A tough stretch for Ohio State could get even tougher when No. 19 Maryland visits Value City Arena in Columbus on Friday.
The Buckeyes (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) have lost three consecutive games for the first time under second-year coach Chris Holtmann and are having problems finding secondary help when sophomore center Kaleb Wesson gets in foul trouble -- which happened in a home loss to No. 6 Michigan State and road losses to Rutgers and No. 23 Iowa.
Holtmann played 10 players for at least 10 minutes in the 72-62 loss to the Hawkeyes on Saturday with little rhythm or success.