Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes will be without Marc Loving for a second straight game as his indefinite suspension rages on. Matta told the OSU media earlier this week that Loving's suspension came from on high (the athletic department) and still wasn't sure when he'd return to action.
The good news is that the basketball Bucks shouldn't need Loving to get past Eddie Jordan's Scarlet Knights. While Rutgers hasn't been the absolute cellar dweller many had them pegged for when it was first announced they were joining the Big Ten, at 10-14, they still shouldn't be much in the way of an obstacle.
Below is your Ohio State-Rutgers GameThread. GIFs, jokes, and #hottakes are welcome. Okay, not so much #hottakes, but we'll totally allow you to disseminate your #roomtemperature ones.
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