Sources: Ohio State expected to promote Jake Diebler

Ohio State is expected to promote interim head coach Jake Diebler to the full-time role, sources told ESPN on Saturday night.

Diebler took over for Chris Holtmann in mid-February after the seventh-year head coach was fired following a 4-10 start to Big Ten play.

In his first game as interim head coach, Diebler led Ohio State to a 73-69 win over then-No. 2 Purdue.

The Buckeyes went 6-2 after Diebler took over, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament before narrowly losing on Friday night to Illinois, 77-74.

Diebler joined Holtmann’s staff in 2019 after spending three years under Bryce Drew at Vanderbilt.


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