Although he has one more year of eligibility left, Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop will participate in Ohio State basketball’s senior night on Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
Bates-Diop is a fourth-year junior, but he will be recognized along with three other seniors before, during and after the team’s game against Rutgers. The other three players that will be honored are seniors Jae’Sean Tate, Kam Williams and Andrew Dakich.
The four players will participate in a ceremony before the 7 p.m. tipoff. In addition, win or lose, each player will have the opportunity to speak to the home crowd after the game.
Keita Bates-Diop, Kam Williams, Jae’Sean Tate and Andrew Dakich will be honored at Ohio State’s Senior Night tomorrow when the Buckeyes host Rutgers. All four will have the opportunity to speak to the crowd after the game.
— Ryan McGlade (@rmcglade24) February 19, 2018
OSU will have a ceremony before the game against Rutgers. Players will have the chance to address the crowd after the game.
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) February 19, 2018
The three seniors and Bates-Diop are helping the Buckeyes exceed the low expectations that were placed on them before the season. The Buckeyes are currently one of the top teams in the Big Ten and are likely on their way to the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 2015, where they lost in the second round to Arizona.
Ohio State is looking to end its regular season on a high note, as its game against Rutgers is its final home game of the season. After this game, the Buckeyes will play their final regular-season game on the road against Indiana on Friday.