Kirk Herbstreit is justifiably excited about Ohio State's win on Thursday.
No. 5 Ohio State took down No. 12 South Dakota State in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday behind huge performances from Keita Bates-Diop and Kam Williams, and it looks like one of the school's most famous alums is pretty excited about it.
College GameDay star Kirk Herbstreit, who played quarterback for the Buckeyes back in the day, took to Twitter to celebrate. Herbstreit noted that nobody thought much of Ohio State when Chris Holtmann took over ahead of the season. They've come a long way.
Herbstreit noted that there weren't too many expectations heading into the year.
Ohio State didn't pull away until the game's final minutes. We are the score tied at 70-70, Williams hit a three while drawing a foul - giving the Buckeyes a four-point possession. They never looked back.
Ohio State scored 81 points despite shooting just 37.5% from the field. How? Three-pointers and free throws. The Buckeyes took 40 shots from beyond the arc, hitting 12.
Ohio State next gets Gonzaga in the second round on Saturday.