NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Tournament-Ohio State vs Nebraska

Watch Ohio State Vs. Dayton Basketball Live Online, 2014 NCAA Tournament

Fans can watch the Ohio State vs. Dayton basketball game as the 2014 NCAA Tournament kicks off with what could be the first upset of March Madness.

The game pits the Dayton and coach Archie Miller against his mentor, Ohio State coach Thad Matta. Their relationship goes back 20 years, when Matta was an assistant at Miami (Ohio) and Miller was still in elementary school.

To give the game an even greater subtext, the teams are separated by just 75 miles and will be facing off in Buffalo, just a few hours from the Ohio border.

The matchup will be the first game of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, with tipoff scheduled for 12:15 pm EST, Thursday, March 20, 2014

As Thad Matta said, none of the other circumstances matter about the game — it’s all about winning and moving on to play again on Saturday.

“I think people want to put tags on situations,” Matta said. “But for us, and for Dayton, you win or you go home. There’s not a whole lot more than that.”

Miller also said he’s just focusing on the game, and not getting sucked into the hype of playing a powerhouse program in Ohio State

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