Ohio State holds off Michigan State, 61-58

Ohio State holds off Michigan State, 61-58

Aaron Craft came on strong in the second half to finish with 20 points and lead No. 10 Ohio State past No. 8 Michigan State, 61-58 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

Craft keyed a seven-point spurt midway through the second half that stretched the lead to eight at 55-47, and the Buckeyes (25-7) came away with the win after the Spartans (25-8) pulled within one. The victory avenged a loss in last year’s championship game

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Ravenel dunks on Michigan State.

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Nix makes a big block.

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Payne dunks off offensive rebound.

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