Before its men's basketball game against Purdue on Wednesday night, Ohio State paid tribute to a late Boilermakers fan who captured the nation's hearts.
With a banner reading "We Are All #TylerStrong" displaying in Ohio State's student section, a moment of silence was held prior to Wednesday night's game in honor of Trent, who died Jan. 1 after a valiant battle with bone cancer.
Ohio State observed a moment of silence for Tyler Trent before tonights game against Purdue pic.twitter.com/q3ath3Y2zX
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) January 23, 2019
As part of college basketball's annual Coaches vs. Cancer week, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann and Purdue coach Matt Painter and their respective staffs also participated in the annual tradition of wearing suits and sneakers to raise awareness for the fight against cancer.