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EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 07: Aaron Craft #4, Lenzelle Smith Jr. #32 and Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes react after a 68-72 loss in overtime to the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on January 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ross, Smith Help No. 17 OSU End 4-Game Skid

All Lenzelle Smith Jr. wanted was to see his teammates happy for a change.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2014

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 20: Tai Webster #0 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates with fans after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes during a game at Pinnacle Bank Arena on January 20, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Nebraska Upsets Struggling No. 17 Ohio State 68-62

After Nebraska’s previous home game, Terran Petteway stood in front of his bench, hands over his head with a pained look on his face.

97.1 The Ticket–01/21/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 12: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dribbles into the lane against the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 12, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Ryan Young/Getty Images)

No. 11 Ohio State Loses Again, 63-53 At Minnesota

As a senior for Ohio State, Aaron Craft had never lost three straight games — until now.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2014

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 04: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans is seen on the sidelines during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 4, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana. Michigan State defeated Indiana 73-56. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo: ‘The Big Ten Is Really Good Top To Bottom’

If you look at the AP Top 25 poll, you’ll see eight different conferences represented among the top 10.

97.1 The Ticket–01/14/2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 06: Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban spreaks with members of the media during the Discover BCS National Championship Head Coaches Press Conference on January 6, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nick Saban: Beating Michigan Was “The Greatest Win I Was Ever Associated With”

He also said an early 80s win against Michigan while an assistant at Ohio State was “the greatest win I was ever associated with.”

97.1 The Ticket–01/13/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 27:  Head Coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with Head Coach Rich Rodriguez after the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines 37-7 at Ohio Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Tressel Says He Has Not Been Contacted By Browns

Jim Tressel has not been contacted by the Browns about their coaching vacancy.

97.1 The Ticket–01/10/2014

Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a basket. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

No. 5 Michigan State Beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68

Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime …

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes controls the ball against Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during a semifinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Ohio State defeats Michigan State 61-58.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MSU-OSU Matchup Includes Compelling Subplot Of Keith Appling-Aaron Craft Duel

As No. 3 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan State battle in East Lansing for Big Ten supremacy, their senior point guards will get their fair share of attention – and maybe more.

CBS Detroit–01/07/2014

Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Arizona No. 1 In AP Poll For 5th Straight Week; MSU 5th

Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the fifth straight week, but for the first time in that span there are changes in the Top 25.

97.1 The Ticket–01/06/2014

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 04: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans is seen on the sidelines during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 4, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana. Michigan State defeated Indiana 73-56. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Michigan State, Ohio State Combine For Top 5 Showdown At Breslin Center

Tom Izzo and Thad Matta have built their respective programs into perennial contenders, giving the Big Ten rivalry game an extra boost.

CBS Detroit–01/06/2014

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