The Buckeyes will be without their lone senior for the second-straight game as Andre Wesson has been ruled out of Wednesday night's matchup with No. 10 Villanova due to an eye socket injury, Chris Holtmann announced on Tuesday.
Wesson suffered what Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch reported as a fractured eye socket in Ohio State's season-opening win over Cincinnati. Jardy reported that the injury will sideline Wesson for two weeks, though Holtmann would not confirm this on Friday, saying Wesson “continues to be evaluated by our medical staff.”
This will be Ohio State's second game without Wesson, as the Buckeyes handled UMass Lowell on Sunday without the starting forward, but Wednesday's matchup pits the Buckeyes against a top-10 foe with depth concerns at the wing as Ohio State was already missing Musa Jallow who is out indefinitely after ankle surgery.
Duane Washington Jr. got the start in place of Wesson on Sunday, finishing the game with eight points, three rebounds and two assists.
Ohio State's matchup with No. 10 Villanova will take place on Wednesday as part of the Gavitt Games. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. and be shown on Fox Sports 1.