BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The wild celebration never materialized.
Ohio State spoiled the final home game for three Indiana seniors and kept its hopes alive for a share of the Big Ten title. The Hoosiers were denied in their first opportunity to win the league crown outright for the first time since 1993.
The No. 14 Buckeyes did it with a 67-58 win Tuesday night over second-ranked Indiana in which they led by at least six points for the last four minutes. The Buckeyes have won at least a share of the regular season title in each of the past three seasons.
“We’ve got a great chance,” Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas said. “Hopefully we can get it. We’ll root for Michigan.”
Indiana, guaranteed at least a share of the title, can have it all to themselves with a victory Sunday against the Wolverines. Ohio State concludes its regular season earlier Sunday at home against Illinois. Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin are still in the chase, too, sitting in a three-way tie for third at 11-5.
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