Ohio State has fired Chris Holtmann in the middle of his seventh season leading the Buckeyes men’s basketball team, Jeff Goodman reported at The Field of 68.

The Buckeyes lost Tuesday night at Wisconsin, 62-54, to fall to 14-11 overall and 4-10 in the Big Ten, which is only above Michigan in the standings. Holtmann is 137-86 at Ohio State after he previously coached at Butler and Gardner-Webb. The Buckeyes missed the NCAA Tournament last season, and with double-digit losses already this season, prospects looked bleak for a March appearance.

Holtmann made 4 NCAA Tournament appearances with the Buckeyes, and was set to go the year the tournament was called off, and his best season was his first at the helm, as the Buckeyes went 25-9 and finished in a tie for second place in the Big Ten. Ohio State lost to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Although Holtmann made the Sweet 16 at Butler, as well as NCAA Tournaments in all 3 years, he couldn’t find the same success in Columbus. Gene Smith, the outgoing athletics director at Ohio State, made the move as Ross Bjork is set to take over as AD on July 1.