#1 Ohio State Survives Late Run By Michigan, Advances to Championship Game

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Ohio State led by 17 points over Michigan, 65 to 48, with less than two minutes left to play Saturday and it looked safe to say that the former would be playing in their third straight Big 10 championship game. Color commentator Clark Kellogg thought so too, as he made fun of coach Thad Matta for keeping his starters in the game.

Matta’s decision ended up being fortuitous, as Michigan went on a 13-0 run to cut the lead down to four points with 21 seconds left to play. The Buckeyes were able to pull out the victory in the end, winning 68 to 61 thanks to key free throws by their two senior guards.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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#1 Ohio State Shows Signs of Vulnerability in First Big 10 Tournament Game

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After running Wisconsin out of the gym in the regular season finale, many thought Ohio State would sail through the Big 10 Tournament with ease. This sentiment was short lived as they were taken down to the wire Friday in their first game against Northwestern. The Buckeyes were able to escape with an overtime victory 67-61, but it wasn’t pretty.

Northwestern and Ohio State played each other neck-and-neck for the entirety, which seems like the only way to play a game this time of year.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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