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Keita Bates-Diop Out vs. Purdue

Tim Shoemaker's picture
January 5, 2017 at 6:34pm

Ohio State junior forward Keita Bates-Diop won't play tonight against Purdue. 

The school announced roughly 30 minutes prior to tip Bates-Diop would miss the game with "leg soreness." His status is day-to-day going forward.

​Bates-Diop is averaging 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and is arguably the Buckeyes' best defender. 

Bates-Diop already missed five games this season with a high ankle sprain suffered against Providence. He has played in Ohio State's previous six games, however, and played 25 minutes in Sunday's loss at Illinois. Bates-Diop had six points and eight rebounds against the Illini. 

 

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