After a dismal first half to the game against the Michigan St. Spartans, the Ohio St. Buckeyes roared back in the second half to pick up the narrow 72-70 victory. The Buckeyes gained a share of the Big Ten regular season title with the Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines.
Tied at 70 with just 24.7 seconds left on the clock, Ohio State had the ball to inbounds and play for the game-winning shot. Aaron Craft danced around the floor until three seconds or so remained on the clock before passing the ball to William Buford. Buford then made a two-point shot with just 1.0 second left on the clock for the 72-70 lead. Draymond Green attempted a last-second desperation three-pointer, but it fell short.
Buford finished the game with 25 points while Jared Sullinger put in 14 points and 10 rebounds. After shooting 25 percent from the field in the first half, Ohio State hit on 17-of-24 shots in the second half to finish at 42.1 percent for the game.