Just over an hour before the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 24 Maryland Terrapins, the team announced that they would be playing without starting senior guard C.J. Jackson. His status is day-to-day due to a shoulder injury.
Without the veteran in the backcourt, it is likely that Chris Holtmann could turn to Wake Forest graduate transfer Keyshawn Woods in Jackson’s stead, however, he will need to joined in the backcourt by freshmen Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington Jr., and sophomore Musa Jallow.
CJ Jackson is listed as unavailable for today’s game for with a shoulder injury. Status is day to day. pic.twitter.com/QWE6iipC6g— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) February 23, 2019
Jackson is the Buckeyes’ second-leading scorer this season behind only Kaleb Wesson’s 12.7 points per game. Jackson is accounting for 12.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per outing, and while he is turning the ball over on average 2.5 times per game, his ability and veteran presence will be missed as the Buckeyes attempt to win their second game in a row.