CLEVELAND -- The UTSA Roadrunners had one goal going into their Friday afternoon game against a top-seeded opponent.
They wanted their Ohio vacation to continue.
But they couldn't duplicate the winning effort displayed in Dayton on Wednesday night when they hit the floor in Cleveland on Friday.
A lot of that was due to the quality of the opponent on the floor with them.
The Ohio State Buckeyes had little trouble as they ended the Roadrunners' run with a 75-46 victory.
UTSA (20-14) won the right to play in the "Big Dance" by winning the Southland Conference tournament last weekend.
The Roadrunners began its NCAA journey with a 70-61 win over Alabama State in the inaugural "First Four" round Wednesday.
But it wasn't meant to be against the dominating Buckeyes.
Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, a No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16.
The Buckeyes were close enough to their campus to make them feel at home as they took the first step toward Ohio State's first NCAA title in 51 years.
Expectations have never been higher for Ohio State (33-2), which has spent most of this season at -- or near -- the top of the polls.
The Roadrunners found out why on Friday, but it didn't diminish what had been a stellar run through the Southland Conference Tournament, with UTSA beating the top three seeded teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years.
UTSA also made history. The Roadrunners' victory over Alabama State, another small-conference qualifier, represented UTSA's first NCAA Tournament victory in any sport.