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Brandon Wood #30 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Final Game of the 2012 Big Ten Men's Conference Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 11, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State Beats Ohio State For Big Ten Title

Brandon Wood scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 8 Michigan State defeat No. 7 Ohio State 68-64 on Sunday in the Big Ten tournament championship game.

03/11/2012

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans scores over Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Beat Spartans, For 3-Way Tie For Big Ten Title

William Buford made a high-arcing jumper from the top of the key with 1 second left, lifting No. 10 Ohio State to a 72-70 win over No. 5 Michigan State on Sunday, forging a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

03/04/2012

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Berggren’s Late Points Lift Badgers Over Buckeyes

Jared Berggren scored Wisconsin’s final five points – including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left – and the 16th-ranked Badgers beat No. 8 Ohio State 63-60 on Sunday.

02/26/2012

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Illini Drop Sixth Straight With 83-67 Loss To No. 8 Buckeyes

Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points and No. 8 Ohio State regained its shooting touch, rolling over Illinois 83-67 on Tuesday night to remain in the thick of the Big Ten race.

02/21/2012

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No. 6 OSU Bounces Back With 78-68 Win At Minnesota

William Buford scored 24 points to spark No. 6 Ohio State, and Jared Sullinger backed him up inside with 23 points and eight rebounds to guide the Buckeyes to a 78-68 victory Tuesday over Minnesota.

02/14/2012

Jared Sullinger. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Is Ohio State’s To Lose

The significance of the win cannot be overstated. Ohio State had not won at the Kohl Center since 2000, meaning the Buckeyes had never beat Bo Ryan in Madison.

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Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No. 4 Ohio State Beats No. 20 Michigan 64-49

Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State flexed its muscle inside to beat No. 20 Michigan 64-49 on Sunday, keeping the Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten.

01/29/2012

Jordan Hulls #1 of the Indiana Hoosiers fouls William Buford #44 of the Ohio State Buckeyes after Buford stole the ball from Hulls in the first half on January 15, 2012 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Smith Goes Wild With 28 In Buckeyes’ 80-63 Win

Lenzelle Smith Jr. more than doubled his career high with 28 on Sunday to lead No. 5 Ohio State to a surprisingly easy 80-63 victory over seventh-ranked Indiana.

01/15/2012

William Buford #44 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dishes off the ball to Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first half on December 28, 2011 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

No. 2 Ohio State Beats Northwestern 87-54

William Buford had career-highs of 28 points and five 3-pointers as No. 2 Ohio State showed off its perimeter shooting in an 87-54 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

12/28/2011