Update 5:51 p.m. ET: Zed Key will once again sit out for the Buckeyes tonight as they battle Michigan State.
Source: Ohio State's Zed Key (ankle) and Kyle Young (illness) are both OUT for tonight's game against Michigan State.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 3, 2022
Young averages 8.2 PPG and 4.9 RPG.
Key averages 8.3 PPG and 5.4 RPG.
Key missed his first game of the season on Tuesday night when the Buckeyes were upset at home by the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He sat out with an ankle injury and was in a walking boot after suffering the injury in the previous game against the Maryland Terrapins.
Key is the team’s third-leading scorer with 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Ohio State is in the process of making up a ton of games over the final week of the regular season, so they cannot afford injuries down the stretch. The Buckeyes will play their third game in five games on Thursday night.
Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Spartans are listed as a 6-point underdogs, which is also where the line opened. The total sits at 140.