Ohio State center Kaleb Wesson will play in the Big Ten tournament after missing the last three games because of a suspension.

Coach Chris Holtmann announced Monday during a Big Ten coaches’ conference that Wesson, who was suspended March 1 for an unspecified violation of athletic department policy, will join his teammates this week when the No. 8 seed Ohio State opens against No. 9 seed Indiana on Thursday in Chicago.

The 6-foot-9, 270-pound sophomore from Westerville led Ohio State in scoring and rebounding prior to his suspension. The Buckeyes have dropped three in a row in Wesson’s absence which included a loss at Purdue and Northwestern and then at home in the regular-season finale against Wisconsin Sunday.

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