Stockman returns to Buckeyes, will play against Wisconsin

COLUMBUS -- Ohio State guard Tony Stockman returned to the team on Monday.
Coach Jim O'Brien did not permit Stockman to travel with the Buckeyes to Saturday's game at Iowa. Ohio State (9-9, 1-4) lost 79-65.
The Buckeyes play Wisconsin (13-3, 4-1) at home on Wednesday and travel to Purdue (14-4, 4-1) on Saturday.
Stockman "should play on Wednesday," O'Brien said. Stockman is the team's leading scorer at 12.8 points per game and is among the Big Ten leaders in steals.
Alford angry over insults
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa coach Steve Alford says he will ask the Big Ten to enforce a new policy the next time opposing fans cross the line with insults and chants aimed at Hawkeye guard Pierre Pierce.
"You can't single out a player from an opposing team and start chants on him," said Alford, whose 10-6 Hawkeyes play at Michigan Wednesday. "It's a Big Ten rule. I think it is very unsportsmanlike.
"The next time I'm making a bigger deal out of it," Alford said.
It's still early in the Big Ten season, but already, Pierce has endured plenty of abuse from opposing fans.
The ridicule stems from Pierce's off-court behavior more than a year ago, when he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student. Pierce entered a plea agreement that led to a conviction on a lesser charge and required him to sit out last season.