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Ohio State Kaleb Wesson won’t play against Northwestern

The Buckeye missed the Purdue contest over the weekend due to suspension.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, it was announced that Kaleb Wesson was suspended for a violation of athletic department policy. That suspension caused him to miss the Purdue game on Saturday, and now, it will cause him to miss the Northwestern contest on Wednesday night.

In a pregame press conference, head coach Chris Holtmann addressed the media and confirmed that the forward will be out once again.

The younger Wesson brother is the leading score for the Ohio State Buckeyes, averaging 14.6 points per game. Additionally, Kaleb leads the rebounding efforts — averaging 6.7 per contest. Against Purdue, OSU had one of their worst showings of the season, and lost the road contest by a whopping 35 points.

Jaedon Ledee was one of the bright spots in the loss to the Boilermakers. On top of being named starter, he dropped 16 points. Without his performance, there’s a good chance OSU would’ve lost by 40. Expect the freshman to be called upon again tomorrow night.

Ohio State travels to Evanston, Ill., to face the Wildcats in a 9 p.m. ET showdown that will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.