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.


Nix makes a big block.


Payne dunks off offensive rebound.


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Rusty Taylor on 3/16/2013 @ 5:35pm EDT Said:

Play Ranenel & Williams together! Duh!

Reality check on 3/16/2013 @ 5:40pm EDT Said:

Clear that MSU does not belong on this stage, SOS is rearing its ugly head even Doug admits That Michigan with its pedigree would do much better on the National Stage. Izzo is like a deer in the headlights

Doug on 3/17/2013 @ 12:16pm EDT Said:

Reality AKA MArk, here’s some reality for you: Michigan hasn’t made it past the second round of the BTT since 1998 when they won it all, and even that was taken away dude to cheating ! BTW, who did Michigan play yesterday? HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAH