Ohio State updates status of Kyle Young for B1G Tournament title game vs. Illinois
Once again, Ohio State will be without Kyle Young.
Sunday morning, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported that Young will miss today’s championship game against Illinois to close out the 2021 B1G Tournament. The senior forward did not play in Saturday’s semifinal contest against Michigan. Ohio State won the game 68-67.
Young was injured in the second half of the Buckeyes’ quarterfinal game against Purdue. He departed the game after taking an inadvertent elbow from Boilermaker big man Trevion Williams and did not return.
Ohio State's Kyle Young (concussion) will not play in today's Big Ten Tournament title game against Illinois, per release.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 14, 2021
Saturday, Ohio State announced that Young suffered a concussion in the game and is continuing to be evaluated on a day-by-day basis.
Before exiting Friday’s game against Purdue, Young scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. He was on fire from deep range, knocking down all 4 attempts from the 3-point line. In Thursday’s game against Minnesota, Young had 11 points and 6 rebounds.
For the year, Young is averaging 8.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
Ohio State will take on Illinois in the Sunday’s B1G Tournament Championship Game. The Buckeyes and Fighting Illini split the series during the regular season.