LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 on Sunday.
Ohio State had its hands full with Northwestern. The Buckeyes did enough to win.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
There are two new banners hanging high on the walls of Ohio State’s indoor practice field.
Michigan State led 36-27 after a Payne jumper from the left baseline early in the second half, all but quieting the crowd.
After contesting Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles in two of their last three meetings, there’ll be no hardware up for grabs when the fourth-ranked Spartans square off with the No. 18 Buckeyes on Sunday.
Tim Hardaway Jr. brought Michigan back with a relentless streak of 3-point shooting, to give the Wolverines a 76-74 victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Tuesday night.
The Wolverines are coming off an 81-73 loss on Saturday night that knocked them out of the No. 1 spot.
What’s brewing with the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes …
Tim Hardaway scored 15 points for the Wolverines but it’s not enough as Michigan falls to Ohio State 64-49 on Sunday.