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Men’s Basketball: Ohio State places three players on All-Big Ten teams

Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop drives to the basket in the first half of Ohio State’s 74-62 loss to Michigan in Ann Arbor. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for Content

The No. 13 Ohio State men’s basketball team surprised many with a breakout 2017-18 campaign that ended with a 24-7 overall record and 15-3 conference record. For the successful season, three Buckeyes were named to various All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced Monday.

Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop was named to the first team by both media and coaches. Senior Jae’Sean Tate was named second-team All-Big Ten by coaches and was honorable mention by the media. Center Kaleb Wesson was named to the All-Big Ten freshman team.

Bates-Diop averaged 19.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, while playing in 32.7 minutes per game. He finished the regular season with 12 double-doubles and scored more than 20 points a dozen times. He was one of two unanimous selections for the first team by both the coaches and media, along with Michigan State forward Miles Bridges.

Tate finished the regular season with an average of 12.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Tate was on the All-Big Ten honorable mention team last season.

Wesson had an average of 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

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