With starting power forward Ryan Taylor out the last two games, the losses at Vanderbilt and at Penn State, Goard played 58 minutes. He had 18 points and 12 rebounds, with a pair of blocked shots.
Taylor is "very questionable" tonight.
Goard has played the team's third-highest minutes (24.7), and is averaging 5.8 points and 4.7 rebounds and shooting .643 from the floor. He has eight blocks, seven steals and knows how to draw a charge.
When starting center Cheikh Sane and 7-foot-2 Yous Mbao hit the bench, the 6-foot-7 Goard mixes it up on "the block."
"I don't have a problem down there," Goard said. "Most of them are around 7-foot, have 40 or 50 pounds on me, but I try to use my quickness and try to outsmart most of them. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it doesn't."
"We've moved him around," Herrion said. "He's versatile, we've moved him around; he plays a small 'five' in certain situations. It's too early to see how much you'll see of that [tonight].
"No disrespect, but his [freshman] year in Ohio is a wash. This is the first year he has the opportunity to play a lot. He's still trying to figure things out."
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