Ohio State’s Tournament Hopes on the Line Without Evan Turner?

Posted by Kristofer Green on December-11-2009 Add Comments

It is perfectly clear what Evan Turner's role on the Ohio State basketball team was.

Do everything...and do it well.

Turner averaged 31.5 minutes, 18.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. His leadership is unquestioned by his teammates, and when the Buckeyes needed a big basket, more often than not, the junior made the play.

Now the Buckeyes must regroup and find a way to exist without its best player, who is arguably the top player in the Big Ten and possibly the country.

The Buckeyes star will miss the next 6-8 weeks with two broken bones in his back. The injury occurred after Turner fell seven feet onto his back following a first-half dunk during a blowout victory over Eastern Michigan.


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