staff, December 19, 2011

(AP) Ohio State head coach Thad Matta says star sophomore Jared Sullinger, who missed most of Saturday's win at South Carolina with a sore foot, will play when the second-ranked Buckeyes host Lamar on Tuesday night. Matta says Sullinger told him he was feeling better each day since he hurt his foot. Read the full AP story.

Sullinger missed two games earlier this season due to back spasms, including Ohio State's lone loss, a 78-67 defeat at Kansas. In nine games, Sullinger is shooting 59 percent and averaging 16.6 points and 9.3 rebounds.