No. 22 Ohio State vs. Minnesota

Noon today

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: WBNS-FM/AM (97.1/1460)

Records: Ohio State 15-4, 6-0 Big Ten; Northwestern 11-8, 2-4

Notable: In conference play, Ohio State has the Big Ten’s best offense (79.4 points per game) and second-best defense (63.6 points allowed per game). … Although he has averaged 15.0 points, junior forward Keita Bates-Diop is 12 of 31 (38.7 percent) from the field and 2 of 10 (20.0 percent) from three-point range in the past two games. … Minnesota guard Amir Coffey, who averages 14.1 points, remains out because of a shoulder injury.

Projected starters

OHIO STATE

G C.J. Jackson, 6-1, Jr., 13.3

G Kam Williams, 6-2, Sr., 8.4

G Jae’Sean Tate, 6-4, Sr., 12.5

F Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, Jr., 19.8

C Kaleb Wesson, 6-9, Fr., 11.1

Key reserves: C Potter, 6-9, So., 4.4; G Jallow, 6-5, Fr., 3.0; G Dakich, 6-2, Gr., 3.7; F Wesson, 6-6, So., 2.3; F Young, 6-8, Fr., 1.9

MINNESOTA

G Nate Mason, 6-2, Sr., 15.6

G Jamir Harris, 6-2, Fr., 4.3

G Dupree McBrayer, 6-5, Jr., 10.3

F Jordan Murphy, 6-7, Jr., 18.1

C Bakary Konate, 6-11, Sr., 1.7

Key reserves: G Washington, 6-1, Fr., 6.9; F Fitzgerald, 6-8, Sr., 3.3; F Diedhiou, 6-10, Sr., 2.3; F Hurt, 6-7, So., 3.0

— Adam Jardy

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