohio State's season might be over after a two-and-done showing at the Big Ten Tournament.

Ohio State's collapse is complete.

The Buckeyes entered May with the No. 11 RPI in the country, as close to a sure thing for the NCAA Tournament as they could be. With a chance to put together a case to host a regional, the Buckeyes have in all likelihood played their way out of the tournament altogether. Ohio State closed out the regular season by losing eight of its last nine Big Ten games and then lost both games in the Big Ten Tournament to put itself at the mercy of the NCAA selection committed.

One win likely would have done the job and a second would have ensured that the Buckeyes could have watched the selection show with no nerves. Instead, OSU lost 3-2 to Iowa on a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth of its opener and followed that up with a 5-3 loss to Indiana that was sealed with a three-run double from the Hoosiers in the bottom of the eighth inning on May 21.

Game Schedule (all times EDT)
Game 1: No. 3 Michigan 4, No. 6 Indiana 1
Game 2: No. 2 Iowa 3, No. 7 Ohio State 2
Game 3: No. 1 Illinois 3, No. 8 Nebraska 1
Game 4: No. 4 Maryland 2, No. 5 Michiga State 1

Game 5 (elimination): No. 6 Indiana 5, No. 7 Ohio State 3
Game 6 (elimination): No. 8 Nebraska vs. No. 5 Michigan State, 2 p.m. (BTN Plus)
Game 7: No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 2 Iowa, 6 p.m. (BTN)
Game 8: No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 4 Maryland, 10 p.m. (BTN)

Game 9 (elimination): Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 5, 4:30 p.m. (BTN)
Game 10 (elimination): Loser 8 vs. Winner Game 6, 8:30 p.m. (BTN)

Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 8, 10 a.m. (BTN)
Game 12: Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 7, 2 p.m. (BTN)
Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (BTN)
Game 14: (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 10 p.m. (BTN)

Championship: Winner Game 11/13 vs. Winner Game 12/14, 2 p.m. (BTN)

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