- May 28, 2020
Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann spoke with reporters following the Buckeyes’ 67-61 win over Cleveland State. Also joining the postgame teleconference were point guard CJ Walker and post player Zed Key. Here are the highlights of everything that was said.
— Give Cleveland State a lot of credit for playing so well and so physically. And give the Buckeyes credit for answering.
— Regarding replacing EJ Liddell for however long, “I think we’re going to have to figure that out.” They played a number of different lineups trying to find out what works.
— The hardest thing for Holtmann right now is seeing how hard it is for Liddell not to play. “The hard thing is telling a young man who is playing so well that he’s going to miss at least one game and maybe a few games or more.” It’s disappointing for the team, but Liddell was just so excited about the way he was playing. Liddell was disappointed but this is the right call to shut him down for a little while.
— He’s been...