Ohio State is not in a good place right now. Head coach Chris Holtmann admitted as much after Tuesday’s home loss to last-place Nebraska.

It might be hard for fans to remember, but the Buckeyes just recently beat Illinois on the road in Champaign. Unfortunately, Ohio State has dropped back-to-back games against unranked opponents with losses at Maryland and vs. Nebraska.

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After the loss to the Huskers, Holtmann admitted the struggles of the Buckeyes “are no secret” but related them to pressing too much on offense. He also pointed to the Buckeye defense as a cause for concern for a team wanting to keep playing deep during the NCAA Tournament.

Holtmann also addressed the absence of Kyle Young. Young started the game with Zed Key sidelined due to an ankle injury. Unfortunately, young left with an illness and did not return.

Ohio State is locked into an NCAA Tournament bid, but seeding is still up in the air. Either way, the Buckeyes need to get healthy – and quick – with the postseason coming.