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Ohio State's Chris Holtmann Is Getting Criticized For His Post-Game Comment

Chris Holtmann interviewed postgame.

Ohio State's head coach had a message for the Buckeyes' doubters following his team's win over South Dakota State in the NCAA Tournament's first round earlier today.

The message, basically, was "suck it."

Holtmann was much kinder with his words than that, of course. But that's essentially what it boiled down to.

"I just want to thank all of the fine, clever, smart journalists who didn't pick us," Holtmann said.

Ohio State was a very popular upset pick. A lot of brackets had the Buckeyes going down in Round 1. Holtmann and his players, clearly, heard those upset picks. And they didn't like it. Still, some are criticizing Holtmann for his comments. They think it was a bit petty.

Regardless, Ohio State is moving on. And South Dakota State is going home.

The Buckeyes will take on Gonzaga in the Round of 32 on Saturday. A tipoff and TV channel have yet to be released.

Stay tuned.