Third-ranked Ohio State will not have one of its key players on Sunday night.
Duane Washington Jr. will miss the team's game against Minnesota with a rib injury, a team spokesman announced on Sunday morning. He's considered day-to-day.
Washington has started every game except for the season opener and averages 11.4 points per game, the second most on the team. He has hit 52.1 percent of his shots and 53.7 percent of his 3-point attempts while averaging 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
Without Washington available, Andre Wesson will likely step back into the starting five alongside CJ Walker, Luther Muhammad, Kyle Young and Kaleb Wesson. His absence could lead to more two-point guard lineups.
Ohio State-Minnesota will tip off at 6:30 p.m. and will be shown on Big Ten Network.