Ohio State to reportedly meet with Creighton head coach Greg McDermott

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

McDermott and Ohio State met Wednesday night, according a person with direct knowledge of the situation that requested anonymity because the offer has not yet been made public by the school.

Matta won 337 games with the Buckeyes and has a 439-154 overall coaching record at Ohio State, Xavier and Butler.

Greg McDermott did not fly back to Columbus with Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.

Former player Jimmy Motz says the coach is, "a serious candidate at Ohio State". He won five Big Ten regular-season titles and four Big Ten tournament titles.

The 52-year-old McDermott has had plenty of success at Creighton, leading the Bluejays to four NCAA Tournament appearances in seven seasons.

"Due to coach Matta's release, and after talking with my family, I would like to announce that I will be re opening my recruitment", Ahrens said Tuesday in a tweet announcing his decision.

"I was honored to be coached by and taught so many lessons from a great person", Oden told ESPN after the announcement. The Buckeyes were 17-15 last season and went to the NIT in 2015-16. He had stints at North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Iowa State and then Creighton. The Jays finished 25-10 this past sdeason and lost to Rhode Island in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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