Creighton's Greg McDermott staying put in Omaha after OSU offer

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 photo, Creighton coach Greg McDermott gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler in Omaha, Neb. This is the time of year when the competition toughens. So what in the world is No. 8 Creighton doing by playing Truman State on Saturday? Well, Creighton needed to fill a schedule opening and the Division II school from Missouri wanted a $35,000 guarantee and a moment on the big stage (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Ohio State reportedly found the man they want to replace Thad Matta as the school's men's basketball coach, but denied the offer Thursday.

Creighton head coach Greg McDermott was offered the job by Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, according to ESPN citing a source on Wednesday night.

McDermott tweeted the next day that he's staying put in Omaha.

KETV reported a private plane was bound for Columbus from Omaha.

McDermott, 52, has spent the past seven years in Omaha with the Bluejays. In that time, he's taken his teams four NCAA tournaments, including this past season.

He also spent four years at Iowa State and five years at Northern Iowa.

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