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Lighty injury a tough blow for Buckeyes

Updated: December 19, 2008, 2:17 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Quick hitters for Friday:

• Losing David Lighty is a crucial blow to Ohio State. In Lighty, the Buckeyes lost a guard with Final Four experience, someone who understands Thad Matta's system and could be a much-needed mentor to the younger players on the team. Lighty scored 21 in a win the night before he had surgery for his broken foot.

Ohio State has been one of the early-season success stories, but losing Lighty for the next six weeks to two months might make it extremely ...

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