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March 13, 2018 06:18 PM

Jack's Players Preview Match up

The countdown is on to the start of the NCAA basketball tournament.

That tournament will include two Jackrabbit teams.

The South Dakota State Men's Basketball team already landed in Boise, Idaho ahead of Thursday's game against Ohio State. SDSU is in the 12th seed while Ohio state is seeded 5th.

"Coach has done a really good job trying to prepare us with their style of play, how they want to play, and what we can do to take advantage of some of the stuff we need to do defensively," SDSU senior Ian Theisen said.

"They're a big, physical team, athletic and strong. They like to pound in the paint. We have to make sure we gang-rebound and play good, solid five-man team defense against them," SDSU senior Skylar Flatten said.

"Playing our game. Taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves on the court, and just being ready to play is the main overall thing. Being ready, and doing the best that you can," SDSU junior Tevin King said.

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