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COLUMBUS, OhioAnthony Crater, a freshman from Flint, Mich., asked for and was granted a release from his Ohio State men’s basketball scholarship, Thad Matta, head coach of the Buckeyes, announced Sunday.

Crater appeared in all 10 Ohio State games this season. The 6-foot-1-inch guard scored 12 points (1.2 ppg.) and handed out 19 assists for the 9-1 Buckeyes. He averaged 13.1 minutes per game.

Matta did not know Crater’s future plans.

“We appreciate the contribution Anthony made to our program,” Matta said. “We wish him the best.”

Ohio State opens Big Ten Conference play Wednesday against Iowa (4 p.m./Big Ten Network).