Ohio State will be shorthanded when it plays its first game of the B1G Tournament on Thursday night. It’s just a matter of how many players will be missing.

Wednesday, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann told reporters that senior forward Kyle Young will not be available for Thursday night’s game. Zed Key will be a game-time decision.

The Buckeyes are the No. 6 seed in this year’s tournament and their opponent is not yet known. They’ll play the winner of the Round 1 matchup between No. 11 Penn State and No. 14 Minnesota.

Ohio State has struggled with injuries down the final stretch of the season, a big reason why it dropped 3 of its final 4 contests. After a loss to Michigan in the season finale, Holtmann said one of the biggest keys for his team was to get healthy heading into the postseason.

Young is averaging 8.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season. Key is averaging 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and just under 1 block per contest.

The Buckeyes closed out the regular season with a 19-10 record and a 12-8 mark in B1G play.

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