COLUMBUS, Ohio – A week ago, Ohio State got run off the floor at Wisconsin and was wondering what was happening to its season.
But now the Buckeyes have run off two straight victories, the latest an impressive 68-60 win over No. 4 Michigan State at Value City Arena on Sunday.
Aaron Craft scored 21 points and handed out six assists for No. 18 Ohio State (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten) and helped spark a 24-5 run in the second half that turned a nine-point deficit into a 10-point lead.
After Adreian Payne had put Michigan State ahead, 36-27, early in the second half, Craft went to work. He routinely beat the Michigan State defense on the ball screens and converted several layups while the Ohio State shooters started heating up.
Deshaun Thomas scored 14 points for the Buckeyes, hitting two big 3-pointers during the run.
Michigan State (22-6, 11-4), which lost consecutive games for the first time this season, cut the lead to two in the final three minutes but couldn’t get over the hump.
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