(AP) - Ohio State coach Thad Matta still isn't sure when star forward Jared Sullinger will play in his next game.
Matta said Tuesday that Sullinger is able to run, jump and shoot but still hasn't recovered enough from back spasms that have kept him out of the last two games, including Saturday's 78-67 loss at No. 13 Kansas.
The Buckeyes (8-1), who remained No. 2 in the rankings despite the loss, play South Carolina-Upstate (6-4) at home on Wednesday night. They travel to play at South Carolina on Saturday.
Matta said that Ohio State officials are trying to take it easy with the 6-foot-9 All-American, who he said begged to play against the Jayhawks last weekend.