The Ohio State Buckeyes could be without a key player for Saturday’s matchup against Iowa.

Starting guard Sean McNeil is listed as a game-time decision after suffering a “dental emergency,” according to Patrick Murphy of 247Sports.

The senior guard would be a big loss for a Buckeyes team that is trying to snap a 5-game losing streak. McNeil is averaging just shy of 10 points per game, to go along with 2 rebounds and 1 assist.

After starting 2-0 in B1G play, the Buckeyes have lost 5 conference games in a row. A 2-5 conference record puts the Buckeyes near the bottom of the B1G, ahead of only Minnesota. On Saturday, the Buckeyes are playing host to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Hawkeyes are 4-3 in the B1G and 12-6 overall. The Hawkeyes have 2-straight head-to-head victories against the Buckeyes and have won 4 straight overall.

If McNeil cannot play, Roddy Gayle Jr. and Isaac Likekele could see increased minutes.

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