The Ohio State Buckeyes are two men down which will make things tougher for their next home game.
The school suspended Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington, Jr. The supposedly gimme game against Nebraska will now be a challenge.
Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann said Tuesday shortly before tipoff that the two were suspended due to “failing to meet team expectations.”
Ohio State has lost four four-straight games to West Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Indiana. All losses were against strong competition.
Despite that, the Buckeyes are already slipping out of a hotly-contested Big Ten conference. Nebraska has a 7-9 record overall and a 2-3 league record but does own victories over Iowa and Purdue.
The suspensions for the two sophomores could last longer than the game against Nebraska.
What Ohio State will lose
Washington is averaging 10.7 points per game while Muhammad is averaging 6.5 points per game.
The statistics aren't that big but it thins the depth on at the guard position. That leaves the Buckeyes with just CJ Walker and D.J. Carton as their backcourt options on the roster.
How will the suspensions affect the Buckeyes' record? When will the two sophomores play again? Tell us your thoughts.