Ohio State will hopes its troubles are a thing of the past when the No. 21 Buckeyes face a Penn State team dealing with its own adversity on Saturday in University Park, Pa.
The Buckeyes (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) ended a four-game losing streak with an 80-68 win over Nebraska on Tuesday. Coach Chris Holtmann announced before the game that sophomore guards Duane Washington Jr. and Luther Muhammad had been suspended indefinitely for "failing to meet program standards and expectations."
Without the pair, the Buckeyes had only two scholarship guards available, junior C.J. Walker and freshman D.J. Carton. Walker had a season-high 18 points and Carton was one of five other Buckeyes to score in double figures (13 points).