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Ohio State Vs. Michigan State Halftime Score: Buckeyes Struggle In 1st Half Against Spartans

The Ohio St. Buckeyes appeared to have fought back against the Michigan St. Spartans in the final minutes of the first half, but the Spartans hold a 38-29 halftime lead at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, MI. The Buckeyes had an 8-0 run to bring the game to within five-points, but the Spartans kept the pressure on and the Buckeyes' shooting woes continued.

Ohio State hit just 25 percent of its shots (7-of-28), but they did manage to hit 14-of-18 free throws. Jared Sullinger leads with eight points, but he was just 2-of-10 from the field. Lenzelle Smith Jr. has five points on 2-of-3 shooting.

Keith Appling leads the Spartans with 10 points while Brandon Wood has come off the bench with eight of his own. Draymond Green has grabbed seven boards and found the net for six points. The team is shooting 51.7 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Will the Buckeyes solve their troubles during the halftime break?

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