Ohio State men’s basketball sophomore forward Marc Loving did not make the trip to Purdue for Wednesday’s game against the Boilermakers, an athletics spokesman announced less than an hour before the scheduled tip off.
Loving “has temporarily lost his privilege to wear the scarlet and gray,” assistant athletic director for communications Dan Wallenberg said in an emailed release.
Wallenberg did not immediately respond to a follow-up email asking how long and why Loving will be out.
Loving was demoted from his spot in the starting lineup after a 76-67 loss at Iowa on Jan. 17 when he scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting.
He tied a career-high in points with 19 in a game last week against then-No. 16 Maryland in which he shot 5-of-5 from long range.
Loving did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment Wednesday evening.
The Buckeyes are set to tip off with the Boilermakers at 6:30 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind.