Ohio State Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas (1) shoots against the Michigan State Spartans in the first half during the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center.(Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Aaron Craft netted 18 of his 20 points in the
second half and dished out nine helpers, as No. 10 Ohio State edged eighth-
ranked Michigan State, 61-58, in Big Ten semifinal action.
Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Buckeyes
(25-7), who have won seven straight and advance to the title game to play
Wisconsin on Sunday.
Derrick Nix paced Michigan State with 17 points and nine boards and Keith
Appling poured in 16 points for the Spartans (25-8), who were looking to
repeat as Big Ten champs after defeating the Buckeyes in last year's title
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