After compiling a 21-10 overall record including an 11-9 mark in league play following today's loss to Michigan State, Chris Holtmann's basketball Buckeyes enter this week's Big Ten tournament as the No. 7 seed.
The Buckeyes will take on No. 10 seed Purdue at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be televised on BTN.
Purdue went just 16-15 in the regular season including a 9-11 record in Big Ten action. The Boilermakers and Buckeyes hooked up just once in the regular season with Ohio State posting a 68-52 win in Columbus back on February 15.
Kyle Young, who could very likely miss the Big Ten tournament with a high ankle sprain, led Ohio State with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds in the win.
Kaleb Wesson added 13 points and eight rebounds while Luther Muhammad chipped in 11 points. Evan Boudreaux led the Boilers with 17 points in just 23 minutes before fouling out.
No. 2 seed Michigan State awaits the winner in a Friday matchup that would tip at 6:30 p.m. on BTN.