- Ohio's Preston stays in draft after strong combine
- Ohio hands late-arriving UVa another early exit
- Boals leaving Stony Brook for alma mater Ohio
- Ohio, coach Phillips parting ways after 5 seasons
Ohio University junior guard Jason Preston, the architect of the Bobcats' NCAA tournament upset of No. 4 seed Virginia, will remain in the 2021 NBA draft and sign with an agent, he told ESPN on Wednesday.
The Basketball Tournament, a $1 million, winner-take-all event, is back for an eighth year. Here's a look at all 64 teams in this summer's showcase.
— Marcus Zegarowski scored 20 points to help Creighton beat Ohio 72-58 on Monday in the NCAA Tournament, securing the program's first trip to the round of 16 in 47 years.
What started as a field of 68 is down to 32. Here's how we rank the teams that remain heading into Sunday's action.
Virginia, who didn't arrive in Indianapolis until Friday afternoon after a positive COVID-19 test, suffered another shocking first-round upset two years after winning the 2019 NCAA tournament.
— Virginia’s unusual title defense ended with another upset loss in the NCAA Tournament, falling 62-58 to Jason Preston and Ohio on Saturday.
— Jason Preston had 19 points to lead five Ohio players in double figures as the Bobcats romped past Kent State 85-63 in the Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
— Josh Mballa had 23 points as Buffalo routed Ohio 86-66 on Saturday.
— Ben Vander Plas registered 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as Ohio beat Eastern Michigan 86-67 on Thursday.
— Ben Roderick and Ben Vander Plas scored 17 points apiece as Ohio defeated Akron 90-73 on Tuesday.
— Jason Preston had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead six Ohio players in double figures as the Bobcats topped Central Michigan 83-69 on Tuesday.
— Dwight Wilson III had 21 points as Ohio edged past Buffalo 76-75 on Friday night.
— Mark Sears had a season-high 21 points as Ohio romped past Western Michigan 81-58 on Tuesday night.
— Jason Preston had the second triple-double of his career with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead Ohio to an 85-77 win over Ball State on Saturday.
— Danny Pippen had 22 points as Kent State beat Ohio 89-79 on Saturday.
— Ben Roderick had 20 points as Ohio topped Miami (Ohio) 78-61 on Tuesday night.
— Marreon Jackson had 18 points as Toledo won its seventh straight game, getting past Ohio 95-78 on Friday night.
— Dwight Wilson III had a season-high 25 points as Ohio narrowly defeated Northern Illinois 76-73 on Tuesday night.
— Ben Roderick drained six 3-pointers, scored 20 points and Ohio beat Ball State 78-68 on Saturday to halt a three-game slide.
— Trey Diggs had 20 points as Bowling Green defeated Ohio 83-75 on Wednesday.
— Bryan Trimble Jr. scored a career-high 22 points and Akron rolled past Ohio 90-70 on Tuesday.
Jason Preston scored 52 total points during his senior high school season in Orlando. His journey to becoming a mid-major collegiate star was astonishing ... and circuitous.
Points Per Game79.234th
Rebounds Per Game35.3189th
Assists Per Game17.411th