Chris Holtmann commented on the status of Ohio State forward Zed Key at a recent press conference. Key is dealing with a shoulder injury.

Key currently averages 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1 assist per game for the Buckeyes. Holtmann stated that Key is expected to be back in the lineup relatively soon and highlighted how important the Ohio State player is to the team.

“Zed’s making good progress,” said Holtmann. “He’s obviously important for us. … We’re anxious to get him back. It’s a significant injury for us as a team.”

Ohio State will need contributions from players like Key to snap the two-game losing streak its on. The Buckeyes have now lost to Maryland and Purdue in back-to-back games. Minnesota is their next game and it will be in Columbus.

Minnesota is sitting at 6-8 and has lost four of its last six games. Ohio State comes into the matchup with a 10-5 record. Which one of these two teams will end their losing streak?

Tipoff will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

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