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Men’s Basketball: Micah Potter sprains ankle during Sunday’s game against Northeastern

Ohio State center Micah Potter injured his ankle in the Buckeyes’ 80-55 win against Northeastern on Nov. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for Content

The Ohio State men’s basketball team (4-0) could be without its starting center as sophomore Micah Potter had to leave Sunday’s 80-55 win against Northeastern with a sprained ankle injury, head coach Chris Holtmann said after the game.

Potter had just two points, three rebounds and one assist in his 13 minutes played Sunday. Potter is averaging 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game while averaging 21.3 minutes.

“I think it’s a sprain, day-to-day kind of a thing,” Holtmann said. “At this point, I don’t know yet about practice or moving forward what his availability will be. We’ve got a couple more days before we play, at least I think we do.”

Though there is no listed backup at center, freshman Kaleb Wesson is  a candidate to get some time at center, Holtmann said before the season began. Wesson has often subbed in for Potter on the court. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound big man is averaging 11 points, 4.5 rebounds and one block per game with an average of 18 minutes played.

Ohio State will next travel west to Portland, Oregon, to take part in the PK80 Invitational. The Buckeyes will play Gonzaga midnight Friday and await a matchup between either Florida or Stanford later that day.

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