Buckeye forward missed Iowa game

Updated: January 29, 2004, 3:21 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State guard Tony Stockman returned to the team Monday after being left behind from the team's road trip to Iowa last weekend.

Stockman played on Wednesday night against the Wisconsin Badgers..

O'Brien did not permit Stockman to travel with the Buckeyes to Saturday's game at Iowa. The coach said he wanted to give the guard a few days off to think about what he wants to do with his career.

But now O'Brien says the issue is resolved.

Ohio State (9-9, 1-4 Big 10) lost at Iowa 79-65.

Stockman is the team's leading scorer at 12-point-eight points per game and is among the Big Ten leaders in steals.

This week the Buckeyes meet two of the conference's co-leaders. They lost to Wisconsin (14-3, 5-1) at home on Wednesday night, and will travel to play at Purdue (14-4, 4-1) on Saturday.

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