Ohio State has been mostly good under head coach Chris Holtmann. Unfortunately, a deep run in March Madness has not materialized under his watch.

On Sunday afternoon, the Buckeyes were bounced from the NCAA Tournament by 2-seed Villanova. After mounting a valiant comeback in the second half, Ohio State ran out of steam and will miss the Sweet 16.

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Ohio State last made the Sweet 16 in 2015 under then-head coach Thad Matta. In 4 NCAA Tournaments with Holtmann, the Buckeyes have yet to advance past the first weekend of March Madness, including a first-round upset at the hand of 15-seed Oral Roberts in 2021.


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After Sunday’s loss, Holtmann addressed failing to get over the tournament hump with the Buckeyes. He remains confident that he can get Ohio State to the ultimate goal, as long as the Buckeyes keep getting in the big dance.

Holtmann also admitted some key injuries played a role in the end of Ohio State’s season: