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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