Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann came into his post-game news conference ready to talk about some good stuff for a change. “It’s been awhile since I sat in front of you in a good mood,” Holtmann told the assembled media after No. 21 Ohio State snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Nebraska on Tuesday night. “It seems like forever.”
Actually, it was two weeks, since Dec. 21 when they Buckeyes beat Kentucky. They were 11-1 after that and rose to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 before the losing streak started after the Christmas break. That means 80-68 win over Nebraska was Ohio State’s first win of 2020.
Ohio State announced shortly before the game that Luther Muhammad and Duane Washington Jr. would be suspended. It’s not clear what they did or if they will sit out for more games. Holtmann said it’s “day to day.”