Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Aaron Craft netted 18 of his 20 points in thesecond 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 playWisconsin on Sunday.

Derrick Nix paced Michigan State with 17 points and nine boards and KeithAppling poured in 16 points for the Spartans (25-8), who were looking torepeat as Big Ten champs after defeating the Buckeyes in last year's titlegame.