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Chris Holtmann "Feeling Fine," Will Coach Buckeyes Tonight at Penn State

Ohio State's taskmaster has been battling a non-COVID illness.

Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann is “feeling fine” and with the team for tonight’s game at Penn State, per confirmation from the Athletics Communications Department.

A few days ago, lead assistant coach Ryan Pedon filled in for a sick Holtmann to help preview the Big Ten opener for both teams. Holtmann is working through a non-COVID illness.

The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions square off in the first league game for both teams inside the Bryce Jordan Center coming up at 7:30 p.m.

Ohio State (5-2) is coming off a wild 71-66 come-from-behind victory against top-ranked Duke last Tuesday in Columbus. Holtmann’s bunch trailed by 13 at halftime before striking a rally.

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The Buckeyes made the Big Ten Tournament Championship game last season, dropping a wild 91-88 overtime contest with top-seeded Illinois. Ohio State’s path toward the always-challenging league slate begins tonight.

Stay tuned for more updates and analysis throughout the game…

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