Ohio State has a reinforcement tonight.
Kyle Young, who had been out since he "exacerbated" a stress fracture in his leg during Ohio State's loss to Maryland, entered Thursday's game against Penn State at the 15:07 mark, playing his first game in about three weeks. Chris Holtmann called his status "day to day" on Wednesday.
Kyle Young is dressed and warming up. Chris Holtmann called him day-to-day yesterday. Looks like he might return today after missing a few weeks. pic.twitter.com/992QQ365Lf
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) February 7, 2019
Young's return provides a significant boost to the frontcourt, which wasn't deep during his four-game absence. Kaleb Wesson and Jaedon LeDee are the only other players on the team taller than 6-foot-6.
Young averages 7.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 22 minutes per game. He has played in 17 games. The Buckeyes have gone 2-2 without him in the rotation.
Ohio State-Penn State tips off at 7 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN.