Spartans Will Share Big Ten Title After Ohio State Loss

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Michigan State will share Big Ten title with Ohio State and Michigan Wolverines after a 72-70 loss at home to Ohio State on Sunday.

William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting No. 10 Ohio State to the win over No. 5 Michigan State, forging a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

The Buckeyes (25-6, 13-5) earned a share of their third straight conference championship and forced the Spartans (24-7, 13-5) to settle for having a piece of it along with No. 13 Michigan.

The Wolverines, who won their first Big Ten title since 1986, watched their rivals play from the school’s basketball facility in Ann Arbor after winning at Penn State earlier in the day.

Michigan State led by as many as 15 points in the first half, but couldn’t put away the Buckeyes.

Draymond Green had a shot to put the Spartans ahead in his final home game, but missed a long fadeaway from the right wing with 32 seconds left.

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  • ken

    What are the odds Valenti wont be at work tomorrow and
    use the excuse he had already scheduled the day off for
    dentist appt or whatever. Thought you guaranteed the little
    sparties would win at the BRES! Was kinda fun watching
    msu choke away the outright big ten title…Hey Valenti winning
    teams dont lose at home on seniors night with the outright big ten
    title on the line right? Since your little sparties are so elite and all aye?
    If I was a sparty fan that one HAS to hurt!! Cmon Valenti, REAL RADIO!!
    EWWW!! THATS RIGHT HEY OH……choke on that loss cupcake

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